Thursday, May 31, 2012
Last year my friend Suzanne (who lives in Columbus and always finds the new/best places to shop!) and I hit upon an antique mall called Heritage-and inside is an absolute gem called 'Motley Junket'. Whenever I get to Columbus I beeline for Polly (and her friend Keely's) booth! Right after I got there, Polly actually came in to stock up, so it was a great surprise to see her! (She has a fun blog-Sassafrass Stuff) They had so many great things filling their booth, but these are what came home with me: the fun cubbies-imagine the possibilites!; the rolled up maps-I bought some there before and was happy to see she had more; the wooden drawer unit-I love how rustic it is!; and the receipt 'thing' that is perfect to hold business cards! At this point I'm not sure what will end up where (my shop, or Etsy, or my home!) But I sure had fun hunting!
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
First, I want to say a GIGANTIC thank you to Angie at Knick of Time for featuring me on her amazing blog! She has been so kind, taking the time to give me some suggestions and much needed help (I can use all I can get!) Also, thank you to all of you who found me, gave me a warm welcome, and became a follower~I truly appreciate you! I just got back from a little 2 day get-away with my hubby, so I'll soon post some of the fun goodies I found...but for now, here's the other half of my sun room.
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Sunday, May 27, 2012
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
One of my weaknesses is old frames...the shabbier the better! Something about their chippy paint, and their worn and distressed wood really speaks to me. I have many all over the house, but this smaller white one on my mantel is my favorite. Probably because the ornate detail on the top makes it unusual, and the patina is perfect!
I love layering frames of different heights and sizes. Here I've added some stacked books (not old, just paperbacks with the covers torn off), some chunky shabby candle holders that someone made (I found in an antique mall for a steal), some small metal clock faces (which was a happy accident, to cover some big screw holes in the wall :), and an enamelware 'vase' that has a little spout on the bottom (I'm not sure what this is, but I suspect it's something to do with the bathroom-so I think I'll just stick with 'vase'-sounds better! If anyone knows, please tell me!)
I'm joining the party at Faded Charm's White Wednesday!
Sunday, May 20, 2012
A lot of people were intrigued by my little collection of old fishing licenses. They're so tiny and cute! I've just bought them here and there and decided to group them in a little wooden bowl. I've always wanted these cash register numbers and finally purchased them on Etsy. I couldn't find anything the right size to put them in, when I remembered I had this rusty oil can...perfect fit!
Several people told me that they have an old printer's tray in their attic or basement and never thought to use it this way. I had fun finding tiny items around the house to display in the 'cubbies'!
Do any of you have an obsession with numbers, letters, and words? Enjoy the little bit that's left of this gorgeous weekend!
I'm joining the party at: Coastal Charm's Nifty Thrifty Tuesdays!
and................... Knick of Time Tuesday
Thursday, May 17, 2012
We all love adding to our collections, don't we? I have too many to mention! But here are 2 of my favorites...ironstone and old seltzer bottles. I know so many of us love ironstone-it's pretty easy to find, and usually fairly inexpensive. I've gathered mine in a cabinet that my dad made for me using barnwood and an old window/door. I love how grouping together some simple items can make such a statement!
What are some of your favorite collections? I'd love to hear from you!
I'm sharing this at Knick of Time
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
I feel very honored to be included in a Home and Garden Tour this Saturday; so, I can only give 'sneak peaks' of my house until the tour is over! (You know all the projects/cleaning that we all put off? Or is it just me? Well, this forced me and my poor hubby to 'git er done'! ) Here is another area of our sunroom...we practically live in here during the nice weather. One of my favorite items is this pallet shelf that my dad made me! There are so many possibilities for it, but for now I have it displaying some amateur canvas paintings that I found at a thrift store. My dad graciously made a couple more shelves that are available at our shop.
Well, I'm off to do more cleaning (aren't you jealous?)...have a great day!
I'm joining the party at a stroll thru life
funky junk interiors
Saturday, May 12, 2012
My mom and I are always on the hunt for treasures for our shop (and Etsy) which is so much fun but can be dangerous! A lot of times items intended for the shop end up in my house...ok, let's be honest-MOST of the time the items end up in my house! That's what happened when I spied this fun little metal and glass 'terrarium'. I couldn't resist playing around with different vignettes in it...so many possibilities! I started with a small book of old sheet music (Home Sweet Home is the name of our shop!) as a backdrop, then added a metal bird's nest that I found awhile ago at Arhaus. Why stop there? So I redid the whole vignette on top of a shabby bookcase in my sunroom...I gathered a few glass bottles together from different places in the house and grouped them on a white platter, then added a metal candelabra that was inside, and voila! I'm pretty happy with the results...for now :)
Have a wonderful night!
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Welcome to my first official post! I decided to start with showing you a corner of my living room. I'm always changing things around in my house...this is my latest switch-up! I like the mix of rustic with a few feminine touches mixed in. I found this great heavy wooden piece at a local place that has a variety of vendors. I love it because it is so unusual! (It's missing the 2 bottom drawers so I just put in 2 random crates/boxes...I'm on the hunt for matching ones but these will do for now) As my hubby says, we'll just see how long this 'corner' stays this way!
Have a great night!
I am joining Debra at Common Ground's Vintage Inspiration Friday!