Are you attracted to things that aren’t really your style?
I am, all the time.
Sometimes I’m able to talk sense into myself and not bring home whatever that thing is, but not always.
Like this lovely framed decor scene. I’m sure this isn’t very old, but it’s so nicely done.
Why would a gal like me who loves and needs colour be attracted to this?
It’s very farmhouse shabby chic, which this retro eclectic gal is so not.
My problem is I’ve always been able to see the beauty in design styles that aren’t my own. I can even love them!
Truth is the purse on the wall and the cat on the floor got me. What’s a gal to do for $2. 🙂
And this $1 vintage brass pitcher isn’t really my style either, but it has a fabulous aged patina. It’s marked Made in India on the bottom, and is almost 14″ tall.
The etched detail work is amazing and I love the red.
I think this would make an amazing wind chime.
There was a large toolbox full of tool odds and ends for sale at the ReStore and inside it I found this 6 foot folding ruler, which again isn’t my style… but I love vintage tools and gadgets.
I didn’t want the whole box so I asked if I could buy just that for $1 and the guy said yes. That just goes to show that it never hurts to ask.
I’ve been collecting mini tea sets for a few years. This set cost me $2.
I’m more of a mug girl myself, but when I have a bunch of these mini sets I have a project in mind for them.
I still need a few more though. I’m not quite there yet.
Now here’s some stuff right up my alley.
I’m always looking for interesting silver plate pieces, which are very cheap in my neck of the thrifting woods.
Both trays are Rodgers and the large one cost $2, and the small one was just 50 cents. Both will probably be repurposed in garden plate/dish flowers.
The mug is marked EP Brass Portugal and was 50 cents. What do you think of that rich dark patina?
I love it myself, but would you dare to polish it?
And my favourite funtabulous find is this 1951 Bird Guide by Chester Reed.
It’s a small book, but it’s packed with great info.
Over 300 full colour bird illustrations of 222 species of land birds east of the Rockies with info on each one.
There are check marks on some of the pages, which I think is so cool because to me that means this book was probably used by a bird watcher.
I’ve often said to John that we need a book so we can identify all the different birds that visit our property and now we have one, and for just $1.
So for just $10 I got some pretty great stuff. Even though some of them aren’t really my style I still love them, and will try to find ways to use or repurpose them.
Do you bring home things that aren’t your style too? I hope it’s not just me. 🙂
Thanks so much for reading, and until next time…
keep on keepin’ on!