Yesterday we ventured up to my cousin’s house, which is truly in the middle of no-where. I’m learning, though, that middle of no-where towns often have the best antique stores. It’s become the tradition to visit this one store in particular every year when we venture up for the holiday gathering. Last year I got the little stool that has become my embroidery headquarters; this year I hit the jackpot.
The biggest purchase was a new wooden bed for the chick. We finally got rid of the oh-so-fun, but obnoxious loft bed from Ikea. It’s been a great, fun bed for both my kids, but it was time to go. I’ve been on the craigslist hunt for the past few weeks for a new bed for the girl with no success. I walked into this antique store and there this bed sat…it was white, it was cheap and it was complete. Needless to say I snatched it up. It needs to be painted at least one more coat (I’m thinking antique white with a little distressing) come spring, but until then it sits in the chick’s room. I love it. I especially love that it was $40!!!
I also found these awesome trays. They are from the Kentley company and my cousin and I are thinking maybe they were given out when you bought a new car? That is some research for another day. Not sure where I’m going to hang them, but I love this kind of funky “folk” art.
One of my New Year’s resolutions is to start reducing the amount of plastic plates and storage stuff in our kitchen. I’m starting to buy up fun bowls and plates for the kids to use and I found these perfect little cereal bowls.
(sorry for the blurry picture…here’s hoping for a new camera for Christmas)
Last was this Pepsi box I found to hang in the Rooster’s room. He’s a collector and I’ve been longing to find one of these divided boxes for him to put all his treasures in (instead of all over every flat purpose in his room!)
And the total price of all the goodies??? Less than $100!