October 7, 2011

Antique Shopping

A while ago, when I was visiting family in Illinois, my mom, sister and I did some antiquing. 

I found some great things (old window, suitcase, bottles) that I will get from my mom in a few days, but I was able to pack and bring these mason jars back to NC with me!

Each came as shown, and they were only $8.00!


Aren't those wooden spools awesome?


The little mannequin, who my sister and I named Doodle (which is actually my mom's nickname too) came from a local resale store called Passages. We were using her for jewelry display, BUT my sister was just surprised with a full size dress form! It's perfect for our Etsy shop since people will be able to see the full size of the necklace!

Are you much of an antique-er? I'm usually more of a looker than a buyer. But I couldn't pass up those mason jars!

12 comments:

  1. I've been putting off doing much antiquing because we haven't moved into our home yet, but with closing being in two weeks I've started looking for some neat pieces to add.

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  2. Kate ~ Ohhhh girl those are darling!
    I LOVE antique shopping and do buy stuff
    but mostly for my website ~ I have a hard time not keeping alot of it though :)

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  3. Those are great! I found some old wooden spools in the spring - some are red and orange too and I've got them in a glass jar in my studio. Love the mannequin :)

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  4. What a great find! I love how vintage it all looks in the mason jar. Hmm, maybe I could recreate it for my house, since I won't be headed to Illinois anytime soon. :)

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  5. Uncommon objects in Austin Tx is an amazing store! It's filled from top to bottom (literally) with awesome antiques. Everyone should make a trip there!

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  6. Those are absolutely darling! I am in love, what an awesome find :D

    <3LJ
    http://littlemisslj.blogspot.com/

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  7. I LOVE antiques!!! I have a really hard time finding good shops near where I live here in South Florida but whenever I go away I'm always on the lookout!

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  8. I love the mason jars, so cute!

    You have been awarded with The Versatile Blogger award. Stop by my blog to see what it is all about.

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  9. Just stumbled upon your sweet, little blog! Antiquing is so fun- you never know what you are going to come up with! I live in the Memphisa area- and have TONS of places close by!

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  10. I'd love to know where you go antiquing in Illinois. I'm originally from there and always looking for places to go with my family when I visit!

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