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Friday, June 13, 2014

St Louis Gypsy Caravan

On Memorial Day, my friends, Kelly and Susan and I went to the annual Gypsy Caravan.  The caravan is an annual event that takes place every year on Memorial Day and is put on by the St Louis Symphony.  It is a large flea market with lots of goodies, food trucks and lemonade shake ups, what’s not to love?!?  This was my first time going to the market so I didn’t know what to expect.  We had a great time and left hot, sweaty and sunburnt.

I really wasn’t looking for items for the shop but I found a few things that I couldn’t leave behind.  So I will share what came home with me.

First up is this awesome arrow bookend.  I love this thing, it’s so cool.  I added it to the shop and then shared a picture of it on Instagram and within a day it was gone.  Nancy over at Powell Brower at Home bought it for a client.  I hope that she shares a picture of the bookend in it’s forever home. Winking smile

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I saw these from a distance and quickly made my way to them.  They weren’t priced so I figured that they would be too much.  I asked the man how much and when he told me the price I couldn’t say “I’ll take them” fast enough!  I think that these decanters would be so chic on a barcart.

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I wasn’t sure about this one.  I am not a fashion blogger, but this little gold purse is so cute.  It metal and in great shape.  It is a vintage Koret clutch.  Again, I know nothing about vintage handbags but I just thought this was stunning.

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Next up is this brass letter opener.  I have a hard time leaving any brass object behind…so it came home with me.

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Know anyone that smokes a pipe?  Yeah, me either but because I am a brass hoarder I now have one!

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So that was my haul from the Gypsy Caravan!  We had a great time and I am sure that we will brave the crowds again next year.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Thrift report–planters!

Hey guys!  Sorry for the radio silence…I will do better, promise!  Anyway, today’s thrift report is all about some pretty awesome planters that I have picked up lately.  Indoor plants are all the rage these days…succulents, we can’t get enough of them.  I think that any of these planters would look fantastic with your favorite little green friend in them.

Here is what I picked up…

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This dark green one is marked USA 75 on the bottom.

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This one has USA on the side towards the bottom, but nothing on the bottom.

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This one marked Norton USA 312.

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And this little guy is my favorite of them all.  There are no markings but I think he would look awesome with a little green plant.

The first three planters were all found in one trip to Value Village.  The bird planter was found at an antique mall…I can’t remember with one.  Have ya’ll found anything good this week?  And have ya’ll jumped on the succulent trend?

 
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