{inspired} the antique show

Friends! I owe you photos from my kitchen. I ran out of light this weekend to take photos, so I'll take a few before work this week and get them up (hooray for it actually being light in the morning before work!). But in the meantime, I thought I'd share some photos from the antique show we went to this weekend. A couple times a year a huge antique show comes through town and I'm not sure I've ever gone. We thought we'd head over and check it out before we buckled town and painted our little hearts out in the kitchen.

We saw a lot of really great things. And a lot of not so really great things. You know, typical antique show fare :). A quick note about the photos: the lighting in this building was TERRIBLE and I was using my iPhone. So, the pictures aren't the greatest - sorry about that in advance :) With that said, here are some of my favorites from the show:

Love these little ice cream bowls. The sweet light coral color is great for spring and the display had me wanting to throw an ice cream party :).

There were a couple different colors of these tea cups and saucers, but all were lined with gold. LOVE. And want to figure out a way to diy this and still have it be food safe.

I love displays of matchbooks. So pretty.

And speaking of pretty - this collection of vintage containers was gorgeous. All the colors were so vivid and beautiful. A small grouping with a single flower stem in each would be so cute.

Granny chic? Maybe. But I think a cross stitch like this would look great on a gallery wall.

Letters. I always love letters.

I LOVE this lamp. The white parts were actually a really light blue, and we all know that I've been loving green and blue lately :).

I have a good/bad habit of only buying things that I KNOW I have space for. This is good, because I don't have a lot of un-used things lying around. On the other hand this is bad because I passed up some really awesome things! There are a few things I wish I would've bought this weekend, including:

This super sweet little stool. I'm still kicking myself. I love the color, the shape and the cute floral/shamrock pattern stitched in on top.

This botanical print! It was really sweet and the color was beautiful.

There were so many great trophies - I'm sure I could've found space for one at home.

After all that, though, we did not come home empty handed.

We brought home these fantastic copper cups. They need to be cleaned up a little, but that's easy! I'll make sure to show you the process for cleaning when I get to it :).

 The cups have these great rings at the bottom - sort of like plastic cups, except much cooler.

And this sweet little wheat embossing. I am so excited to use them!

Have you picked up any great antiques lately? 


  1. Hi! New reader here...Those copper cups are so cool! Can't wait to see how they clean up. And I loved that little green stool. Maybe it will still be there next time? I went to an antique mall recently and picked up an old boat oar and a map of Texas (my home state) in a little weathered barn wood frame. I had a hard time exercising restraint. There is just so much cool stuff at those places...
    - Miranda @ Sunday Kind Of Life

  2. I love those copper cups! And I need to take your lead on only buying what you have space for...seriously, I have a closet full of stuff that "might someday have a spot..."

  3. ooh i want that large letter and the tea tins, they would be so cute witha wildflower or two in them

  4. So many pretty things! If you ever do the gold lined cups, please share!!! Can't wait to see those cups cleaned up and how you use them.

  5. Fun stuff - I love perusing around antique fairs and flea markets. You never know what you're going to find. I'm with you on the only buying something if I know I have room for it - I'm the same way with accessories too. I'm such a sucker for Fiestaware and jadeite but I haven't really bought much because we don't have a place for it right now. Hoping that will change whenever we find our new house. Looking forward to seeing those cups shined up - the embellishment on them is really cool.

  6. Was this the Palmer Show at the Expo Center? I just moved to Portland from LA last July and am having serious Flea Market withdraw. In LA there is this HUGE Flea Market at the Rose Bowl every month and I can't seem to find anything to replace it. My neighbor told me about the Palmer shows and I have been meaning to look into them. If you ever want a antique show buddy, let me know. My husband HATES going with me and it's always more fun with a friend.


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