Monday, July 26, 2010

Prairie Island...

happy monday my dear girls!!

we have been swimming in rain this wonderful day...

sigh...there is nothing better than the smell of dry, prairie soil soaking in that wonderful moisture...*bliss*...

this past weekend i happened to stop by the thrift store...

and what should my junking eye land upon..


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a wonderful antique drafting table...

in prairie green...


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can you believe i almost passed on this beauty?!?...

i wasn't sure about bringing her home until i realized she had been marked down 50%...

i know...i shop the sales at the thrift store?!!??...

the husband should be proud right?!?


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she is quite heavy duty and should hold up well here on the prairie...

she might be replaced in the near future by #4...

whom i just can't quit thinking about...

but for right now she has settled in quite nicely here...

{*thank you* to joy @ savvy city farmer for making faded prairie her featured blog for the month of august! go on over and say hello...she is truly amazing and such a kindred spirit!!}



28 comments:

My Yellow House said...

If I find my new zinc pitcher anywhere on the prairie, you may find your new island somewhere in Nebraska! :) I love it and can you imagine how sick you would have been if you really did pass on it. Good thrifting eye!! It looks great with the floors ~

ps - I think you should consider selling those two stools in the corner in your shop!

Have a great evening in your new kitchen!
Sarah

Vintage Junky said...

Incredible find!! I don't think I could ever part with it though!

xoxo!
Michelle

Laura PARING DOWN said...

Lovely - I love how sturdy and industrial it looks, and the green is FABULOUS!

Have a wonderful week,
Laura

Tamra said...

What a fabulous kitchen island!! Ok but just how much was it after the 50% off? Us thrift store junkies gotta know the score!

Really looks great.

Sarah said...

Gorgeous! What a great find and I love the green. It looks great in there like it was always meant to be. Great eye for a wonderful piece.
Sarah

Cheyenne said...

It looks gorgeous. I love that color green-and fantastic on your new floor. The whole kitchen is amazing! Again, I think your house should be in a magazine...you have such neat things.

Amy Kinser said...

What a great find! Girl, it looks amazing in your kitchen. Everything is beautiful!

Secret Garden Cottage said...

Hi Kristin,
Wowza...awesome island!! It looks great in your kitchen! You won't find another kitchen with one like it and that's what I LOVE about it. ;o)
I got my goodies that I ordered from your Etsy shop today (yay!). I was so excited that I danced a little jig (lol)! Everything was just as you pictured it... gorgeous! Thank you for all the little "extra" goodies. I loved the antique bank receipts and that little playing card...so sweet! I'll be posting about them on my blog for White Wednesday, and then later when I show where I placed them in my home.
Thanks again!!
Hugs ~ Jo :)

Martha said...

I love it...I love it!!! it looks terrific:) And so glad you didn't pass it up:) Finding those sales are always the best

Farmgirl Paints said...

Very cool. Love that you bargain shop at the thrift store. You have too. Even thrift stores can be somewhat pricey:)

Tales from the Deep South said...

Hello :)

...I found your blog last night in thr wee hours of the morning...I'm so glad I did!!....I don't live "out in the coutry", but I wish I did. (I was born on a horse farm.)
We like alot of the same things~Old wire bakets, old license plates, and so on...It's going to be a pleasure reading your blog time and again!!

HAPPY DAY!

cityfarmer said...

girl... I'd give anything if we were neighbors!

You have a very very keen eye ...
did I mention you have a keen eye??

perty perty please check out my tuesday monday makeover

carry on

Jennifer said...

How cool!

Rustique Art said...

It's amazingly awesome and a perfect fit in your prairie kitchen.

Love all of the metal working underneath...a fun and interesting addition to your prairie home.

Katie @ On the Banks of Squaw Creek said...

That is VERY Cool!

Robyn said...

SUPER FABULOUS FIND!!! WOW! Great deal I hope! I just ADORE it in your kitchen and you had me swooning over all your stools before and now in you kitchen they leave me speachless!

ALVN of WhisperWood Cottage and Junkologie said...

Totally jealous! It looks fabulous!! When it needs to find a new home, you know who to call!

Amy

Heather ~Pretty Petals said...

Oh my gosh, I LOVE LOVE that table. It was meant to be that you brought her home.

xo Heather

Heaven's Walk - said...

Hi Kristin! Just popped over from White Wednesday to pay you a visit and become a faithful follower. Love your style, girl! And what an awesome island! One of a kind, for sure - and something that you'll treasure for years to come!

Love your blog and looking forward to future posts from you!

xoxo laurie@heavens-walk

WhiteWhispers2u said...

It's the Bomb! What a find, way to cool.....Though #4 is pretty awesome too.Hmmmm! What's a Girl to do? ~Cheers Kim

Parisienne Farmgirl said...

Savvy City is my Momma, I have been meaning to say hello for some time since she goes and on about you!
LOVE your style girl!
Angela
ParisienneFarmgirl.com

Simply Bungalow said...

Love it. What a great find

Unique Unique Design said...

What an amazing find...in a thrift store no less. Yea, for you.
Just found your neat blog thru savvy city farmer, BTW.
marcie

The Little Red Shop said...

What an awesome find! I have an oooold red table saw out back that I've been thinking about fixing up....hmmmm....I've always thought it would make a wonderful base for a table table.

Have a great week!

: )

Julie M.

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Kristin, I just love the industrial, factory look of the island. It looks fantastic in your kitchen! Thanks again for the info on cart #2.
Hugs, Sherry

Stacey Steimle said...

what an amazing table! would LOVE to have that in my house, lucky you.

AntiqueChase said...

Simply stunning... Can you believe you almost didn't get it... I think it's beautiful!

Jeanneoli said...

This is CRAZY amazing !!! I can't believe you got it at the thrift store. What a find..way to go.

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