Sunday, January 25, 2009

The Best Laid Plans

Yes, I know, I promised a video blog today, but two things have made that an impossibility: (1) the rooms aren't quite finished and (2) I discovered a few minutes ago while trying to record a video blog of my antiques trip, my camera is broken. Yes, broken - and no, I'm not making that up!

Try and try, fiddle and fiddle, I can't get it to record. So, I'm sorry, but no video blog today. However, I do have some pretty pictures of the antiques I browsed today with Scott. He was so nice to take me away from the cleaning and decorating of it all, and so I thought I'd pack you all up and take you with me!


Here we are! YAY! And the first thing that caught my eye was this shelf painted and glazed in a beautiful grey. How pretty? This would be a great piece to hang in a kitchen, with copper pots hung from those hooks, or in a hall for coats and bags.

Only $70, and this could be yours! The possibilities are endless really, but Scott says power on, oh Artie, power on! There is more shopping to be done. So come along group. Let's seek!

Oooo, Isa! LOOK! Shutters! Just for you!!

Eeeek! What do you mean they're not for sale!? Beautiful huh? Aged and patinaed. This is something that can't be created with a sander and some paint, no - this is the wear and beauty of a lifetime of use. They're rustic and sophisticated all at the same time, no wonder they're display only.

Ooo, but these aren't display only! Nope, $89 and they could be yours! Perhaps with a light sanding a darker wash these could be almost as nice as the NFS pair we saw first. Lets tootle along, there are more beautiful things to be seen!

Like these old glass rolling pins!

And this barrel of pins. Wouldn't these be great in a stone crock atop an island? That kitchen decor element that is interesting and fun, while still being useful and unique! Ah-ha! I'll take two!

Oh and a basket of old grain sacks, the new "in" item I hear. Only $4!? I'll take the basket too!
Ah so much to see, and so little time. I need a foot rub and latte, but I did it. I found it! The perfect vase filler I've been searching for! Something no one else will have!
What is it?
Come back tomorrow! ;)


  1. YUM! Ok, I'll send you my $70 - I need that grey piece, and drat on the shutters!! What a great day for shopping!
    xo!! Isa

  2. Artie,
    I went antiquing with jacob this weekend. It was quite interesting. He was using his geiger counter again and had the whole store going. Everybody wanted him to check this out and that out.....BTW, I have an extensive collection of rolling pins in a Red Wing crock. I got tired of looking at them and I put them away for awhile. I used to have an ottoman I upholstered with the cutest bunny sugar sack when I had the denim couch and chair phase. (I left that behind with my divorce - sometimes I miss it...more than my ex - LOL). You've got me curious about your find. ~ Robyn

  3. What great finds Artie, I use shutters almost like these in my shop.. Ironically enough my daughters camera broke this week as well.. grrrrr hope it's not in the water.. have a super evening. hugs ~lynne~

  4. Fun, some fun finds, love that grey shelf! Now I want to see what you got tomorrow!
    Hey thanks for the hint about Hound Hill, I won one of her sachets and already got it. Smells yummy and was fun to get something in the mail while home sick!

  5. Hey, a day antiquing beats a day cleaning anytime!

  6. Gee Artie......

    I never got into antiquing, but after following you and some of our other 'blogger friends' I see I missed out on a lot. We do have an abundance of antique stores here, I might have to check them out. But maybe I've just been afraid to get hooked on another 'have to have'. ;)

    By the way.....I was browsing on eBay, over the weekend, and saw that there was a lot of Pfaltzgraff, Christmas Heritage items listed.

    Looking forward to seeing what you have in store for us.


  7. Wow...I am fascinated by the glass rolling pins! They are really neat!

    Can't wait to see what you have next:-)

  8. So many possibilities! You are such a tease, I'll be looking forward to the unveiling of the vase.
    hugs, B.

  9. Wow what wonderful finds today Artie... I especially loved the glass rolling pins... Would love to have those... Have a fun filled day....


  10. What a fun time! Looks like you saw some great items. Hmmm..what did you buy?

  11. I love that shelf. I'm looking for something similar for the condo.

    Hope your camera woes are over soon!

  12. Nice find, Artie! I like the rolling pins too! and guess what! I finally joined Blogland...Christine

  13. Ohhh, so sorry about the camera...
    but I did enjoy the armchair shopping trip with you...OK, you hooked me...I'll be back tomorrow!
    ;-) Bo

  14. Don't leave us hangin' like that! I wanna see what you got!!! NOW!

    Do you know I've never ever seen a glass rolling pin? Those are too cool for words!

    Justine :o )

  15. I love the glass rolling pins. So pretty!!!

    Of, and come over and see what I did to my "door to no where" kitchen door. I think you will like it!

  16. Hi Artie,
    I enjoyed shopping with you. Boy, could we do some damage together HA,
    Looks like you're going camera shopping. Stay away from Circuit City. The prices are always higher when they liquidate.

  17. Holy do you resist such beautiful things. That first shelf would have found it's way to my truck for sure!!!

  18. The grey shelf would be great by my backdoor as a "catch all".

    I have seen these glass rolling pins filled with colorful beans or other decorative items. I am also aware of receipes with the required ingredients placed inside and given as gifts. They are great.

    G in CT

  19. Ooh Artie,
    Love all the treasures that you found.
    Shutters, glass rolling pins, and those grain sacks!
    What fun!


  20. Great pictures. I love those feed sacks. I would use them to make some pillows!!!

    Where is this place?

  21. SOOOO manuy great finds! I'm jealous I don't have these kind of opportunities for shopping here in the stix.

  22. Thanks for the shopping tour. I wish there were more places like that around here. Stuff is kind of sucked up here. I love the glass rolling pins. Thanks.

  23. my heart drops when i hear for display only!

    (every time!)

  24. What a fun blog! I will definitely be following along!