Sunday, September 27, 2009

5 White Pumpkins, 17 Metal Drawers and a Fruitcake



It was beautiful yesterday on our drive up to the lake....



The foliage is changing color and autumn is upon us in all its glory...



We stopped at a farm stand where we found the white pumpkins I love so much...
....you know how I feel about orange!



Not far past the farm stand we saw a sign that said BARN SALE.....
....Miraculously, Rob agreed to make the turn and follow the signs to the sale..



There really wasn't too much there but I spied this old set of metal drawers marked $3 and I knew I had to have it...
I also knew Rob would make "that face"...
So while he was looking over the old John Wayne videos...I gave the elderly gentleman the $3 for the 17 drawers... (so what if one is missing...no problem!)



It all worked out fine after a few negotiations (with Rob)...
As a bonus (?) one of the drawers even came full of rusty nuts and bolts!



My ever so cooperative and agreeable husband also stopped at one of my favorite antique shops along the way and I found this old tin...Smith's White Fruit Cake....how appropriate...

It was a happy fall Saturday and after we arrived at the lake house, I kept up my end of the bargain and we even got a lot of outside work done!

Hope your weekend was good....Getting ready for another week of work!
Take care, Laura :)

24 comments:

Lisa said...

Oh white pumpkins! They are great! I know they will look lovely in your home! You found some really great treasures!
Hugs, Lisa

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Hello Laura, what wonderful finds! I too love white pumpkins (and orange ones!) The countryside is beautiful... Happy Autumn! Bisous... Julie Marie

Tattered Goods said...

$3.00 for 17 drawers? Uhhh can you say SCORE! I can't wait to see what you do with them :) Have a great Monday.

Sheila

The Green Pea said...

Hello Laura, I really think the white pumpkins are pretty. Soooo cottage like! sandi

mimi charmante said...

I found my set of 33 drawers - one missing as well - a year ago and absolutely love it! It too was filled with rusty odds and ends and it was such fun exploring it all with my 7 year old!
Great find,
xx

The Feathered Nest said...

3 dollars???? Laura, you are the junkin' queen!!! I love those white pumpkins...I feel the same way about orange, I just. can't. take it :) I hope you have a great week sweetie, xxoo,
Dawn

Pearl said...

White pumpkins? I've seen these before and wanted some last year so I'm on the hunt. Looks like you had a fun wkend. Have a great week.

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

I love the large white pumpkins. I had only found small ones yet. The metal drawers were a super bargain and the tin is very pretty! Julia :-)

manon 21 said...

tes courges blanches je les imagine dans le champs!
et le meuble chez moi!!!!
amitiés

manon

LiLi M. said...

Great haul! It was such beautiful Summer wheather up here, spend the Sunday at a big car boot sale! Have a great week!

Beth Gales said...

So neat! I can't wait to see what you do with the drawers!

Brabourne Farm said...

I love the old metal drawers - what a great find. Your photos of the lake are beautiful - would love to see more. Leigh

Susie said...

Thanks for sharing the lovely pictures of the fall scenery, just beautiful. We sure don't get those colors here in Florida! I can't imagine how thrilled you were to find that awesome metal set of drawers...love them! Have a wonderful week
Susie

cheryl kuhn said...

oh my gosh, what a steal on the drawers, you are a lucky, lucky gal!!

The Garden Bell said...

You had me at the white pumpkins. And then the "Too Die For" filing cabinets. Only, $3.00. What a steal. Can't wait to see what you are going to fill with.

Can I ask what part of the country you are in? You are always finding the most amazing stuff.

Trouvais said...

Fabulous metal drawers...can see it on thick industrial wheels for coffee table or with jute or grainsack tufted cushion for "window" seat. Keep the measurements of the space in your pocket for every flea jaunt...I'm sure come up with a great addition. Maybe a sign with an old 5 and 2. Glad you're back! Trish

Regina said...

Hello Laura
Your white pumpkins are wonderful.The picture from the lake is amazing.I like autumn with all the wonderful colour,it's really wonderful.
Have a nice week,
Regina

Musings From A French Cottage said...

What wonderful treasures. I LOVE those drawers!! Such an incredible deal and oh, so perfect. I too am a big fan of the white pumpkins. Glad you had a fun trip to the lake!!
Blessings,
Kathleen

Rostrose said...

THREE Dollars! Of course it was necessary to buy them!!! (I really would like to see "that face" of your husband - I'm sure it is similar to my husman's special "hopping-face" ;-))
I like the white pumpkins - I've never seen them in such a WHITE white!!!
Hugs, Traude

Carole~Maynard Greenhouse said...

You scored again Laura....you must have radar! I bet I know where you bought that tin....though I have no idea what the name of the place is. Maybe you'll be able to use drawers when you set up your studio.
xo,
Carole

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Wow Laura
$3 for those fabulous drawers!! I love them and have a thing about small drawers. PS I'm also not too fussed on orange, lovely to see these white pumpkins, not sure we have those here!! Have a great week x Julie

sue said...

$3????!!!!? Round here, they'd be about $150. You are a lucky lucky lucky girl.

Jenns Three Graces said...

May I come bargain and decor hunting with you? Great finds and designs! Jennifer

grumblebunny said...

$3, you say? THREE DOLLARS, YOU SAY. *cough* I need to breathe and calm down.... okay. I've seen similar metal drawers, in similar condition, selling for $400-$500 here in San Francisco. Of course, this is where people also pay $50-$75 for an old apple crate or gym basket. Bay Area prices are mad. Mad, I tell you.