Friday, September 26, 2008

Hurry, people, I need an intervention...Anyone know the way to the "Rooster Rehab"?


Blame it on Susan.... BetweenNapsOnthePorch...
She has started a "Friday at the Classy Flea" post and just like a junkie, I look at the stuff and just have to have it!! Take a look at the "damage" .....



My BFF Margie from Maryland came for a visit last week and I had to take her to the Flea. Although she's not a fan of thriftstores or fleamarkets, as you well know this ain't your Mama's Fleamarket. It's so nice and doesn't smell of old stuff !!! This was by far my favorite find and she must have just taken the picture of it for her post right before I snatched it up!!! The guy at the counter commented, " I hope he's going to a good home, he's one of my favorites"! Oh, yes, I replied... he will be joining Rooster Manor and will be ruling the roost there!


I got this cute little needlework Fall pillow on a prior trip there... Duchess was trying to tell me that I was wasting my time on the pillow when I should have been focusing on her...

A sweet little oil dipping set with a French twist ! Avez vous du Grey Poupon?


Here is the hen that I got on my first trip to the Flea. She is so comfy in the porch, but might have to come in when the weather gets cooler... I would love to make a lamp outa her....


Here is my favorite silhoute... I was trying this lamp out in different places, but decided that I like it better in the first picture...


Okay, you might be thinking, what in the world made you buy those old windows? Well, for one they were only 3.50 a piece and I have some ideas as to how I will use them. Got any suggestions?


Just look at this gorgeous pediment filled with lemons! It had been reduced to $18. and I will find the perfect spot for it!This is an interesting candle holder... got a pair , they were $5 a piece and I liked the designs on it. Looks a little tuscan... we'll see were these end up


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So after all of that shopping, we went to the best BBQ shack in the south... Williamson Bros. Bar-B-Q..... Oh my goodness, they should bottle up the smell and sell it for perfume. A little dab behind the ears and your man will be all over you! LOL... the food wasn't bad either. I had the BBQ pulled pork sandwich on garlic toast... and Margie allowed me one or two of her french fries...she doesn't like to share her food! Specially not her dessert! When she sends me the pictures of the stuff (I mean treasures), that she got I will share those with ya!

P.S.....Here are Margie's finds: A King size Matelese set with pillow shams and bedskirt which she had to cram into her suitcase... a cute ceramic welcome sign, a rooster and a finial... not pictured is a purse, a halloween figurine and the most amazing handsculpted dragon which hangs from the ceiling...for her daughter!

This isn't the dragon she bought, but very similar in different colors... her DD LOVED it.
Here's a sign that summed up our visit... isn't this the truth?!?


Isn't this the perfect spot? I just love it here... thanks, Margie for twisting my arm to buy it!

22 comments:

Picket said...

I love that rooster lamp and I agree with you it is perfect in the last pic there and those old window frames...ohhhh I loved those...I have a big one hanging over my counter that looks into the dining room and I have one with a mirror backing in the foyer with a bird nest on it's ledge and I have one over a bed with pretty plates in a half moon shape over it...the older and more paint peeling they are, the better! lol You don't need intervention girl..live with what you love! Have a great weekend!

Brown-Eyes said...

Rooster rehab...that was hilarious!
I don't think you could put that wonderful lamp anywhere that he wouldn't look great...your home is so beautiful and beautifully decorated too. ;-) Bo

EmBee said...

I LOVE, the dipping oil set... Hey, when did you get that? Also, still need to take a pic of Sarah's dragon but she hasn't cleaned her room in a while and I'm kinda scared to go in there, but I do believe she hung it up already.

Fun times!

Justine said...

Ooh ooh ooh, I LOVE that rooster lamp, and it looks perfect where you have it. All your fall decor looks so pretty too! Now what is this "The Flea"? Some kind of special flea market I'm not aware of?

Justine :o )

Diane said...

You are just too funny! That rooster lamp is perfect in your last picture. Love the windows. Have you thought of adding favorite pictures & using the windows as a framed collage? I'm waiting for the next Flea visit! :0} Diane

nikkicrumpet said...

I loved that lamp the very most when she posted it...I can't believe you SNAPPED IT UP! Lucky girl. And you're right...it looks PERFECT in that spot! Dang I sure wish I lived close to that place!

decorator101 said...

Ok... girl. I'm pouting big time here.. you have no idea how I'm pouting... that rooster lamp was going to work perfectly in my toile room.. I have it on good authority..that it would have been oooohhhhh soooo perfect...oh boo--hoo!!!!So.. when you tire of it... you need to ship my way and I'll show you the "perfect" spot for the lamp..Do they have another one???? Just for that you owe me BIG.. you best have a room full of my "favorite" lemonade..
hugs ~lynne~

Susan (Moonlight and Magnolias on RMS) said...

Rose, that lamp looks soooo good in your family room...love it there! Glad he went to a good home, though! I am a bad influence, aren't I? :-) Susan

bj said...

OMGOSH, GIRL...that lamp was MADE for me!!! I'll bet if you turn it upside down, my name is ENGRAVED on it...That is just about the prettiest lamp I've ever seen and I want one like it... REAL BAD !! Do you suppose they have them out here in WEST TEXAS? Bet not...never have seen one like it...anywhere.
Your windows are fabulous, too. so many things you can do with them.
No sir...no intervention needed here, sweet Santamaker!

Happy To Be said...

Oh Rose girl you did great ...now those window..I have on in guest bath on wall and I put all black and white famiy photos in mine..that I copied on printer..to make them look old and I put old shutters on each side of window..
The lamp is great where you got it..and there is something Justine doesn't know about?? and I agree with Picket live with what makes you happy!! hey your 50 now you can even wear Red hats...hugs and smiles dear Rose. Gloria

laurie said...

If your rooster farm gets too full, you can send me a rooster or two. You find the best ones. That lamp is SO great! Shopping with friends IS mo fun, but it usually costs me mo money. Friends are so encouraging when it comes to me spending MY money. I have prints behind 2 old windows in my house, and my husband made a little ledge on the tops and bottoms of them, so I could display mo STUFF. You know how I love my STUFF. Laurie (bargainhunr)

Bridget said...

Once you're bitten by the rooster bug, there is no cure!
That BBQ sure does look good. I miss the south! I've only found one reasonable BBQ place here and it is 45 min drive. Boo!

Joy said...

Cute lamp, wonderful finds and a fantastic fall explosion!!!

Anonymous said...

Honey, that lamp is perfect...and perfect where it is! I love all your other treasures as well! I just got home from a trip to the beach with 8 of my best friends and we did some SHOPPING!!! It is true, it is SOOO much better when you can share the experience! Hugs, Pinky

Penny said...

Cool beans on all the great shopping, but all I can think about right now is BBQ. We have an Old Hickory House around the corner and I love getting a smoked turkey on Thanksgiving.

Sorry to hear you're having gas buying troubles too. I sure hope it eases up soon. Good idea to just stay inside and let the Santamaker work her magic. Everything you do is just so nice!

Somewhere In Time- Christie (yardsalequeen) said...

I just love all your finds from the flea! What a great day to share with a BFF! BBQ sounds good too...okay now I'm really hungry!
LOL! Have a great day!
xoxo,
Queenie!

tardevil said...

Agree...the rooster looks best where you've left him. My favorite of your finds (besides the lamp) are the candlesticks...and the price wasn't bad either!

Chari said...

Hello Rose!

I'm so happy that you've been by to visit my little Tea Rose bedroom...thank you for all of the sweet comments! You were asking about what I used to enhance my photos...I use the tools on Photobucket (http://photobucket.com/). The membership is free and they have lots and lots of fun things to play with over there! hehe!

My friend, I sure am enjoying your posts. I love your black rooster lamp...what a great find! And it looks great where you put it! I also love that pediment...you lucky girl!!!

Warmest wishes...Chari (Happytodesign)

Chari said...

Hello Rose!

I have a little award waiting for you over at my place...please come over and receive it!
http://happytodesign.blogspot.com/

Warmest wishes...Chari (Happytodesign)

NanetteWhiting said...

Oh my how I love Garage Sales, Flea Market etc etc etc..... I just love your blog...... Thanks so much for sharing

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Oh, how I'm lusting after that adorable rooster lamp!!

Glad you & your friend had such a good time thrifting together!

As for the windows, I LOVE them, too. I've got 2 ~ one I backed with mirrored glass & hung over my pine farmhouse worktable upstairs. I'm sure you will do something grand with yours!

Big TX Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

Sue said...

Oh my...I so shouldn't have read this post about the "flea"...during football today I told the husband I was going out for bread and drove over to see what goodies I could find. I had never been there before and boy did I have some fun....I came away with 4 big bags of stuff...I did enjoy the smell of BBQ in the parking lot but I'm a Sonny's Gal....Thanks for sharing it with the world..I see many more trips in my future....