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?


  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?

  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.

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

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

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

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

  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}

    Thanks for sharing, Barb

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

  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.



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