Who loves going to Antique Malls? I do! Me me me! I can't get enough of it! Here are some finds I've picked up recently.
1) box made of mahogany, primly painted
2) short dark brown crock
3) red-trimmed white enamel ware cup
4) strawberry baskets
5) old wooden spoons
6) tin molds
If anyone can tell me what this box is for, I'd sure appreciate it! Here is a little-known fact about me. I love wood!!! LOL O.K. I know, I know, but really. This is made of mahogany, a very rich looking wood. Its very well made, dovetailed corners. And if you know mahogany, its heavy, warp-proof and smooth. My husband suggested it was a tissue box holder, but don't those usually have a slit in the top and fit over the box? hmm I will be, of course, using it any ole way I want to.
The possibilities are endless what can be done with these! A little birdie told me I will shortly be inheriting a crock pitcher and a ceramic chicken cookie jar, both items old! I've admired these 2 items every time I go to my mil's and shes thinning down some of her kitchen things right now. Guess who benefits?! Moi! *giggle*
Close-up! Look how perfect those spoons are! I had been cultivating some old spoons. I guess dh decided they looked too yucky to use anymore and threw them out. Took me awhile to notice, but once again, I explained the primitive process to him! Ack! He'll never get it! LOLYou might not be able to see the chippy-ness on the enamel ware cup, but its perfect, too! The molds are perfectly primitive, too! They are old ones. I can make some pin cushions or make-dos.
Isn't this little basket sweet? It looks like a mini laundry basket I used, when I was a girl, to hang out my granny's linens! Couldn't resist this! The wooden spools were a must have, too! I'm beginning to amass quite the collection of old sewies! See the needle packages? Very cool! Of course, when I see old trimmings like crochet lace, I grab it quick! LOL These 3 lengths are so gorgeous!
Check out my long john basket! What a coup! Its darker in person. That is 2 flower picks in it, red and white. I had to stretch up on tippy toes to hang it on the S hook, so the flowers didn't get fluffed. I'm too short! HA! Tall-boy, as I sometimes call my youngest son, was off somewhere and I didn't want to wait for him to get back to get these pics!
Now, to get busy and get my kitchen remodelling done so I can start decorating it up! Then, I'll start on my family room. Pray for my husband... he's gonna need it! bwahahahhaha!!
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