I love old things and antiques, so I thought I would share some of my very favorites with you… Antique trophies…I found two of these in my grandparent’s attic.
Anything silver or silver plated, especially family and monogrammed pieces. I’ve already shared my love of Ironstone and Bakelite flatware. I just learned today that my Uncle’s fiance had a ton of Bakelite and she threw it away! Just kill me now or maybe kill her now…ok, I’m getting a little too violent about Bakelite. Let’s move on…
Linen napkins, tea towels, table cloths, and serving pieces, especially if they’re monogrammed. I don’t even mind ironing them. Old quilts. This was one out of my husband’s grandmother’s collection.
Old family photos. Isn’t this one gorgeous? I found it in my grandparent’s attic. I’m not sure who it is, but I love it.
Crystal chandeliers. This was my $4.00 yard sale find that I shared about earlier. It’s currently hanging in my dining room.
Antique baby dresses and christening gowns. This one was from my husband’s great-grand parent’s attic. (OK, what’s with awesome stuff just boxed up in people’s attics?)
Antique & vintage baby items. I have several silver baby cups, a rattle, yo-yo, and an old iron crib. There’s something so sweet about them.
And caned furniture. I love just about anything with caning in it. This French styled rocker was purchased at Luckett’s Virginia for $10. There’s a small hole the in the back of the chair, but who cares. If I wanted something perfect, I would’ve bought it new.
I hope you appreciate the things I love. I’d love to hear about some of your favorite things!
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