Wednesday, October 22, 2008

other people's trash is my treasure....




well, here are the two things that caught my eye in the mountains...an old, aqua phone and a floral, iron chandelier. i know, you are probably thinking i have lost my mind- my husband sure thinks so. but i think that the aqua phone totally says "shannon darby design"...i think it's so fun to answer my work calls on this!! right when i saw it, i remember these. and thanks to my wonderful husband and father in-law, they got the ol' beaut back working. now i just have to figure out how to hook it up to my fax machine and it can move into my office.
as for the chandelier, it still needs some TLC. i have no idea if it works still but hopefully my dad can rescue her if she doesn't. i haven't decided the perfect place for her yet (but i can see her in tay's room, my office, or a powder room). and i have no problem letting her sit in the garage until i decide (i am sure warren will love this). and for $30 why not?? she could resemble ruthie's kitchen light w/ a little white paint....
**isn't barron's face classic??!! that is exactly what warren's face looked like when he opened the trunk and saw her...ha!! guys, they just don't understand :)

9 comments:

Abbie said...

You're not losing it. I love them! Guys definitely don't get it!

Erynn said...

I LOVE these!! I hope people in my neighborhood read this and kindly leave me their cool retro phones and unloved beautiful chandeliers on the curb. Thank you! Post the photos of their new homes!!

SimplyGrove said...

That phone is perfect!!! Great finds!!!

The Steel Magnolia House said...

I love love the aqua phone and the shabby chandy! What great finds...other people's trash is my treasure too. I'm glad I'm not the only one who battles their husbands over these things. Why can't they just accept these facts of life? :) We are never going to change.

megan said...

great treasures!

Brilliant Asylum said...

Good finds. I can't wait to see your chandy up and running. (I borrowed that abreve from Steel Magnolia because I liked it).

Brilliant Asylum said...

Good finds. I can't wait to see your chandy up and running. (I borrowed that abreve from Steel Magnolia because I liked it).

Down Comforter said...

I LOVE these!!
great phone

Katy said...

I am super impressed/jealous of your fabulous chandalier find!! What a perfect fixer upper! I have dreamed of putting something of the sort in my little girls room someday (note: I do not have children yet :)).....These chandaliers at Anthro inspire me.. and remind me of the one you found.. just gussied up. Add some paint and embellishments to that puppy et voila! Here are the links:

http://www.anthropologie.com/anthro/catalog/productdetail.jsp?_dyncharset=ISO-8859-1&_dynSessConf=233547950253106173&id=863028&parentid=DECOR_LIGHT_CHANDELIERS&pushId=DECOR_LIGHT_CHANDELIERS&popId=DECOR_LIGHTING&sortProperties=&navCount=16&navAction=poppush&fromCategoryPage=true&selectedProductSize=&selectedProductSize1=&color=mul&colorName=MULTI

http://www.anthropologie.com/anthro/catalog/productdetail.jsp?_dyncharset=ISO-8859-1&_dynSessConf=233547950253106173&id=27125&parentid=DECOR_LIGHT_CHANDELIERS&pushId=DECOR_LIGHT_CHANDELIERS&popId=DECOR_LIGHTING&sortProperties=&navCount=19&navAction=poppush&fromCategoryPage=true&selectedProductSize=&selectedProductSize1=&color=mul&colorName=MULTI

http://www.anthropologie.com/anthro/catalog/productdetail.jsp?_dyncharset=ISO-8859-1&_dynSessConf=233547950253106173&id=37031&parentid=DECOR_LIGHT_CHANDELIERS&pushId=DECOR_LIGHT_CHANDELIERS&popId=DECOR_LIGHTING&sortProperties=&navCount=24&navAction=poppush&fromCategoryPage=true&selectedProductSize=&selectedProductSize1=&color=grn&colorName=GREEN