DH was not too keen on stopping by the local rummage sale on the way out of town. It was being held at the local fire station and from a distance looked a bit, well, questionable. Meaning, at first glance we saw quite a bit of dusty Christmas decor, crocheted bits of clothing, wooden ducks, etc. You get the idea. But, as a treasure hunter I can’t help but see it as a challenge.

Cool vintage pieces do not look cool in the environment that you buy them in. They look cool when you pluck them out of some random setting and put them along with some other lovely furniture & textiles in your beautiful home. I’d say it takes vision and a bit of faith. Don’t spend a ton of money either.

I found this cool lobster crate under a women’s table. Ironically, I recently bought one for myself from Stylish Patina so I know what they are going for.



Here is the one I put in my home.


Vintage Lobster Crate – $145

I always look for wood in my peripheral because typically it means old wooden boxes, which are always useful & cool looking.



This one is large enough for a three year old to fit into 🙂 Large Wooden Box w/ Lid – $125


Great, large storage box. I can imagine for extra toys in the family room or throw blankets. Large Open Vintage Crate – $95


An old bread box. $75



It’s almost impossible not to meet some interesting characters at flea markets. There was a gentlemen that tried desperately to sell me a $700 leather saddle that he said was used in the movie “Oklahoma”. Hmmmm. I turned him down after several attempts on his part, but did concede to the super cool metal horse bits he had in a bucket.


Metal Horse Bits – $17 each. I think they wood look really interesting on a coffee table in a cool bowl or the like. Love old equestrian ware.


There were quite a bit of old, glass bottles, but this was was especially special. Love the color. Vintage Blue Bottle – $19

Email if interested. I will be posting them in my Vintage Finds this week w/ dimensions. cbensten@blueeggbrownnest.com



…vintage-love linky party

OMG – I heart all the entries from last week! Thank you guys for playing and showing off your style & pieces. Keep sending them in!

Congrats to Refabulous Designs by Kristen. You seriously need to check out the accent wall of pallets that she created in her bathroom. Awesome idea! I’d love to do this in my son’s room.

Here’s your chance to show us all what you are working on and/or the vintage love happening in your home! I want to see your creative ideas, rooms and pieces!

Here are the rules:

1. Please post a picture of your painted piece of furniture, vintage home decor accessory or interior.

2. Post a permalink (the link to the post), not the link to your blog.

3. I’m giving you all a week to post. I will post my fav next week. YOU DO NOT NEED TO HAVE YOUR OWN BLOG! Just a photo or FB Page.