Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Thrifty Life Thursday #7 and a Metal Urge...

I am officially a metal-urgist. I get these urges to buy metal things with patina, rust, wear, dents, age showing...

Here is a recent find - just as I found it:

It looks rusty in the photos, but not so much in real life.
It is a lovely shade of silver with warm it once may have enjoyed a shiny silver existence.

Years, oxygen and unknown forces have mellowed this piece to a mysterious luster that can only be acquired by age and experience.

I am much more attracted to this piece today than I would be if it were in it's "like-new" condition. Go figure. You probably understand this...

UPDATE: I just remembered yet another reason why I like blogging. Two VERY SMART and thrifty girls recognized my thrifty treasure as Italian Tole. Thanks to Donna and Linda, I feel somewhat more intelligent now. And I think I like my find even more!

This may or may not be its new spot for the immediate future...since I am getting itchy to bring out all the industrial things I stashed away last fall...and go crazy industrial in the living room for a while! I am not even sure how it will look, but I know I'd love it if you checked back to find out!

Meanwhile, take a look at these features from Thrifty Life Thursday #6 last week!

Paula from Locksley Lane shared a beautiful French chair she completely revised.

She was going to sell it, but opted to keep it after falling in love with it. Good call, and lovely job, Paula! BTW - Paula is a new blogger. Stop by and share some blogger love by following her!

Denise at Second Time Around Finds shared a wide range of vintage finds with us, my favorite of which was a collection of PINK Pyrex and Fire King dish ware! 

Though it is not my personal style, I find it TOTALLY charming. (My MOM would love this. She's a mid-century minded gal to the heart.)

Linda at Coastal Charm shared her shop space redo with us. Honestly, it was so pretty I had to keep scrolling up and down to make sure it was not a studio redo in her home!

Charm indeed. Does this make you want to rent a trailer and drive to Mobile, AL, and load up all her goodies? She just reworked her whole shop...and you know how buying or selling something calls for a bigger redo than you ever imagined... Linda also has a fun Tuesday party I hardly ever miss!  


Gathering Guidelines:

This is a gathering for people who enjoy hunting for treasures that have
 lived a former life elsewhere. Please share your pre-owned treasures only. 

Types of Posts to Share:
    • Home decor, furniture, collectibles, garden items and even wearables are welcome. Please, no food items, new pieces from "real" stores, or crafts, unless made with upcycled thrifty finds.
    • Hand-me-downs and curbside finds are welcome, as are items found in thrift stores, garage sales, antique shops, flea markets and other interesting places.
    • Treasures may be listed as you found them, or with your updates, tweaks, and re-purposes; befores and afters are both welcome.
    • Items need not be "vintage" but must be pre-owned.
    • Posts including Etsy and other shop links are welcome! For visitor enjoyment, please link to your blog post, not directly to your Etsy shop. 
      • Though it is not a requirement, I'd love it if you would follow Revisionary Life some way - via Blogger, Pinterest or Facebook or subscribe via email. Links are located in my sidebar on the right.
      • Please link back to Revisionary Life. 
      • Please visit at least one other party friend.
      • I'd love for you to comment and introduce yourself if we've never met before. :) Otherwise, don't feel obligated to leave a comment. 
      • Featured items must meet the criteria above. 
      • I will try to email you and let you know if you were featured!

      Hebrews 10:24-25
       And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, 25 not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.

      Thank you for visiting and looking or linking. :) 


      Linda@Coastal Charm said...

      Hell Revi,
      Thanks so much for the has made my day :)

      Locksley Lane said...

      Revi - Thank you so much for featuring my french chair and for the sweet words for a new blogger. I am so happy to have found you and look forward to reading your upcoming blogposts!

      Locksley Lane

      Donna Wilkes said...

      I have that metal urge too! Is that Italian tole? It does look like it. Great features - love that French chair. Thanks for hosting.

      Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

      Lovely Italian tole candleholder, Revi...I love the patina, too! Wonderful features...thanks for hosting!

      Joy@aVintageGreen said...

      Hi Revi, so easy to join in now. Thanks for the fix. Thanks for Thrifty Thursday and some great photos of a great piece of well lived metal flowers.

      Unknown said...

      LOVE your find, it's beautiful! I just love the patina. Linked up to your Thrifty Life Thursday party for the first time! Nice to "meet" you! :)

      Audrey said...

      Revi ... just love that rusty piece.
      Great picks for features this week.
      Thanks for all the hard work in hosting every week. So much fun to view all the fun links.
      Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

      Denise @ secondtimearoundfinds said...

      Thank you for the feature Revi. Thank you for hosting Thrifty Life Thursday.

      Joy@aVintageGreen said...

      Hi Revi, I added a second post today, made a chickenwire/burlap frame. Thanks for the party.

      Ivy and Elephants said...

      Oh Revi, you found a treasure!
      I love Italian tole, such a gorgeous piece! Thank you so much for hosting.

      must love junk said...

      Love your new find, Revi! Thanks for hosting :)