Thursday, July 11, 2013

A Collection is a Wonderful Thing

So I am into collecting a few things now.  I find myself on the hunt for certain items
to add to the rest of my obsession.  Now, I remember having a collection
of many things, including bells, spoons, bears, etc.  But as our collections come and go, so does our taste and style.  We change over time, and that's perfectly fine.  
Nothing wrong with change.  So, back to this collection thing.  Okay, one
big thing I want to start finding are bread boxes.  Any type of bread box.  I have two now
and I love them.  I like things that are different, vintage, whimsical and artsy.  Here are 
the two bread boxes I have now.  The larger one actually has a flour, sugar, tea and coffee drawer and the bread section is on the bottom. Super cool! The other one, well needless to say I just love it because of the color and the crystal knob.  This is definitely
not going anywhere.. so take a look

Aren't they great?! Ya, I think so too!  So that's one obsession.. here's the other one.  Well, part of one.  I really have been into Ironstone.. But I don't own a real one yet.  I've seen them and I love them.  I'm awaiting the purchase or find of my first Ironstone.  So in my hunt for Ironstone, I came across a few mini pitchers.. all white.  I love them. And found the perfect way to show them off.. take a look!

I LOVE IT!  So moving onto my collection, and I've already partially highlighted this particular item earlier on my blog but I found a cool, new use for them! I will be looking for these everywhere!  Tool Caddies.... so versatile and who doesn't want to take an item and use if for something totally opposite of what its meant for! Check this out!

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Weighing In on Vintage Scales

What is it about rusty old scales any way? I know I'll never use one (especially the kind you stand on..ha!) but I don't usually spend any amount of time weighing out my food.  But there is something about the vintage scales.  I never really considered collecting them and whenever I'm checking out another blog (i.e. Miss Mustard Seed)
there's a scale..or two, or three... and I fell in love almost instantly
with them!  How can something so not necessary be so wonderful!
The rustier (is that a word? ha!) the better!  I actually came across my first one
at a yard sale, an unexpected stop no-less.  I saw it the minute I pulled up and I kept
telling myself "This is probably priced way too high and that's why nobody
has snatched it up"... As soon as I walked up to, the gentleman (who was dressed in overhauls and a cowboy hat) says, "I'll take $2 for it".. well, I must have looked like I was
disgusted with the price because before I could mutter another word, he says to
me "Alright, $1.50" ... SOLD!  And I took my treasure home :) . It gave me
just a warm and fuzzy feeling inside.  Finally, I had something that I had seen
everywhere on the internet, and it was actually mine.  So here is my pretty vintage scale, perfectly weathered, rusted and aged.  (My better half still gives me a funny look on this one..ha! Wait until you all see my vintage bread/flour/tea/coffee box). I'll post next!

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