Fridays at Home

29th July 2011

Well, hello there, and welcome back to Fridays at Home. I forced myself to get out of the house this morning because I’ve been cooped up a lot this week. I had to run a couple of errands, and while I was out, it started raining so hard, I couldn’t see to drive. Luckily, I was near The Tattered Suitcase, one of my favorite vintage/thrift shops. They were having a great sale, but alas…this girl is broke. Here are just a few things I loved this rainy morning:

These buttons (though I couldn't get a good closeup) were beautiful, and the packaging appeared to be from the late 20s, early 30s. Beautiful.

The way these records were displayed was fantastic, and I found myself wanting some for my bookshelves. I love the patina of the thin record covers.

Ever since I began filling my bookshelves, I have wanted more graphic covers, and I loved Betty and Veronica when I was younger. These would even look great framed.

You may have noticed I have a slight obsession with this green-blue color, and this was with a bunch of other fishing gear. I LOVE it.

My other obsession? Letters. As with last week's finds, I am so drawn to letters. These old printing stamps looked great just in a bowl.

The piece de resistance. This is a two-panel room screen made from canvas with a harbor scene printed on it. If only it weren't $250... this would look great in my front bedroom.

See anything you like? What treasures have you found lately? Stay tuned. Next week I hope to show you some of my finds in their natural habitat: my home. ๐Ÿ™‚ Happy Friday!

  • my book affair

    I love your photos Jenn! Before the kids came my favourite thing was visiting vintage shops, 1950s dresses, and old vinyl being my particular weakness. Just seeing those old record sleeves made the memories come flooding back… more photos next week please ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Not a problem. It’s one of my favorite ways to pass time as well. And yes, the vinyls were just gorgeous.

  • Jen (and the Pen)

    Hey Jenn, I’m loving these photos of vintage home decorating stuff you’ve been posting lately. Next time you are in NYC, we should go to the Brooklyn Flea!

    • Thanks Jen! I went to the Brooklyn Flea while I was in town for BEA and had such a good time. Cannot WAIT to get back there and go again.

  • Awesome idea, this Fridays at Home…

    I’m a huge fan of the blue/green myself so I love seeing it everywhere!

    • Thanks so much! I’m so glad I’m not the only one who picks out those colors…wherever I go.