Sunday, September 26, 2010

Haupt Antiek

My friend Amy, from 'Cuz Crafts are Contagious, kidnapped me, took my kids to her mother in laws house, and we went to an antique store called Haupt's Antieks for one glorious hour. Oh, it was marvelous. It was inspiring. It was beautiful. It was...cheap! Look at all the goodies I found....

This cool wall sconce is actually being used as a fancy door stop for our master bedroom. I was tired of using old shoes, jackets and books to prop our door open. Many moons ago, when I only had one baby, all the doors in our house squeaked. And I believed, as a foolish mother with only one baby will do, that those squeaky doors would wake up the baby and I oiled all of our hinges. Now, the doors just swing open and shut. They don't stay open or shut. They just swing. Freely. All the time. Thus the fancy door stop.



Next is a cool old fashioned bicycle basket. I've been looking for a wire basket for some time now, and the size and price were a perfect fit!









Are you guys fans of old windows? Chippy paint? You are?!? SO AM I!!! I've been pining for a chippy window for ages now (no, I have no idea what for, I just WANT ONE), and finally found one at this lovely store. It doesn't have windows, but in a house full of kids, that's actually just fine with me. I also found this lovely screen and love how you can see some green paint coming through the black finish. LOVE IT!






Oh chippy paint--how I love you! Right now, they are hanging out on the ledge to my stairs, but hubby pointed out that they might fall on unsuspecting heads, so I'm making plans for them. Big plans. Grand plans. Stay tuned!

11 comments:

  1. I am LAUGHING at your story about oiling all the doors- I did the same thing!! Funny, the foolish things you do when you only have one child, who is a baby :) LOVE the cool bicycle basket and all your treasures!

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  2. love old windows too, and clock faces. You have a great one there.

    blessings

    barbara jean

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  3. FABULOUS! I have a little secret...Ahem.... I went back on Saturday and bought somethings myself! You will have to stay tuned for what I bought! I can't wait until next month to do more shopping! (What did Chad say about it all?)

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  4. Great finds. I can't wait ro see what you have in store!

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  5. Having lived in a house built in the 20's that had tons of beautiful old windows, I can appreciate how cool they are, but just please don't sand the paint. I really don't want your kids to get lead poisoning. Put some kind of clear coat over the pealing paint so your kiddos don't eat any falling pieces or breath the dust.

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  6. I love old windows, too! This is what I did with mine:
    http://monosenlacasa.blogspot.com/2010/09/fall-window-decor.html

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  7. What a nice find. I've had two chippy windows for several years. I never tire of them! Enjoy!

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  8. It's chippy old window day I guess! LOL, love all the cool things you found. What a clever way to use a wall sconce. I was actually jealous of it till I read further and realized what it was. Now, I will have to come back and see what you do with your chippy old window.

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  9. How fun. I like your doorstop - what a great use.

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  10. Such a great trove of treasures, Meg! I really like your arrangement on the ledge leading up your stairs. Perhaps you could put picture hooks or hidden wires on the backs to secure them to the wall screws or something.

    Thanks for linking to my party. I look forward to having you join me each week.

    Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage
    http://thebrambleberrycottage.blogspot.com/

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