Do you love vintage items and farmhouse decor? If you do, you probably enjoy the hunt for them as much as I do. Today I am going to share with you some of my most recent vintage farmhouse finds, where I found them, and why I am always on the hunt for vintage farmhouse finds.
Shopping for vintage farmhouse finds is one of the things that I have to do regularly.
Did you notice that I have to shop for vintage items? Don’t you feel sorry for me?
You may not know it, but I have a booth in an antique store where I sell all sorts of vintage and antique items and just plain old farmhouse finds. One of the best parts of having a booth is that I do have to go out searching for great vintage items to keep it filled.
Now don’t get me wrong, I’m not complaining or anything like that because I really do love to hunt and dig for lost and forgotten items from the past. And of course I don’t have the space to keep them all for myself, so I love being able to pass them along to someone else who will love and cherish them for years to come.
So many of the items that I see when I am out shopping speak farmhouse to me and that is because that is what they are. These are items that were used by our ancestors in their homes and on their farms. Many of them have been stored away in an old barn or house somewhere for years and years until someone decided to clean it out and (gasp) throw them away.
Or if we are lucky take them to a thrift store or a barn sale or maybe a garage sale. And if I’m lucky I will find a few of them and bring them home, some to keep and some to share.
So you can just call me a rescuer of old things. And I’m not sad about that title at all.
Where do I shop for vintage farmhouse finds?
The short answer is anywhere I can find them. In the last couple of months I have shopped at two different barn sales, an estate sale, flea markets and antique shops. Sometimes I am really surprised by what I find where.
The key is you just have to always be on the look out. And never pass up a pile of junk on the side of the road!
And always remember,
One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.
Take these old bottles for instance, they are just old bottles once functional, but after being emptied no longer needed. But really look closely at them. Look at the detail of the raised letters and the glow of the amber colored glass. You could call them art. Bottles these days are mostly just plain glass with a label stuck on them.
Bottles like this are great for using as a vase or just sitting on a shelf adding a different type of texture into the scene. These came from one of the barn sales.
And those old wood spindles they can add chippy charm sitting in a container or hanging on a gallery wall. These came from a flea market and add great texture to any area.
The old glass juicer and the refrigerator container can still be used for their original purpose, or just added to a collection. I love old kitchen items, they are one of the things I am always drawn to. These came from the estate sale.
I’m not sure anything has more charm than old copper. This old copper bucket is heavy and has beautiful patina, perfect for farmhouse style decor. It came from the estate sale too.
Do you see that old sifter? That is something I had been looking for but was never able to find around this area. Well this one was one of those big surprises because I found it at a flea market, and it was really a pretty junky flea market at that. A flea market like that is the last place that I would have expected to find something like this, but I’m so happy that I did.
Those little copper pots came from a barn sale, the silverware and basket came from an antique store. This is the silverware we use daily at our house so when I find a good buy I add to my eclectic collection.
I almost forgot to tell you about the blue metal bread box. It was one of those kitchen items that drew me in as soon as I spotted it. I knew that it would make a great storage container being metal, but I had to idea how good it would look as a photo prop. It came from an antique store and was a smidge more than I would like to have paid for it, but I’m glad that I got it.
Vintage Farmhouse Finds to keep and share
I’m really glad that I am able to find great old things, some to keep for our home and some to pass on to some of you so that you can enjoy them in your home for years to come.
Thanks for joining me here today, I love sharing our farmhouse life with you.
You might also enjoy this post where my daughter and I share our vintage farmhouse finds from a barn sale we attended together.
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