Friday's Find #156


TGITF Friends! After a hectic schedule last week, I'd promised myself I was going to stay home Friday and get some work done.  Then just before I went to bed Thursday night, a Facebook yard sale post caught my eye. You probably know where this is headed...




...now, it wasn't just any old yard sale and what caught my eye was a picture of this St. Francis statue. The photo was at a distance and it was of a table crammed full of stuff so I couldn't really see any details. I thought the statue might be resin but I decided it was worth an early morning dash to the sale.  I'd been on the look out for a St. Francis ever since I visited the charming little chapel in the woods and fell in love with this blessing: 




I spied him as soon as I parked my car and was delighted to see he appeared to be concrete. My next thought was that I might have to ask beg the seller to hold him for me, because I only had $3 cash--remember I hadn't planned on going to any sales! I rushed over and sure enough, he was solid concrete and just what I had imagined for my garden and I bet you can guess how much he cost ;) Yep, $3! He's right at home in the ivy and I was inspired to create these stamped prayer garden stones.


St. Francis statue


Here's a closer look and I have these available now also. Thanks to all who sent kind comments and placed orders for my salt, cement and seeds! Y'all are the best and I am blessed! 


Secret Garden Herbs stamped cement stones


Now for the rest of this week's finds! Would you believe on my way home from that sale, I found this? I also told myself that I wouldn't buy any more carts because even though they are super handy, I already have 2 in the garden and one inside...but it was $1! One. Dollar. Sometimes willpower is overrated--don't you think? My other vintage carts have all been made over with a retro vibe, but I have something different in mind for this one.


vintage utility cart



In my opinion, vintage cookie cutters are a welcome addition to any kitchen and this copper trio is especially nice. Available


copper cookie cutters


Love the beautiful embroidery on this pristine pillowcase! Besides sleeping on them, I use vintage pillowcases for a pretty storage solution.  Available

vintage pillowcase


Lovely set of Enoch Wedgwood Tunstall Limited Countryside saucers, made in England from the 1960s. Vintage transferware creates such a gorgeous display. Available


Enoch Wedgwood Tunstall Ltd Countryside dishes



Remember, there's still a few days left  of my Christmas in July sale!
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Until next time, happy hunting! 

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11 comments:

  1. Lovely finds C! I love your St Francis statue and the poem!

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  2. Oh the St. Francis is fab and perfect in the garden. I'm trying to not buy much right now but you know how that goes!!

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  3. That statue was obviously meant to be yours! Fabulous finds!

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  4. OH it was meant to come to you, Cecelia! I love the blessing, too...

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  5. OK I'm insanely jealous of the bar cart. And I have an affinity for St. Francis as well so I'm glad you ended up getting him! xokathleen

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  6. :o $3 for the statue and $1 for the cart? Shut-up!! That's too perfect. And I'm insanely jealous. Haha. No, those are really great finds. Glad you caved in and went.

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  7. I love when that happens! St. Francis was waiting for you and was meant for your garden. He looks right at home with your garden stones. I am absolutely loving my grandchildren stones!

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  8. I also have 2 carts similar to yours. I believe they are a porcelain finish. They do have a few chips. Im wondering what I need to do, to prepare them before painting. What kind of paint would you recommend ?

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  9. Love your St. Francis and the garden stones ... what a great deal. I am always so tempted to buy those kitchen utility carts, but no place in my kitchen for one. I just cleaned and rearranged our patio so maybe I should put one out there. Anxious to see how you fix that one up.

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  10. Well if you ask me, that statue was meant to be in your garden Cecilia! The garden stones are just perfect. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  11. I love it all! Especially a prayer garden-- Just beautiful! Thank you for sharing with us on the Art of Home-Making Mondays at Strangers & Pilgrims on Earth! :)

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