Thursday, November 7, 2013
Vintage finds, new treasures
My husband has started to know when to encourage me - mostly because he got tired of us leaving a little town and me telling him that we had to go back to get some little item or another.
I have picked up a few things over the summer and this early fall that have been added to our collections.
In our kitchen, we have a few food labels incorporated in different places. On our way to a wedding this summer, we stopped in a little shop and I found the end of a wooden apple box that has been framed. The label was in beautiful shape and the subject was Chelan View Washington Apples from Wenatchee, Washington. I visited this great little town in college and loved the colors on the label - perfect for my kitchen. Emotional and practical reasons to purchase, right?
In May, we traveled to Texas for my mom and I to participate in an adventure race and I found the photo of the little boy in full cowboy gear on a Shetland pony. There were a few copies of this great photo in an antique store in Waxahachie, Texas. This is the kind of souvenir that I really treasure.
Recently, I found the early primitive bowl and the sweet print of the peaches. The print drew my attention because on the back it has a stamp for the Franklin Frame Company of Chicago. It looks like a penciled in price for $1.51. These finds were from Rerun Consignments in Council Grove.
While I have been carefully selecting new additions for the house, I have also been doing some cleaning and culling. A little effort here and there has helped things feel refreshed before winter.