fun finds

Marian ParsonsAntiques, Favorite Finds

I haven’t been on any big shopping trips lately, but I’ve picked up some fun things here and there that I haven’t shared here on the blog, yet.  I thought today seemed like a good day to do that.

A few weeks ago, I bought this white toy truck from one of my “pickers”. I decided to keep it for now!  I happened to have just bought some old bottle-brush trees and one fit perfectly in the bed.

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I’ll probably paint the hubcaps at some point.

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Also while I was out antiquing, I picked up this German barley canister…

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I have a similar, larger jar in this “blue onion” pattern by my stove.  I’m going to try to find the perfect spot for this, so I can keep it.

The month of December is usually a slower one when it comes to deadlines, obligations, etc., so I’m hoping to take some time to play with the accessories in my house.  I haven’t done that in a while and I’m feeling the pull.  Things are getting rearranged for the holidays, anyway, so it’s a perfect time to do that.

Anyway, I also picked up some clothespins…

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…but they are numbered!  I haven’t seen any like this before, so I commented on that to the shop-owner when I purchased them.  She shared that they are numbers used to mark window screens when they are removed for the winter and she just added them to the end of old clothespins.  How clever!  Wouldn’t this be a great idea for an advent calendar?

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I bought a couple of small pieces at the Vintage Whites Market last weekend – this Dutch enamel butter dish…

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…and a French sampler…

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I actually photographed parts of it to make a few products for Society6

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(Speaking of, I uploaded some more designs today.)

While out and about a couple of weeks ago, I found these wool “mugs of hot chocolate” at Target.  Aren’t they so cute?  I am going to use them as embellishments on gifts.

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And lastly, this isn’t something I found, but something that was sent to me.  Domino just released their newest book, Your Guide to a Stylish Home.

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While the style typically showcased in Domino is on the modern side, I love stepping outside of my box a little to find fresh inspiration.  I can’t wait to pour through it over Thanksgiving.

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I’m heading out shopping with my mom tomorrow and I hope to find lots of goodies to list in the online shop…

 

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