3.17.2011

Finds and Things...

I love Saturdays.  I love antique malls with so much stuff you have to walk sideways at one point, just to get through an aisle.  The best ones require hopping over something.  Those are my favorite.

This last weekend, I went to this cool antique store in Shreveport, and they have thousands of records.  The picture above is of 45's, which I think would be so perfect to use for a wedding or dinner party or birthday party.  (I know.  Random.  But since all I've done for the last 2 years is plan or help plan weddings... I'm a little obsessed with finding things that can be bought in bulk, that are vintage and that are different from the norm.  Records fall into those categories!)

45's are the perfect size and the labels are all different.  Think about how cute they would be on top of a plate at a dinner party.  You could pick ones that have fun song titles.  For Valentines, you could pick records that have LOVE in the title.  Christmas ones for the holidays.  You get the drift.  Ohhh, wouldn't it be fun if you had a player for these and then while you ate, you played the records?  Or if you had "guess that song title?  Limitless ideas I tell you.

I just really liked them and I'd love to use them for something.  Adding any sort of a vintage touch to a dinner party or event makes for great conversation and gives the party a whole new feel.  I'll try to incorporate these at some point and blog about it!  I don't think these records are going anywhere... and bonus.... the guy said once a month they get rid of a ton because they just don't have room.  I smell a bargain!

Here are some other fun things I found while I was out:
I love these original apothecary jars.  The labels are great and they are much better than the reproduced ones you find out.  This set of four was $100.  Kind of high if you ask me, but if you had the perfect use for them, they might just be the cure to your decorating woes!  (sorry.  I love cheese)
I found this cake cover that is fabulous.  It covers on top of a glass plate and it has to be straight out of the 50's.  I love it.  Would be darling on a wedding cake table or dessert table.

Ok, this is just a funny.  Growing up, for some reason, my parents had a blow up Gumby.  We would put him out during garage sales and other fun times.  I saw this at the antique store and laughed to myself.  Wish we still had a 6 ft tall gumby.  Would make for a fun party prop.  You can't help but smile when you see that silly green face.  What was the point of that show anyway?

Those are my fun finds this week.  Sorry for the poor picture quality.  Iphone pics ;)

Love,
S

1 comments:

Missy Rose said...

i want gumby and his horse for my boys' room!!! can you get them for me?!

and seriously, when i go to antique malls and flea markets, i find crap. YOU find the cutest things and i ENVY you. how about i just give you my credit card and you send me pics and i approve them for purchase? okay? okay.