fun at the antique mall

During Sisters’ Weekend we visited two antique malls. I really enjoyed browsing through them. I found a few things I had to take home…

These wooden molds will make great paper cast ornaments.

bunny mold

little lamb mold

Or springerle cookies

springle mold

These vintage postcards show views of Abraham Lincoln’s home in Springfield, Illinois. Abraham Lincoln is my first cousin five times removed. His mother and my four times great grandmother were half sisters. His grandmother and my five times great grandmother are the same person. When I saw these postcards I thought it would be fun to frame them like this in a single frame to hang on the wall in the guest room. They show his home, the front parlor, the back parlor, and the dining room.

abe lincoln home postcards

I found a pretty copy of Pilgrim’s Progress.

Pilgrim's Progress

And a couple of cute little ruler boxes that I will use in the desk drawer to organize paperclips, rubberbands, etc.

ruler boxes

My sister Genny spotted this jar of white buttons. I’ve already added them to my button bowl.

button, button, who's got the button?

button bowl

Genny also spotted this great basket. I plan to use it on the armoire in the guest room.

big basket

These toothpick holders will make great vases for little bouquets of tiny flowers or for a single large blossom.

little vases

And I found a pretty little blue vase.

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One of my best finds was this green chair. It had been marked $25 and it was marked down to $9. I love it! I need to replace the seat and paint it a shade of green that will match the bathroom.

love this green chair

It was fun. And I wasn’t the only sister who found something to take home. 🙂


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  1. By Christmas Notebook » walking the yard on August 8, 2008 at 2:05 pm

    […] picked one blossom and put it in the little green toothpick holder I bought while on Sisters’ Weekend. It sits on the sink in the kitchen. […]

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