Saturday, October 30, 2010

Corners of My Home: Recent Finds

I thought I'd show and tell some recent additions bought in the last month or so.

I knew you'd want to see this little horsey that I found in the clearance room (really, a clearance room!) of an absolutely wonderful antique mall/store in Millington, MI (Mike's Antiques).

Can't wait until Levi can ride his horsey! And for $20, well, you can't even get a new toy like this made cheaply in China for that price! I'd rather have the old stuff made in the USA! (And, I love the colors!)

Speaking of old stuff, and the good old stuff in the USA.... this picture on the left was a recent find as I was literally running through the aisle at Wal-Mart heading for fabrics and crafts department looking for fabric for some lampshades I had to cover!

I LOVE this famous photo and it works perfectly in my living room. I wish there were more of them in the collection from that era; but all they had on the rack with it was Marilyn Monroe and one other movie star...I just love beautiful and patriotic black and white photos of the WWII era.

This set me back $12. You may like one, too! It measures 19" x 12" and is on a hard board with a hole drilled in the back for easy hanging. My fourteen year-old son even loved it.

For this area, I have one more thing to complete the grouping and that is a sheet music piece from that era, the song is entitled "The Most Beautiful Flag in the World" and it has a similar picture on the front with the red, white and blue waving. It's a work of art in itself. I keep forgetting to take the sheet music in for a professional frame job and this will make me actually get it done now!

I also recently bought an old metal head board and foot board for $35 when Jamie and I recently visited our local antique mall.

I got it for our new "vintage toy" guest room that I'm just getting finished up. Hopefully the bed will be painted over this weekend. I have to remember to take before and after pics for you to see.

Can't wait to show you that cute little bedroom, I already had little Levi in there playing when he visited recently, it's such a cute and tiny little room that I think kids will love it!

Hope you all are having a WONDERFUL, and restful weekend. For once, we don't have much of anything on the agenda, which is kind of nice. It's noon and I'm still in my pajamas. I kind of like that sort of day, don't you?


Laura said...

Love your horsey!
My husband and I were taking our time driving home from a meeting in Saginaw a couple of Sundays ago, stopping at antique stores along the way. We were trying to get to Mike's Antiques, but ran out of time. It looks like we need to make it a stop next time!
We're excited about going to a big antique show at New Haven High School next weekend - it's put on by the Blue Water Antique Dealers Association. I swear I just discovered the joy of antique-ing this past summer...I don't know why I waited so long!

Karen~The Barely There Primitive Bear said...

Wow, you got a fantastic deal
on the little horse! I bet that
room is darling!

Bear Hugs~Karen

Anonymous said...

Sounds like you're having a wonderful day! I like those kind of days, too.
The horse is wonderful, the photograph, too!

Mary @ Neat and Tidy said...

Your decorating style is really nice; looking forward to seeing the next room.