Jennifer Rizzo for featuring this post!)
Hi, everyone! I told you that I'd share some of my finds from the FUN trip to Chicago that my hubby and I took a couple of weeks ago, so here goes! I've always wanted one of these olive buckets, but the ones I've come across have been so pricey. When I saw a pile of them at the Randolph Flea Market, and they were actually priced less than what I'd ever seen them for, I had to grab some up! (The lady said she brought them back from Greece.) I had 3 of them shipped to Ohio (them buggers are heavy!) for the shop, and of course I had to keep one.
I love the stamp on this one that I kept...
For now I've filled it with some lavender, and have placed it on the dining room buffet next to a whiskey barrel top that I just got here in Ohio. This is just a temporary spot for the bucket-not sure yet where it's going to end up.
Just for kicks, here's the whiskey barrel top. I've been looking for one of these (at a reasonable price) for awhile, too. It makes such a fun serving/display 'tray', don't you think?
I love the print on it...
On to more Chicago finds...my hubby and I were in a quaint suburb perusing some shops, when this open garage in an alley caught our eye. It was stuffed with junk, and my hubby asked a little old man sitting there if we could go through it and he obliged. Keith (hubs) came across this old RR sign and asked the man the price...2 bucks! (I just love that he 'gets' good junk! :) After we pulled our jaws up from the floor, we snatched it up. We both thought it was very cool (plus easy to pack for the flight home!) There was a lot of other fun stuff there (and everything we asked about was so cheap!) but everything else was too big to pack.
For now this is hanging in the upstairs hallway.
I spotted this at the Randolph Market and was drawn to the shape and architectural quality. I think it's a fireplace grate, maybe? Not sure. Keith lugged this on the subway, then through the whole airport for me, God love him! This thing is like 3 1/2 feet tall! I think we got some strange looks-ha!
I thought it would be a fun magnetic memo board...
Or a great way to store/display my tons of earrings (I love my bling-this is just a small sampling!)...
Many of you know that I have collection of bowling pins...many different sizes, shapes, and colors...I love them! These 3 larger ones were found at the Randolph Market, also...
I already had the tiny ones (so cute!) and I recently got this red wagon 'thing' at a flea market here, so I grouped the pins all together on the wagon in my office. This vignette has the whimsy that I love!
So that's most of my Chicago fun finds...can't wait to go back next year!
Have a wonderful day!
I'm linking to these wonderful parties:
i should be mopping the floors
Sunny Simple Life
Knick of Time