Monday, May 16, 2011

Weekend Finds: Little craft storage table and vintage lovelies

Sorry there were no posts this weekend. We were busy entertaining the little one and then my husband and I both came down with the stomach flu at 5pm last night. We've never been sick at the same time, but let me just say it is HORRIBLE. We were miserable and nauseous all night. Thankfully, we had family and friends helping us take care of Annie. And the best news is that Annie has not come down with the stomach flu. Cross your fingers that she's able to evade its evil vomity clutches!!!

Lucky for you all, I'm feeling much better tonight. There's still a lingering headache, but I'm at least able to function and write this post! On Friday I stopped by an estate sale that just happened to be at a house across the street from the park I bring Annie to. I swear I was not planning on doing any shopping, but of course I found a few things I had to bring home with me. The guy who was running the sale was really great. He has a resale store down the street full of furniture and bikes, and when I told him my husband builds bikes, he said he'd be interested in doing some bartering. Free bike parts if my husband builds a fixed gear bike for him! Sweet! So I returned again on Saturday with my husband and I bought a gift for a friend that I had been eying the day before.

The first day, I spied this little rolling table and knew it would work great as a craft storage unit. It's in need of a new paint job, but it's got these great wheels and a shelf inside. I'm thinking of adding a little cushion on top and have it also serve as a stool. The vintage newspaper on top is a October 1895 edition of the New Zealand Herald. It has some great ads inside and I promise to share pictures of those in another post.

And these are the vintage photographs I bought for a friend. She collects photos and I thought these would be a nice addition.

Look at the women's hair and the old man's facial hair. They're all so serious! And I don't know about you, but I have a hard time looking away from this woman wearing a bowtie and dressed in men's style clothes

A little creepy and a little cool right? Here's the other picture I bought. Amazing front porch and look at those clothes. I know everyone says it, but it is really sad that we don't dress up like this anymore.

And here's a close-up of the kids. The little girl on the left is so cute! And I'm really into the headband and jacket the teenage girl standing in the middle has on. 

Hopefully my friend loves these as much as I do!


  1. These are great vintage pictures. I love my acquired relatives!

  2. How unusual for a woman to be dressed like that way back then! I'd love to know her story! It's so fun looking at old photos.

  3. Great finds! Glad to hear you're feeling better.

  4. Such great finds! I love vintage pictures, it is fun to try to imagine what life was like back then. so intriguing!

  5. I have a love of old photos as well. These are some really great shots!

  6. I am now very happily following you, Emily! I certainly appreciate your visit and comment!

  7. Dropped in from Nifty Thrifty Tuesday to find those faces staring out at me! They are compelling, aren't they? Love the chest and your blog.