Holy buckets! I have not been junking/antiquing/flea marketing/garage saleing/estate saleing for sooooo long! Ron and I have been so busy with work and life that we've had to put the treasure seeking on the side burner. On Saturday, we finally had a day not consumed by other obligations so, on a whim, we hopped in the car and headed up Minnesota's North Shore.
We stopped at a couple garage sales, an estate sale, and several antique and thrift stores throughout the day. I first picked up the little wooden egg for 10 cents at a garage sale. I guess my recent post, Seven Bird & Nest Inspired Projects, was still fresh on my mind. :) The long matches in the metal canister were a $2 find at an estate sale. These will come in handy once the temperatures drop this fall and the fireplace gets put back into action!
This vintage expanding metal shelf will help create some extra storage somewhere around the house. I like functional vintage pieces like this. I much prefer them to today's plastic versions.
This clever little find was 50% off at a going-out-of-business sale for an antique vendor who had a small shop in her garage. While many of her pieces seemed a bit over-priced, this little gem was $5 after the discount. The fabric covers some kind of malleable material that allows it to be bent and formed. It can sit on a table or over the back of a chair. So clever! A whimsical touch for a dinner party!
I picked up a couple other gems (literally and figuratively) that I'll show you this week. Did you seek out and find any treasures this weekend?