March Finds

So I don't know if you could call these finds, since most of these were found in beautifully curated shop in South Philly but still wanted to share my fun stuff. If you've never been Era Atomica and you live anywhere near Philadelphia, you should probably go. Like tomorrow.

New ice bucket for our bar and two little pups!

Can't wait to find a little spot to display these!

Somehow, I found two more of those glass jars with the floral tops from this post AND a working alarm clock! It's adorable and I'm thrilled. Huzzah.

Flea Market Successes.

Part of the fun about flea markets is, they're hit or miss. Sometimes you make out like a bandit, and sometimes your bags are still empty. This past weekend, my mom discovered an indoor flea market on 9th and Spring Garden (Philadelphia) that we knew we needed to check out. I was almost through the first go around with nothing when I found some gems.

Two little jars with these floral tops= in love. Having figured out what I want to do with them, but still loving them.

We also have been searching for the perfect drink glasses for our bar, and I found these little babies. Set of four for $15. I love how different they are. And then they're is this...

This might be one of my best finds recently. My mom always had a cedar chest in her bedroom and I always loved the way it smelled. Once we moved into our apartment and needed storage for bed linens, I started keeping an eye out for hope chests. I quickly realized that most hope chest are very large and clunky, very early American. When I found this one, it seemed the perfect size and very mid-century modern. It's my new love.

Recent Thrift Haul...

Recently, I've been bouncing around thrift stores looking for stuff for craft show prep and have been finding little odds and ends. Nothing too crazy. I've been trying to keep my tendency to hoard vintage housewares and dishes to a minimum lately due to lack of space. I've given myself limits; I only allow myself to pick up things that are a really good price, something that I need, or something that is really special. 

We have been hosting T's family to our apartment to show it off recently and his aunt brought these two refridgerator dishes from her old fridge. I fell in love with that instantly and can't wait to hand the shelves in our kitchen to display them.

I've been looking into buying some different loose teas and found this little cutie in the back shelves of the thrift store across the street from my apartment. Never been used and only a few dollars. Woo!

These things have come from a variety of different places over the past month or so. My friend and I stumbled upon a rummage sale that was almost over and filled a trash bag with a variety of stuff for $2. So that's where those werid salt and pepper shakers came from. They were practically free so I couldn't just leave kitty s&p's there, even if they were strange. The pyrex dish and two blue dishes were given to me from my mom. Good prices apparently. The tin was from the thrift store across the street, which I put a little succulent in.

So that's what I've been doing lately... Have you been finding anything good lately?

Family Finds

Now that T&I are here in our own little home, I've been really happy to have items that remind me of my family and my childhood. I've been trying to fill my home with little odds and ends that that have a vintage, kitchy feel, but the ones that are most important to me and those that come from my family. I'm thrilled to have things around our house and mean so much to me. It's amazing.

Last time I was at my parent's house, my mom was doing some cleaning and found this box with her collection of 45s. She was afraid to give it to me because we would make fun of her, but T turned out loving most of them. She had them organized in the order that she bought them, so we tried to keep them in that order.

That blue porcelain jar is something that always lived on my mom's bureau growing up. It held a bunch of my mom's hair clips and combs that she wore when she was younger and her hair longer. It reminds me of being a little girl for some reason. She gave it to me a few years ago and I use it for the same purpose, to hold some of my barrettes and hair items.

My mom dug this jewerly box out of our crawl space one day and asked me if I wanted it. I love this. It's very simple, but I immediately felt a connection to it.

This mirror lived in T's grandmom's house, but belonged to his parents. I don't know much about it, but when his mom asked me if I wanted it, I felt like we needed to have it. The fur stole belonged to his grandmom (I think) and I'm happy I found the perfect place to display it. T's mom presented it to me saying, "I know you like old things, so I thought you might like this..." which is hilarious. Nonetheless, if I had any intentions of getting married in the winter, I would definitely wear this. Maybe I could pull it off in the fall?

Have you discovered any family finds lately?

Thrift Store Finds

It's been a while since I've been thrifting (and for me, a while is maybe a few weeks). We are on the hunt for some particular things, which is always harder than you think it will be.

But even though I only made it out with these two items, I thought that were lovely enough to have their own post! We haven't had anything to serve on or large plates in general so I was happy to get such a cute plate. The other little bowl now lives upstairs in our bedroom to hold little things. I'm a little obsessed with pretty things that hold other things. I like to group things.

Happy finds. Find anything good lately?