As I mentioned yesterday it’s been pretty busy around here. A good busy, though. Thankfully, in spite of the snow over the past three days, I’ve been pretty productive.

I’m still attempting to get my porches ready for sipping morning coffee and afternoon cocktails. I’m also getting ready to submit my next article to FOLK magazine. I’m actually submitting two for the next issue and I’m very excited about both!

Both my porch projects and my articles required me to do a little antiquing! I know, sounds terrible, right? I kid! I could spend most of my free time antiquing and never complain a bit. Though, I always wish I had a few more dollars in my pocket.

When it comes to antiques I’m always looking for items that are a little rough around the edges. Primitive. Pieces that tell a story. Items that have heart. Things that need that need a little attention to let their beauty shine once again. So, with an open mind, I took a little Pintermission, hopped in the car and did a little antiquing!

Ready to see what I came home with? Let’s go!

I finally got my hands on some blue mason jars.

Love these guys, especially their little glass lids and rusty hinges.

I also picked up this bowl rack. This is going to be hung on the wall on my side porch and then filled with  pots, plants, and I don’t know what else.

This was probably my favorite find! A little antique wood tabletop ironing board.

It’s going to be the perfect little riser on my buffet in my dining room.

I made a few changes in my dining room which will be revealed in Issue VI of FOLK. That’s also where some of these antiques are coming into play. Include this sweet little flour sifter.

And, if you can believe it, I finally bought my first vintage scale! I almost bought two, but I restrained myself. One at a time.

This was another favorite find. A huge metal scale basket. This is also going on the side porch. I’m going to hang in from a hook in the ceiling and fill it with some beautiful trailing plants and flowers. Love that!

I also found another milk can which will most likely end up acting as a side table or plant stand.

Next up is this fairly large cage or trap … I’m not really sure. I haven’t decided exactly how this is going to function, but I’m thinking it going to be a terrarium of sorts. I can’t wait to play around with this one.

I’m pretty sure I can’t have enough wood boxes. Again, I’m not 100% sure where this is going to end up, but I see it getting a little paint, maybe some casters, who knows!

And last but not least, this uber tall rake. I’m seeing this hung on one of the walls outside.

And possibly hanging some pots or something off the little hooks to create an interesting display of sorts.

Pretty cool stuff, right? Now I just need the weather to warm up a bit so I can get outside and work on getting these in place.

Have you found any unique things thrifting or antiquing lately?


Antiquing with Charm: No. 2  //Antiquing with Charm: No. 1


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  • Melissa at

    Sweet! Those are some awesome finds! I especially love the rake (it’s sooo tall and cool) and the green scale and flour sifter.

    I’m looking forward to summer when my husband is off on Fridays and I can sneak out by myself for a bit:0)

  • Finding Home at

    Really great finds – did you find them all in one place? I have to rely on yard sales/estate sales/ auctions because we really don’t have much for shops around.

    Take care,

  • Patti at

    Great finds…the little cage would be great as a terrarium, maybe some Succulents? And the sleeve iron board is a hard to find item – good catch!! Looking forward to seeing them all on display!!

  • Laurel@chippingwithcharm at

    Lots of great stuff…can’t wait to see what you do with it all. Definitely casters for that box…too fun 🙂 Laurel

  • Kim @ NewlyWoodwards at

    Loving all your finds. I just picked up a few more blue ball jars last weekend, too. When I see them for less than $5 for big ones, I buy them. I’ve been putting them with my yellow plates in my dining room, which is a fun collection to begin. I’d love to find more to do a big tablescape with.

    Also, I’m a bit of a sucker for vintage scales. I have two, so far. But, I could see myself picking up more.

  • Sam I Am...... at

    Very cool finds! I have a few old sifters but not painted that color…cool! I have my Mother’s old sifter that I use. I have an old red scale that I actually use too. The box with hinged lid is very cool and yes…casters for that industrial look. The big rake is REALLY big and I’m trying to think what they used those for. It was something specific I think. I can’t wait to see what you do with the trap. I have a few bird cages I was going to put plants in and hang. Very cool stuff! Thanks for sharing!

  • Ali Richardson at

    WOW!! that is a TON of awesomeness!!! Great finds 😉

  • Racking Systems at

    Love them! I just wish my boyfriend would let me keep things like this at home – he says they look ‘old’ 🙁

  • Lillian at

    The wood and wire item above is not a trap… It’s a cat carrier from the 1960’s, before they started making the plastic ones like we use now… In fact it might even be the one my father made (if I could see it in person I could probably tell, he makes everything to last forever!). However, he only made the one and later there where lots of similar “production” carriers available locally…

  • Barbara Jean at

    great finds. love that box just the way it paint. (not that you asked mind you) =)

    blessings from your new follower
    barbara jean

  • Rebecca Jones at

    I have every single one of the items you showed! We must have similar taste! I would love to see how you have used them all as several of mine are on shelves because I’m not sure what to do 🙁 Suggestions? Pictures?

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