Its raining (again) so what better time to blog about my shabby weekend. Of course I am not saying I had a bad weekend---I'm referring to all the "shabby-looking" second hand treasures I lucked into! I found just what I needed to complete my Halloween tablescape which will be my next post (you'll get some sneak peaks here.) But enough of all this, let's get to the good stuff!
|"Come sit a spell for a cup of tea, we'll conjure a tale just you and me..."|
|Sweet little tarnished silverware .25 each|
|It was a vintage lacy weekend. This late 1800's/early 1900's lady's lace collar|
was an absolute steal at .25.
|To think someone took the time to hand stitch such a pretty pattern|
|Here is the end of a long handmade table runner. Ripped and stained just enough|
to add a touch of Halloween. Lovely lace at the edges.
|Quarter goodies: Lots of old lace |
for crafts (90 yards originally marked at .15!). Pretty, old
scarves and a petite pair of leather gloves from the 1930's.
|Pearls, leather and lace---Vintage!|
|A ceramic Baroque period shoe planter (church rummage sale, $1) sits on a old|
yard sale doily I bought over 15 years ago.
|This old container of Propert's leather cleaner (made in England)|
still has the contents. ($1, estate sale)
|A little $3 stool from my favorite consignment|
shop (Second Hand Rose Furniture) is going to get a makeover
with new upholstery, trim, and some leg work, but it will work nicely
as a display stand for now.www.mysecondhandrose.com
|Stool being repurposed as a display table|
|It was $3.00! Why are people still spending|
thousands on retail furniture with so many
gorgeous old pieces just needed some tlc???
|This one is very old, (unmarked) .25. I love the fall colors.|
|Old plate, marked Lafayette Porcelain, .25.|
This is one of my favorite new kitchen displays for fall. I am using the shabbiest old chair that we found for $5 in the basement of an antiques shop in Mt. Sterling, Kentucky last year. This summer we also bought two large old windows for $2 at a yard sale and I am just now getting around to displaying them. I have adorned this one with one of my favorite vintage doilies (.25 estate sale) which serves as a faux valance.
|Here is this week's White Wednesday post. Look at the detail in the chair and doily. Chippy paint+three shades of white+ornate scrollwork+lace=vintage love.|
|This beautiful copper strainer ($1, yard sale) adds a |
touch of fall color to this corner
of our kitchen. An old 1940's cookbook
(a cherished gift from my mother-in-law, K) is opened to show
two yummy-looking pumpkin pie
|A French country flower bucket was one of my favorite|
weekend finds for $3. I topped it off with a pumpkin of French
variety and then another small ghost pumpkin to tie in the whites
All this old lace and flowery dishes, and copper and tarnished silver, and chippy paint, and French inspired things... I guess there's no doubt I'm just a little bit of a vintage, hopeless, romantic dreamer, and I love every minute of it!
If you enjoyed this post you'll want to be sure to visit in the next
couple of days as I will be posting my fall and Halloween table.
I have several more finds from this weekend to add, but looking at those red potatoes and thinking about that homemade pumpkin pie in the cookbook is really getting to me, so I guess its time for dinner!
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