Friday, November 19, 2010

Vintage Finds

My husband and I went on a little getaway last weekend without the girls. We were gone for two nights, the longest we've ever left them, and boy did I get some much needed rest. I came back super refreshed, which is a good thing because I've been dealing with two sick little girls all week. So much for being well-rested. Anyway, we drove up to New Hampshire and stayed at a really neat little place in Hampton Beach. We spent Saturday driving up Route 1 through New Hampshire into southern Maine. I somehow convinced my husband that we needed to check out a bunch of antique shops looking for a new coffee table, and much to my surprise he was up for it. I wanted to share some of the cute things I found along the way.

First up is my favorite find...


How cute is this mini toy sewing machine?! And it really works! I haven't tried it, and the handle is cracked, but this will look great on a shelf when I get a more permanent sewing area set up for myself. I've done a little research, and it appears to have been made by Hasbro in the 1950s. I love it!

I have a vintage cookie cutter collection. The old metal cutters go in a big jar that sits on a shelf in my kitchen. I don't use any of the metal cutters, but I recently started collecting some vintage plastic cookie cutters. Most of them were made by Hallmark years ago. I found these three Thanksgiving cookie cutters in our travels over the weekend...


I love the little Pilgrim. My three year old and I make a little batch of cookies for every holiday, so these will get some use this weekend.

I also found this adorable little vintage Pyrex piece...


It's the same red as my large Pyrex mixing bowl that we used to make cookies with when I was a kid, and it's sitting on the shelf right next to it.

We didn't find a coffee table in New Hampshire or Maine, and I was a little disappointed, but the weekend had been so great that I didn't let it get me down. On the way back through Connecticut to our house, we stopped at one last antique shop. It's a little place about eight minutes from our house that we always pass by and want to stop but never have. This little old man runs it out of the back of his house. Guess what we found? Yup, a coffee table. I only had to go eight minutes across town to find it.


There was nothing wrong with our old coffee table, but it was huge and it took up half the living room. This is much nicer. The girls have more room to play around it now. I love the red, and I love how beat up the top is...


Thanks for stopping by today to check out my finds. More One Fabric, Five Ideas coming soon. Have a great weekend!


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17 comments:

LeAnne said...

Lucky finds, lucky girl! I LOVE doing this stuff and thankfully, my DH does too!

ourlifeinaclick.blogspot.com said...

Love all of your finds! I love cookie cutters too! The sewing machine is the cutest! What a fun getaway!! Good for you and that is so funny about the coffee table!

Kristin said...

I have that turkey cookie cutter! LOL Great finds!!

Andi @ Jane of all crafts said...

I used that turkey cookie cutter growing up! My mom still has it! I love everything you found. Sounds and looks like you had a great time.

Kindra-At Home With K said...

Love all your finds! I have a set of Pyrex bowls from my grandma's wedding shower. It's the same red like yours along with yellow, blue and green. :)

Ashley said...

Love the table and little toy sewing machine. You found some great things! Antique shopping is so much fun!

Amy said...

So glad you got to get away! And vintage shopping to boot? You lucky girl. Darling finds, every..single..one!

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Sounds like a great weekend getaway and you brought home some fantastic finds too!! Love the new coffee table and your little treasures- the sewing machine is so cute! Thanks for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday! :)

malia said...

aack! you scored... that is so cute and it's so "gwenny" love it!
malia
www.yesterdayontuesday.com

Lu said...

What fun finds! Love that sewing machine.

LambAround said...

Well you're quite the snazzy shopper! I love those little cookie cutters :)

Kristi said...

Oooh, I love that table!

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

That is such a cute little sewing machine. I still have the one from my childhood and another one I picked up at a flea market. I love the old pyrex bowl too :-)
Blessings,
Marcia

Naturally Carol said...

Gwen you're a winner, come over and have a look!

nickys nook said...

You sparked an instant memory we had those cookie cutters when I was little I can't wait to ask my mom what happened to them - she never throws anything away

KJ@letsgoflyakite said...

Great finds! I love Hampton Beach! I hope your girls feel better, it is exhausting when the kids aren't feeling well.

Sarah @ Modern Country Style said...

Hi Gwen,

What great finds! I love the sewing mahine. What a gorgeous colour it is! I've got a vintage mabine that I have out on display. You can see it here, if you have a moment.

It's one of my favourite ever things!

And your coffee table is completely gorgeous too.

What a lovely weekend - and no children. I could do with one of those!!!

Sarah

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