If you follow me on Instagram, you saw I shared this picture with some of my ‘loot’ from Vintage Market Days this past weekend:
Saturday was absolutely beautiful and my little girl and I got up early and arrived at the market 15 minutes after gates opened. Since I was there the day before taking pictures, I already had an idea of what I wanted and where to go. First things first, we went to Stapley Dolls and picked out an adorable hand-made doll, whom she named, “Ariel”.
To keep this little lady happy along the way, I was suckered into buying her a few more things, like a flower headband and a big bead necklace:
I will say, I’m glad I scouted things out the day before. I knew where I wanted to go and I had some time to think about how much I actually was willing to pay. There were a few items that I hadn’t planned on getting, but when I saw them I couldn’t let them go.
Like this wooden thing:
Not sure what it originally was, but I loved the patina and the size to use as an architectural-sculpture piece in my home.
I also bought this awesome “North” street sign. That and the large salvaged “O” (for my oldest son’s name, Owen) will be going in my boys’ shared room (slowly working on getting it made over).
And you see these giant wooden beads? Not sure what they are *actually* used for, but I saw them and at first I walked away because I wasn’t sure about the price. But then after I went to the neighbor booth, I started feeling panicky that someone else would buy them, so I went straight back and paid full price.
I mean, what’s not to love?
I also bought some skeleton keys (I have a weakness) and these tin letters spelling my middle child’s name. I’m thinking I will mount these in a frame for him. I also bought a couple antlers. Lots of booths had them and since I had already been checking prices the day before, I knew that $7 a piece for these was a good deal.
When I went to the VMD on Friday, I had two goals. One- take pictures, two-find a large “O” and some architectural salvage piece to go above our TV in our master bedroom. I found the perfect piece all chippy and a beautiful shape, but it was a whopping $90 so I passed on it. I’ll show you a pic of it on Wednesday when I show all the images that I took on Friday.
Why do those pieces have to cost so much? I was bummed… but on Saturday I thought I might find something that might work, as long as it was interesting, old and the right size.
Then I saw this on a low shelf in a booth toward the very end:
Cast iron, the perfect length, and so dang cool looking! The best part? Only $30. Now I just have to figure out how to hang it (it is freakin heavy).
I’ve been eyeing big vintage dough bowls FOREVERRRRR and they are always waaaaay more than I want to spend. Well, I found a huge one on Saturday and it was much less than I have seen them for other places, so I scooped it up.
I love the termite holes and the metal ‘patches’.
So, that’s my loot! What do you think? Which is your favorite piece?
cassie @ primitive & proper says
love that north sign! it will be perfect at christmas, too!
boy oh boy! love love love! shopping VMD is just a whole different ball game 🙂
I’d guess the wooden beads were floats. Maybe for a fishing net?
You are so smart! I think that is EXACTLY what it was used for! Thank you for the suggestion… I would have never figured it out! 😉
Those are great find!! I love that doll and the bowl. Wish I could have gone with you.
I love the vintage dough bowl! It has a lot of charisma
Barbara Woods says
I love to go to vintage markets. I love to see what others treasure also, so I enjoyed seeing what you purchased. Your daughter is beautiful and she looked very happy with her new things! My favorites are the wooden architectural piece and the metal piece.
The cast iron piece, hands down! Oh, and that flowered headband. She’s a doll:)
Good Morning~ What great finds you have! The vintage Dough Bowl is awesome, and who could pass up such a cute homemade doll for your little doll. Thank you for sharing these finds with us.
Rebecca McCabe says
First off your daughter is a”doll face”! Lucky you! But the metal piece is my favorite! Great finds!
Beads, oh yes! Then, the bowl – I want one!!
Love, love, love the beads!
You did put insecticide on the termite holes in the dough bowl, right?
Nice haul…..it’ll be interesting to see how you use these treasures….
hmmmm good point! I assumed it has already been treated since I didn’t purchase it from a salvage or flea market…. it was a pretty upscale store that had that booth at VMD, and it had been marked down. Thanks for stopping by!
I love that wooden bell looking thing!! Let us know when you figure out what it is for.