I love the contrast of sparkly and soft against faded and weathered. Old jewelry is always on my hunt list and we were not disappointed in what we found. I also came home with some rosaries to add to my collection, this one has small milk white glass beads with the chain and medal still intact. Just placing these faded sparkles on a vintage net skirt against a set of old french doors, made my happy vignette heart jump for joy.
Here is a vintage embellished tip for you~Crowns! OK, look for old lamp parts! Yep, these came off of some vintage oil lamps and they look like crowns. These are great to sit out on a table top and you can display a number of fun things in them~They come in all sizes. So don't pass up those old oil lamp parts! I also found a pair of old door plates, one in chippy pink too!
I also bought the coolest old rusty iron garden chair. It has a leather seat and back rest that I am going to recover. For some reason, I was really attracted to old doors this trip. I got so bad that Heather and Shelly were telling me to, "step away from the doors" lolol. Along with the set of french doors (they still have the intact glass and great hardware) I found one with the best old robin's egg blue paint and a cream colored one. More about what I am going to do with the cream colored one in a later post.
Probably one of my very favorite and exciting buys was this~
It is a true antique seed box from the early 1900's. The best part is the paper dove graphic that is still intact and the tons of glass bottles that hold the REAL authentic seeds. My heart skipped many beats as I was able to purchase this beauty. But, I must admit it was one of those, "let me think about it" buys. I have to credit Shelly for slapping me into reality and saying, "you will never find anything like it and do YOU KNOW how many people would kill for those original seeds, what a piece of history." I am so glad I listened to her! OK, enough on my Texas High Horse but please take a look at Heather's blog for some more beautiful pictures. This was really a working trip for Heather as she was photographing for a future magazine article, but we still managed to save time for pie:)