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?