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!
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
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 Wednesday, Share Your Cup Thursday and Vintage Inspiration Party.