The Hubbs and I had a lot of fun antique shopping today! Yes I am a lucky gal whose hubby actually comes shopping with me… and he doesn’t even complain! (Usually.)
Although we didn’t take anything home with us (Bummer) we had a great time looking around, I always find tons of cool things at antique stores. Don’t y’all?
First up was this cute little blue chair and the gorgeous blue trunk below it. I love the blue patina on the trunk, it’s aged to perfection. The little chair, on the other hand, looks crisp and new, it would look just darling tucked up to a little desk wouldn’t it? While they are both adorable I have no little behinds to put in little chairs (yet, although I may be able to convince Bitty to sit in it for a moment or two… probably not). The trunk was beautiful in person but I already have started quite the little collection of trunks… unless I want them to take over my house I had better stop the madness now! The chair was priced at $15 while the trunk was a bit higher at $30, not a bad price for either!
The next booth had an entire army of antique fans, enough to make any girl swoon… literally it was hotter than Hades today (I wanted to turn them all on 😉 ). The three on this table caught my eye because in person the fan to the left has teal blades, while the fan front in center looks darling in blue. Priced at $25 or $35 a piece it was hard not to take one home with me. But I already have a little teal fan at home… these were slightly larger and would take up more real estate. Something I’m short on at the moment!
The shop also had a nice little selection of antique toys, the ironing board above would be so cute in a little playroom! Heck I would even use it in every day decor… picture it placed on a dresser, hung on a wall, or sitting under a window. It would look so cute as a little photo prop! The pink tea set was placed on a little pink dresser, I could just imagine a little girl serving her teddy bear tea party with this exact set! The ironing board was priced at $48 while the tea set was slightly lower at $40.
I loved the paint on both of the following pieces, the dresser on the left was a pale aqua. It would look so cute in a sea side bedroom! While the desk to the right had a gorgeous three tone paint job, I loved the unique combination and thought it had great legs. The dresser was priced at $325 while the desk was $175 so both were a little rich for my taste, although not poorly priced.
Remember how I said the Hubs was wonderful enough to come shopping with me? Well he is… but I always find him intrigued by the strangest objects! Typewriters, counting machines, pianos… keyboards. Anything with keys is fair game, I’m not sure why but he loves playing around with them! Our very first Valentines Day together I bought him an antique typewriter with the name Smith across the top (his last name, now mine too!). I was a little scared that his love for tinkering wouldn’t extend past the antique shop (you know something to pass the time while I shopped) but he loved it! He pulled it onto his lap like a laptop and started tinkering away, I still catch him doing that sometimes. Silly man.
This table cloth was priced at $12 and almost made it in the cart. I thought long and hard about using the material in my upcoming kitchen bench cover project but finally decided against it. Even though it is a nice pattern I really want the bench and chairs to match and there isn’t quite enough fabric to cover all three pieces. Sadly this little table cloth went back on the shelf.
Well that’s it for today’s adventure, Bitty and I are so glad you joined us on this adventure! I’ll be back with more antique shopping soon!