I know I am posting late but I just got home from today's treasure hunting adventures and I couldn't wait to show you my finds. I thought the whole morning was going to be a bust and I was disappointed after traveling 100 miles (at least it seemed like a 100 miles :) But then I made one last stop and woohoo......I hit it! Some for me and some for you. Let me show you what I found for me. I love redoing things but I also love it when I don't have to do a darn thing to it. Is this not the cutest thing? The vintage child's chair is about 50 years old and the rockers have been cut off. They painted it a soft blue with a white overwash. Added an apple picking basket with a live green fern and then a little girl statue. And are you ready for this? 7 bucks...yep...that's it....7 bucks...shoot, I couldn't even buy the dirt for that! I put it right by The Vintage Nest studio door. Couldn't you just scream?
Now for you.......I also found some antique books. Anyone who visits my website knows I love old books.....mostly to decorate with and the shabbier the better but the subject matter is important to me too. I can't just buy any old books. I have to relate to them in someway and the color has to be just right. In my own home I use them for risers and for display pieces with something wonderful on a stack of them. Right now though I am actually reading an antique book. It is Shakespeare, only written for young people so the stories are so easy to understand. I read The Taming of the Shrew last night. LOL...I was an English major in college back in the day. Wish I had the book back then. Anyway....here is one of the books I bought for the boutique. You can find it here. This is a 1939 child's primer and it's just charming. It even has sheet music in it and I just love the graphics in these old books. Perfect for a vintage style nursery, for decor and for altered art.
Thank you for stopping by today. I am excited to be a part of DebbieDoo's weekend garage/yard salen' party. Please click here for her list of all kinds of fun and fantastic items we "treasures hunters" have found.