It has been awhile since I did a “Fresh Finds” post. As of late, it seems that whenever I find new inventory, I immediately take it to the shop. Recently, I was able to find some “smalls” and I wanted to share them with you. I also found some great furniture but I was unable to haul it into the house for staging and photographing. Smalls are so much easier to set up and move around.
There are certain items that I am always on the look out for. These include, vintage cutting boards, glass flower frogs, stoneware pitchers, stoneware crocks, and of course, ironstone. As you can see in the photo above, I was able to pretty much find all of these items! The cutting boards were made in Vermont and I believe the larger one is supposed to be a Loon. The pitcher is stamped “James Town Pottery” on the bottom and was clearly handmade. Although not as popular as they used to be, I still love the old blue glass canning jars with the metal bales.
I also had the great fortune to find some primitive wooden mashers. These always look great when displayed as a collection. The underside of the ironstone platter had the best back stamp!
In addition to these items, I also found a few small pieces of furniture including this little chippy white side table and this cute little wooden stool in blue paint. Not photographed are a cupboard that is about 3 feet x 4 feet in the palest of blue paints and a wooden chest from the mid 1800s that has hand carved dovetails. The wooden chest also wears the most beautiful faded light blue paint.
That large wooden bowl, on the stool, is carved out of maple and is also made in Vermont. The “Pears” sign was probably my favorite find. It is a wooden sign that is painted on BOTH sides. The little box with the hand painted pansies is covered in leather. It seemed perfect for this time of year.
Most of these items will be making their way to the shop soon. First I just have to price everything and carefully wrap it up for transport.
Thank you for stopping by the blog today! I hope you found some inspiration!