I have been obsessed with watching for vintage on all the online places and thrift stores recently. It seems there is something out there just waiting to find a home- that is waiting for me to find it.
I mentioned that I had coffee with a friend last week- and she is kind of what I jokingly call a friend with benefits. You see- she owns an antique store and she has the most amazing style. Which means it is chock full of things I feel the need to load up and bring home. So, of course, I had to shop while I was there. And yes, indeed, I did bring some things home with me. Along with some other things I found on marketplace.
Ready to see them?
Vintage Garden Pottery
When I say I have been obsessed with architectural salvage and old garden products- I am not kidding. I have been watching for one of those big greek fountains ever since that garden tour in spring- and have also been searching for interesting garden elements for various areas. And so, I might have brought a few things home recently.
Vintage Garden Urns and Pedestals
I am IN LOVE with these vintage black urns and pedestals.
They are cement and weight a ton- and have the most lovely chippy character to them. I found a set of two of them for $50 and they came with a set of 2 long garden planters that match for $50 as well.
Another day, another set of vintage pedestals and urns. I told you I was obsessed! This was a crazy thing- we were heading over to my sons house for dinner and as I mentioned, I always check marketplace for wherever we are going to be and happened to bump into several pieces of pottery about 20 minutes from his house. We made a quick dash over and picked up just a couple of things-including 2 chippy pedestals and an oval shaped urn. One of the reasons I have been looking for pedestals in general is for some upcoming photography work that I am doing that needs a little vintage oomph. These are perfect- and so the collection has begun. haha.
Antique French Grape Harvest Basket
This is a find from Sandy’s shop- and it is incredible.
I was minding my business wandering through when I saw it sitting on the floor. The most delicious gray blue paint and a whole lot of patina and character. I have actually been looking for a basket like this one to hang on a wall in our house for several years. Most often they are too expensive, too new or too far away and costly to ship. This one was not a steal of a bargain – but I knew it was coming home with me.
I haven’t had a chance to hang it up yet (I have been decking the halls for a print project that was due this week- (don’t mind the snow sprinkle on the floor) but stay tuned for a proper look at it soon.
Random- I know! I was checking out at the ReStore with some vintage ironstone and vintage garden tools (you can see a couple below) when I spotted them behind the counter.
Vintage wood skis that are perfect for winter stylings and for a photoshoot in the mountains that I have coming up this fall. So, I added them to my every rotating photo prop supply and already have a few ideas of how they will be making an appearance here this holiday season.
I mentioned old ironstone -this is a different kind of pottery.
This is a pitcher with a big bowl- much like you would find back in the day in a wash room.
This is dated from the 70’s and has a handmade name mark on the bottom- but it has the mostly lovely details.
It came home with me along with a few other pieces that were random and went right into the cabinet in the dining room.
Of course, I am shopping for a few more things yet. Stay tuned for the next vintage score.