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Vintage Finds in Maine

July 27, 2011 by admin

This year I eagerly headed back to Antiques USA near our hotel in Kennebunkport Maine. It’s a huge building full of antiques and vintage items and there are some great deals to be had. Last year I bought lots including furniture and large pieces for our new house. This year I promised Sara I’d be strict and only look for things we needed. Who am I kidding, we didn’t need anything, but I was fairly strict. Plus she’s the one who found half the items!

Here’s what we found…

First there was the amazing Blue Willow platter that Sara spied for only $14!  That was the biggest steal and we love it!  Next was the collection of Jadite items.  As you know I’m on a bit of a Jadite kick these days and have picked up some plates and a bowl recently.  Well Antiques USA didn’t disappoint and  I got an oval platter, a pitcher, a cake stand and a mixing bowl.  I can’t wait to show you them in detail.

I also got two amazing wooden boxes that were both under $20 and that great burlap table cloth that would go on a round table and reach to the floor with an amazing burlapy fringe – it was $30!  I am totally in love with it!

So all in all some great finds that didn’t break the bank.  Most importantly the Jadite was part of a focused collection (the Blue Willow too) and the burlap cloth and boxes are classic items that we’ll love for years and years.  No buyer’s remorse and no silent treatment on the drive home!

Thanks to Katy Elliott who was there to help pick things out and aid in the editing process!


6 Comments »

  1. Mike says:

    Some great scores! You guys have a good collective “eye”!

  2. goodkp says:

    I’m so jealous of that Blue Willow platter! I’ll have to head to Antiques USA when I go home to Maine in a week!

  3. Great finds! Love the platter and jadite! We were driving back to Canada through the US last week and I found some really amazing things at some HUGE antique malls – why don’t we have these in Canada? I’m so excited I can barely stand it! I’ll share them on my blog soon.

    PS – I recently posted on some wallpaper art I created inspired by some of your work for H&H:
    http://birdhousefamily.blogspot.com/2011/08/wallpaper-art.html

    • Oh my gosh, those look amazing Steph! Good job! Happy to inspire! And so smart to cover up the electrical panel and make it look purposeful!

      Michael

      p.s. Antique malls – I know! They just seem to have so much more old stuff down there…

  4. [...] probably just the newest incarnation of my recent Jadite revival.  What’s old is new again, I guess.  Whether that be old objects or old obsessions [...]

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