The past few hunting trips I have just had some luck. I mean, this past weekend I wasn't looking for something in particular and I always think that is when the best stuff finds me. Like this cookie jar. It was in a booth that I never, ever find anything. And, it was on the bottom shelf with a cracked lid that had been repaired. But look at it! I mean, I have been on my "find high" over this one all week. I will glance over at this baby and just smile. And, I think the Mr and the little man are tired of me pointing it out and asking them to bask in all of its beauty. Plus, it isn't something that fits into my style if I can even categorize my style. Which makes this find all the more perfect. Still, I know that this is just one of those things that I will always treasure. I even went online to hunt more of them once I got home. Because 2 is always better than 1. And 20 is always better than 2 *wink* Seriously though, I don't think I need more than one. I just need to know how to search for another if my precious ever gets into an unfortunate accident. It is a McCoy. They were made from the 1930s-1940s and came in a few colors and canister shapes too.
Now these... these are something special. Like the Mr thinks they are too... he isn't just buttering my bread like he does when he mock fawns over *my precious* These are some original plates from a book printed between 1780s -1804. I love butterflies and he loves paper. So, I decided to keep them. I found 3 smaller ones that I am debating on keeping, but these are my keepers. I even put holes in the wall that previously did not have holes. If I am ever on Antiques Roadshow, this is what I will take. I mean, I don't think they would take me seriously if I showed up with my cookie jar with the cracked lid.
The Mr purchased this piece from Carter's Creek Station Antiques a few weeks ago for his studio space and he decided it wouldn't fit, so he turned it over to me. Now, I know in the photo the chippy paint looks incredible, but it wasn't old paint. It had been sprayed and it just wasn't going to last. So, I painted it green.
I was going for that authentic old green color that you see so often falling off antique furniture. I sanded the old paint smooth and left bit of it to peek through here and there. This area in the entry was a little cluttered, so I cleared out all of that and put this here instead. I am always trying to cover that annoying air return just enough so it doesn't impede its purpose, but that I don't have to look at it.
So, that is what I kept. I have a BUNCH of stuff headed to my booth at Winchester Antiques today. The Mr so kindly took it so I can take the little man to see his *girlfriend* today. Plus, I can't haul the trailer and unload furniture by myself. I know, I know. I probably should learn to do that myself. But seeing as I can barely parallel park (I lack the confidence,) I don't see that happening any time soon.
Wishing you a great day~