Tuesday, June 17, 2008

More photos from Saturday!

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I saw this chair at the flea market on Saturday and although I hate the black naugahyde I could see some potential for this little chair. I asked the guy how much and he said $20. Nelson chimed back "will you take $15?" and the next thing you know I have an adorable chair for $15.00!!! The first thing I did when I came home was take that hideous naugahyde off the back! Look how much better it looks already! It still needs some more work to make it fit into my home but that's another post that I'm sure you will see here soon!
This house was across the street from one of the garage sales we went to. I love the front door! The back of the house overlooks the ocean. Lucky people!!!I loved this old bench. You can tell it's been in the ocean air!
I took a picture of this bird house because I would love to make one some day. It was $250.00
A collection of bronzed baby shoes I saw in one of the antique stores. What a great thing to collect!
We had lunch at Margaritaville in Capitola and this was the view from our table.

This is Carousel Taffy and they have so many different flavors. Nelson and I both spent $20 on Taffy! He said he knew he was in trouble when they give you a bucket to put your candy in!
One of the many beautiful views we saw. There was another wild fire burning in the Santa Cruz mountains so it's a little hazy. When I saw all these Barbies at the flea market I just had to take a picture and then Nelson stopped me and said we have to put Ken in the middle! Too funny!


tales from an O.C. cottage said...

That little guy even makes nagahyde
look good!!!!! The one ear up, one ear down pose it toooo much!!!!!
Thx so much for the info last night
too!!! Life saver!!!!

M ^..^

Sharon said...

I love the chair! What a great deal. Looks like you had a wonderful day. I know you take pictures of things for your blog. I take pictures of things that I would like to have, or would like to make and that can sometimes satisfy me for the moment when I really don't have the money to spend.
You do such a great job!

Liz said...

Hi Cindy,
Everyday it's something new and pretty! Your little trip to the Flea Market looks like a mini vacation. Love Love Love the little chair and dog too!

Barbara said...

Sounds and looks like you had a great day!! Makes me homesick for California. I love the chair and I'm sure I will love it even more when you do your handy dandy tricks on it!!

Anonymous said...

Wow! You find the best things.

I'm hoping to spend a couple of days in Santa Cruz before the summer is over. I'll make sure to be there on a weekend for the flea market. We have relatives in San Jose.


Barbara said...

Sounds and looks like you had a great day!! Makes me homesick for California. I love the chair and I'm sure I will love it even more when you do your handy dandy tricks on it!!

Jackie said...

Hi Cindy,
It sounds like you had such a wonderful time Saturday!!! You sure deserve it!

Love the change after you removed the nagahyde...Big difference already...Can't wait to see what kind of CindyMagic you work on it.

I love the Seashell birdhouse, I will definitely have to try making one of those!!!
Have a great week!

Glenda~Many Fond Memories said...

What a great day you had. I like the chair. Nelson seem like the kind a person that is great to have along.
Wonderful scenes of your day.


Wagonwife Designs said...

I love your blog. What a deal on the chair. (The dog is adorable!.)You must have had a blast at the flea market.
I have a similar front door on my home,but wish I also had the view of the ocean in the back.
Thanks for taking us on the journey too.

a pink-bee said...

Love that chair~ can't wait to see it all done up ~ and what a SUPER price on it ~ looks like Beau, likes it too :).
And that seashell covered birdhouse ~WOW ~
So funny to put Ken,in the middle of all the barbies. :)
Have a Happy Day :)
crystal :)

Marie said...

Oh fun day!! I've eaten dinner at Margaritaville in Capitola too! We didn't get a great table by the water, however. :o)

5150Wife said...

ooooh, love the chair! What a steal. Can't wait to see what you do with it.

The Feathered Nest said...

What a gorgeous chair Cindy!! You've already improved it a ton by removing that black from the back....what were they thinking? And 15 bucks what a deal! I know when you get finished with it, it will be gorgeous...I love the baby shoe photo! xxoo, Dawn

An Enchanted Cottage said...

You and Nelson know how to have a good time!! I want to come next time you go yard saling! I could use a Nelson to talk people down in prices! Seriously great deal on that chair - LOVE it!!! What a cutie sitting on it :) The "Ken in a sea of Barbies" shot is priceless!...Donna


Okay I want to move to California! So many fun things to do out there. The chair is going to be pretty when your done with it. My Mom used to have my baby shoes in the bronze, hmmm wonder if she still has them?
Hugs, Kelly

LISBETH---<-@ said...

So many wonderul photos, love them all.I have to show my daughter all the Barbies! So it is burning in the hills, here too, it has been so dry and big risk for fire,but luckily now it is raining,.Anyway, I am soon leaving for Denmark , look so forward to it, they have great interior shops, juhuu!!! It is really a joy to visit you. I am sure the chair will look pretty in a day or two, hihi.
All the best,

Mary said...

Love, love, LOVE that chair. Can't wait to see it after you have worked your magic! Thanks for "taking us with you" on your fun day. :)
btw, your patio garden looks amazing!

Connie said...

Dramatic difference on that chair, but what are you going to do with the seat?!?!?! I'd put a blue rose like you did with the other chairs, sweetpea!

Kathleen Grace said...

A great chair, and so much better without the black naugahyde! I know when you are finished with it it will be gorgeous. Looks like you had a beautiful day:>)

Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Love the chair Cindy! And I cant wait to see what you do with it!

That house is beautiful too! And I just love the birdhoouse!

Jan~Feather Your Nest Antiques said...

Another great chair! Some creamy white paint, some blue floral fabric on the seat. It will fit right in. I'll take a cottage on the shore of that beautiful ocean too! I know you get to see this view often, but for me, it looks like paradise.


Brenda Kula said...

Oh my! I can't even imagine living near the ocean at all! You have so much enthusiasm and energy. I just can't believe all that you manage to get done!

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Judy said...

Great chair and it does look better after your little makeover. The bird cage is wonderful, I'd love to make one too. It would probably be pretty easy!!

Life on Bonnie Lane said...

That really is a cool looking chair. I must be nuts but I kind of like the naugahyde. It wouldn't look good anywhere in my house but my son's room where he wants all black. You will make it into something fantastic and pretty though! Wow, $250 for the birdhouse? You can make something equally cute.

I laughed so hard at that pic of pantsless Ken in the midst of the half naked Barbies. Nelso has a great sense of humor and the pic is priceless.


Sandra Evertson said...

What a terrific find that chair is and the pup is too cute!
Sandra Evertson

bj said...

The chair is going to be just perfect for your home.
The only time I went to Calif. was to see my aunt that lived in Santa Cruz...Oh, what a great time I had. I was 15 and my 16 yr old cousin went with me...My aunt took us to so many places, one being the Santa Cruz Beach. I have a pic somewhere taken of my cousin and I and we were having the time of our lives.
Stay safe from the fires out there...
xo bj

K's Georgia Days said...

Hi Cindy,
I just started blogging and found yours. What an inspiration you are. I also love to hit the yard sales!

I recently saw your post on how you paint furniture. I want to repaint my old bedroom furniture (from the 80's) black. I have learned how to begin by reading your tips but, what kind of black paint should I use? I want the new hip style black furniture that is so popular now. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

WOW ! Cindy what a steal. Beautiful chair. I love caned chairs too.

Angie said...

the chair looks better already with that top fabric off of it..naughahyde..yucko! i am so glad i have never ventured upon taffy in barrels like that...ohhh..i would have done some serious damage...lol. cool pictures...how lovely to be so close to the ocean!


lady jicky said...

Love your blog! Wow , didn't the removal of that black thing make a huge difference to that wonderful chair!
Oooh that house over the road is so handsome. Talking about "handsome" - your Barbies with Hugh Hefner/Ken is a scream!

Calamity Jane's Cottage, Bonnie said...

Hi Cindy, Thank you for taking us on your great getaway. Chairs are my weakness, at the shows I do, chairs are hanging all over. You came across a treasure. Can't wait to see it finished.

Michele said...

Cool chair!!! Capitola is one of my most favorite places to go near why we live!!!! I used to go there every single weekend before my accident. I just love the beach. I also love the salt water taffy from the Carausel Taffy store. They have the most delicious flavors ever!!! YUMMY....now I'm craving some!!!


Christine said...

I want to see a picture of Nelson! LOL! Love ya,

Gayla said...

What a great day and wonderful photos. I think your plate picture is wonderful, too.... Sounds like you and Nelson had a blast. Hugs.. Gayla

Rue said...

I love Nelson and I don't even know him LOL


Laume said...

Poor Ken, he must be.... frustrated. LOL.
I came from Shades of Inspiration to see how you fixed up the bird cage, but alas, couldn't find the post. I did enjoy scrolling through all the other beautiful photos however. Is this your dog in the photo of the chair? He's so cute. I have a chihuahua too.

Toni said...

I found your blog through ratemyspace. I am having so much fun reading and looking at your photos. I posted on my blog about my fence. Didn't really like it much, but when I ready about that bench and the 'ocean air' I decided I liked the look of my fence now. Thanks!

Rachel said...

Your little pooch is adorable! And I agree, you made the chair look much better! The people across the street from you are very lucky people! I wouldn't mind living in that grand house! And That is too funny with Ken and all those Barbies! He is one lucky dude! :)