This weekend is proving to be a lazy one. With an extra day thrown in.
Saturday morning we were in Loveland checking out a house, and on our way back to Milford, we passed a shop that I have seen but never had the chance to go in and poke around. So immediately after passing it and seeing their OPEN sign illuminated, I yelled at my lovely husband Patrick to turn around so we could check it out.
I'm so glad we did!
This place is a gem. It's called Vintage Market & Thrift and their sales go to a good cause. They have a huge selection of antiques and thrift items, with a ton of furniture and home goods. I started a pile of things I wanted just a few minutes after getting in the door, and had to ask the nice guy at the counter if they had shopping carts. They do.
I exercised a bit of restraint and came away with a few goodies, all for just $22.
I grabbed this mirror for $10.
It's a nice size and shape - I love the enlongated oval. Not so nice is the 35+ or so years of junk that has collected in all the decorative nooks and crannies.
But I love all the detail in it. It's going to get cleaned up and spraypainted (white gloss, of course). It's not very big, so I need to find a suitable spot for it - maybe at the end of the hallway.
I also picked up this little guy for $5:
I'm not loving the retro gold and black finish, so it's also gonna get some sprayin' love.
He does have a tiny crack where his ear broke off at some point in the past, but whomever his previous owner was did a good job with the super glue. Once he's painted, you'll never know.
This is actually my very first owl purchased for our house. I guess I'm a little (okay, a lot) late at jumping on the owl trend, but I'm okay with that. I prefer cuddly animals anyway.
I grabbed a dozen fake green apples for $7.50.
These babies are going to help me carry out my green accent for the story boards I've been doing. And since there's twelve of them, I can divide them up if needed and use them in different arrangements or entirely different rooms if I need to. I also grabbed another glass cylinder, which I picked up for $2. I always buy these at thrift stores, since they're so cheap there. It's a great money saver and you can never have too many.
On Sunday morning, the hubs and I packed up and headed off to the Tri-State Antique Market in Lawrenceburg, Indiana. It's just across the border from Cincinnati, but since we live on the far east side of town, it's a 45 minute drive for us.
They always hold it on the first Sunday of the month, and October is the last month of the 2012 season for them.
|Patrick is pumped, can't you tell?|
|Me, in my antique market outfit. Vintage dress, Hunter boots, fake pearls.|
|This rabbit statue sits at the entrance to the expo pavilion.|
|What a handsome fella!|
Although the skies were ominously dark the whole morning, we only had a few drops here and there. The vendors were breaking out the tarps just in case.
They also have a lot of really nice furniture pieces.
|Vintage Chest O' Drawers|
We only brought $40 with us so that we couldn't get into too much trouble. I did pick up a few items, though.
I purchased this piece of ironstone for just $5.
|English Origin Stamp|
I love all of the fine lines showing so many years of use. Although, it will serve a purely decorative function at my house.
I also bought a couple of antique crystal doorknobs for $20. My goal is to have all of our doorknobs switched out to these one day. One day.
These will add a little vintage glam to our doors. I can't wait to have a home for them!