Fresh Finds – August 2020

With summer quickly gliding by, I have been on the hunt for inventory.  Once the snow and ice arrives, it’s difficult to take long road trips to find fresh inventory.  In addition to the normally short summers that we have in New York, the pandemic pretty much wiped out 3.5 months of opportunity since we were all at home and businesses were closed.

So now, I am doing my best to catch up.  Recently, Bonny and I went in search of inventory.  We meet early in the morning, usually around 6 am.  Then we chart our course for the day.

Here are some photos of recent finds.  As of now, I am trying to get ready for fall.  So you will see the trend of fall colors and florals.



While the photos aren’t the best, they will give you an idea of what is headed to Stone Soup Antiques Gallery.  First up, this amazing architectural corbel with the perfect amount of chippy paint.  This corbel is a large size and makes such a great statement piece.   Here is a top view of all the pieces of wood combined together to create the corbel. When I think of the time it must have taken to make a single corbel, it truly leaves me in awe.



Also in the photo you will see a fairly large white planter.  It is made of fiberglass and I just loved the texture.  It has great character,

The corbel is also resting on a good sized vintage bread board. It has the standard “bread board” ends and is made of pine.  It’s perfect for serving charcuterie as we transition to fall.

Fall always reminds me of brown and white transferware and metal.  Perhaps because Thanksgiving incorporates both of these elements?  So when I saw this sweet little antique pitcher and this metal container, I grabbed them.




During the fall, I am also always drawn to yellowware.  While its popularity has declined in the past decade, I still love to use it during the fall.  It’s golden color is always appealing and it is so functional.  When I stumbled upon an antique butter crock, I was smitten.

In an effort to give you a better sense of scale and also to give you some ideas as to how I was thinking of displaying the items, here are a few photos where I quickly styled the finds for a fall vignette.





Most of these items, I will hold onto until we get closer to fall.  Then I will bring them to Stone Soup Antiques.  However, the chippy white corbel, the transferware pitcher and the bread board were all brought over to the booth this weekend.

Thank you for stopping by the blog today!  It’s always appreciated when you take the time to read about what is happening in this little corner of the internet.

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