Quite the oxymoron, isn’t it? “New vintage”.
But that’s exactly what it is. Today, I have a few new finds to share. Perhaps you caught a few of them on facebook or instagram. If not, feast your eyes on what’s caught my eye recently…
Street signs aren’t typically my thing unless of course they are very old with an interesting story, real or imagined. This ‘no parking’ sign is enamel and seems to have been 2 separate signs at one time. It came from the rural hills of PA.
Ah, nautical lamps. I can’t resist scooping these up when I run into them being that we’re in a beach town and all. Lantern lamps lend the perfect bit of kitsch in a kid’s beach house bedroom, in my opinion. The shades on these have all been updated.
Something about this chicken weather vane just grabbed me. Was it the brass? Or the copper? I don’t know but I certainly wasn’t alone in my strong feelings for this cutie. It sold in less than a day after I put in the shop.
Same with this battered leather doctor’s bag. Only hours after putting it out did it sell. That beautiful cracked leather patina is just gorgeous. I might be a little sad to have let it go. Sigh.
More kitsch in the form of these retro teacups. They’re just so happy!
I love wiry baskets and vessels. These letter baskets have just the right detail. They almost make me want to organize and pay some bills.
File this stencil under the “weird & wacky” category. ‘Less Talk’. It sounds so rude, right? What could this phrase have possibly been used for so frequently that a stencil had to be made? I can only imagine that it must have been a company slogan. Any ideas?
Oh it’s Brimfield week again! Possibly my favorite place on Earth. No, we’re not going this time around. We’re much too busy here in Cape May as peak season has set in. The streets and beaches are swollen with visitors which I love and wouldn’t leave. Not even for Brimfield’s swollen streets and fields!
Alas, I haven’t even shared some of our May Brimfield finds with you. Without further adieu, a few snapshots…
I love this industrial vintage laundry cart. Unfortunately it is just too big for any space we have and it has since found a new home. Sigh.
We seemed to have spent a good deal of time shopping a field where several vendors specialized in cleaning out old factories so industrial finds were on our side for sure. We picked up an old factory skid. I love the heavy metal edges. This is still in our possession and destined to become a coffee table just as soon as we find the right castors/wheels/feet. Not quite sure what yet but something to amp up the height.
Moving along to the salvage department. We picked up the biggest baluster I’ve ever seen. And by “we”, I surely mean Ryan picked it up. This sucker is heavy. Topped with 30 inch round glass and you’ve got yourself a grand table for a foyer or a petite kitchen bistro table. The color is original. This gem is for sale currently at The West End Garage.
Just a bit of TLC was needed and this 3-tier plant stand is serving us very well as a display for our live plants for sale at The West End Garage. But for the right price, of course, it can find a new home. For now however, we’re enjoying its company.
One find that is here to stay forever is this hound dog weather vane. Yes, let me just clarify that it is a reproduction and we’re fully aware of that. We love it just the same. Last year we had an opportunity to buy an antique weather vane just like this in Adamstown but the price was just too high for us to justify for a purely aesthetic accessory to use outdoors nonetheless. We never stopped talking about that weather vane and the should’ve, could’ve, would’ve. It was like the “one that got away” for us so we were very happy to run into this guy at the right price in Brimfield. There are few cases that I am ok with a repro but this is one of them. This hound dog dons our potting shed and greets us every afternoon.
Have you found any remarkable new treasures lately?