I had a chance to get out of the house for a lovely lunch with a friend Tuesday. We also made a quick stop at a local antiques store, but I could have spent hours there.
I'm holding myself to a promise not to bring anything new into the house until we're settled and I see a need. But I spotted a few great items that begged to go home with me.
|Someday I will put together a small grouping of these antique collegiate pennants, with schools that have meaning to our family. They aren't cheap. Prices started at $35.|
|Kendall is my maiden name. I don't know what I would do with this, but I had to get a picture at the very least.|
|Antique landscape portraits always catch my attention, and they are becoming more scarce.|
|Of course, these brass accessories stole my heart. Brass is back...|
|Vintage glass ash trays are so solid and heavy. This blue owl would be a cute place for keys or change. Not cigarettes though. Yucky.|
|A beautiful demijohn and a brass container, perfect for flowers or magazines. A sweet definition of demijohn: by folk etymology from French dame-jeanne, literally, Lady Jane. Lady Jane!|
|I love decorating with instruments. My husband played baritone, which is just enough reason for me to justify bringing this guy home. But I didn't.|
This surveyors tripod would make a beautiful floor lamp with a conversion kit. I think the price on this was $120-ish, which is a steal if you consider the floor lamp below, from Restoration Hardware, which is on sale for a mere $1020.00
And for Halloween, these would make a statement...
...which would be, "get it the heck out of my house!"