Wednesday, August 21, 2013

It's The Little Things

One of our local churches has a rummage sale every Tuesday and Saturday and I just love going because I never know what I will find. I just recently discovered it and I hate to think what I may have missed out on all the time that we were living here...but better late than never I guess. Yesterday my son and I quickly ran through to see if there was anything good, I found a duvet cover and he found a toy front end loader (his favorite) and we paid. As we were headed out the door I saw a little handle sticking out from under a shelving unit...could it be a cutting board?!
It was and it was priced at a $1!

I love the pale wood color and the fact that you can see that someone burned it a time or two. Also it was great timing because I just bought a new table runner and wanted a rustic cutting board to place on our dining room table.

The candle holders are recent thrift store finds, and I just love them. And my hydrangeas are blooming and couldn't make me happier when placed around the house.

Don't you just love it when things come together, especially if you didn't have to spend a lot to get the look you were going for.

Monday, August 12, 2013

A New Quilt and Some Ironstone Too

Due to lack of time I wasn't able to visit any Chicago antique shops while we were there, but Neal was sweet enough to left me walk around the MauMee Antique Mall in Ohio on our way home. Most items there are overpriced but if you scour enough there are deals to be found.

Like this beautiful antique quilt I found that was only $18! And this ironstone pitcher that was affordable due to the chip in it, plus it was 10% off due to a dealer sale. Other than lots of chamber pots there really wasn't any other ironstone for sale there, much to my dismay.

But that disappointment quickly dissipated because the next day I found this ironstone platter at the Goodwill near my parents house for $2!

Some of my favorite things to collect are old shaving mirrors and I just recently found the one pictured for $1 at a yard sale. The frame is that perfect gray color that I love so much. And see the mantle in the mirror reflection? That is for the sitting room part of our kitchen...not much progress there...we have been so busy with weddings and visitors galore and trips it has been put on the back burner. But the warm weather won't last much longer so we will have to really put the hammer to the nail once things slow down.

Hope you are enjoying these last couple weeks of summer!