Sunday, March 6, 2011

New Antique Additions

Went to the Logan Antique Store over the weekend while I was visiting my sister.  Anymore I just love shopping in the antique malls.  You never know what kind of treasures you will find.  I often wonder where it came from, how old it is and then I wonder what the story is behind it.  Are you like that too?  Seeing as though I am working now, I don’t have the opportunity to go out shopping that much.  I use to frequent the thrift stores, the primitive shops and the antique malls, but not so much anymore.  I guess I find myself spending all my time with my boys.  Anyway, I went around that antique mall several times.  They probably thought I was going to rob the joint, but I wanted to make sure I didn’t miss a thing.  Gotta love it when tax return money comes back (hahaha).  So, are you anxious to see what I found?  Here is my first item that I grabbed up.  Ok, well actually my hubby carried it for me, but I am sure you get the point.  It was all mine as soon as I found it (lol).

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Not sure how old it is, but I just loved it.  It looked pretty old and there was some old looking writing on it in red paint.  Oh and the chew marks on the side were an added touch (lol).  Here is what it looks like with the lid open.  Don’t you just love it?

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I have decided that it would be perfect in front of my couch.  I will show you pictures of it once I get it decorated, but I thought it would be perfect as a coffee table.  More pics of that coming soon so be watching.

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Are you ready for my next purchase?  I have been looking for one of these for a long while.  Have never come across one of these until Saturday.  I was actually pretty lucky that I even found it because it was hanging on a hook behind a whole bunch of other stuff.  When I picked it up, my Mom looked at me with such jealousy (lol).  Yep, she was just waiting for me to put it down so she could snatch it up.  Eat your heart out Mom (hahahaha).  Here are a few pictures……

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Do you know what it is?  Any guesses?!?  Well, if you guessed an old primitive candle maker then you were correct.  That is exactly what it is.  Here are some close up pics of this prim beauty.

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Pretty neat – don’t ya think?  Here is where it sits.  I am not sure that it will stay there, but at least you can see where I placed it for now.

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Do you remember this scale that I purchased from my Mom’s friend? 

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I finally was able to get my hubby to hang it for me.  Here is where it ended up.

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Here is a picture of what all surrounds it.  I was debating on putting it there or more into my kitchen and thought it looked best here.  You should’ve seen me…… I kept having my poor hubby hold it here, there and everywhere.  He was such a good sport (lol).  Anyway, I thought it looked best right by my bowl rack.  Let me know what you think.  I would love to hear from you.

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I will try to get a better picture soon.  So keep an eye out for those.  Oh, one last thing….. do you recall my last post about that old antique chair that came from my Dad’s side of the family?  Here is a picture of it stripped down to the bare wood.

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It was in pretty bad shape look wise, but very sturdy which was nice.  I ended up staining it a dark walnut and was really pleased with the way it turned out.  Let’s take a look ~ shall we?  I thought it turned out beautifully.  Yep, I am in love with this chair!!

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Isn’t it gorgeous?  Don’t you think it turned out beautifully?   I am definitely pleased with how it turned out.

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I will leave you with a couple pictures of my pride & joy.  Yep, you guessed it right….. here are some recent pictures of Cameron.  He is feeling much better which makes me so happy.  If we can now make it to spring then we will have it all made.  Enjoy these beautiful smiles!!

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Well, I better wind it up for tonight.  I sure do hope you all are staying healthy and warm.  Have a wonderful week and be blessed.

Until Next Time ~ Blessings Always!

             ♥ ~ ♥ ~ ♥ Lisa ♥ ~ ♥ ~ ♥

 

 

4 comments:

Olde Tyme Marketplace said...

Great to see your post tonight Lisa!
Love all your new finds!
Beth

Lorna/Live Oak Primitive Peddler said...

Great finds!! That box/crate will be wonderful in front of your couch. I like the scale where you placed it, looks good next to the bowl rack.

What a precious little boy!!
Blessings,
Lorna

Grammee Linda - Behind My Red Door said...

Wonderfu goodies Lisa!! I bet it was fun getting out to shop again - you deserve a special time out and about!!

Hugs!

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

AWEsome finds - love the crate! Cameron is just so cute and looks so happy!