fab finds from the Arboretum Antiques Market
A couple of weeks ago, I went to an Antiques Market at the Arboretum in South Barrington.
It was my first time to attend and is held several times a year. Although the day got off to a stormy start, the weather eventually cooperated.
I loved this sale because the number of vendors was just right. It took me about an hour to shop the whole thing. It was very refreshing to have every booth with awesome merchandise instead of having to weed through smurfs memorabilia and tube socks like at the typical flea markets.
Here are my purchases…
an antique dough bowl…I’ve been on the hunt for one of these to hold my fishing floats since I saw the idea here. Sidenote…if I could have anyone in blogland come and decorate my house, it would be Joan of For the Love of a House. Her taste is impeccable.
vintage pyrex bottles with cool scripty labels attached by the vendor…how easy would these be to make?
old pocket watch
a round lock and key. Have you ever seen one of these? I think it’s beautiful!
a small oil painting with scrumptious frame for our bedroom
a vintage chenille blanket…I’ve got plans for this.
This antique glass canister with metal lid. Perfect for dog treats! The best part is when I need the dogs to come back inside, they hear the “clang” and come running!
And last, but not least. These wooden stadium seats for the foyer…perfect for the kids to sit and put shoes on.
I love the wood as is, but this idea from Eddie Ross has my wheels spinning!
How clever is that? I’m picturing painting them barn red with some awesome fabric padding on the seats.
Well, that’s it for my fab finds from the Arboretum.
Have you been to any good sales lately?