Tuesday, July 5, 2011

When the boys are away...........

Well, part of this post is recent finds and the second part is May finds.

This past weekend my husband, father and brother took off for a long weekend golf getaway, leaving my mother and I home all alone. cue violins please.

We decided that it might just be a great idea with the beautiful weather to get in some outdoor shopping and antiquing together. We don't get a lot of opportunity to do it what with work and all so...........

We headed out on the road and made our first stop at a concrete statuary place for some garden decor. I forgot to dig my phone out and take pictures but we ended up with about 500 lbs of concrete in our trunk. A birdbath, Easter Island head, hen, pagoda and some baby birds. The poor guy loading our car was quite unsure it would all fit. Men and their doubting.


this our antique haul. I am still trying to convince my mom the wood toolbox on the bottom left doesn't look good in her house and should definitely come home with me. some amazing metal pieces, signage, and a skinny metal household scale with just the perfect amount of rust on it.


this was outside 1 of the antique stores and i want to replicate. from my research i think this is an antique bean planter? any one out there know any different?
this could have made some sparks being towed behind our car, especially considering we were full to the roof.

Part II
Back in May, Trevor and I went to the Spring Christie Antique Show, and I did manage to take some photos of 1/1000th of all of the goodness. So without further adieu, more antiques to peruse.


chicken incubator in beautiful condition. would love to make a table out of these


some industrial goodness with a couple of file drawers.



check out the size of these beauties compared to that nice man. they were huge.


beautiful iron chair recovered in linen sacks.



wood boot forms and boots



a unique idea for a curio shelf. look at the lovely items on the shelves. vintage binoculars, cloches. the marble table beside with trouble light table lamp custom made. amazing!!!


huge cloche chalk full of shoe forms.


SOLD! SOLD! SOLD! just not to me, believe me I asked/

our loot. the US feed pail now holds an assortment of Japanese fishing floats on a hallway console table. the wood piston sign found a home in our basement, whose renovation is coming along beautifully(more on that later). the US mail sack made me shriek with delight. I hung it on the wall with a picture light above to accentuate all the age wrinkles. totally unique!

Now get out there to your local flea market, antique store and find some used goodies to add character to your home. It's the perfect time of year for it.

Have a good day.

Meg

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