Saturday, March 26, 2011

Locker Love


Antique Malls are like I Spy books.  I go through looking at all the little things first. " Oh a head vase...sticker shock...look a junior elf book...darn I have that one already."   Then I go through looking at the big stuff.  What are they displaying on?  What neat furniture pieces do they have?  Could be just me, but this method works.  That way I can make sure if I really want something I can think about it and grab it on the second time around.  (Very different process than an estate sale I might add, where you grab it no matter what. Because it will not be there if you leave it to come back again.  You can always put it back!)  I found this great little locker with this method just the other day...


Didn't even see it on the first go around.  It has charm and patina.  The pattern is super.  I grabbed it right before two other ladies did, I always feel bad doing this, but they were very gracious.  Both told me it was going to be better off with me than stuck in the garage with them?  


Not a moment was wasted putting my fabric stash inside.  I love great organization.  It freed up lots of space for more treasures...


The paint is a creamy yellow.  The gentleman at the shop said it would look great painted up...I didn't want to burst his bubble.  This is a timeless piece that I can use for years to come and in almost any room.  Towels in the bathroom, junk in the kids rooms, books in the den.  I hope I find another one?
This one was a steal at $28.00.


It is the perfect perch for an Irmi lamp.


Quick update on the quatrefoil shelf painted in ballet pink and loaded with my Magpie spun head team.  *the Christmas ones are packed away*  This vintage grouping looks so happy together.


Last but not least, my copy of Creating Vintage Charm came in the mail on Friday and is just yummy.  Both Happy Harris and Betty Bates are featured in it.  To top it off there is a great pull out page full of printed treasures from the sweet Miss Keren of Free Pretty Things for You.  Loads of vintage charm and great ideas.  
By the way...I am ignoring the snow outside...its just cold pixie dust!

18 comments:

Kori said...

Wow great finds honey!!! I love a good flea! I hope you are having a great weekend love.

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Sarah said...

That is SUPER cute.

I have a bunch of those Irmi figures from mobiles too. I have yet to decide what to do with them....

Kim K. said...

Who knew a locker could look so darn cute!! Great find. I love your Magpie collection on your quatrefoil shelf. Guess what. I have that exact same shelf in my half bath/laundry room. I swear we're Siamese twins when it comes to shopping. I have a collection of vintage beach items on that shelf in my bathroom.

PS. I managed to sneak away to my favorite dealer today and scored BIG time on Easter items. I'm super happy. I've been a decorating fool.

Cindy said...

Girls those shelves are from Home Interiors from the late 70's.I have one also.

I do believe it would of been a tug of war over that locker..lol! I love the fabric in it.

Cindy from Rick-Rack and Gingham

Folky Dots said...

Love the locker, especially with the fabric in it. Very nice!

Free Pretty Things For You said...

aww im so happy you got it and loved it!!
I have to do a post soon about it :)

laurie -magpie ethel said...

I'm feeling some locker love too...that is an awesome score. Love how tall and skinny and all those circle cutouts! Honored to have a shelf of my own...totally brought a smile to my face!

Amy said...

I blogged about a set of old school lockers I have in our playroom that I got off freecycle.5 of my 7 kids use them for their backpacks and jackets and stuff. They are so handy! I have never heard of that magazine so I am going to have to check it out !

Creative Breathing said...

Renee, I am giggling at your spun head shelf. It seems those of us who "visit" each other all have the same shelf of cuties! We know what we love, and we love Laurie! What a great locker for your fabric. It's what I now think of as a Vintage Mending color! Have a lovely week ahead! Elizabeth

Cyndie said...

I love that locker! I am looking for a tall, narrow cabinet for all my skeins of yarn and would've grabbed that one in a second.

Sandy said...

Renee,
I totally agree with you! This piece is perfect!!!! Love what you storing....and I went and ordered a magazine, I have never sena site like that!!!! Very very cool that they print the magazine after you order it! No waste....:)

Nan said...

I love this cabinet how handy. That Magpie Ethel collection is great and I'm starting one of my own as well. Her stuff is building up here it's so darn cute.

retrorevival.biz said...

Hi Renee! Glad I discovered your blog ~ so cute! Happy designed my blog too. Looking forward to following you:) ~Cindy

GardenofDaisies said...

What a fun way to store fabric!!! Great find!

katie jean said...

I just love that you put your fabrics in that fantastic locker. They look so good in there! And I just have to find that magazine. I love that Keren is in there :) how great for her.

Shelley Davis said...

Hi Renee,
I love your fabric locker. Very cool. I also love your Magpie spun heads. I too have a collection of her wonderful work. Your feed that is attached to her site is wrong. It goes to the wrong site.

Shelley

My Vintage Mending said...

Thank you Shelly, I have fixed the link. I pasted one too many times and Happy's site was linked by mistake. The link now goes to Magpie Ethel's Etsy site. Smiles...Renee

The Chickens' Auntie said...

That's a marvelous locker -- I've never seen one like it. It's a perfect place for a fabric stash, too.