I usually go to the charity shops in town, like Goodwill or St. Vincent de Paul, and I love them, but once in a while it’s fun to go to an actual antique store, where pretty much everything is a great find. I’m always on the lookout for barkcloth, nice pieces of vintage art pottery, and functional old kitchen stuff-plus anything else that catches my eye.
Browsing around a local antique store yesterday, I came across this little cutie-a vintage dashboard hula doll. She was in pretty good condition, and she was only 49 cents! Well, ok, so that’s what she cost back in the 40’s or 50’s when she was made-but still, I didn’t have to shell out that many coconuts for her. She is the perfect addition to my studio.
And then I found this adorable tiny old button! With it’s anchor and heart design, it fits right in with my For the Love of Pete shop logo. Sheer kismet!
Amy, my budding chef, found a nice little cast iron frying pan, and Stuart found three old books, so it was a successful trip.
I can’t wait to go again, and find more treasures that I didn’t even know I was looking for!