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Thursday, September 15, 2011

Great Finds

I received a phone call the other day about some garden furniture for sale.  I have people asking me all the time to come by and take a look a one thing or another.  They always end  by saying "It will be perfect for your store!"  I have seen some pretty interesting stuff...some of it is great...some of it is not so perfect for the store in my eyes. Well, last week I hit the mother lode!

The nicest couple invited me to their home and gave me the opportunity to buy some of the best garden antiques I have ever found.  These four metal garden chairs are just a few of the things I was able to buy for the shop.

Below are the two blue chairs in front of the shop after being scrubbed down.  I haven't done a thing to these except clean them off.  The patina is amazing.  The perfect blend of shades of blue with a little rust mixed in.

This is one of the hardest parts of having a shop...I want to keep all the really good stuff!

 Below is one of the green chairs after a little elbow grease.  If you look in the first picture these chairs are badly oxidized.  My secret...a little Liquid Gold furniture polish.  I love how it looks on metal - makes the color come back to life.  Although, if you are planning to leave these outside I always recommend a fresh coat of wax - just be careful that you don't lose too much paint.

I am going back for more treasures....I'll be sure and post more pictures soon!


  1. Amazing for sure!!!! Have a lovely weekend! Xoxoxo 1942charm.blogspot.com

  2. So GORGEOUS!! I would want to keep them too!! Have a lovely weekend, xokathee

  3. LOVE the blue chairs. What are you asking for them??

  4. How beautiful! Perfect for an outdoor seating. Have a fabulous day, Kellie xx

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  6. I have two chairs that I have never any like and yes I have spent hours looking? May I try to send you photos of them? 5/14/18.