Last week saw hubby and I hit the road for some pickin’ to find some new treasures for Edith & Evelyn Vintage. We picked up a few things locally but found much more when we headed into the deep South, which just happens to be my favorite place to junk hunt. I’m never disappointed in what we find there and this time we brought back a trailer load!
Buying only what I love, and would use in my own home, is sometimes a double edged sword, because I want to keep it all! But I don’t……….usually! Once in awhile I find a piece that I absolutely can’t part with and it needs to live with me for a little bit. Sometimes I end up selling it a few months later or swapping it for something I already own and putting that piece into the shop. It’s a way of trading up!
We found some lovelies on this trip…….this cherub candelabra lamp was a real find and hubby is actually the one that found it! I didn’t even get a chance to get a good look at it until after we had returned home and unloaded. It’s a beauty! Looks like my “hubby training” is finally paying off!
We found some gorgeous old original wood Italian Florentine tables, a stunning signed French bust, cherub statuary, several great chandeliers, and some beautiful religious prints.
One of my favorite pieces found on this trip is a lovely old Madonna statue in gorgeous white and blue colors. I believe she was once housed in a shrine that hung on the wall but now the statue is all that is left.
And of course, I can’t seem to be able to resist a good French chair. These two came home with me and will get some new upholstery, perhaps grain sack or linen. And they may even end up in the shop……..we’ll see……….Hubby feels like I’m becoming a hoarder when it comes to frenchy chairs……. I feel like I haven’t quite reached that status…yet…but perhaps if I sell a few along the way, he will feel better………
We also have restocked the antique European dough bowl trenchers and European grain sacks, they will be back in the shop in the next few days. This smaller size European scale with the original brass pans was also a great find. I don’t see these very often, especially with the fabulous writing on the side!
Something else we loved finding is a pair of old tole bed crowns, you can see a little peek of them in this photo with the white metal leaves and flowers.