As promised a peek at the treasures I found shopping last weekend. I've been wanting one of these for awhile. Haven't a clue where to put it.
Isn't she a beauty? Major vintage love on my part. All the keys work, she's fairly clean, the ribbon is readable. I love her. Would you believe $14 ?
I am fortunate to have a set of antique flatware found in the attic by my husband when he was a teenager and his family moved into an older home. Apparently the former owner left quite a few things in the attic, one of which was the flatware. My husband tracked her down and asked her just to make sure she hadn't left these things by mistake. She told him he could keep anything he found up there, said it was memories she could live without. Can you imagine? Poor soul! But what a fun treasure hunt that must have been for him! Years later he marries me and we start housekeeping with antique silver flatware, pretty posh for newlyweds. I don't use it for every day but I love it. So when I spied these pieces on sale half price I knew I had to snag them to help round out the serving pieces we have already. They don't match our set but who cares?
Since I've had rotten luck finding white plates at Goodwill I snapped these up the moment I saw them in the antique store. I love the creamy color, love the embossed design, love that they were half price! Plate hangers by Hobby Lobby of course!
I think the creamy white will look great against my Bungalow Gold walls in the dining room. If only I could be lucky enough to find a few more... Can I seriously get away with just hanging two till I do find more? What do ya'll think ladies? Can two work? I'm so bad they are still on my counter in the kitchen while I'm deciding so please help!
The rest of my loot was a wicker plant stand that I'm painting black for my front porch, a 1950's Singer Sewing Manual, major love as it shows all kinds of cool heirloom type sewing none of which I know anything about and a Griest button holer that fingers crossed will fit my vintage Singer. Quite a haul and my friend found a beautiful antique bed with rounded carved posts, headboard and foot board for $76 on sale! It's solid wood, heavy, lovely, and I teased her that it's actually going to be mine as it's for their guest room and I'm a frequent guest down Charleston way! Wished I'd thought to get a picture of it. Now we're talking about possibly making a quilt for it. Another project added to the never ending list. I'm not a quilter but I can do a rag quilt, which got me thinking... I truly need a bedroom makeover. Maybe I'll post pictures and open it up for suggestions and ideas.