Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Bella Rosa Antiques: Vintage Finds of the Week #2

Welcome to my second "Vintage Finds of the Week." 

Today I'm sharing some of my more industrial finds. Usually I'm surrounded by vintage jewelry, porcelain dishes with roses, and antique ephemera. Don't get me wrong, I also found those kinds of things but today I wanted to show you my other side.

The gritty. The grungy.

Not convinced yet? Me neither!

Just to let you know, I usually bring along my vintage lovin' sidekick: The Hubs.

He is just as into antiques as I am. He's just not into selling them! Which works because I need someone to carry all of my junk, I mean, treasures. 

I'm just kidding!!! We help each other out at local sales with questions like "Should I get this?" or "What do you think of THIS?" Our code word answers are: "I really like it," if we think it is a great find or, "I don't really like it."  The latter can mean anything from "please don't bring that junk home" to "I think it is priced way too high!" 

We were both surprised to see this vintage Coca-Cola soda crate still sitting around. It received an "I like it!" and we snapped it up as soon as we could.

The hubby was excited to pick out some license plates. There were a lot of them at this one sale we went to and he bought four from the fifties.

I couldn't pass up the wooden picnic basket.... went round and round with the Hubs about why I had to have it. I kept getting back :"I don't like it."  I ended up winning with "But I REALLY like it!"  I also just noticed it is positioned backwards in the photo. Ah well! 

Then there was the metal cash box. Oh yes! Love that it still had the key in the lock. I also found satin hangers (they look mysteriously like hangers from a "Victoria's Secret" store) and a sweet old sewing box.

I also purchased these two paintings... not a Renoir or a Monet but there is some appeal to them. I might bring one to the lake house. The master bedroom has a "ship at sea" theme.

Can't wait to see what this weekend may bring! I love finding something we've never come across before....even if we aren't sure what it was made to do. It's like a scavenger hunt and what makes buying and selling vintage stuff, fun!

Linking to What's It WednesdayShare Your Cup Thursday and  Vintage Inspiration Party.


Gina @ VictorianWannaBe said...

Hi Jill,
What great finds, I'm LOVING that ship at sea painting, gorgeous!! I need that for my seashore bathroom ya know!
Happy Wednesday!

Victoria said...

Oh, the ship at sea painting is gorgeous! How cute that you and hubby are junking buddies:) We had to go car shopping on Monday then yesterday I had a little tummy bug so today I'm finally working on a little dollhouse furniture makeover:) Hopefully I'll get around to doing a blog post on Friday!

Happy hump day!

Victorian1885 said...

Hello Jillian
Your vintage picnic basket is wonderful and I don't blame you for wanting to keep the seaside oil painting for your Lake house... lovely...

Rita C at Panoply said...

I'm like you Jill - are you a Gemini, by chance? I have at least two personalities in collecting - one is a Flapper who just happens to love dishes too, lol, and the other likes a steampunk funky thing with industrial vibe. That basically makes us a danger to ourselves, right? Good finds!

janice15 said...

Lovely new fines... I love the vintage hunt too. Im your new follower. Stop by some time with love Janice

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

I always like to find coke crates and license plates.

Tuula @ Thrifty Rebel Vintage said...

I love that basket and the paintings are lovely. I never find licence plates, but I sure would like to.

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

You make a great team! I'd give all of your treasures a thumbs-up too. Thanks for sharing at Vintage Inspiration Party.

Audrey said...

Great finds ... especially love the wooden picnic basket.

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

Sounds like the two of you have a fun time agreeing and disagreeing. lol! I would not have questioned about whether or not to buy the picnic basket. I'm like you and love the hunt. Found some fun things today! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

Anonymous said...

Great vintage finds this week! Love the metal box the best!

Cheryl said...

Love your finds!! Thanks for sharing.