After the holiday wind-down and the slow junking start to the new year, I am happy to announce that I had a wildly successful weekend in the vintage picking and repurposing department. In just 2 days I got nearly a week’s worth done. Don’t get me wrong, I’m exhausted so let me get to the featured treasure finds from the weekend’s estate and fleas.
Some good ones, I know. Can you believe this little brownie only set me back a buck? Unheard of!
I never leave a seltzer bottle like this behind.
And some old shelf brackets round out the smalls.
I grabbed this olive green chest of drawers. It had the perfect chippy patina that revealed an earlier coat of red paint underneath. The green over red reminds me of the vintage army medical blankets that are so hot right now and impossible to find. I want one! If you don’t know what I am talking about, check pinterest.
Anyway, this chest of drawers would look fab as a nightstand next to a bed dressed with the wool medical blanket.
Speaking of the service, I found this old storage box with awesome type. It was used in the navy. I think this would look amazing as a storage box that would be housed under a bench (since there is no lid)…in an entry way perhaps, to corral shoes and accessories. Maybe with casters on the bottom. What do you think? I really, really love it. Scratches and all.
Suitcases from different eras. The large blue one is wool, from the late 60s and in excellent condition. The brown leather one is much earlier and not in great condition but I love it just the same. (I seem to love everything today but the truth is, I don’t buy it if I don’t love it.)
These 2 steelmaster metal card cabinets are in excellent condition. It’s like they were never used. Except I know they were because they held a neatly organized file system of 1970s teenage boy’s record collection. In fact, there were more card cabinets but I left ’em behind because I didn’t want to carry the rest. Those cards were heavy. I am kicking myself now!
And finally, how much do I love this cart? It is a nice green color AND with the flick of a wrist it folds in half. Yup, love.
And I’m spent! But before I go, I will open up the link party for any other bloggers who want to share their vintage treasures. I’m working out the technical stuff, so you have to click through and then link up your post showing what you found this past week! Spread the word…grab a button and link back here. The link will stay open through Thursday.
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I absolutely adore that little vintage cart. It is too cute!
what great finds! hopping over to visit from apron thrift girl. 🙂
Everything looks fabulous….but I love that old crate! BTW….I wanted to invite you to stop by my blog. We are having an “impossibility” challenge for 2012!
Great stuff. I wish I could find a seltzer bottle (I have never come across one at a sale). The green cart is my favorite!
total scores for you. wow. love that last cart that folds up. gotta love something that all but disappears for storage purposes. the most index boxes I’ve purchased at once is 5. I was dehydrated and sun burnt, but by golly, I got um!
Wow! All really fabulous finds! That cart is fantastic!