Thursday, May 9, 2013

Favorite Finds Friday

Ok this week I've decided that instead of finds I find on Pinterest I'm going to do some antique finds that I've found in real life. I love going to auctions, thrift stores, antique stores and garage sales. I have found some of the coolest things well the coolest things to me at some of these places. I had mentioned once that I collected chicken stuff in a previous post and a fellow blogger had wanted me to talk more about them. So I thought I would include some of them in this post to since most are antiques. I have way to many to share all of them but here are a few of my favorites I might share some more on a later date. I would love to hear about some cool antiques that you have found or if you like antiques.

This I got a couple of weeks ago at a new antique store in a town close to me. It's an old crock type jar for marmalade. I added the flowers for a pop of color. I love vintage containers with the old labels.

I have about 4 or 5 different chicken salt and pepper shakers. This set I got last year on my senior trip in Branson in a little antique store.
Yes I have a hope chest don't judge! I secretly wish I lived in the 1800's so I have a dowry :) This one has kind of a cool story along with it this guy bought it new for his fiancé in 1940. He then went and served in WWII. He bought it for her so she had a hope chest. There is an engraving inside with her name on it which is really cool to know the history of an object.

Wednesday my friend and I went to a thrift shop looking for some furniture for her apartment and I found these things along with a cookbook pictured below.

This is one of the weirdest things I've found. It is a bright orange ashtray shaped like a bathtub. I don't use it as an ashtray but instead a coin dish or to hold bobby pins.

A chicken print that I got at an auction.

I LOVE OLD BOOKS. Well I love books in general but old books and cookbooks are even more cool. I plan on having a library in my future house and I have to start collecting books now. The cookbook on the left was the book I got at the thrift store it's dated 1972. Then the other two books are books that I got at garage sales this weekend. The middle book is a cowboy/western book which is pretty interesting. Then the green one on the right is a book called Listen to the Land. It is a book made by the Farm Journal about life on the farm. It has several stories and a few poem things about farming which I will probably share someday.


  1. So you are,saying a book from 1972 is "old"?
    That makes me feel very old. -- Mom

  2. Aw I love the hope chest! Thats is so cool, is it really heavy? If we ever settle in one spot I will be looking for one

    1. It's not too heavy but it does have some weight to it. If you go to look for won scan household auctions. That's where I got mine. I've seen several over the years.

  3. I love looking for old "aggie" things in thrift shops and yard sales too. It's not easy to find stuff sometimes, but it's so cool when you do! Great finds!

    1. Me to!! Love finding old farm books and almanacs and any old ag related stuff. I'll have to post a pic of a pin I found in an antique shop. Its an old old FFA pin.