Fridays at Home

22nd July 2011

Old rusted doorplates. I think they'd be beautiful framed.

To. Die. For. Isn't this beautiful? Writing stencils from 1956 that would look so gorgeous on my bookshelves.

An old ice cream maker. Is that color not divine? Would be great in a kitchen.

An old abacus. My sis wants as she's an elementary teacher.

Mahjong tiles in an old jar. I'd love to know how to play for real and not just on the computer. ๐Ÿ™‚

So that was my out and about-ing for the day. Did I buy anything? Nah, not this time. But stick around, and I’ll show you some of my favorite finds.

Hope you enjoyed coming along with me. Do you like to decorate and go thrifting? What are some of your favorite hometown spots?

  • Meagan

    I am still talking myself out of going back and buying the abacus and stencils. I so so so love them.

    • They are pretty fantastic..

  • Marleneravey

    And I know someone who’d love to get her hands on those Mahjong Tiles, too!!! Love, love the Abacus….Every elementary teacher needs one in her classroom….

    • Aren’t they the coolest? And yes, Meag needs the abacus. Beautiful colors too.

  • Marie

    I love the stencils and the mahjohng tiles. So cute! I’m going to have to think about maybe doing a post of my own! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Aren’t they beautiful? And I would LOVE it if you did. The stencils were my absolute favorite.

  • The mahjong tiles are my favorite, too. They’d make such a great conversation piece.

    • Beautiful! Love the craftsmanship.

  • Megan

    I’m looking forward to the redirection of your blog as I also love home/design blogs. You’ve got a great eye!

    • Thanks so much, Megan! I love looking, that’s for sure.

  • These are fantastic! I love a great vintage find and I agree on the doorplates and the stencils – those will look so cool!

    • Oh my gosh – vintage shops and shopping are some of my favorite ways to spend time.

  • This so cute. You need those doorplates and mahjong tiles in your life. I’d love to know how play other than computer versions as well. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • I DO need these in my life, but I need money in my pocket more. ๐Ÿ˜‰ If you like those doorplates, I’ll show you the ones in my house soon. They are so pretty. So glad you stopped by!

  • I love all this stuff, Picky Girl! Nothing more fun than cruising the ‘antiques and collectibles’ stores. That globe made me stop and look. I love old geography globes. I have a small collection of them atop one of my living room bookcases.

    The blue on that ice cream maker is divine!

    • I love globes too and just recently read something (can’t remember where) about a woman who is a globe collector for European museums. Sounds AWESOME!