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Sunday, August 26, 2012

weekend finds!

this weekend was super productive! i ended up going on a road trip to iowa to see if i could find some new undiscovered shops...and that i did. there was this little town out in the middle of nowhere on the minnesota and iowa border. just a tiny little store out in the country. it was a mix between an antique store, thrift store and she even had groceries in there! a bit strange, but this lady had some amazing things... here's what i found there..

a blue floral pyrex mixing bowl
the most beautiful cornflower blue enamel bowl
a set of 4 milkglass mixing bowls
this retro set is in mint condition for vintage glassware!! a nice large serving bowl with 4 custard bowls
i LOVE this set! i had found the 2 bowls on separate occasions and found the little mugs yesterday
glass desert trays. these are so cool! cake and coffee...
i almost want to go back to that little store today, there were a few things i didn't buy that i'm kicking myself for now! i'm not sure i can even find it again, its quite the hidden place!

then we went to this little town in iowa, which i've been before....and this place was the reason for the trip. last time i went, there was this huge warehouse of a store that was just full of furniture...and i mean full! it was all stacked on top of each other at least 3 or 4 high. heaven. so i called the man that owned it to see make sure he was open on saturday...he said that he was at the fairgrounds having a sale instead..assured me it was worth my while to go! well, we got there and let me tell you, it wasn't worth my while. i felt like i was in the twilight zone or something when we walked meet some VERY interesting people when you're out hunting around for things! i ended up buying a couple things from him....and he really wanted to sell me he told me about another store he had in town. told us he'd take us there right then so we could look around. curiosity got me and we went. well, this place wasn't much better than his little fairground sale...but i did find some cool accessories's what i found in his shop...
amazing midcentury lamp! the finish is a pale goldenrod with bright gold accents
another great midcentury lamp! cream and gold speckled with a gorgeous dark bronze strip around the middle
and of course an old vintage add to my collection!

i scored a few larger pieces of furniture at another they are...
this old crusty chippy door....the colors don't show up great, but its a dark gold as a layer, then a grey/lavender layer and then the mint green on top...beautiful!!
crusty goodness!!
a beautiful side table
a vintage dresser on wheels
love this serpentine dresser...the lines are gorgeous! bummer one of the original hardware pieces is missing...
SO this was my wknd!!! found some amazing things that will be for sale in my shop soon!!!

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