Tuesday, January 29, 2013

a vintage find for my little man

watching the snow from his window

Our little man loves his books!  I have been looking for a cool "something" to store them in for his room.  Today we scored!  We found this old whiskey crate that was made in Scotland.  A weathered old piece that will add a little snap to his reading nook!








This large brass platter was a great find. And when I say large I mean it was at least 2 feet high.  Though it was only 25 dollars I passed on it because the focus was on the little man.  Wouldn't it be beautiful as a wall hanging or backdrop to a vignette?!?!  I thought so too!    


Linking up today with my pal Wendy at Young Heart

Vintage On A Dime


25 comments:

  1. Whatever, girly, that crate is so cool for books! I never find anything cool like that when I shop. Everyone else finds the good stuff but I see tons of pure junk when I shop second hand. You rock, Nicole!!

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  2. That crate is a great find and will look so sweet with all his books in it.
    Have a lovely week!
    Sarah xx

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  3. Perfect find for a boys room. I love finding old leather suitcases and using them for toy storage. Brilliant score! xo

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  4. Glad you opted for the great whiskey box for your little guy - I'm betting that the platter will be there waiting for you, for putting the more important things first. Happy, happy Tuesday, Nicole...Tanya

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  5. The fact that you passed on that gorgeous brass piece so that your little guy could have that equally gorgeous whiskey crate (I don't know if I could have chose just one, they're both pretty amazing) just means that you will find something even better down the road. Awesome find!!!

    And, thank you for linking up! :)

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  6. Such an awesome find, I love it! And your foyer below looks amazing! Such a great job!

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  7. Wow...can you go back to pick up that tray? It's gorgeous!

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    1. I KNOW! I would have to agree with you on that! You should have seen it in person!

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  8. I think the vintage wooden box will be super for books or toys. I always think that it is serendipity if I go back to a store, and the thing that I loved, but passed on, is still there waiting there for me...maybe another visit to the shop with the tray is in order.

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  9. What a fantastic find! I LOVE old things like this.
    The tray is great too! Maybe you'll go back and it will be marked down! ;)
    Nancy

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  10. Love the whiskey box...what state are you?

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  11. The photograph of your little guy is so cute. Tugs at the heartstrings. I spent a happy hour in our independent bookstore yesterday, buying a book for my almost four yr old grandson-he loves his books too.

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  12. Hi Nicole, wow! I am quite jealous of that wooden crate! We won't even discuss the brass plate...although my walls are so covered with framed art and quilts that there would be nowhere to hang it, lol! Thanks for leaving a comment the other day (sorry, I'm behind on answering my comments) on the book and calligraphy arts magazine. It really is a beautiful magazine, albeit a bit pricy (like anything good usually is) LOL!
    Hugs and talk again soon,
    Beth P

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  13. Love the crate! Such character! Perfect for books. Great buy!

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  14. Nice crate. I miss reading to the kids when they were small and all the great children's books. Have you ever seen the Mister Muster books?

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    1. Hey Jason...I don't think I have off the top of my head??? I will look them up!

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  15. The crate is a beautiful and perfect spot for holding your son's book collection, Nicole! As a former teacher, I can tell you that is the best thing you can do for a child is to instill a love for reading early, and it looks like you're doing a great job--well done!

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  16. The crate is great. I love the idea of using it to hold books. My mother had a coffee table with a brass plate similar to the one you pictured.

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    1. Thanks! And thanks for popping by my blog!!

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  17. What a great find. It's never too young to teach him to recycle and be creative in decorating.

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  18. That is an amazing find!! Holy cow, I love it. And that platter would be pretty amazing anywhere it's put. It's gorgeous.

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  19. ooh, LOVE that crate! great find!

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  20. Love this crate!! I just found you and am now following-I'd love you to stop over and say hi :)
    Susan

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    1. Thank you! SO excited to follow along with you!!!

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