Sunday, June 10, 2012

Put a Petal to the Metal!

   There's this trend now for anything industrial and in particular anything metal, particularly, rusty metal. 
     Guess what??? Sisters' Treasures is on that bandwagon and so am I personally.
    Galvazined steel.....
  Back in the day, when this double wash tub was in use, I'm sure the woman or women who scrubbed their laundry in this never dreamed it would one day be a highly sought after piece of "art" for a garden or a party holding drinks,
Industrial metal
When Elaine and I saw this stool at a garage sale on our Sisters' vacation, we both knew we had to have it.  The guy who sold it to us said it belonged to the doctor his mother worked for and dates back about mid century.  The patina on the legs is one that age created and is nearly impossible to duplicate.  Now this stool will make a great seat in a kitchen or a patio bar or who knows??
Metal lawn chairs, motel chairs, 50's patio chairs.. whatever you want to call them, I have a "thing" for them and the old patina is the way I like them.
Wrought iron columns, once a bain of existance to those wanting to update their 50's style homes, now a sought after must have at antique shows.   The candlebra is one of two and a fav of mine.

I just love all forms of vintage metal, galvanized, wrought iron, enamel, tin, aluminum and of course the precious metals!  What about you? 

Betsy of Sisters Treasures


  1. You are soooo right, the rustier the better, I have been selling old rusty tool boxes like crazy


  2. Looks like you found some great things! Wish I could come see you "Sisters" next weekend, but I have a big project going on.

  3. Oh...metal, rusty goodness! Count me on board that bandwagon too!

  4. Girls, you definately found some awesome treasures. I have a wedding to attend this next weekend or I'd be there, but I'm planning on seeing you in July! Hope you have a great show.

  5. What a fun post! Love the stool! And you're right, what once was ordinary is now extraordinary!

  6. Hi Betsy, Thanks for the nice comment on my blog! I do think I remember seeing you at the blog's all a blur now! Going to Fredricksburg trade days is on my list....I hope i get to it soon and I will look for you there!

  7. The pearl necklace is adorable! I would love to have my pearl necklace wear that. I love the black pearl set, really wish we sent for it since it's sooo cute! big hoop earrings we bought about 1.5 months in advance since she probably won't grow too much in that time period.