spring cleaning

What an absolutely gorgeous weekend!  I’m sad to see it come to an end.  The sun was shining.  Birds were chirping.  Daffodils were blooming.  And I successfully purged and organized the growing hoard in the garage.  For real.  I took 4 boxes to the thrift store on Saturday and did not step foot in the store to shop for more because that would pretty much cancel out the entire effort of purging.  Ok so the 4 boxes were tiny.  But still I purged. 

However, I did shop for some fab vintage earlier in the day.  I couldn’t let you down and not pursue any new finds.  So I shopped for you, my good friends.  My buys have certainly been more selective lately.  I’m buttoning up my buying strategy and only getting the most awesome vintage accessories I can find.  I have to really, really love it.  Like can’t-live-without-it love it.  You see the, um, stock room is full with my increasing furniture projects which only leaves a little room for the small vintage treasures.  And I’m fine with this strategy.  Just rollin with the punches here at Circa Dee, ya know.

So my neatly curated buys for the week…

You’re thinking it doesn’t look very exciting, aren’t you? And the cart the treasures are on is from a couple of weeks ago. Remember? I thought I would paint it this weekend but didn’t get to it. BTW I decided on a bold yellow for the cart in case you were wondering. I did manage to paint 3 other things though…also in yellow. Perhaps, my new fave color (after green that is). I will share those soon.

Anyway, the finds. I really, really love this teal bowl. I have a growing collection of antique mixing bowls in this color family. Yes, can’t live without it.  And the 3 bobbins just went so well so I got them too.

I love scales. I think we’ve established that. Although this scale is not super interesting looking I have never seen one quite like it so had to have it. The 30 pound Health-o-meter stork scale is circa 1930s/40s and would have been used in a pediatrician’s office. It has an enamel top – another love of mine. Currently it found a home on my bookshelf.

Finally my very first lot of transferware. I usually bypass it but for some reason I was drawn to the popular English collectible this weekend.

And the buy of the week was this big milk crate. I can just picture it filled with vases boasting cut flowers from my garden that I’ve yet to plant.

How was your weekend?

2 thoughts on “spring cleaning

  1. Love the milk crate.I can see it filled with rolls of fat quarter fabric-all organized and waiting for inspiration to strike.The bowl is really lovely too.

  2. SOOOOO cool – I LOVE love LOVE the milk crate! I always think things like that would look great with veg or fruit – or for storing potatoes and onions!

    bxx
    bybande

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