weekend vintage finds

Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend. We had a gloriously sunny and warm one in southern Ontario, and some of the design bloggers in the area were able to take in the Christie Antique Show, including me. I'm fortunate to live very close to this twice-a-year outdoor antique fair. There were wonderful vendors there, including some new ones this year. In addition to being able to meet in person with a couple of the design bloggers I admire, I was able to score a few decorative vintage pieces for my own home. Made for a wonderful day!

These pretty ironstone Alfred Meakin dessert bowls were $6, and the silver cake server and wooden butter paddle were $4 each. 

I spotted this other ironstone dish along with two small bottles to use as bud vases for $20 total (I snagged the apple blossoms and lilacs at the side of the road on the way home for free - don't tell!). The pearls are also vintage and picked up at the show for $3 each. 

I thought this was interesting - a shoe size stamp, in my shoe size no less. A neat little accessory and conversation starter for the coffee table. I found it at a very cool booth with lots of old tools, drawer pulls, knobs, door hinges and hooks. If you are looking for these kinds of things, this vendor is also at the Aberfoyle Antique Market near Guelph on Sundays. 

Anyone else hunt down some interesting bargains at the show? If you missed it, make sure to attend the next one on September 6th. Have a great week everyone!

Kelly Anderson

Refreshed Designs

A re-designer focused on natural, sustainable and holistic design.