Monday, February 10, 2014

Unplanned plans

Recently, my sweetheart and I went for a day of junking and antiquing.  We had no particular plans other than to have a day open to no plans. Whatsoever.
 
This may sound pretty mundane.
 
Gloriously, yes it was.
In the hustle and bustle of life, a day with nothing on the calendar except an open road, hand in hand and full tank of gas is heavenly.
 
I am very blessed to have a husband who loves antiquing as much as I do.  We like vastly different things and lookout for items the other may enjoy.
 
Here are a few things which I decided to take home that day:
 
 
 
First, was a simple etched perfume bottle.
I have seen interesting jewelry made from vintage perfume bottles.
This one has potential for such a project.  Whether or not it does is no matter.  I love its simple style.

 
Second, the lace doilies under the bottle where lovely enough but the nifty price and unique pattern sold it for me.
 

 
Third, a milk glass Watkins jar.  I am not sure what this vessel held.  Face cream, pantry items??
Anyone know?
 
 
It was the etched lid that really captivated me.
So begins its new home with my other milk glass pieces.
 
 
 
Lastly, a cabinet card of a young lady with very soulful eyes.
It is always interesting to look at cabinet cards and note the fashion, jewelry and hair styles of the period. 
 
What do those things tell you about that moment frozen in time?  Was it a wedding, a funeral, a graduation or an everyday family gathering?
 
One may never know but it is interesting to think about.

 
I picked up a few more smaller items for jewelry and junky projects which I will share soon.
 

 
Sending good junkin' mojo to all of my fellow junkers out there!
Thank you for visiting! ~ xo Heidi

3 comments:

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

Nothing better than a day out with your Sweetie except one spent antiquing/junkin' !
You found some great things.

Thinking of you up Nawth and hope you don't get hit too hard this time. Stay warm !
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Rebecca Carl said...

Great finds Heidi!! Love these days!

Patty Antle said...

I love vintage shopping with my hubby too! You found some great things Heidi. Thanks for showing us.