Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Vintage Finds!

So don't you love stumbling upon something amazing that no one wants?  Awhile ago I walked over to my grandparents' place, which is literally over the river and through the woods.  Almost anyway- it's a creek really, not a river.  My sweet grandparents are not living now, but their place it still there.  My parents gave us some of their land, which was once my grandfather's, so we built a house, and we all live up on this hill.

When I was a little girl, I would go into the feed house to get the horse feed.  It was in a big barrel and it smelled of something sweet.  I would scoop it up with an old coffee can, and take it to "Tumbleweed", my father's old pony.  There are no horses to feed now, but the feed house is still there, storing some of my family's old things.  I took a peek inside, and I spotted a chalkboard.  An amazing chalkboard.  I found some other things too, and after talking to my dad, I brought my husband back and we rescued some really cool stuff. 

We got the chalkboard of course, which I am really excited about, because a nice chalkboard can be pretty pricey.  No pic yet of that, I will show you when it is up on the wall.

I think this chair is beautiful.  I have a lady who has reupholstered several pieces of furniture for me, and she took a look and  is confident she can fix it.

Vintage buttons.  Need I say more?

This handmade skirt.  I don't know who made it, but it is in excellent condition.  I have already paired it with a tee and some amazing red wedge sandals I got for my birthday.

We also found some old toys and fabric of my mom's.  I am told that there is a couple of old typewriters over there as well, but it might take some time to find them.

Giving new life to old things is truly satisfying!  Wouldn't you agree?

1 comment:

Jessi said...

Such cute stuff! Love those buttons. Maybe now that yard sale season is upon us some vintage finds are in my near future :)