Sunday, November 20, 2011

Finds-Old and New

Do you shop with a goal? I try to have a plan so I don't overspend so when we went to the antique shows in Illinois last weekend I hoped to find a bedside table for our guest room and things to display on it. Here's what I found.
The table is from southern Indiana. I liked its tapered, turned legs. The scrub box is pretty primitive for me, but I think it works in this grouping. The lamp needs to be antiqued or painted--any suggestions?


I have a weakness for treenware and loved the patina on this piece. This dealer thought it might have held sugar, but after seeing a similar piece on Antiques Roadshow, I thought maybe loose tea.

Also found some great handcrafted items. The funky tree will probably go in my kitchen.
Photos don't do this wonderful bird by Ginny Henson justice. We weren't familiar with her work but she has a unique way of incorporating primitives, such as the hog scraper candlestick here.
And for old finds, my turkey collection is making its annual appearance.

Ceramic by local artist Chris Farr
My "boys" will be heading home Tuesday for the holiday. My wish for them and for you and yours is safe travels and no weather delays!

10 comments:

Raymond Homestead said...

I'd say you found some neat items! Maybe paint the base of your lamp black? Love your turkeys!

LibbiesHome said...

Nice finds! And I have started to do what you mentioned about having a purpose to control the spending. I tend to buy random things that just catch my eye otherwise. (Then have no place to put them...)
Love the new turkeys for the collection. :)

Angela said...

Love your new "old" table. Looks perfect beside the bed. Love the old shoe on the books. Great display on top of table. And that tree stole my heart. Would love one just like it. The bird is so prim perfect as well as the treenware piece. Love your turkey displays as well. Thanks for sharing.
Have a great day
Angela

Barbie Jo said...

Love the Turkeys, Happy Thanksgiving Roberta!

TheCrankyCrow said...

I absolutely loving everything I'm seeing Roberta! That table is perfect! And that scrub box - yeah - I think it's too prim for you and you should probably send it my way. ;o) It is wonderful!! I agree with Mindy - paint the lamp a distressed black - then I'd switch out the shade for a homespun type....Hope you enjoy the holiday and the time with your boys....Happy Sunday! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

Trace4J said...

What a cool table and I just love all your turkeys!
Gobble Gobble Friend
Trace

www,grannytracescrapsandsquares.com

Firecracker Kid said...

Ahh, beautiful pieces. You did very well on your shopping trip. I love them all, including your turkey collection. Happy Thanksgiving :-)
Carol

Raggedy Creations said...

I like what you found Roberta. Paint the lamp, maybe black. Your turkey collection is really neat.

Felicia

annie said...

I love your table and your bird, just wonderful. Your turkeys too!

BumbleBeeLane said...

Wonderful finds.I think your right the treen looks like it was a tea container.Love the turkeys.Have a wonderful week!~Amy