ironstone, a tool tote, bottles & tags

Marian ParsonsAntiques, Dining Room, Favorite Finds, Ironstone, My House

After all of the craziness of Lucketts, I decided to take the week off.  I knew I probably would, so I cleared the calendar.  Sometimes I think I’ll want a break and then I don’t. I feel the momentum and I am raring to go.  This time I thought I would want a break and I was right.  I really needed it.  So, I had a “jammie day” and splurged on a massage and I even did a little antique shopping just for me.

I thought I would share those finds as well a few things I picked up at Lucketts (when I was “walking around to warm my feet.”)

One of those Lucketts purchases was this large ironstone footed bowl.  My mom and Kriste shook their heads when I pulled it out of the bag to show it to them.  Mom asked, “Don’t you already have one like that?”

“No, not like this.”

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And it’s even more beautiful filled to the brim with sweet cherries.  They are my very favorite and I eagerly await cherry season each year.

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That’s a bowl full of yumminess, right there.

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I also picked up these ceramic German mailbox tags…

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It’s the kind of thing that can be used a million ways.  I’m not sure how I’m going to use them, but they spoke to me and I couldn’t ignore them.

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I also took a leisurely stroll through an antique store yesterday and just looked for things for myself.  I realized I don’t do that very much any more.  Sometimes I keep things for myself, but I’m almost always shopping for things to sell.  It was nice to focus just on things I would like for my house.

I bought this tool tote for $30.  I liked the shape and color of it and thought it would look perfect on my dining room table.

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I filled it with three pots of anouk lavender planted in antique grain buckets.  (Believe it or not, I get my lavender from Wal-Mart.  Yep, even those pretty topiaries!  I repot them to sell, but that’s my “secret source”.)

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I also picked up these old glass bottles with ceramic lids for $8.00/each.

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I actually bought them from Hanover, so it’s cool that they are a local find.  Antiques can travel pretty far, so it’s not always common to find ones that have stayed put (or came back home.)

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The glass is just the prettiest color, isn’t it?

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I’ll share a few more of my Lucketts finds in another post as well as details on the indigo dyed linen napkins…

ironstone, a tool tote, bottles & tags

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