Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Vintage Finds

As I promised, I would like to show off my very interesting finds from a recent visit to an antique store.  My mom and I ventured out in search of whatever caught our eye.  First was this darling candle holder.

It was $7.00 and I could not pass it up!  Ignore the country blue candles.  Those will be changed out when I decide where it will be hung.  Maybe in our breeze way over the table?

Next was an interesting purchase. 

Yes, those are oars.  I went through the entire store trying to figure out where I could hang them and thought, for $12 a piece, I would figure something out.  They were also 30% off, which I didn't find out till I got to the register. 

Look at the great detail on them!  I love the weathered wood and chipped paint.  They just have charm.

When I brought them home, Clint thought I was nuts.  Then I opened up the latest Pottery Barn catalog and showed him this.

Not so crazy am I anymore! 

I am thinking the breeze way may get a makeover in the fall with these two purchases as my inspiration.

By the way, thanks for all the sweet comments concerning my kidney stones.  I am doing better and in a small amount of pain, due to the stent.  I am hoping to be back to normal this week.


Kim @ NewlyWoodwards said...

I LOVE the oars. Seriously want some to put above the fireplace in the next house. Now, I'm totally on the prowl. ;)

I just saw a blog that put them above her master bed, it looked great!

Eva @ the nerdy nest said...

Love the candleholder! That is so pretty! Also those oars would look great hung horizontally too-- if you have any long open spaces. I love the chippy paint, awesome finds!

Kasey at Thrifty Little Blog said...

Um, I LOVE the oars. They're perfect!!

Sara @ Russet Street Reno said...

Oars! Love them.

elizabeth said...

glad you are feeling better - I would have grabbed those oars up in a heart beat too -
can't wait to see what you do with them!! Have a good week

Jen @ homeinthecountry said...

glad to hear you're feeling better! Hope things are back to normal soon!

And, I love those oars... can't wait to see what you do with them!

Mrs. Chic said...

the oars are super cute - the look so perfectly weathered! I could see them in a little baby's room in the future, just saying :)

Kim at Yellow Brick Home said...

I'm realling diggin' those oars! In a similar way, I have my old hockey sticks - 2 of them - and I REFUSE to give them up. I just know they can be used as art somewhere, right? They're full of battle scars, after all :)

alanna rose said...

Great finds - I especially love the oars!

Glad to hear you are on the mend :) Know what's funny? 2 weeks ago I had a little kidney stone issue, but I didn't end up in the hospital - I know how much pain I was in (honestly worse than child birth)- I can't imagine how much pain you were in!

Cindy @The Flipping Couple said...

I really love the candle chandelier! Can't wait to see where you put it!!

LizzieBeth said...

I Luuuurrrvvvv that candle holder!

And um.. ahem... if you decide you can't use it, you can send it my way.


Cait @ Hernando House said...

I saw a fantastic picture in a magazine once (Country Living maybe?) that used oars as curtain rods. I bet those would be perfect for something like that. But maybe I'm insane for like that idea?