The alarm was set for 6AM Saturday morning (I didn't need it) I was awake already with a major case of anticipation of heading out for my morning of vintage shopping. Thank goodness this vintage outing of mine only happens one weekend, once a month or I could be in serious trouble. I always say I "so wish" the store I love so much would be open more, but to tell you the truth, if it was darling husband would not be so supportive of this passion I have!
So there I was with my grandee vanilla, skim, extra hot latte in hand, seat warmers on, bundled up and yes I wore my neck warmer (and it brought me good luck, thanks again Mom), picked a friend up to keep me somewhat controlled and headed out. She sat in the car toasty warm sipping the latte I made her, ( I had to bribe her to come with me) the latte did the trick! I had to stand in 4 degree temperature and was "thrilled" to be there. Let me tell you I do not stand in line for just anything! It's gotta be good. I stood there just waiting and wondering what was inside the store to be found.
Which now brings me to my vintage finds from this weekend.....
I am crazy for chairs. In December I found the perfect chair for my daughter that I gave her for Christmas which we both "love". After some rearranging that I have been doing these past few weeks, I found myself needing a chair for my family room. I was determined to find a chair at my vintage store and have it slip covered. I was also willing to wait as long as it took to find the right chair. Well guess what? I found it. The size and style completely work for the corner it's going in. I love the legs of the chair, way cute! It's so easy for me to see beyond the fabric and vision it with a wonderful duck cloth slipcover with a little pleated hem. Dreamy!!!!
My next find was this fabulous iron chandelier! The shape is amazing. The petite size is to die for! I so wish it had been electric, but if it had it would have been more and she is too cute already.
Once I spied the wire basket I made a quick dash to grab the tag. It was a definite need! Yes, darling hubby I wrote need!
Then came the "Sap Bucket" which you already got a glimpse of in my coat closet. The yellow paint on it made it even more charming. And it's holding the umbrella's just perfectly.
Last, but not at all least is my "cabinet hutch"! Oh my goodness where to begin. I need to dedicate an entire post to her! yes, I am calling a cabinet her. I don't call all my furniture by her only really really special ones that put me in a trance and just know I can't leave the store without it. While I was paying for the cabinet, Michelle the owner of this store, asked me where I was going to use it. I looked at her with stars in my eyes and said I have no idea. I haven't thought that far ahead! i just need it. I know, I have heard and been told all about need verses want!!! (Somethings in life just aren't that cut and dry) To me, it was a need depending on who you are asking. Please just don't ask darling husband! He is my incredible husband and we can finish each others sentences. Our tastes work well together. But when he saw me come home with this hutch.... I had to do some serious sweet talking about me vision and why I couldn't pass it up. We never argue and he is not the type to be grumpy. He is my Mr. Darling Hubby! But darling husband and dreamy hutch did not see eye to eye like I thought they would! I'll write more tomorrow about how they became friends!
Wishing everyone a wonderful Inauguration Day,