Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Leather, zinc & willow

Ahhhh...those three words conjure up some beautiful images. Here are some images of my latest acquisitions.
A summertime favorite here, starfish strands
Vintage buckets overflowing with framed shells on linen
starfish, large polished clam shells and sea urchins (which look great filling our hobnail mercury glass vases)
ATTENTION LOCALS! Our indoor/outdoor Buckeye Lake pillows have been replenished...HURRY if you want one!
had these sent in from Belgium, wonderful, roughed up leather shirt boxes
old miners' hanging baskets and a vintage dough trough from a European bakery, beautil as a planter or filled with ice and beverages at your next gathering
vintage wicker chair
big, oval wash tubs from Holland
two huge vintage life preservers
vintage willow trunks, fabulous texture AND storage!
trio of mini buckets hanging on each other, great for organizing your own creative space
dripping with wired glass crystals, lovely, romantic bulbs covers
My new favorite, a tall stately, galvanized pitcher, would be gorgeous filled with blue hydrangeas or bunches of queen anne's lace. The one line I have carried since way back in the day, Farmhouse lavender products, and I keep adding more of their products for you all to try. They are addictive, hand made in small batches and earth friendly.
a vintage GIANT industrial lightbulb
a great find, vintage wicker settee
an awesome, as found, vintage wicker table in aqua paint
a pile of vintage zinc sap pots from Belgium

Friday, June 18, 2010

Just back from a buying trip....

Crusty, rusty European garden fountain sink $140
Vintage grain sacks from Belgium $30 each
An array of vintage seltzer bottles $26 - $39
LOVE this old green step back milk cupboard with it's scalloped top and fly screen doors $695
Lovely old oak stretcher table, 6 feet by 3 feet, $945
Vintage cottage style old paint dresser, great carvings and details, $289
HUGE (3 feet across) industrial pan with pour spout, looks great hanging on the wall too, $110
Schools of screen printed tin fish, $$9.95 each
Another vintage cottage style dresser, paint as found, full of drawer space, adorned with beautiful barbola florals and basket medallions, $289
Yet another vintage cottage style dresser, paint as found, this one has a big, beautiful mirror that was not attached yet at time of photo, $289
Vintage cast iron fireback with a Victorian woman gathering and smelling the flowers, newly painted $68
BEAUTIFUL, vintage full size oak bed with old paint, $168
Vintage wicker settee, $139 and a plethora of pillows $32.95 - $59.95
Vintage wrought iron patio couch/sofa, now $95
wooden Le fluer bucket, $29.95
Super nice vintage swing handled buckets, $22 each
HUGE vintage tin fruit advertising tray, gorgeous colors $89
Crusty & rusty cast iron claw feet, great bookends $12 per pair
Mercury glass swallows, 14.95 large old birdcage $40, burlap market totes, $49.95
Antique European grain sack, so soft from years of use, would be a beautiful bolster pillow, $85
Ruffled chair slips, $179 each, new chippy table with scrolly garden inspired legs $349.95

Sunday, June 13, 2010

What was your best find this weekend?

This is what I found...a 12 x 14 chicken house! I know I know, who let me out unsupervised? But $35??!! A steal right?(Ask me again after I find someone willing to move it, lol.)My daughter and I have grandiose plans of turning it into a clubhouse/hang out for girls that are young and young at heart. A fresh coat of picket fence white paint, open up the front and put in salvaged glass paned doors that slide on old barn tracks, hang a few sparkly chandeliers (it's already wired!), urns with flowers, pea gravel walkway, weather vane up top, sleeping bunks with crisp cotton sheets and chenille throws...the ideas are making my head spin!!
It's bought and paid for but there is the nasty little problem of getting it to our, oh yeah, have to get it approved by the "developer" of our community too. "Really! We're not going to raise chickens (even though that sounds fun) we just want to play in it!" I've already started printing off pictures to show him our plans and open up his imagination...that is IF I can get it here...stay tuned...
So, tell me, what did you find? Does it make your heart pitter patter? Do tell!

Friday, June 11, 2010

Fresh picked goods just off the truck!

Customized Buckeye Lake indoor outdoor pillows with vintage images.
Sold out of these at Bryn Du, stock has been refreshed, glass cone t-light holders to put in your planted flower pots, three heights available, LOVELY on patios, porches, etc. Available in 11, 13 and 18 inches tall, they are 8.95 each.
Super duty lavender hand care for gardener's and just plain hard workers.
Farmhouse fresh lavender home care.
Vintage flags, cobalt blue grande cup and more.
Vintage cast iron paddlewheel bank.
vintage Sandusky, Ohio lard tin
vintage hotel room door numbers
vintage enamelware in reds and blues
vintage books and chalkware puppies
Shells, handled wire baskets and a vintage hand carved sailboat on board
Wolfgang and Monsieur Le Plume have new "digs", a larger, grander home!
freshly iced cupcake stack adjustable rings
vintage trophy from Reynoldsburg, Ohio circa 1969
antique athletic sports trophy from Amersham Hall School in England, engraved with March 30th, 1889.
a trio of pillowcases embroidered with "Mahapa II". The MAHAPA II was a 79 foot wood hulled gas yacht built in 1910 by Matthews Boat Co. at Port Clinton, OH. Below is a photo of the yacht underway on the Great Lakes.
Fun glass sphere vases with spot for placecards or photos.

Battery powered flickering birch log candles, LOVE these at night lining the perimeter of a patio, garden pathway or dock...and you can leave them unattended with no worries!
birch folders to hold mini vases or for textural splashes
old French clown pillow face, too cute