I love how it looks as part of my Easter display in the dining room. The little ceramic birds were $1.99 each at our local wine shop, of all places.
And then there was this piece. It is actually the front of an old drawer but I loved the colors and carvings in the wood. Still some clean up to do on this baby but I already love it. It will be repurposed to hang on a wall, possibly with vintage photos or postcards tucked under the pulls.
With a little work, the delicate leaf design embossed on the brass beneath the pulls will be a nice contrast against the rough textures in the wood.
As a former Girl Scout and sometimes embroiderer, I couldn't leave this not-quite-finished linen piece behind. Apparently the girl scout who started it was not quite "prepared" to finish it. I'll have fun doing that and then either frame it or make it into a throw pillow.
These little redwork napkins were $2.00 for the set of four. I can't seem to resist vintage linens...
or old books...
especially when they're signed and dated. This inscription was inside the cover of Uncle Tom's Cabin. I wonder where East Noel is?
Hope you enjoyed this rusty, scratched and frayed little post...I like things that look as if someone really used them, years before we were even born. Simple items like these have a history to them that lends a reassuring sense of continuity to everyday life. I kind of like them just the way they are!
I hope you will visit these great blogs to which today's post is linked:
Show & Tell Friday at My Romantic Home
Friday Pretties at I Love Pretty Little Things
Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage
Junkin' Finds Friday at A La Carte
Vintage Inspiration Friday at Common Ground
Home Sweet Home at The Charm of Home
Frugalicious Friday at Finding Fabulous
Air Your Laundry Friday at Freckled Laundry
Favorite Things Friday at The Speckled Dog
Saturday Nite Special at Funky Junk Interiors
A Few of My Favorite Things Saturdays at Bargain Hunting With Laurie
Show & Tell Saturdays at Be Different, Act Normal