Antiques in the Park
Oh my, it has been awhile, hasn’t it? If you like Atomic Redhead on Facebook then you’ll have maybe seen the status update making note that I have been incredibly stressed out lately, which has lead to a lack of blogging. And while I have done some fun things (which you may have seen if you follow me on Instagram, and if you don’t follow me, just search for atomic_redhead) including going to the drive-in a few items, out to drinks and coloring (yeah, it’s a thing I hope to blog about soon!), the coast for a photoshoot for my friend’s cosplay business, and even to the kitsch-tastic Enchanted Forest for a friend’s birthday, I really just kind of wanted to relax and enjoy those events without really having to worry about photographing along the way for my blog. As much as I adore blogging, it can be an added stressor, as well as time consuming. Okay, enough with that. Let’s move onto something more pleasant! Treasures!
Over the weekend I drove down to Eugene to spend the weekend with my dad and go to a small antique show in the town of Brownsville. There wasn’t a whole lot with regards to clothing or jewelry, but I am okay with that, as both my closet and jewelry boxes are bursting at the seams! But I didn’t come home empty handed by any means!
I bought two ceramic planters, one shaped like a stagecoach and the other a donkey and a man taking a siesta.
I hardly have a green thumb, but I’ve been finding creative uses for vintage planters. Using them for make-up brushes, hair doodads (think Spanish style hair combs, or hair sticks) and I’m sure these two will find uses soon.
I picked up this ashtray from the Horseshoe Club in Vegas.
I’ve always loved vintage Vegas items, though my dad seems to love it more than me, and most treasures end up at his home, but this baby came home with me. Now, I don’t smoke, so you may be wondering what on earth I use vintage ashtrays for, and if you were to ever visit you would notice many of them scattered about our living room. I use them as coasters! Most of the circular, flat bottom ashtrays are the perfect size for glasses or cans of soda.
I was delighted to find this vintage California souvenir scarf too. I adore its bright colors and fun illustrations.
When rummaging through vintage charms I came across this delightful Egyptian sarcophagus pendant, which even opens! Alas, no mummy inside.
I also picked up some Christmas decor. Including two more of what I like to call demented reindeer and a little ceramic girl who matches this girl here (sixth photo down) though in a different pose.
And last but not least, I picked up a bundle of patterns. I have yet to go through them all, but I’m sure some will end up in my Etsy shop.
Speaking of my Etsy shop, it’s important to note that it will be going into Vacation Mode this Wednesday! Patrick and I are headed to California for a vacation at the end of the week. So if you are interested in any patterns, purchase them now! Especially if they are in the Last Chance section! As they may very well expire while I am out of town, and they will not be renewed.
Well, that wraps up the weekend. I hope to get a blog post in before Patrick and I hit the road! I hope you all had a lovely weekend!
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6 comments on “Antiques in the Park”
Awesome finds! I love the donkey! Super cute! Enjoy your trip!! xox
Wow what marvelous finds – I especially love that scarf, aren’t the colous just popping?! And those reindeer’s look very cheeky little characters!
I’m dying over those reindeer! Gah. So adorable and weird. And that stagecoach planter is great, too.
What fabulously awesome finds!!! The scarf in particular jumps out at me. I love the blend of vibrant and dark hues – that so often sums up Southwestern fashion in one quick go for me. Congrats on all of these awesome new vintage pieces, dear gal!
great finds …
thanks to the broken computer of my man, he is using my laptop for facebook now … haha! so i (the only person having no facebook) was able to check out the cosplay pics on fb. super cute and fun!
That is a great idea to use ash trays as coasters!!!!!