Monday, September 19, 2011


I've gotten wrapped up in the "mixing old with new" design trend.  I used to think antiques were for old and rich people but now I'm finding myself intrigued by them.  I never thought I'd be saying those words!

A couple weekends ago, it was rainy, neither boy was interested in a taking a nap, and Wes and I had cabin fever.  We didn't have anywhere to go, so we loaded up the cars and I told Wes we'd just drive.  I sort of knew where I wanted to go but I wasn't sure the places would be open, so I just kept it to myself.

We ended up at a local antique/consignment shop.  It was filled to the brim with trinkets and treasures and I just prayed Colin didn't knock something over and break it.  Surprisingly, we all had so much fun looking at all the junk treasures. 

Wes wanted to buy this lit sign:

I wanted to buy these old school lockers for the boys' rooms (for a mere price of $165):
But all we made it home with was this:
Sawyer's scooter.  It's Playskool brand and the person who sold it to us said they guesstimate it to be from the '70's.  It was intended for Sawyer but I think Colin has gotten more enjoyment out of it.  I'm sure that has nothing to do with the fact I had meant for it to be an outside toy, yet it has somehow made it's way inside the house. 

Now this has made me want to sprinkle some old throughout the rest of my house.  I see things I like, I just don't trust myself to commit to buying it.  I've definitely got the itch to do some redecorating or renovating (hello kitchen, I'm talk to you!).

1 comment:

  1. I LOVE that scooter!! I insist you come up to our neck of the woods sometime soon ... the next town over, Milford, has a great strip of antique stores in their adorable downtown area, I could (and have) spent an entire afternoon browsing. Aaaaaaand, as if that's not enough, 20Brix (a place I know you'd love, that participates in RW and the discount gift certificates) is in the heart of it all ... there's also a cupcake shop diaganol to them as if I haven't presented enough to entice you already : )