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Friday my mom and I had plans to go thrifty antiquing and do lunch
in downtown Anderson, SC.
Due to a power outage at the schools, the kids had the day off! My daughter was able to go as well. We had so much fun. We made it to 2 thrifty antique stores, Goodwill and TJ MAXX. Goodwill was a bust! I saw lots at TJ Maxx, but I had spent my money at the 2 local stores that we went to, Apple Dumplin' Antique Mall and Reborn Relics. For you locals, both places were fabulous. Reborn Relics also offers chair caning, lamp restoration and brass polishing.
Ashlyn with Grandma and her vintage chicken box purchase.
It was a day of silliness! Many silly pictures were taken!
Ashlyn was striking a pose with all the crazy things she was finding.
I must say that the couch is a one of a kind!
I got all of this for $135! I thought that was great considering how large the vintage tool caddie is. I got the tool caddie, the great condition original oil, the vintage lambing print, 2 silver plate trays, 1 antique brass mirrored tray and the 2 vintage ceramic deer.
I am really loving the look of using the silver trays as is. Leaving things in their original state is hot right now….just say no to polish! Wooo hoooo! I have collected a few and have some family ones. I am thinking of doing something similar to this on a narrow, empty wall in our family room.
I am planning on using these to hold them. I have used them before, and they are so sturdy and easy! Most of these trays are fairly light, but you can use 2 for larger trays. On some of the smaller pieces I may just use Command poster strips. All of these may be found at your local craft store such as Hobby Lobby.
Oh, the vintage tool box…..how large and fabulous you are. I knew I had to have it. I have been hunting for one for a while. It unfortunately has some newer paint splatter on it. I may try to just remove it or possibly do some sort of distressed white chalk paint finish on it. Here are some inspiring pictures for how I am considering to use it!