Rainy Saturday Afternoon

I’ve been collecting antique and vintage items since earning my first paycheck at around age 14. To me, there’s something special about using or displaying an object that was artisan made, passed down through generations, and which tells a story about how life used to be.
With rain in Houston’s afternoon forecast today, I took it as a cue to spend some time indoors at a few antique stores on our side of town.
I thought I’d share with you a few things that caught my eye.
Assorted children’s chairs

Antique hotel silver
Glass cloches
Some had a purple tint from manganese in the glass.
French bar tools
Metal garden bench
French canister set
Bovine garden statues
I was tempted to buy the pair of them – so cute!
Old French lantern
French bottle chandelier
This was massive – about 4ft tall!
Small reproduction found here
Creme yogurt ramekins
French match striker
Iron daybed


Metal toy barn
Pretty handles
Majolica glazed pottery


Italian Florentine box in the shape of a little piano
19th century French confit pot
Of all the pretty things I saw only two items came home with me today; a little creme yogurt cup (which I plan to store toothpicks in on the bar), and some clear furniture wax for use on our doors.
Have a happy weekend!

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