09 October 2014

Antiquing In Ohio

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!"

Happy antiquing!

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  1. Fellow Ohioan here. I love to antique as well. Even if I don't make a purchase (rare), just looking at the items and thinking about the history behind each piece - it is almost like time travel. Your photos and ideas are wonderful, thank you for your post. Where did you go antiquing or did I miss that info? You showed admirable restraint in not buying, by the way.

    1. This was a huge place in Centerville. I can't remember the name, but it's located in the plaza behind Arhaus Furniture. You got it - that is what I love about antiques. They have a history and a story. I love your comparison to time travel, because they do take you back to a time before. Love it.

  2. Hello from a fellow Ohioan!

    I'm not big into antiques, but the lamp is cool! :)

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    1. I know!!! I was relieved they were up on a high shelf. Imagine being in close proximity to that wolf bat. Yikes.


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