Every once in awhile I go treasure hunting, which in my case means hitting some vintage stores, antique shopping, or estate sales. I usually head out searching for a particular object (on this day, I was looksing for a nit age type writer) but most the time the treasures I end up bringing home with me are a complete surprise.
An object that just spoke to me . . .
For instance this beauty . . .
(ignore the person in the middle of the frame -me-, it was the only way I could let you see how wonderful this baby is)
And I knew exactly what I was going to do with this. Before I even made it home, I stopped by my local Home Depo and had them cut some wood the size of this frame (which happens to be 40 x 30), some chalkboard paint and some new brushes.
See, I had a vision . . .
It’s my new doodle board or in other words . . . my antique chalkboard.
I’m having so much fun with this treasure. And with its huge size it can go from room to room and just be placed on the floor and looks awesome, such a focus point and conversation piece.
This was another treasure I found on the same day . . .
I knew the color of this antique cake stand would fit right in with my fall and Thanksgiving decor.
I spotted a set of vintage glasses but the set was incomplete and I knew I at least needed 6 to entertain and mix and match.
My wonderful mother came to my rescue . . .
She was certain she still had a set of the same ones sitting in one of her cabinets.
Sure enough . . .
Thank you mom!
Now the creative playing begins . . .
When I set my table and centerpieces, I just pull from objects old and new.
I wanted to incorporate the cake plate and glassware so I pulled a few more vintage finds . . .
Like these linen napkins (purchased at an estate sale)
Doilies (inherited from my grandmother)
I do try to mix old and new, metal and glass, and heights.
It’s ok to lay a pitcher on its side . . .
And use books for stacking . . .
And a bit of twigs from a morning walk.
I just play around until it seems complete and inviting.
Amazing where a treasure hunt can lead you. . .
Linking up with Jann for SYC where I’m sure you’ll see some other creative Thanksgiving table displays.
Have a wonderful weekend my friends.