Oh man, oh man! If you follow me on Instagram, you know I’ve spent the last day and a half at Junk Bonanza in Shakopee, MN and I am pooped! It was so much fun, though, and such a great event. I took lots of pictures and I’ll tell you all about it next week.
Today, though, I’ll just share the things that I bought. I couldn’t be around all of those amazing antiques and not buy anything!
I know this will come as a huge shock to everyone who knows me even a little bit, but I bought some ironstone. I found three pitchers, including this large one with a pretty handle and fluting…
…and two milk pitchers. Milk pitchers are one of my favorite things, so I pick them up if ever I find them at a good price. The pitcher above was $65 and the milk pitchers were $30/each.
I also bought a little metal nail box. I like these for art supplies and making small palettes. This one was $5.00.
And, one of my favorite finds was this little house, an advertisement for Minnesota Building & Loan Association…
First of all, what a cute little house and just my colors! (It looks black in the photos, but the roof is a dark blue.) Second, I loved the slogan “Save for a home”. As a Dave Ramsey fan and someone who has become passionate about saving and paying cash for things, I love this message. It’s not one you see coming from banks or builders or other retailers. The message you hear in this day and age is “buy now, pay later”.
I’m putting it in the letter sorter in my studio. It’s a good reminder to work hard, save money, and patiently plod towards long-term goals one dollar at a time.
My other favorite purchase was a Selina Vaughan Studios bag. I’m sort of a bag junkie and these are so well made. Every hook and grommet and leather strap is sturdy and top notch. And, of course, I loved this one, because of the antique blue, white, and green feed sack. At $170, it was my biggest splurge, but I will use this bag six ways from Sunday and for many years.
I did buy one more thing for the guest room, but I’ll share that in another post.
I haven’t found “my spots” for antiquing in this area, yet, so it was nice to hunt for treasures again. I have been missing some of my old antique haunts in PA lately. I need to “get out more” in Minnesota, though, to find my new honey holes in my new home state…