Hello! Hello! Have your holidays kicked off with a bang this weekend? Mine certainly did and I am exhausted! Besides indulging in festivities I also managed to source some fab junk that span the spectrum of fave vintage categories. So here’s what I’m buying these days…
Starting small with Ball mason jars. I see more soap dispensers in my future.
A rusty jar thingy. Anyone know what this was once used for? I have a transformation in mind.
A heavy contained floral frog.
I scored a pair of iron steps. These were used on an old horse & buggy so passengers could step inside. I hope to transform these into practical hooks. Stay tuned.
I managed to find 2 old grain sacks in decent condition. I’m very excited about them!
An itty bitty primitive egg basket. Have you ever seen one so small?
More wiry goodness in the form of a small rusty pink pram. I’m thinking both of these would be lovely in a spring display.
A pretty sweet distressed leather suitcase. Loving…
I bought a whole set of Victorian iron fencing like the segment below in a private sale. I’ve got a few projects in mind for them. The fencing literally opened the door for me to many other picks. The woman who sold them invited me into her garage and next thing I knew I was sifting through piles of her family heirlooms and making offers in true American Pickers style. How exhilarating. I will be going back later this week to pick ’em up. Stay tuned for photos on those items.
One of my favorite finds this weekend were these old lab stools at a flea market in NJ. I bought them from a great dealer who also sells on etsy. He had such a neatly curated stash of industrial vintage. I am going to pair the stools with a wooden high top table we already own which will be in the man cave when it is finished. Is it bad that I am shopping for the man cave before construction on it has even begun? Maybe worse that I am shopping for the man cave at all considering I told Ryan he could style it. Hmmph. I can’t help myself.
And finally, my favorite this week. In another private sale I bought an iron patio set with 4 chairs in excellent condition plus a matching table. The curves are awesome. Who buys patio furniture in December?
So although it is freezing outside and yard sales are long gone, there are still plenty of vintage deals to be done. Pick on!