WHY DO I COLLECT?

Why do I collect? That's easy... because it's so much fun! Ever since I can remember I have been going to flea markets, antique shops, yard sales, you name it. Wherever I could find some sort of interesting treasure or cool piece of junk! I love driving around in search of new places or revisiting my favorite spots. I come from a family of collectors and have lived amongst antiques and collectibles my whole life. I have a passion for decorating especially with things that I find in my travels or even things found in the trash... which by the way can be some of the best stuff! But for those who share the same passion, I don't have to tell you... you all know what fun it is and how addicting it can be! Here I will share my collections, interesting finds, decorating tips, photos, projects, friends collections and thoughts and whatever else I may find along the way.

6.29.2010

YARD SALE FINDS!


I love these vintage glass pitchers. Another great find... and addition to my vintage kitchen!

6.24.2010

GUEST COLLECTORS!


It's more from my favorite guest collectors Tom and Alan! Yay! Their latest, dog show trophies! Tom got lucky and found all of these in a box. Instant collection... what more can you ask for!

6.23.2010

VINTAGE FLOWER POT COVERS


These belonged to my grandmother. They are probably from the 30's or 40's. They are made of tin and are hand-painted. They are supposed slip on top of plain or clay flower pots to make them look more decorative! I love them as is... just standing alone.

6.17.2010

CHALKWARE


I love chalkware! Shown here are some examples of my fruit chalkware that hangs all around my vintage kitchen. It's so colorful and fun! I found the large apple shown in the center at one of my favorite local thrift shops just laying on a shelf mixed in with other junk. I am so glad I spotted it!! And, it was 50 cents!!

BLOGS!


Hey... so my BLOG was featured on another BLOG! Cool!
http://www.laracollins.com/home/2010/6/16/a-real-collector.html.
See picture above where she chose her favorites from my blog!

I came across Lara's Etsy store and saw that she had some very cool vintage items. From there I clicked on her links and found her Texas based shop called ENID and also her BLOG, Designer / Collector. If you are ever in Fredericksburg, Texas you'll have to check out her shop or visit it online at: http://www.enidlifestyle.com. Thanks again Lara!

6.08.2010

VINTAGE PORTRAITS


George spotted this fabulous, mid-century vintage portrait at a cool old book/antique shop in Old City, Philadelphia this past Sunday. What a find!! Signed SLATER '56 upper right corner and on the back there is a label from the Newman Gallery on Walnut Street.

6.07.2010

YELLOW!


Found this vintage garden sprinkler at a yard sale... yay! Nice addition to my sprinkler collection. (see older posts) And, I love that it's yellow!

6.04.2010

TODAY'S FIND


I love yard sale season! Found this vintage plant stand this morning for $5.00. I'm happy! :-)
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