I love the detail on these old pillowcases!
This past Friday I went by myself to see my sister and my dad because my newphew, Spencer, graduated from high school. I decided not to take Seth because he didn't want to miss his baseball game on Friday evening. (He is now the catcher and I agreed to let him stay with Jon and go to his game.) I am rarely without Seth so it felt a little wierd driving three hours without him. I took a book on cd and hit the road! About half way there, I thought, hmmm, I could actually stop and look at an antique shop that I have always wanted to vist. I am usually in a hurry, but this time, I decided I had time and I was alone so it was the time to check it out. I haven't been to an antique store in several months. I had the best time all by myself!
When I go to flea markets or antique shopping I am drawn toward crystal and silver pieces. I also love old pillowcases that people have embroidered on by hand. My sister and I used to buy these at flea markets when we were just out of college. I still think they are so sweet! As soon as I started looking I found one that was beautiful and knew I would add it to my collection. Then I stumbled upon the cutest vintage apron. It is a half apron (is that the appropriate title for a short apron?). It was just the cutest thing! A few months ago I was at my friend Diane's house and she loaned me the most darling half apron I had ever seen - she told me she had found it at a garage sale. I have been thinking about that apron since that time! Now I have my own! I already have several aprons that hang in my pantry, but this is the first short one that I have ever owned. I am smitten!!
I also found, but didn't buy, the most adorable vintage porcelain dog. I am still thinking about it!! I knew I should have gotten it! I didn't get it because it was a terrier and I really want a spaniel. I have seen the most beautiful dogs on some of my favorite blogs recently. I REALLY want one of these little cuties. I am now watching one or two on ebay. I just know that one is going to be mine soon.
I had so much fun on my short visit to the antique store. What do you look for when you go antiquing?
This is my "prissy" guest bedroom. I hope to show you the entire room soon.
I love the vintage feel of the space!
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