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Sunday, April 17, 2016

Yard Sale Chandy

We stopped at a "man yard sale" Friday......I didn't even get out of the car.    H got out to look at some tools he could see from the road and when he came back to the car he told me about a big box containing a chandy.    Of course,  I jumped out of the car and went to look at it!
The man said he wanted $12 for the chandy!     I have found lots of good buys at sales run by men.....they just want rid of anything to do with home decorating.
I put a big floral design of fresh cut snow balls beneath my new chandy.

I wanted to give you a sneak peek at what I have been working on the last few days.    

This hall cabinet was originally designed to hold linens.    When we moved here,   H took off the doors,  painted the dark wood white,  and added lighting.    It has made a perfect home for my milk glass collection until my collection outgrew the cabinet.  I either needed to get rid of some of my milk glass or move it to a larger cabinet.

I decided to move it to a larger!    So, it has found a new home in the family room lit cabinet.. 

I decided to turn my empty hall cabinet back into a linen storage.   Seems  the  linen storage cabinets in the utility room were jam!    I really love linens,!!!

I turned the extra dirty clothes hamper into a big bin for doilies.....
The rest of the cabinet will hold my table linens.    I have my table runners in one area......

 I have moved my vintage table cloths from the utility room.     I also have the large crocheted table cloths in place.  

It's still a work in progress.    I need to move the place mats...napkins.....etc.      

When I have everything in place,  I will show you this cabinet and also the progress in the utility cabinets!




  2. OH MY GOSH - Penny, your chandy is AMAZING - what a treasure at a steal of a price paid- just wow. It looks AWESOME where you have it - love love love it!


  3. the chandy was a great find! Good thing hubby mentioned it. You are so organized.

  4. Hi Penny!!

    What a great buy!! Love when I see a table at a flea market that is a man table!! The great buys are unreal!!

    Your chandelier is so beautiful and how you use it in the hallway with the mirror really shows it's brilliance!!

    Love your linens cabinet!! The doilies drawer adds to it's charm!! Now we just have to wait for the finished product!!

    Have a great week Penny!!


  5. Your chandy is just gorgeous! Great find for your awesome home

  6. Major score with the chandy!!! Oh how I wish I had room for a linens only storage cabinet - mine are stashed everywhere, which is why I tend to use the same ones all the time - to lazy to go dig the stashed ones out!

  7. I love the light and bright and fresh! Great job! So glad you shared. The linens look well organized. Thanks for sharing and linking.

  8. I love how you organized everything, looks so beautiful! I need for you to come an organize my place. Thanks for sharing!

  9. Penny, your new chandy is beautiful! How pretty with the snowballs arranged beneath it. Your linen closet is lovely too. You have a wonderful home with lots of pretty places to store things. Thank you for sharing and have a nice day.


  10. PENNY!! I think this is one of your best buys yet!! I was sitting here saying OMG! and Joe came over to see what I was drooling about and even he said "$12 for that!" LOL!! Amazing!! I am so jealous, my friend!!
    Love it!!


  11. What an awesome find!!!! It is beautiful!!! Love your linen closet...I'm soooo jealous of your doily bin---I scrapbook so doilies are a precious addition to my shabby chic work.

    Keep showing your beautiful home.



  12. Gorgeous!! I love Chandy's and
    have several, most I have found at
    garage sales also but yours is
    absolutely beautiful and huge!
    Lynn @ Turnips 2 Tangerines

  13. the chandy is monumental...Love the linen cabinet. Beware if those are old halogens---if they come down or too close they are very hot. I had some linens bleach out in a display cabinet in my shop. The fading was horrible. Otherwise it looks so gorgeous. Thanks for sharing

  14. That is beautiful! I can't believe you found such a beautiful piece at a yard sale! Those mirrors behind it are also gorgeous. :) Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday this week!

  15. Penny, I think you are like a magnet to yard sales that have the treasures you are looking for. THe chandy is beautiful!!! Thanks for sharing on the #OMHGWW this week!
    Have a beautiful week!

  16. Hi Penny!! Those mirrors are absolutely gorgeous :)

    Edye //

  17. What a gorgeous chandy and it is a perfect fit into your home! I do love your linens too.
    Beautiful, beautiful.
    Have a lovley Thursday and thank you for sharing this fabulous find with us today at TOHOT.

  18. Oh my goodness! LOVE the Chandi but really love that price! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  19. What a deal on the beautiful chandy!! And what a great tip about a "man" yard sale! I've never thought of it that way but you are exactly right!

  20. Can't believe you got that for $12. Fabulous deal!! I walked through a shop in Charleston selling chandy a from old home. Many were $45,000 and up. Thanks for sharing with DYC.

  21. Wow, Penny! What a stunning chandy and what a steal! I know just what you mean--I once purchased a vintage sewing machine for $1 at a man sale ;)

  22. love your Chandi, what a steal at the price. Enjoy it.

  23. I love the look of the closet without the doors and with the curtains. It looks beautiful. The chandy just brings the room together. Thanks for sharing with Tips and Tricks Link Party.

  24. Great job, Penny! Gave you a feature today for Let's Talk Vintage!"

  25. Someday I will get so lucky as to find a chandelier that pretty for $12!!! That is a steal :) Love it, the hall closet looks so pretty with all those linens :)


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