Hi everyone! Hope everyone had a great weekend! We had a very productive Saturday on The Hunt. However, we made a grave miscalculation and took the boys with us. I think it opened up a seismic wormhole in North Georgia due to all of the negative energy this generated. We made up for it yesterday I think (Target run and Hot Wheels for Beau, Academy for W- somehow has a medicinal effect that cancels out the smells of tobacco and propane that permeates all of the antique shops that the boys say gives them a headache/stomachache/bad attitude). Let’s just get to the good stuff, shall we?
We started out at a huge tag sale for a local arts foundation. This is where I found most of my bargains for the day! First, this beautiful vase ($6):
Good, solid weight. As soon as I saw it, I pictured it in these shelves in the kitchen:
I love royal blue and aqua together 🙂
My next find at the tag sale was this lamp. I’ve told you before that I have a thing for lamps. Well, this one had the most awful shade with it- small, pleated, cracked, and broken. It clearly did not come with the lamp. In fact, when we got home, the boys immediately stomped on it in the driveway- at my request. Also, it has a couple of small chipped areas on the bottom- but that will be super easy to fix. But the size and cool shape of this lamp? And- it was $5!
I stole a shade from another lamp to put on here for this pic. I actually bought one from Target, but it was too small (no worries, I can use it somewhere else). But look how cool this is!!!! $5!!!!!
Okay, my next find at the tag sale was this neat little Georgia shaped basket ($1!). I like to find Georgia state stuff. I keep picturing it in the mudroom, so I hung it in here. I just might kitsch it up by putting some of the shells that we collect every time we go to St. Simons on it. The boys always collect a lot, but I never know what to do with them.
Okay, after we left the tag sale, we looked in a couple of local antique shops (like real antique shops), and I would have loved to have spent some more time, but you know, KIDS, so we left. We had planned to go look in a sweet little town about an hour away. I’ve always wanted one of these:
This one is from Bellacor.
Michael had heard that there was a shop in this little town that had a lot of these. Well, it turns out that the town was full of antique shops and thrift stores, and we basically walked to all of them. The boys were in heaven, as you can imagine.
The only problem was, they were very proud of their merchandise. Or maybe we were just a little bit junk drunk from all of our good bargains at the tag sale. So we only bought one thing- Michael bought a book with illustrations by Jack Davis, the artist- he collects his work. And the place that had the vintage gliders? They were close to $1000. Beautiful, and wonderfully restored- worth every penny they were asking, but more than we could spend.
When we were leaving, Michael spotted a little store on the side of the road. And honestly, I would have never stopped. It looked…scary. Run down. But Michael could leave no stone unturned. And besides, a sweet lady at one of the stores told him to stop there. I still wouldn’t have.
I’m glad we did though! Because I found the Find of the Day!
Proof that you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover.
Just the day before, I had been telling Michael that I needed a mortar and pestle. And I love marble kitchen accessories. It was $10!!!!
It’s the exact same one for sale here at Williams-Sonoma for $99. Score!
So all in all, not a bad weekend on The Hunt! Any great finds for you guys?