Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Santa Barbara Yard Sale Success

I spent the weekend in lovely Santa Barbara and came home with a few fun finds. 
There was a yard sale on the lawn of the old Victorian guest house across the street from Gram's. 
So, unable to resist the allure of someone's old random stuff, Mom and I wandered over.

My first purchase was this old weathered frame. 
It looks like wood, but is actually some kind of molded material. 


I like it empty and leaning rather than filled and hung. 

I'm sure it will be traveling around the house as I experiment with where to keep it.
(And, yes, I know the chalkboard writing is upside down. And, no, I don't know why I put it that way.)

Next, I snagged this ornate old frame and oil painting of a pirate ship! 

You know we love pirates around here, so I thought it would be the perfect addition 
to Jack and Elizabeth's increasingly nautical bedroom. 

My long term plan is to move Van into this room to share with Jack 
and to return Elizabeth to her own bedroom. 
So, I am happy to aim for a more boyish sailing/pirate feel in here. 

Of course, my sweet daughter is pretty into sailing and pirates herself--
she's loving Swallows and Amazons, a super-fun series of books about kids who sail and camp 
and launch imaginary attacks on one another in England's Lake District.

  Here are a few of the other nautical touches I've been collecting in Jack and Elizabeth's room.

Hooray for discovering discarded treasures!

Funky Junk's Saturday Nite Special


  1. Gorgeous finds! Lucky you!

  2. That is a beautiful frame! Lucky you! XOXO

  3. There's nothing like a pirate-loving girl. Wendy Moira Angela Darling would be proud.

    Lovely work!

  4. Wow, I love that pirate painting - and the frame it's in! Great finds.

  5. Wow! You found some wonderful items!

  6. That first frame shown is to die for. Such a beauty.


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