After my latest antiquing adventures, I thought I’d pop in and share a few of my vintage finds. My new treasures range from highly functional to purely decorative, with most somewhere in between. I hope you enjoy this peek.
You might have noticed that during the past couple of years my antiquing has been in overdrive. Hunting for special things has brought me so much joy. If my budget and time allowed, I’d go antiquing every week. Living in a city, I have dozens of places to visit so once I hit all of my favorite shops, it’s just about time to start the cycle over. And yes, my fellow Yinzers (Pittsburgh slang), I promise to put together a list of my favorite antique spots. Stay tuned!
It’s been a while since I did a vintage finds haul here on the blog, so I thought I’d do that today. I’m excited to show you what I’ve found and how I’ve initially incorporated many of these goodies into my home.
If you like posts like this one, be sure to let me know in the comments below. I’d be happy to do more.
My Latest Vintage Finds:
Cotton Ball Rabbit – $20
Last year I found a vintage brass rabbit, and ever since I’ve had this thing for bunnies/rabbits. I’ve also long been fond of things that look a little “odd.” This ceramic rabbit checked both of those boxes.
When I was paying for my purchase, the cashier pointed out that the rabbit can be used for storing cotton balls. The rabbit is hollow inside, so when you fill him with cotton balls, the final cotton ball looks like his tall. SO CUTE!
He came with these two furry “tails” so I’m just using those for now. I have him on display under a cloche in my living room (You got a sneak peek of that recently when I shared my new house plants.), though I might move him to the powder room or my bathroom at some point.
Copper Bunny Mold/Cutter – $14
I have spring and Easter on the brain, so when I saw this copper bunny mold/cutter, I thought it’d be the perfect accessory for the upcoming season.
I love decor like this for Easter because it feels festive and springy, but it’s not in-your-face Easter.
Set of Mugs – $10
After I removed the Christmas decor from my pantry shelves, they were looking a little sad and empty. (Of all my Christmas decorating, taking down my pantry decor was the hardest. I LOVED how everything came together in there. The pop of red was magic!) Anyway, I was on the hunt for a few interesting goodies to restock my shelves.
I stumbled across this set of pottery mugs and thought they were ideal. The brown details match the wood accents in the space.
I did hang them across the wood pegs, but I wasn’t thrilled with the look. So I just stacked them on the shelf. I still need to find a few bits and bobs to hang on the pegs.
Wood Kitchen Utensils $1 – $10
While we are in the pantry, I also want to mention that I’ve been collecting wood and wood-handled kitchen utensils. Some are functional, while others are only for decorating and prop styling when I photograph recipes for IBC.
I think it can be helpful to have a few collections in mind when you go antiquing. It’s fun to have something specific you’re always looking for.
More Vintage Finds:
Trophy – $20
I’ve been on the hunt for vintage trophies for the longest time. A couple of weeks ago I found the taller silver trophy at HomeGoods. It’s a pretty good dupe of the vintage ones I’ve seen, so I picked it up.
Then, on a recent antiquing adventure, I found a partner for it! I especially love the wood and brass on this one. The detailing and stance of the statue are fabulous, too. Both trophies are on the mantel in my family room. I’m not sure they will stay there, but for now, I like them in that spot.
Brass Watering Can – $14
I have one indoor watering can, and it does its job just fine. However, it’s not very stylish. Since I recently added several new plants to my home, I thought it was time to upgrade my watering can. When I saw the price tag on this brass beauty, I knew it had to come home with me.
The patina is gorgeous, and it functions beautifully.
Wood Chain – $10
Last, but not least, I found this unique wood chain. I believe it was hand-carved from one piece of wood. Pretty incredible, right?
I thought it was a special find for only $10. These types of chains have become popular for decorating in recent years, but this one is handmade and antique, so it’s an extra-special vintage find!
And that’s it, my friends!
You might have caught me sharing a few more of my vintage finds on Instagram Stories. (It’s saved to my Highlights in case you missed it.) I did get more treasures, but I thought I’d limit my scope here and share some things that I didn’t show on Instagram.
Want even more vintage finds? Check out these posts:
- My Tips for Antiquing
- Vintage Metal Tray Gallery Wall
- Antique Finds for My Master Bedroom
- Living Room: Vintage-Inspired Decor
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