Wednesday, October 5, 2011

New Finds

Many of you asked me 
what I brought home 
from our buying trip to Minneapolis
at the end of last month
so I took some pictures to share. 

Vintage ironstone diner bowls and dishes in small sizes.

Got this wicker suitcase and the converted globe now a hanging pendant lamp.

Set of three vintage tennis rackets that I will put mirrors in.

Antique mail sorter that I will prop out and sell as a wine rack.

Close-up of cubbies.

Antique fishing floats.

Got these old tags to hang on some steamer trunks I will sell.

Assorted pitchers and rolling pin.

A project piece.... have to paint it inside and will have a crown molding added to the top.
Vintage kitchen utensils will sit on a kitchen island display at the shop.

Small paint-by-number vintage horse painting and some trophies with a little leather box.

Ironstone gravy boat and sets of vintage prints for framing.

Vintage amusement park attendance counter box.

More croquet stakes... I know, I am obsessed!

Three turtle shells in various sizes.

Two burlap sacks and two small antler sets.

Found three old linen sacks with stripes and great typography.

Cute tin truck missing its cab... will find something to use and will fill it with pine greens and berries in December,

Souvenir candy tin.

Porcelain compote missing a lid.

Vintage polled hereford figurine.

Got three of these water bottles and they are about 14" tall.

I will share the furniture pieces 
we found on another post.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Stacking oak filing drawers.


Linda said...

Love the white ironstone dishes. Are you ready to part with them.

Teresa@oursoutherncountryhomeandfarm said...

Wow Alison, what some great finds. I really love the old mail sorter, but all of the finds are wonderful!

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

There is so much I love here! That heifer is a treasure! You have a wonderful eye for chic and spot-on vintage things!
What a great shopping trip!

Blondie's Journal said... got a lot of good stuff!! Love, love, love your idea for putting mirrors in the tennis rackets!! Everything is wonderful...especially the trophies and the creamer and sugar with the beading detail. Well done, Alison!



Goodness Alison, great finds! I love the dishes, the heifer is great and really lots of things, what a good eye, my dear! Terrific finds. Lots of hugs, FABBY

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Hi, Sweet Alison! What awesome finds! Gotta love that heifer and the trophies and the mail sorter. I'd never be able to sell any of those if they were mine!

I'm so glad to be able to be blogging and visiting again. You are one of the first ones I wanted to visit!!

Big TX Hugs,
Angelic Accents

Beverly said...

Alison, such wonderful things! Girl I just saw one of your pics up on pinterest.. of course I had to repin it and mention your wonderful blog.

Vintage Begonia said...

So many wonderful treasures, I especially love the mail sorter!
Happy Fall!

Kelly said...

You hit the jackpot didn't you? I really like those antlers. I also loved the old linen sack and turtle shells. You found a little bit of everything!

Charm Bracelet Diva said...

Wow! Where did you get this stuff? I look for trophies and never find them....the cubbies are excellent, mirrors in the tennis racquet is a new one to me (I remember having a similar racquet when I was a kid). So glad you pulled in such great stuff!


Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

I just love everything you got Alison! I love ironstone, and silver, and that hereford cow!! What a great haul! And you have more!! I know you had a BLAST!

Lou Cinda

Cozy Little House said...

Oh, the diner dishes! So cute! You did good, girl!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Cool stuff. Love the trophies, antlers and that cow.

T.@WhatWeKeep said...

That's my kind of shopping! Great, interesting must have had a great time.

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

What a great idea to use the mail boxes as a wine rack..Love it!!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Flea Market Makeovers said...

Can I go shopping with you? Those are the most amazing finds! I love them all.

MARY ANNE said...




Town and Country Gals said...

you got some amazing finds! I like everything! The mail sorter is fabulous, my favorite!

Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

Wow! Everything you showed is just wonderful. I especially like the mail sorter that is going to become a wine rack.

Linda said...

OH I LOVE EVERYTHING, Alison! You have such a great eye for finding the goodies!

Karen said...

Alison, you came home with a lot and you haven't even shown it all! You have a very keen eye and know what you want. There's a similar taste and look with everything you choose to sell. I really love it!! :)

Designs By Pinky said...

WOW!!! What great finds! I love the FIRST piece but you didn't say what it was. Love the idea of mirrors in the rackets!!! Sure wish I could shop at your store! XO, Pinky

AshTreeCottage said...

There is so much I love ~ especially that wicker suitcase!

Susan and Bentley

Savvy Seasons said...

Alison, can I go shopping with you? WOW, you find AMAZING things. The mail sorter turned wine rack is a FABULOUS piece. You had one great shopping trip, so excited for you to decorate with all your new treasures. XO ~Liz

Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

Tennis girl loves those old racquets!!! Also, that Candanian Mountie tray. So neat! Great finds. Are you putting these on etsy?

Miss Kitty said...

Thanks SO MUCH for sharing your's like shopping vicariously with you. Are you going to keep the paint-by-numbers horse for yourself and Polohouse?

allymacster said...

I want them all. Especially the suitcase and water bottles. love them

A Hint of Home said...

You had a very successful shopping trip. I thought you were going to say 3 Turtle shells, 2 burlap sacks and a partridge and a pear tree. lol
I love the trophies, sugar & creamer and that "wine" cabinet is a great find!

Tammy@Beatrice Banks said...

Whoa! That's a whole lot of awesome finds! Never seen so many goodies in one post. I want it all!

michele said...

antique mail sorter. be still m'heart.


michele said...

i've got a giveaway btw.

Sarah said...

Fun finds. That little heifer is so cute. Thanks for sharing the eye candy.

Barbara Bussey {The Treasured Home} said...

Wow! You hit the jackpot! Great idea to turn the globe into pendant lights!

Gypsy Heart said...

So many treasures!! A wonderful experience ~


Gypsy Heart said...

So many treasures!! A wonderful experience ~


Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Oh my goodness! Alison, you did some major shopping and got some wonderful things. The old mail sorter is fabulous.

Michele Smith said...

WOW! You got some great finds. I love the old mail sorter.

Cindy said...

Wonderful finds Alison. Love your ironstone dishes and the heifer...great!!!

classic • casual • home said...

Wow what a haul. love the tortoise shells and wine rack idea.

Anonymous said...


I just had to comment on the first piece, it is called The Bamberg Rider, from Bamberg, Germany. I have one just like it that I purchased there 15 years ago while we were stationed there (husband was in the Army, now retired). Thought you might like to know!


Nancy said...

I like it all! I think your scored big time! I can't wait to see the cabinet after you add crown moulding to the top!


Kelly_Deal said...

Oh my Alison! You found some really great things! I'm totally jealous!

Janette - The2Seasons said...

I love every single item.