We always stop at Whipp Farm. There are about 180 dealers set up there in one area, although I don't think there was quite that many this time. This is where we do most of our buying. Take a look at what we found. Yes, that is a movie reel.sold I've never seen one this large. I had to pay more than I wanted to, but I fell in love with it. I thought it would be fantastic on a wall as art. The crown in front of it is one that hangs above a bed, complete with the tiebacks. I'm sure it's not that old, but who cares! We all think we're a queen including some guys I know.
Can't you just picture(pun intended) this lit from behind on a wall above an industrial table. Three words-all together now-Fab U Lous. sold
Since I paid so much for the reel, it felt good to back it up with a steal. This little chair is darling. I don't know if you can tell, but there is orange paint peeking thru the white. Someone had more time on their hands than me to have painted all the notes on it. I'm thinking really hard about what kind of fabric treatment to use on the seat. I don't want to do the obvious with musical themes. I'm thinking something with orange in it for fall and because I just like orange. Before you ask, Cat Daddy isn't toasting me. That's the top for the crown canopy he's holding.
This was C.D.'s find of the day. Top Cat hasn't got anything on him when it comes to working an alley. We stopped at this one field because I thought I had spotted a pair of french chairs. Well, C.D. bebopped out to look and found this bird cage with stand.sold The chairs, well I don't know what they were, but it wasn't french. Don't bother looking in the back of the truck for them. They ain't there. They're probably still sitting in that field.
OMG! You can't tell, but these pool lounges are the bomb.com. We were both excited to find these.
This iron frame was the very first thing I found. Love it. I'm sure it had a mirror once upon a time, but I like it just like this. It doesn't take a lot to make me happy. Ask C.D.
Again, my ginormous movie reel. You're probably tired of hearing me go on and on about it, but just look at it. In the words of Carolyn Westbrook, it's cool beans!
Here are my Hollywood pool lounges. You can't see but just the corner of it, but there is also a flat lounge for tanning. After we got home, I did a little research on these and lo and behold, we did better than we thought. These are actually Charles Eames fiberglass lounges. They are so super cool, they should be wearing shades. Talk about Mid Century Modern. These scream Rat Pack. Behind them is the bird cage put together. Isn't it great?
These are some things we picked up a couple of weeks ago I wanted to show you. The lamps are European and need to be rewired, but I thought tapers. I don't know if the iron cherub rings are old or not, I just thought they were pretty.
We stopped in an antique mall in Glen Rose and I got this Swedish ammo basket, the fantastic hanging light and the pretty ice blue coverlet.
These large, and I do mean large, urns were picked up at Market Hall on our way to Cloverleaf Boutique. The oil painting is done by a Texas lady named Alice Gent around 1930. There is all this great information on the back. She probably did it as a hobby as I can't seem to find out anything on her other than census records and some information on her husband. I guess women were invisible back then.
This is the cutest pink apron with a debonair poodle applique.sold Don't you just love it? The lamp, wonderful old framed cigarette ad and shelf I bought from Fran and Liz.
Remember me telling you how I love children's costumes? Take a look at this tutu and wings complete with photos showing the little girl wearing it. You can't really see it, but that is a wonderful old bouquet laying on top of it. I have plans for that on Halloween.
I found these wonderful corsages with dead flowers and the vintage trim at Lone Star Mall last weekend. And looky, looky! I found 2 more silver shrimp cocktail servers. They don't have a hotel name on them, but I just know that's what they are. I'm going to keep on until I have service for 8.
These are just really fun things. A wonderful leather purse, an old box of eyeglass lenses, a shell art box, a whisk broom(one of my favorite things to collect) and a vintage beaded sweater. Just stuff, trash to some, but the kind of stuff I am crazy about.
Cat Daddy brought home the train case. Do you think maybe he's trying to tell me something, like hit the road?
I got these little tap shoes when I bought the tutu and wings. Don't you know some little girl drove her mama crazy wearing these in the house all the time-after her recital, of course. I know I did. I think my mother finally hid mine and the costumes because she was afraid I would wear them and her out.(Not to mention the floor)