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!