just another manic monday

After a fabulously gorgeous weekend in PA, it is a cold and rainy Monday.  And that is A-ok with me.  It is forcing me to stay in and catch up on some work.  However, last week was pretty great for sourcing and selling vintage finds.

First let me tell you, yesterday was Clover Market…ahhmazing.  As always.  We had a fabulous crowd!  Sunny skies and fun neighboring vendors too.  My first customers of the day were from Massachusetts.  (Hi girls!)  They traveled to Philly all the way from Mass just to visit us at Clover.  How cool is that?  If you are considering making the trip, November 4th is the last Clover of the season!  I guarantee you’ll find some unique holiday gifts and a few gems for yourself.

Prior to my frantic day-before-Clover prep, I took some time to shop and work on a room in my own house.  It is no where near ready for a reveal but let me show you a few treasures that will be in the room.

I seriously fell in love with this needlepoint old man.  Isn’t he sweet?  When I first found him, I thought that I would sell him.  (I’ve been on a vintage needlepoint kick lately.)

Then the more I looked at him, I knew he was a keeper.  Now call me crazy but he totally looks like an old man Ryan.  And my mom agrees. So call her crazy too.  I mean seriously, I think this is what my fiance, Ryan, is going to age to look like.  I’m pretty sure he even has that hat already.  Ryan currently has a shorter, darker beard and the same blue eyes. We’ll check back with him in another 35 years.

So old man Ryan stays.

Next up is a corner hutch in fabulous aqua blue.  We moved this guy right into the beach house living room to serve as a bar area.  It took the place of an oversized dark bookshelf.  The change really opened up the corner visually and invoked a little beach cottage whimsy with the color.

Funny thing is that the guy I bought this from kept telling me how I could refinish the paint but I thought that was the best part!  I suppose I will fix the cabinet pull though.

I love scouting antique scales.  This particular one is a fudge scale.  The flat marble base is a great area for displaying books and things.  I can’t keep everything though so I will probably sell this one.

I picked up this enamel top cabinet a few weeks back.  It is pretty beat but I hope to revitalize it with Miss Mustard Seed milk paint soon.

So what did you do this weekend?  Find any good vintage treasures?

I’ll be spending the rest of the week gearing up for our monthly sale this weekend at the Brick & Mortar.  We’ll be rolling out the Miss Mustard Seed milk paint line.  If you are a local DIYer, you must stop by Saturday or Sunday to see all of the wonderful colors and products!  I may even have Miss Mustard Seed’s new book in stock too!  I’ll keep you posted.

Linking to Mod Vintage Life, Apron Thrift Girl

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