head diy Design Fanatic: Vintage And New Finds

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Vintage And New Finds

It's always fun shopping while on vacation and we shopped a bit while we were in Blowing Rock.
A few of my new additions are displayed in our foyer. 
Nope, I still haven't written anything on my framed chalkboard, but I'm sure I will someday.



I found this antique looking magnifying glass at Windwood Antiques. Windwood had a great combination of both new and antique items. If you plan a trip to Blowing Rock, be sure to visit them and don't forget they have a  large downstairs area filled with furniture and accessories. We would have missed finding a really great item had we not heard  the storekeeper mention it to someone else. 
 Windwood also has a large companion store in another location, but we didn't have a chance to go. Sounds like we need to plan another trip to Blowing Rock!

I found the cute formed crocheted item(not sure what to call it) at Take Heart. Most items were a little pricey, but I managed to find a few things that weren't too much.



I'm always on the lookout for antique books and keys and found both at a good price at Windwood Antiques.



The store owner bought a huge lot of vintage books while on a trip to Germany and all of the books were in German. The books were $15 a piece and the keys were $4 and $6. 



My daughter spied both items after I told her to be on the lookout for vintage books and keys. She picked the blue book out for when she re-decorates her bedroom. Until then, it can stay downstairs : )

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What's on your list when you shop for vintage items?

9 comments:

  1. Pam, great things you found!! Love the books, and you always have such great vignettes. I went here to Thad Woods antique mall last week and I was shocked at how overpriced things were. Most of it I could get on ebay and pay shipping and come out for less. At least I have that junk place in Hazelwood to go to, lol. Any closer to a house here, or did I miss that?

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  2. Love all your finds Pam and still crushing on your chalk board!:) I always have the hardest time figuring out what to write on them as well.

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  3. The books and keys are great. I bought a vintage garden book this past weekend. It has a beautiful cover.

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  4. Great looking items. I love treasure hunting at antique stores. The magnifying glass is a great score.

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  5. What a perfect vignette. Keys, books, and a fabulous chalkboard. I loved gold frames even when they were out!

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  6. Looks like a wonderful shop. Love your finds and the vignette you created with them.
    Mary Alice

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  7. Okay, at first you had me at the old books. (I love their smell) And then you said keys and I was smitten. Two of my fave vintage things.

    I would love for you to post this at my Linky Party Home{work} Wednesday.Home{work}
    http://www.everydayhomeblog.com/2013/06/homework-wednesday.html

    Thanks for sharing, Barb

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  8. What a lovely chalkboard! Love all of your treasures!
    xx
    Anne

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  9. Loving these great finds!!! The magnifying glass is so neat I just love the handle and those books are fantastic!!! Thanks for sharing these.

    Cynthia

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