Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Old Black and White Group Photos

When I saw this bathroom (above) in Country Living Magazine, I knew I wanted to group together some of my old black and white photos.

This is my version.

It is mostly old school related photos.

And a group of unknown woman.

Most of these are old family photos, but a few are from thrift stores or estate sales.

I have found some of these plain black frames at thrift stores for a couple of dollars to frame the loose ones.

Linked up to White Wednesday, hosted by Faded Charm.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Weekend Finds

I found this great industrial style typing table for $4. I saw many similar style pieces at the Junk Bonanza, but for much more money.

These are a few other things that came home with me.

A couple of books - another Silver Collecting book and Looking in Junk Shops - from the 60's.

A really interesting little pitcher. It has an O monogram on the lid.

Tiny little dish with Hazel on it- maybe a salt dish?

A bronze broad jump trophy from 1949. Trophies are another thing I saw in abundance at the Junk Bonanza.

And a monogrammed napkin ring - I think it says La Dere?

Linked up to Thrifty Finds hosted by Southern Hospitality.

Sunday, September 26, 2010


The winner of my giveaway is......Sarah at Hyacinths for the Soul.
Congratulations Sarah, email me with your shipping info and I'll get it sent out right away!
I will be having another giveaway coming up, so stay tuned...

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Spool Cabinet

I have wanted an antique spool cabinet for a while - but they have usually been out of my budget.

I came across these two cabinets at a flea market - they are handmade cabinets - same size and shape as the sewing cabinets I have seen.

I didn't particularly like the finish or the handles on this one (but I do like the cat on top who decided she might want this one for herself).

I lightly sanded the cabinet and applied a black stain over the current finish, to make it look older, more antiqued.

I found some spool cabinet drawer decals online, and stuck those on. Found some knobs at Home Depot, drilled new holes and put those on.

And that is my "antique" spool cabinet. I'm working on the second one too, and will eventually stack one on top of the other.

If you haven't entered my giveaway, click HERE to enter and for more info.

Linked up to Transformation Thursdays at The Shabby Chic Cottage,

and Piece of Work hosted by Primitive & Proper.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Vintage Halloween

These are a few vintage Halloween items that will be incorporated into the fall decor. I found most of them at estate sales.

An old cigarette ad from 1952 - you certainly wouldn't find anything close to this in magazines today. It is a scary ad.

A celluloid Halloween cat.

A couple of old Gurley candles. The small one is a black cat and a moon. The larger one is a two sided black candle with a carved owl and pumpkin on one side...
And a scary witch and cauldron on the other.

Lots more Halloween decor to come...the vintage stuff is my favorite!

If you haven't already entered my giveaway, click HERE to for more info and to enter.

Linked up to Nifty Thrifty Tuesday hosted by Coastal Charm, and Spooky Monday hosted by Wendy's Adventures in Wonderland.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Junk Bonanza

This weekend was the Junk Bonanza. It was fantastic.
I'd like to say a huge thank you to Amy at Junkologie. I won tickets to the Junk Bonanza through her giveaway (my first time ever winning a giveaway!!).
I would have gone anyway, but it was nice to have a few extra dollars to spend! Thanks Amy!!!
It was packed - both with vendors and shoppers.

The booths all looked amazing, treasures in every corner!

There were a lot of really unusual and cool storage pieces - most of them already had sold signs on them!

Lots of silver - my favorite!

More silver.

Silver of every kind.

I spotted Layla from the Lettered Cottage. She was being followed around by a camera crew. I hope whatever they were filming makes it to TV - I would love to see a thrifting/junking show.

The Queens of Posh. One of the queens posing in her booth.

More from the Queens booth, they had beautiful things - I loved this chair.

Here are a few things I brought home.

A witch, painted onto a carved wood piece. This was from Once Upon a Barn's booth, they had amazing signs and art - much of it was Halloween themed.

A closeup of the crow sitting on the witch's hat.

This is the other witch. It is a carved wood witch on a broom, with her black cat, now hanging on the front porch.

I picked up a handful of silver flatware.

And an old sorority photograph from 1938 - I love old group photos.

I'm already looking forward to next years Junk Bonanza! It was really an experience to see so many amazing vendors, including some from the blogging world, all together!

If you haven't entered my giveaway click HERE to enter and for more info.

Linked up to Thrifty Treasures, hosted by Southern Hospitality.