Birthday Antique Haul
I’m finally sharing my birthday antique haul with you guys! I’m so excited to show you all the treasures I found.
My birthday antique haul is a good one, guys! I found some awesome treasures and I can’t wait to style them throughout my home.
For more information and closeups on all my finds, be sure to watch the YouTube video linked above! I have another post here where I share all my tips on antique shopping and how to find the best deals if you’d like to check it out!
I didn’t do any blogging last week because we were on vacation, but if you really love antique shopping, I did actually share a YouTube video last Saturday that included all of our antiquing while at the cabin! There are some great little antique shops nearby and we found some neat stuff! It was a fun video to make and I always love taking you guys along!
So every year on my birthday my Mom takes me antique shopping. Even at 32 years old, it gets me so giddy and excited and I can barely sleep the night before. We spend the whole day looking for treasures and break for lunch together as well. It’s one of my favorite things about summertime and I honestly cherish it every single year.
My Birthday Antique Haul
The first thing I found on our antique hunt was a beautiful vintage print from the 1950’s. It’s a lovely neighborhood scene with cottages and even water in the background. It reminded me of our hometown which is right on the lake, and for $12 I had to bring it home.
The next thing I found were these beautiful blue and white German canisters. I loved the wooden lids and they will go perfectly in my dining room or kitchen. They were $8 each.
Later that day at another antique store I found some canisters that were very similar, but they didn’t have lids. I loved the soft blue scene on them, though, and they were $10 for the pair! At that price I had to bring them home. I love blue and white dishes and I can’t wait to incorporate them into my kitchen decor.
I found a neat little wooden spoon for just a few dollars as well, and I have been on the hunt for a unique spoon rack for my dining room but I haven’t found the right one yet! Etsy has some really neat ones but like I said, I’m still looking. The bowl and crock you see on the ground below were finds from my antique shopping up near the cabin.
I also found a really neat galvanized scoop for $12, I loved the patina of the wood and the weathering of the metal. It looks so beautiful sitting in a box that my mom spotted underneath another piece of furniture that was only $10. It has unique little legs and such a pretty color. I think I will display them both on my dining room table.
My next treasure was this gorgeous collection of 5 copper pitchers. The antique shop manager had to call the booth owner for me and said they were $10 a piece. My Mom offered $40 for the set and they accepted! I was so thrilled!! She got them for me for my birthday and they might just be my favorite birthday find ever. I love copper and I can’t wait to find the perfect place to display these. Each one is so unique and I just love them so much.
The large crock you see has such a beautiful antique glaze and I got it for $20. I love how it looks filled with flowers and if you have checked the prices of antique crocks recently, they are SO expensive! I really thought $20 was a great deal for this one.
The rustic wooden peg rack was another find while shopping up north! I think I might end up using it in my guest bathroom for towels. We’ll see!
The last thing I wanted to share was the neat vintage fan you see. I didn’t actually get it with my mom, I got it up north while I was on vacation. We were driving back from the lake one day and saw a garage sale and decided to stop. The fan was only one dollar!! I was so thrilled because I love vintage fans and I have always wanted one in my bedroom. My husband replaced the cord and it works perfectly!
So there’s my birthday antique haul! What do you guys think? Did I find some great deals? Spend too much on anything? I’d love to know in the comments below!
What great finds! I love going to antique/thrift stores, too. It’s a safe activity as well, since the stores are not at all crowded and I can wear a mask.
Thank you Tammie! And yes I agree! 🙂
Watching you antique shop with your Mom reminds me of when my Mom and I would go. I sure miss her! We had so much fun!
I am an antique dealer in Indiana. You got some excellent deals! You may not know, but when a piece has what you are calling “cracking” is actually called crazing, the fine little lines in a piece that is not an actual break, and does not go deeply as a crack or cracking. A crack is actually a break and crazing is only on the surface. 🙂 You got such a good deal on the copper! I loved how you got the price down! It was already a good deal, good for you! The crock with the flowers in it is awsome! It is a salt glazed crock, 2 galllon capacity. Really pretty! I love that you take us with you and I love the fact you show us the pricing, as it can be so different from state to state! You are off to a great start with your collecting! Your Mom is so blessed to have a sweet daughter to go out and have fun with. She can teach you a lot about antiques, so have fun making memories with her!
I think your finds were all good buys. Seems to me your selections were priced low. I have been selling antiques in malls and my own shop for years and I would have priced most of those things higher. Happy birthday!
Oh that’s so good to know, Carole! Thank you so much! 🙂
Love all your finds. That crock is really pretty–especially with those beautiful flowers. And that copper…Wow! I had quite a collection of copper teakettles but I’ve never seen those coffee (?) pots. I’d consider that vacation quite successful! (Not to mention all the good times with your sweet family!)
Aww thank you Jeannie!! Yes, it was so nice to get away! 🙂
You found so many beautiful pieces, absolutely ideal for your home!
The addition of blue to your palette is going to be Oh, so lovely! Really looking forward to seeing where everything finds its very own space:)!!
Your copper pieces are so gorgeous! I’ve loved copper since my teens & early twenties:)!!
Love all you shared, Andrea!
Happy birthday, precious girl ~ hugs to you, Susan
Oh my goodness Susan you are so kind! I can’t wait to show you guys where I used everything! I’m still playing with it all, how neat that you have loved copper for so long! 🙂
Loved ALL of it , that precious fan was such a deal !!!! And now you have me wanting to collect cooper !
Awww thank you so much Adrienne!! 🙂
Hi Andrea, looks like you had a great day antiquing with your Mom!!! All your finds are great I can’t say which one I love the most!! I look forward to seeing you style them in your home!!! Love watching your videos and diy tips always very helpful and interesting!!
Wonderful haul and so special to spend time doing what you love with your mom. I love this sort of thing as well!
Would you please share the artist’s name on that beautiful picture you found?
Ohh Jane thank you so much!! I will have to check once I am back home…I’m out of town at the moment! But yes, I love spending time with her! 🙂
Love it all , especially the blue and white. I have a house full of blue and white.
Ohh thank you Darlene!! 🙂
Oh what fun. I absolutely love crocks and the ones you found are beautiful. I think my favorite item you found is the wooden box. Love the patina of it, and the legs. I cannot wait to see it styled for fall.
Thank you so much for sharing with us. Cherish the time with your mom. My mom and I used to do so many fun things together, now she is unable to, and I am so thankful for those memories. And I am also thankful I can finally give her a big hug tomorrow when I can enter her care facility again!
Oh my goodness Deanna, thank you for that reminder. I cherish every moment I have with her…she lost her own mom very suddenly and it’s still so hard for her at times. She is always reminding me how short life is. I’m so happy you get to see your mom again!! How wonderful! 🙂