It’s no secret that I love to go thrifting, junking , yard-saleing…you name it. Basically if I have the chance to find something beautifully aged, then you can count me in. I wanted to share my most recent vintage finds. These have been collected over the course of a couple weeks and why I chose them to come home to add my my collection.
I have always loved an eclectic, cottage type feel and it just so happens, junking and searching for pieces (my favorite sport) is THE BEST way to achieve this cozy and collected vibe. Our homes really can be a collection of things we love. This makes a style unique and truly original.
When I am out and about I always have my eyes peeled. Woods, greens, architectural pieces.… and this is just the beginning. My point is I am always searching. I am constantly moving things around in my home, and maybe you do to. Mostly because I like to get a feel for different pieces in different spaces. If I don’t love it after a few days (and sometimes weeks if I’m lazy) I try it somewhere else. The hunting aspect comes when I am looking for specific textures, heights to help me tweak something or fill an empty spot.
As I was sorting and moving things from room to room I decided to bring all my recent finds into one place and picture them. I get many questions on what I look for and how I know what to buy and my answer is usually always the same, I love it when I see it and if I love it, I buy it.…within reason of course. Let’s be honest, I would be completely broke if I bought everything I loved. Alas, that is why we search in the not so popular places for the goods.
These recent finds are no exception. First off, can we talk about these amazing spindles. I found these as a local junk sale recently and I brought them home. Spindles are a weakness of mine and I can guarantee you if there is one within a mile I will sniff it out. They make perfect filler pieces for vases and mantles. The dough bowl hiding at the bottom of the pile is a Marketplace find. Search your local listings daily you might be surprised at the goodies you can find on there.
The doilie and bourbon jug came from an estate sale just up the road. Brake for the yard sale, girlfriend. You never knew what high quality junk you may find.
And of course this rabbit. Can you picture the internal dialog in my head with this one? I snagged this little beauty along with this old wood kitchen knife holder from the Goodwill this past week. I can not wait to bring this out in the Spring. Although she isn’t technically a vintage find, she does have all the right textures and mossy color to blend beautifully in a vintage Easter mantle or hearth.…dontcha think?
This little lovely, vintage find is also from the Goodwill, AND almost got passed up. It caught my eye at first and I didn’t realize until my second walk through (I like to shop the store in both directions in case I miss something) that this was a knife holder.…or at least that is my best guess and that is how I plan to purpose it in my home. It was wood, it was used and had a cute leather loop at the top. I highly recommend the reverse shopping method I used to shop this beauty, especially if something caught you’re eye the first time. Shopping a different angle will allow you to see things you didn’t the first go- round.