Some new finds for a chilly day

25 Jan

Normally I would be Pure Barre and flea market bound, but baby, it’s cold outside. Like, freezing rain-style. So, I figured that I would share some of the cool stuff I’ve been finding at sales lately.
My highly paid assistant agreed to model this crazy fork and spoon set that I made the Mister pry off of a wall in Bon Aqua a few weeks back. I am tempted to paint them red before I hang them in the booth. Thoughts? Paint them or leave them as/is? They have carved Polynesian heads on them, if that makes a difference.


Here they are with a fabulous set of glasses that I found yesterday at the Family Tree Sale. I was first in line at this sale and basically cleaned out the kitchenware. I think it was the most money I’ve ever spent at an estate sale. I bought a LOT of Pyrex, so if you come by the booth looking for it, check in next week for some updated pieces, including a Delphite divided dish, a four-bowl primary set with clear bottoms and some Gooseberry and flamingo pink.


An up-close picture of the glasses. I stuck a napkin in so that you can really see the design. They are super-cute, and fit nicely into one of the many caddies I bought a few months back.


This is a framed menu from a restaurant called Zaberers that was at the sale yesterday. It was so odd (and yet awesome) that I couldn’t resist. Somebody must have loved this restaurant! I love the vintage graphics and pictures of food. It’s so cute.


The cool thing about it is that it was framed in a double-sided way, so that you can flip it over and see the outside of the menu. Now, look carefully at the left side. What famous actress endorsed this restaurant?


Joan Crawford! Isn’t that so fun? So, you can hang it up, but then turn it around and show people the other side. I totally thought of Lisa and her blog when I spotted it.
At the same sale, I found this awesome deadstock half-slip. I wear slips under dresses and skirts because I’m a grandma like that and I think it makes them hang better. Back in the day when everyone wore slips, they were made in awesome colors with pretty lace. But now, when you can even find them in regular stores, they are always black, white or nude. Lame. This one is so cute, though.

Also, in case you were wondering about the knotty pine house…we put in an offer, and we will see what happens. The Mister and I have been thinking so hard on this house thing for awhile, and trying to figure out what neighborhood to buy into. We need to have access to good schools for my daughter, who will start kindergarten in the fall…and I want a vintage kitchen, AND I want to stay in our budget, AND we want to live in Davidson County AND we don’t want the Mister to have a long commute AND we want four bedrooms AND a yard but not a huge yard. It’s a lot to ask for in one house! But this house has most of what we want with a few compromises, and hopefully we will get it. Fingers crossed, right? xoxo, LaurenT


4 Responses to “Some new finds for a chilly day”

  1. nancyworegreenstockings January 25, 2013 at 4:45 pm #

    Definitely fingers crossed! I hope you get it! And if you don’t, I hope you find something even better.

    I adore the slip! I wear them all the time, and I just love the beautiful lace and frills and colour of so many vintage ones. In fact, a beautiful pale blue slip with the store tags intact was one of the first intentionally vintage things I bought when I was a teen. And to this day, one of the most expensive. I still have it. The colour of yours is so fab.

    I love all your finds and thought of Lisa’s blog when you flipped the menu too. How neat! And I vote to leave the giant fork and spoon as is for now.

  2. Lisa January 25, 2013 at 7:18 pm #

    Thanks for the shout-out! I love that my patron saint JC is endorsing wine-drinking with your meal when you visit Zaberer’s. “Wine is a bride who brings a great dowry to a man who woos her persistently and gently”….well, if you say so, Joanie! That’s such a zany menu with all the pictures of food items crunched in around the actual listings, I love it. Also, those aqua and gold king’s men glasses, cuuuute! I would probably leave the fork and spoon in the original wood since it’s some kind of carved Polynesian thing, it might go better in the original if some lucky shopper was filling out a retro kitchen; but it might be neat red, too. Good finds, all!

  3. Eartha Kitsch January 25, 2013 at 7:35 pm #

    Whoot! Whoot! I wear slips too -every day. Granny brigade! I have a hard time finding ones in stores that don’t have huge slits up the side. Whatever. Love the menu! When I was a kid, we had forks and spoons on our dining room wall. Though, not cool Polynesian ones. Those are a lot more special. Good luck on the house!!

  4. bettycrafter January 26, 2013 at 4:57 pm #

    Me too! I’m a slip wearing granny too! I kind of love being a grandma, although I’m pretty sure it horrifies my husband. Anyhoo – I vote NOT to paint the fork and spoon. They’re great the way they are.

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