Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Antique Time


I love looking at antiques. I think it is great to re-purpose things and find a new home for something. I was able to visit a local antique fair this weekend. The weather was beautiful, I even got a little sun on my shoulders.










I really enjoyed strolling around and searching for a special find. I often go and buy nothing. This time I came home with...another stool. I have such a thing for stools and chairs. (see this post) Don't ask me why. I just find them so appealing. Especially kid sized chairs.

The caught my eye. A tea set that I had as a child. I remember keeping it in the box and all. The one I owned had a few broken pieces, but this was in great condition. I wasn't willing to pay $45 for it though. The picture of it is enough to bring back the fond memories.

This time I found the bottom blue bench/stool. I have been hunting for one to finish my "stack". I think the only thing that would have made the antiquing more enjoyable would have been to have a few friends with me. Maybe next time. =)

14 comments:

Christine said...

The benches are a nice touch!

Andrea said...

I love a good flea market...be assured that if I lived nearby, I would be a willing tag-a-long!

Tiffany said...

Would you believe I have lived here for 12 years and NEVER gone to the antique show? Call me next time and I'll join you. My "things" are antique fabrics and old children's books. I have a few collections--Bobbsey Twins, Happy Hollisters, Landmark Books, Childhood of Famous Americans. I'll look for stools with you though. :0)

DebiH. said...

I LOVE the antique fair! I went for a little while Sunday afternoon but didn't find any treasures . While I was wandering around, I thought..."this would be more fun with a few friends". I left the girls and Nate home with my husband, but I was a little bored by myself!

DebiH. said...

Oh, and my girls had a really nice time getting to know your girls at the park yesterday :)

Lee & Bev Hotchkiss said...

Benches look great! How cute!Sorry I couldn't join you :0( Mom

Annie said...

Oh, I wish it could be me going with you! That is one of my very favorite things to do!!! I just need a bigger house, though.

Melissa said...

I LOVE your little benches! How cute! Hope you don't mind me reading your blog. I found it through Tiffany's. Melissa (met you at Trout Lake and the park)

crispy said...

Welcome aboard Melissa. Glad you found me. =) And as always, thanks for the comment.

-Cris

Susan said...

The benches are super cute!! It would be fun to go to the antique market with you. Remember when we went around Paradise together? I TOTALLY remember that tea set from when we were little. How funny!!

G Sheller said...

I love antiques as well. My house itself is an antique LOL!
Your benches look great-I have one like that-but that's it. It's actually in that picture of my daughter on my friends photography site that I linked to on my blog. I have books stacked on it, but I love your idea to stack the benches themselves.

Anonymous said...

Wow, $45, I think I have a set very close to that one all boxed and in my attic! I also bought a little stool today about the same size. Doing our little booth in the local antique mall is great!
Only open for one week and already sold $100.

-Marilyn

Julie said...

I'd love to go sometime too! I love the benches!

Lyndsay said...

I LOVE those benches. You have a great eye. My grandmother and mom love antiques so growing up I swore I would never own one... ever. But now that I am older and less "rebellious" I really appreciate the beauty of them and can't wait to decorate my house with more than a few.