After a 3,000 km trip through three states and two provinces with stops in every antique, thrift and fabric store we came upon, it wasn’t too tough to fill up the truck with some vintage goodies. Here are a few of the fabulous things I picked up on the way:
Back row – The picnic basket is so lovely and in wonderful condition. I gave the piece a good dose of tung oil as it was a wee bit dry and I’m still deciding whether or not I’ll paint or stain the lid (or cover in fabric, etc.). The bottle dryer is a reproduction but I can’t afford the real deal. My coffee mugs now hang from it. The picture with all the old bathtubs was apparently taken at Rejuvenation prior to them becoming part of the William Sonoma family. Once my bathroom is renovated, it’ll hang in there to keep my clawfoot tub company.
L-R – The metal bin is probably a children’s toy dish rack and it sits on my desk holding bits of miscellaneous paper. The glass floats are perched in a wooden bowl with the rest of my collection. The metal bird is tucked up against some books on a shelf and looks like it has been there forever. The teeny, tiny metal pedestal sink is on display in my letterpress drawer in my upstairs office. It was too cute to pass up.
L-R – I love the little painting with its moody blues and greys. I’m displaying it in my guest room as part of a little vignette I’m working on (future post). The abacus was a housewarming gift for a client of mine. The wooden shoe mould is exquisite with its metal sole and rests on top of some books. The sewing machine drawers have yet to find a use and I’m still debating if I’ll paint them or not.
L-R – The pyrex bowl is now ready for anything that randomly fills it while I watch TV. This can include jewellery I don’t want to wear anymore or bits of thread as I work on a project. I’m guessing it’ll eventually house candy or chocolate in the cooler months. The pewter mug is home to a succulent and the metal frog holds all the pens on my desk. The felt ball trivet was a steal at the Portland Saturday Market and has yet to find a permanent place (it’s just too pretty for pots and pans).