Today ended up being kind of a maintenance kind of day. My son needed to have some work done on his braces, so I pulled him out of school for a quick hour.
What makes our little treks into town special is always stopping at Tim Horton’s. I get a dark roast, one and one, and his thing today was an ice cap. Small pleasures…
After I ran him back to school, rather than returning home, my truck did its own subliminal thinking and veered me towards a couple of thrift stores.
Our thrifts aren’t full of cool vintage stuff for the most part, but I decided to peek in anyway, to gear up for The Olde Farmhouse vintage market on May 30th, and a little more shopping for the upcycled dollhouse project.
And I needed Barbies after all.
Once I got home, my truck felt FULL. I’m kinda glad I never put this workshop table away in front of the house. It comes in handy when you empty your vehicle!
I’m not sure my neighbours agree. But in my defence, I did clean up a huge pile of wood in front of the house today.
We just won’t discuss how many days (weeks?) it took me.
So lemme show you what I found!
These two little white creamers aren’t old, but they are darling. I loved their special shapes and am always drawn to collect them. They are sweet for freshly picked spring flowers near a sink or on a window sill.
The meat grinder is… well, a meat grinder. But I’ll make it do something fun at the show. I just love LOOKING at them. That wavy lettered up handle and metal patina… #addiction
And I loved the glass vintage light cover. Compact and cute.
All show stuff. Well… that saw… (slapping hand)
See, this is why I shouldn’t sell stuff.
Seriously! I could hang it up in the workshop with a couple of magnets on it to hold up receipts.
Trying to be strong.
My Grandma had a kitchen with thickly painted white cabinets. She was always baking fresh bread, and the hum of her washing machine at the back door was ever present. She had the cutest little clothes bag clipped to her wash line that had vintage flowers all over it.
When I see pretty vintage platters like these, they remind me of my Grandma and her warm little kitchen.
After today, I decided to fuel my love for ‘pretty vintage’ and will have a section for this kind of thing at the show. Are you a vintage platter person too?
Let’s hope they make it…
Now we’re edging into dollhouse territory. Those Barbies are so lucky to land all these crates! I can’t wait to stencil them up a little and have them do something cool.
I also thought they’d make the cutest reclaimed wood coaster holders for the show.
Or create ‘crated pitchers’ with flowers…
But then I’d have to keep the pitchers and the crates. Maybe one?
This is a little tea light, but it was so perfect as a lamp for the dollhouse, it had to come home. I can’t wait to try a battery operated tea light inside! After it’s painted.
These were little wooden decorative pieces meant for some kind of trim work.
I felt the ones on the right could be painted like white dinner plates, and the ones on the left to be painted up as a pizza and a pie.
Barbies get hungry too.
Now… I did find two Barbies that I fell in love with. But I’ll save them for the house reveal. You can wait till March 24th, right?!
I also found one more thing…. which needed to be tried out IMMEDIATELY.
I’m always up for a good review.