Flea Marketing and Antiquing in and around Johnson City and Elizabethton

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It has been a fun, fabulous, and frugal day of flea marketing and antiquing in and around Johnson City and Elizabethton, Tennessee.  Now it is time to sit a spell with a good cup of coffee and chat…because I’m totally tuckered out from all the walking and carrying.

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My favorite find of the day is the “Sit a Spell” storage bench that the hubby spotted in a little shop in Elizabethton. He knew the moment he pointed it out that I was going to be begging for it–and for a good reason *wink* Luckily for him, it was only $20.00! I’m going to paint it…but that is as far as I’ve gotten on a plan for it *smile*

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At the Corner Nest Antique Mall in Elizabethton,  I found this old potter’s table. The nice lady who owned the booth was there rearranging all her treasures, and she gave me a deal I could not refuse…drum roll…potter’s bench price = $39.00 *winning smile*

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The details are simple + the worn green color gives it character = perfect for the hubby’s office or guest bedroom…we will probably move it fifty times tonight, but that’s the kind of wild fun we have at Hathorn Hall on a Saturday night *wink*

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We actually started our day at the Tri-Cities Flea Market. This place is huge. Inside booths. Outside booths. Lots of junk. Some cool junk. And some just plain ole junk. I’m always amazed at flea markets…but I don’t want to get sidetracked with that topic!

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Back to my fabulous finds…at the flea market, I stumbled upon a pair of old bikes and immediately fell in love + I saw their futures…great sculptures. Happy Dance time because I will be creating upcycled bike art pieces…my absolute favorite! I am so excited that I’m having a hard time staying focused!

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Enough reminiscing about past bike rim projects…back to the fabulous finds of the day.

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I got this darling green milk stool for $10.00 at the Tri-Cities Flea Market. I’m not sure if it’s the bargain of the century,  but it’s adorable and sturdy. Perfect for the front porch *smile*

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It has been a long and busy day of fun and shopping. I’m off now to move that potter’s table around *smile*

Thanks for sitting a spell with me today as we chatted about fabulous and frugal finds in and around my new city. If you love vintage and antiques, this area has a huge selection and great prices.

Easy DIY Using 4 x 4 Posts

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Hey, y’all!  Welcome back to Sweet Sorghum Living. Today on the blog, we are chatting about a super easy DIY using 4 x 4 posts. So, go grab a good cup of coffee or nice glass of wine and sit a spell.

During the renovation of my last house, I found lots of old posts underneath my back porch. It was a total score because I’ve used the posts from everything from wooden presents to support posts for counter tops.

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Now, that is enough chitchat–here’s the deets on making your own wooden presents.

1. Purchase new posts from any home improvement store or use old posts.

2.  Cut them in various sizes using anything from a miter saw to an old-fashioned hand saw.

3. Leave them natural or paint them. It is totally up to you.

4.  Top off your wooden blocks with bows–just like real presents!

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Luckily, my posts were weathered white...so I just added a little twine, fabric roses, and burlap.

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Old posts + burlap = adorable

Thanks for sitting a spell with me today as we chatted about an easy DIY that has limitless possibilities!