Sunday, September 18, 2011

Up-dos, Estate Sales and Mason Jars..

is what my weekend consisted of. September-October is the return of wedding season, so usually my Saturdays are filled with brides and formal styles. This weekend was no exception. Saturday Abbie (co-worker) and I traveled to Cleveland (about 20 miles north of Dahlonega) for a wedding party of 9 women. 

Kellum Valley Farms

The beautiful (and excited) bride Amanda.

Sunday mom and I woke up bright and early to return to an Estate Sale I had been to Friday morning. Sundays are usually mark down day for Yard and Estate Sales. There was a roll top desk I had my eye and mind on that I saw Friday. We got there at 9 am when they opened and I immediately searched for the desk. It was there so I quickly made my offer of 50% less than the asking price.. And they accepted! No sooner than had they accepted did 2 women come up extremely upset that they had not been there first to buy the desk!
My new favorite antique piece! 

You can find some amazing deals at Estate Sales. We were able to fill boxes with all the items we wanted and then pay one small lump sum for everything. They are so desperate to empty the house by closing time on the last day you can really get a "steal"! We came home with 2 boxes of amazing pots and pans, cast iron skillets and silverware.

Another project I've been working on a while is a mason jar chandelier. I saw one on Pinterest and fell in love with it. I've been going to Antique Stores and searching for pieces worthy of my chandelier. I finally found 3 Ball Blue Mason Jars with zinc lids and quickly bought them up. I found a case of vintage mason jars at a yard sale that were perfect for this project. After a trip to my local Home Depot I was ready to start working on the chandelier. Luckily my good friend Rodney (affectionately known as RDP: his initials by his family and friends) is an electrician. I have to admit all I did to contribute to this project was buy the materials and poke holes in the mason jar lids. Without RDP this project would not have ever been completed.
My vintage mason jar collection..

The tools.. 

Thank God for electricians..
Finished :) 
Absolute Perfection. 

Hope Y'all had a great weekend as well! 

Love, Amberly

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Abbie said...

Love how the mason jars turned out!!!
soooo cute, can't wait to see them in person! :)

Kate Warner said...

I absolutely LOVE the chandelier. I might have to steal that one!

Amberly Enich said...

I love it too! I'm not completely done with it yet. I want to add some crystals!