I have such a passion for old things. And who doesn't love fossicking around second hand shops and markets for a few vintage treasures.
I've found some lovely pieces recently that I thought I'd share them with you. Some I have sold on and a few I am keeping.
How beautiful is this lovely old basket (sold). It was in beautiful condition and so clean. I painted the little stool in a limed white (sold) and I am keeping the lovely bird cloche. Great for styling on my painted furniture. The timber dog is a present from a friend of mine. He hangs out by our front door so needs to be oiled from time to time. Looks like he needs to be oiled now - I'll get one of the kids to do it on the weekend :)
I ended up selling this beautiful metal trinket container below. It went to the perfect person. The lady who bought it told me that her dad died a few years ago and he had been a keen fisherman. She and her siblings scattered his ashes into the river where he loved to go fishing. At the time she picked up some pebbles from the riverbed and has been looking for a container to keep them in. This pretty little silver box with the fish on top was the perfect storage for them.
I also found this little cheese container. Love it - it can join all my other blue and white pieces :)
I also picked up some great mirrors recently. I sold this black and gold one but ended up keeping the French gold one below.
I was going to sell this one below but then I popped it on our tv cabinet and just love the reflection of the chandeliers you get when sitting on the lounge. So this one is a keeper for now.
and I've kept the best for last: I just love this terracotta artichoke ornament. It is massive and heavy. It's meant for the garden but I LOVE it on my coffee table. Always love bringing the outside in. The patina on this piece is really beautiful.
Have you found anything cool lately.
Don't you just love finding treasure?
We should be pirates.