There’s sure a lot of differing notions about ‘Vintage’. Everyone has their own opinions about it. My ‘vintage’ might be your worst nightmare and vise-versa. Have you ever driven over to a yard sale advertising ‘Vintage’ only to be disappointed to find they were referring to all the broken Fischer Price toys their kids no longer played with or board games missing half the pieces? That’s what I like about the Antique Mall. It’s all in one place and if someone’s stuff doesn’t scream ‘Vintage’ to you, just take a few steps to the next booth. On a recent trip, I spotted this cheery vintage bread box. Maybe cute storage in the craft room?
I was actually on the look out for Fairy Garden containers at the time and spotted these two things. What do you think? Wouldn’t a fairy garden look cute in the vintage coffee percolator? Maybe on your kitchen counter? I don’t exactly know what the other ‘thing-a-ma-jig’ is (bloggin’ friend Steven says butter churn), but it’d make an interesting container for a garden in the den or maybe filled with your priceless marble collection? Mmmm, wait, I don’t currently have a den or a priceless marble collection…best move along.
It’s maddening to find the perfect item but then be knocked over the head with sticker shock. I gasped when I spotted this crew and then said “ouch!!” Snow White and her seven adorable dwarfs living in my garden? Oh man, that would be dreamy.
Sadly, they weren’t in the budget, not even close. Neither was this one lonely guy. “Oh, but he has a red hat too” said a vintage looking devil on one shoulder, “just move along Boomdee” said the smart angel on my other shoulder 😀 Do you have these inner conflicts too?
Then there are the totally impractical things that catch my eye. Can you imagine these just sitting out in the snow? New Garden door? That old library book cart would be very handy in the craft room or in the breakfast nook with cups, cute tea packages and a coffee maker on it. Again, I also don’t have a breakfast nook or a garden 😦 Seems I have far more decorating ideas than I do real estate.
Finally, I spotted this ‘vintage’ night light and burst out laughing. I LOVE dogs but would find this a little frightening on my nightstand as a child. Can you say “therapy”? But that’s the joy of vintage, it’s the good, the bad and the ugly.