Thursday, November 06, 2008

It's just so.... Old!

It's funny to me how tastes can change over the years. There was a time when I would have snubbed anything that wasn't fresh, new, modern, with flawless paint. And now I embrace everything opposite of that.

I love anything rustic. I've been known to take pictures of rusted metal and chipped paint just because I think they're beautiful.

And antique stores? SO fun!
I thought this candle holder was adorable.


Did you know I collect Mickey Mouse? I have for years. Antique Mickey's make me swoon. Sadly, they're all in a box in our basement. I plan on decorating the kids' playroom with them and putting them all out on high shelves.

I didn't love this one as much, but I snapped a picture anyway.


I really really really wanted this mirror! It was about 3 feet tall and heavy iron. And it was $35 that I didn't have that day, so I had to pass.


And there was just something about these old letters that I loved!


I rarely get the chance to go to an antique store without kids, but boy do I love it when I do!

My newest love is vintage beads. I never knew how stunning they could be until recently! And now I'm ashamed to admit how many I've collected. You'll see them in my jewelry more and more because I just love them!

15 comments:

gina said...

I love letters too. and numbers. And that mirror is pretty cool. :)

FrenchGardenHouse said...

It's true, there's a certain something about all things old. The Mickey's are so cute!
xo Lidy

FrenchGardenHouse said...

It's true, there's a certain something about all things old. The Mickey's are so cute!
xo Lidy

fly tie said...

i've got a thing for old numbers and letters as well.

that mirror would really serve me some good right now...

Blissful Nikki said...

all of these are lovely! I feel the same way! When I was younger I would always say "When I have my own house I want it super modern...glass tables, leather everywhere, and animal hide rugs". LOL!!! Not anymore! Bring on the shabby chic!!

Jamie said...

An antique store without kids would be the best day! Hasn't happeded for me in a while, hehe. Love those letters too.

Jamie said...

An antique store without kids would be the best day! Hasn't happeded for me in a while, hehe. Love those letters too.

Shannon said...

I had that Mickey Mouse with the jam jar when I was a kid - it was part of a puzzle. Funny how nostalgia and memories rushed over me when I saw that.

I've dug around in that box of typesetting letters before, too. Love 'em.

Kelly said...

Ohhh, a day without the kids at a flea market, garage sale and antquie store is a very blissful day for me!!

My 2.5 years old boy would kill for your Micky Mouses!! He loves MM to death....

Right now, I would buy just about anything that would take a beating from my kids. :)

The Polka Dot Pixie said...

Lovely candelabra!!! And I am on board with anything Disney too so I'd say you had a great shopping day!!!

Thanks so much for visiting me :-)

Rosebud Collection said...

Isn't it funny how our tastes changes as life goes on? Beautiful candelabra..very unique.
Did my Fingerprint today..Missed you..but I am back..

Heidi Zawisza said...

The stuff is sooooo cool! I love old stuff too, though you wouldn't really be able to tell by my house. I wish I had more old stuff, but at this point it would cost a fortune to change everthing. I wish it was my taste when I STARTED decorating!!!!! ggrrrrr...Oh well, maybe someday I will strike it rich and redecorate!
Anyways, the candle holder is my favorite!

Heidi Zawisza said...

btw....I did FFriday today, and since yours isn't up, I didn't link to you.....but I will check back later to see if you do it, and then I will linky dinky to it!!!

Brandon said...

I'm just now getting to the stores w/out my kids. Wow I do get more done.

Melissa

Mary said...

i love antique shops, too, and auctions and estate sales....in fact went to an estate sale today and bought one of my daughters a wonderful set of books by Emerson, complete with gold leaf page edges and leather bindings and marbled paper fronts....