I have not been antiqueing for a while so my niece Lauren and I made a date to go today. Unfortunately Aunt Flo was a few days late and she had to come with us today too, but other than that it was fun.
First I'll show you some of the stuff I saw, some fun, some odd, some sad and some creepy.
So this is my dream hutch, if I could afford it, I would buy this and put it where my red shelf is. Look at all the nooks and cranny's for displays and look at the storage, it was too cool. For now, I'll just look at it every day on my blog.
This was a neat cupboard, we saw one at another place too, and it spun around. Not sure what it was for maybe nuts and bolts?
This made me think of MAMMa and Rhonda, they love martini's.
I thought I recognized this couple, maybe a great aunt and uncle, then I moved in to get a better look at it…
…nope, I was wrong….isn't that the weirdest thing? At an angle the faces changed. Now that I see it was only $16.00 I should have bought it. What fun for halloween eh? Oh well.
How about a nice bubble bath in this fancy tub? It is so primitive that I think you'd have to make your own bubbles…can of beans sold separately…toot!…ha!
I love seeing a bunch of the same things together.
Look at these poodle dog things, they had tags that said "I'm Cinnamon", "I'm Cloves". Then we went to a different store and saw this…
…one loan little guy, he doesn't even have his tag, no wonder he got lost.
Those is some big lolly's/yoyo's on them there sticks. It was neat to see some of the booth's with Halloween stuff, one booth had regular things and then they'd stick a hat or a mask on them.
Need a rolling pin? If you're gonna make Aunt Thelma's tarts you just might.
This made me a little sad. Look at Ernie sitting on the floor waiting for someone to take him home. It's like his hands are together and he is pleading…"please, oh please"
I thought these were kinda cute but not sure what it was about. The little boy or girl and then the bows and arrows. Is it supposed to be cupid?
Some little child's old dolls, boy if they could only talk eh? Ok well that would be kinda creepy and Chucky like if they did, but you know what I mean.
This I called the migraine inducing room. All those fabrics, none matching and some just horrible.
So wanna see my purchases? I usually wash stuff up right away when I get home and take pictures, but we got home late and then Jeff wanted to watch Captain America, so I just took pictures, I will clean everything up tomorrow.
2 little squatty jars, and a baby frog.
I don't really need anymore glass jars, but I couldn't resist this one an old sugar jar, I love these for small embellishments cause I don't have to take the lid off I can just shake them out. Oh and the brass mini candle holders…watch for those to be re-purposed.
I found this cute small table with two drawers, and it is really sturdy, I'm gonna shabby it up, add some cute knobs, maybe a basket or two on the shelf and I think it will look cute at the foot of the guest bed.
I found an old beverage crate, and it is nice and sturdy and a great deal. Down the road my current punch holder will be full so I will put them side by side.
Speaking of punch holder, I was honored to have my updated studio posted on the Crafty Storage blog.
Look what I did the other day…
…I had put this chalkboard Decor Elements inside my 8 1/2 x 11 cardstock cabinet. I wanted to find chalk markers. I asked at the office supply store and the guy looked at me like I was nuts. So the other day I was at Joannes and they had them. I need to get more colors, they are too fun. They write like a marker, but it is chalk so you just wash it off with a moist rag. When I get low on cardstock I jot it down and then I check my list when I put in my order. I ordered the chalkboard one called Notebook and I am going to hang it inside my stamp set cabinet, so I can keep track of stuff there. It won't hurt my wood cabinets that is what I like.
Well I better hit the hay, it's late and morning comes early.
Have a blessed Sunday and thanks for stopping in.
Those pictures are called Cupid Awake and Cupid Asleep. My Granny and Granddad had them hanging on their wall when I was a kid (and believe me that was a long time ago)
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Dee in N.H. says
Oh wow! My dream hutch too! and I would love to have that Nut and Bolt(?) holder for ribbon and stuff! You got some really great stuff! I've been looking forever for a frog and have yet to see one around here. You just don't see shops or flea markets like that around here. I have one of those soda trays too. They look beautiful with stuff in them. Have a great weekend! We got a ton of snow last night. Blech!!
Di, what a great use for the chalkboard. I have mine on the closet door in my craft room, but haven't used it for a long time. I'm going to use your idea. I can never find my list on my desk! Loved your antique shopping trip too. TFS.
Barb Gornick says
Oh my gosh, love this post!
I need a frog- is that where you get them – at Antique stores?
I LOvE that cabinet. I go to one store that has the most gorgeous black shelves with the library ladder. wish I could buy it for my hubby.
Oh that photo was creepy!
I LOVE what you bought. Can't wait to see how you shabby it up, girl so you better get busy and post it soon!!
Oh the migraine room- make you want to kind of barf- sorry!
Looks like such a fun day!
Carey Rogers says
Oh how cool on everything you bought. You find the neatest things. I would have looked at that small table and thought "what a piece of junk and what would I ever do with it". I just don't have the imagination like you. Thanks for sharing it with us.
Carey and Roscoe
Pinky Roth says
Di, it looks like you had a blast shopping and picking up some great items as well! I sure would like to find one of those old drink crates to put punches in…
Here is the roast beef recipe that I promised you:
NEW ORLEANS STYLE BEEF ROAST
3-5 lb. roast (boneless chuck roast is the best)
Cut slits completely through the meat and insert buds of garlic into the slits. You will remove the garlic buds after it is completely cooked before serving.
Put the beef in a bowl and pour one cup of vinegar over it, making sure the vinegar runs down into the slits of the meat. Place this in your refrigerator over night.
When ready to cook the roast, pour the vinegar off an place meat in a heavy pot (I use a caste iron one) and brown the meat in bacon drippings until thoroughly browned on both sides. Then pour 2 cups of strong black coffee over the roast. Add 1 cup of water over that uf desired. I usually only add about a half of a cup.
Cook this slowly on simmer for 6 hours on top of the stove. If your roast is cooked too fast, or, if the lid on you pot is not tight enough, you may need to add additional water.
Do not season w/anything else until about 20 minutes before serving and then add salt and papper. That's all.
I promise you will not taste the vinegar or coffee and this roast will fall apart it is so tender, no matter how tough the meat was originally.
The gravy is a rich dark brown color and I thicken mine w/some flour after removing the roast.
Your family will love this roast, but do not tell them your secrets to making it:) They will lick their plates clean! I usually serve my roast w/either mashed potatoes or rice and some other veggie. Yummy…
When you cook it, let me know how you liked it. This roast has been in my husband's family for several generations, and I am passing it on to my friends and family because it is so good.
Hi Di! Any chance you remember the price of the spinning cupboard?