I went shopping on Friday to get some fresh inspiration and to find some things for the online shop. I stopped at a couple of local stores and then one of my favorite local antique malls. When I went to the checkout, one of the vendors said, “I saw that pile on the counter and I knew you were here!”
I looked over to the pile and, yep, it was pretty much “me” in a collection of items found spread over dozens of booths. Mostly blue and white finds and lots of ironstone.
I’ve been shopping antique stores for a long time and that’s always been one of my favorite things about it. Someone can shop from many different vendors, curating things that catch their eye, and by the end of the trip, you can see their style in the collection of items.
There’s something cool about that.
Anyway, my favorite find of the day is one I’m keeping for myself. It’s a blue & white quilt I scored for $45!
I love these old quilts that are soft with age; especially ones with indigo-dyed fabrics.
I’m selling everything else I found, though.
The sale will go live Thursday night (October 6, 2016) at 8:00 pm EST.
I actually didn’t buy these this trip, but have had them for years. They have survived many purges, because I just love them so much, but they have been in a cabinet for 12 years, so it’s time to send them along to another home.
I bought this pieces of enamelware, too. I just love the markings…
…a mini cast iron coal wagon…
(Wouldn’t that look cute with a plant in it or as a business card holder or something?)
And this “brush holder”…
Can anyone guess what it actually is?
It’s a car step! I had no idea when I bought it, but the woman who checked me out educated me.
You can see the other items that will go live in the sale tomorrow night HERE, in the online shop.
One last thing before I go…
Aren’t these zipper pouches the sweetest things? And they are so well made.
This isn’t a sponsorship or anything. I placed an order just like everyone else! I just loved her work and wanted to share and support a talented maker.