I thought you might like to see the little ditties I pick up around town and what ends up happening to them. The following finds are from my Old Towne Orange shopping adventure from a couple posts ago.
I found the above signs at Orange Circle Antique Mall, located at 118 S. Glassell St. They are from the sides of a dismantled crate. I found them stacked inconspicuously on a retro leather chair in a small stall. They caught my eye because Hunt just happens to be my Mom's maiden name, and the last name of a lot of my relatives. I thought it would be a nice gift to give one to my Mom for being the best Nana in the whole world!
Here's the sign in her kitchen bay window.
Next I found this old carpenter’s tool box tucked in the corner of a booth. I thought it would make a perfect planter box.
I removed the old icky sticky tape from the handle and planted three orchids(not live ones, are you kidding me?!) that I already had that were in some not so very attractive pots. I wedged in the pots and secured them in place with newspaper. Then I filled in all of the gaps with green moss and topped it off with reindeer moss(my FAVORITE).
Here is the result:
O-M-G. I totally scored at Antique Depot, located at 155 S. Glassell. I am so on the hunt for vintage hands, and at this place I scored three! CrAzY...I know! Do you know how hard it is to find these?
Well, here they are displayed on an antique cabinet that has been in my family a looooong time.
Oh, and let's not forget the $20.00 chairs I bought last weekend on Antique Row in Pomona.
Well, here they are now:
HA! Okay, so they aren't finished. Have you ever sanded a chair? Well, I've discovered that it ranks really high on the suck-o-meter. Man, this project wasn't as easy as I thought. But I'm learning a lot and I will share the whole experience with you when I'm done(crossing fingers)!
So there you have it. That's what happens to the little treasures I rescue while I'm out...ahem...just "window shopping" for myself.
Until next time...