Thursday, September 26, 2013

Antiquing

While we were renovating, I got out of the house a lot.
Other than thrifting, I also visited a couple of antique malls and scored these...

Large Brass Milk Can

Brass Champagne bucket

Gold accented Decanter
Tin Server

Fire King Gold-rimmed glass bowl with lid

Letterpress Drawers/shelves

But my most favorite find is this...


A genuine Mink Shawl!!
Makes me feel glamorous! Now I just have to go somewhere fancy enough this winter to strut it around!


I know that it's not PETA-friendly, but wouldn't it be a shame to burn or destroy this thing, knowing that it was made during times we didn't know any better?! That's just my humble opinion, hope nobody takes it against me. I got it at a great price too and so I could not resist. 


Have a Great Weekend!


*VEL*

 Would love to hear your thoughts! Please share away...

20 comments:

  1. Vel, they are all great finds and remind me of era much more glamorous than the way we live today. The decanter is my favorite!

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  2. Very nice finds, Vel! Don''t ever worry if your beliefs and feelings might be contrary to others. We are all free to make our own choices.

    XO,
    Jane

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  3. For your fall / winter decor, the shawl could be draped over a a side chair / sofa and used as a wrap / blanket, definitely adding a layer of glam to the room. And I think you like a little glam, yes? You see so many faux fur throws in the market why not use the real thing if you have it. Happy weekend.

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  4. What great finds!!! I love the mink and Robin's idea to drape it as d├ęcor is a great one!!

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  5. My dear sweet mama - who passed away in March - couldn't have been any more humble and not flashy. However, my dad bought her a mink stole when she was about 50. My niece loved it, so years later my mom gave it to her. By that time, my dad had bought her a mink jacket and then a full-length coat. My daughter just asked for one of them, and I told her she can take her pick. When I have worn them in the past (my mom had a stroke and was unable to wear them for the last 11 years of her life), I always felt like Mom was hugging me. I hope my daughter will feel the same way.
    Wear yours with flair.

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  6. Love all of your treasures, the brass milk can is really unusual. I havn't seen one of those before. I love the mink. I have a mink coat hanging in the closet that I can't make myself throw away, so I love your stole. Perfect. Hugs, Marty

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  7. Love the stole! I have a vintage fur coat that's fabulous! Here's to being glamorous (maybe I should wear it to the supermarket today)!
    Kelly

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  8. How fun, you scored so many awesome things! The decanter and the mink are my faves ;)
    Have a great weekend, Vel!

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  9. Awww... that's so nice shawl. It fits in my winter season §:-)

    Sarap mag-thrifting no? I do love it and as a Filipina, I know how to bargain and the sellers never let me down. I almost stole their stuffs. Bad girl.

    Have a blessed weekend with your lovelies.

    Greetings from D´Box in Stockholm,
    /CC girl

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  10. You have a good eye for treasures!! I never see things like these!

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  11. I adore the brass champagne bucket! I have my grandmothers mink. My feelings with vintage fur is even if the animals hadn't been used they'd be long gone by now anyway. :)

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  12. We need to go antiquing together! Love your finds! I've never seen a gold accented decanter before! Happy weekend to you too! xx

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  13. My prior comment disappeared? I think it would be great to go antiquing together and love your finds! I've never seen a gold accented decanter before! Happy weekend! xx

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  14. Ooooh la la! May I borrow your mink shaw? It's fabulous, Vel!!! And plus, it's vintage so you're cool :)
    xo
    Loi

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  15. PS - I wanna go antiquing with you and Stacey.....count me in!

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  16. Vel, I probably wouldn't be able to resist the mink either! What a fun trip you had! Hoping that gorgeous decanter shows up on your pretty bar cart!
    Karen

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  17. Love the gorgeous mink, so glam! I also love your brass milk can and brass bucket. Great finds!

    Jessie
    www.mixandchic.com

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  18. Wow, what finds! We need a photo when you wear it, it's gorgeous and will be stunning on you!

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  19. Great finds as always! I love the letterpress shelves, they would make the perfect spot for my sons Lego men collection. I will be on the hunt for one of my own!

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