Monday, April 7, 2014

Hoarding...

So I'm sort of becoming a hoarder...ok, not that kind, but I am storing up lots and lots of goodies these days. I've decided that with a full-time job and busy life the easiest way to still involve my passion for antiques is to hold a once-a-year tag sale. That way I can pick when I have time, and if I spend an entire Saturday on the hunt and don't come up with much, it's not the end of the world since I don't have a shop opening the next week I need to have inventory for.


I'll hunt as I have the time and begin stock piling for the sale, which I think I've decided will be Saturday, September 6. If you're near Wichita, KS, I'd love to see you! I can promise tons of vintage finds, antiques, home decor, furniture and general eye candy! This weekend I scored quite a bit for the sale. I think picking is getting better now that spring is upon us, because I had really been struggling to find items the last several months.


These two little urns/trophies are so charming. And you know I have a thing for trophies! : )

 

I also found several wicker baskets with great patina.


Plus some cool old bottles, a couple finials, a rusty scale, chippy stool and very old coffee tin with great typography.

  

  


I'll probably paint these finials, but I love their shape!

 

I love this old crate from Weber Baking Company - it's very large and would be great in a kitchen.


Here is the entire haul, including a beautiful leaded glass window I recently bought for above our buffet. It was hanging there until I found...


This beauty! This gorgeous window is the kind of thing I see in magazines but don't come across. When I found this for a fairly reasonable price I snatched it up. Actually, I wandered away from it for a bit debating on if I should spend on it, but then got so nervous someone else would snatch it up I had to hurry back over to get it : )


I absolutely love it! It does have metal hanging cables on it that I'm not sure how to get off - anyone know? I'm sure there is a way (probably an obvious one) but I've never seen these before. It's still hanging proudly on the wall for now, cables and all : )

{live beautifully}
Courtney

5 comments:

  1. Fabulous finds. I love the window!!

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  2. Oh my word, these are all fabulous treasures. I would love any of them. I would love for you to link up to my Inspire Me party this afternoon at 3:00 PM. http://www.astrollthrulife.net. Hope to see you there.

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  3. Such a fun sale! This is so perfect for you! Meanwhile, come to KC so I can "help" you hunt! Or simply sip my dark chocolate mocha while you give me an awesome history lesson! :)

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  4. Love the trophies!! Too bad I dont live anywhere near you. Willing to ship to good ole California????
    Would love to have them:))
    ~ Cheryl

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