Enamelware, Antique Suitcases & Some New Projects

My husband and I went to visit our 2 college sons last weekend, and brought our teenage son back home who had been visiting them.  I love road trips, because it’s a good opportunity to search for new items to stock my shop with.  Unfortunately, the route we take on this 8 hour drive doesn’t take us by many good shops, but I did manage to bring a few things home.  
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I’m always on the lookout for enamelware to create tiered stands with, and did find several pieces, but this old graniteware lid from a roasting pan makes a really pretty display “basin”, so I decided leave it as it is.  It would look so nice filled with dishtowels by a sink.  It’s available in the shop here.
Enamelware basin and antique home decor from http://knickoftimeinteriors.blogspot.com/

My husband spotted these two antique suitcases.  I’m so glad he knows what kinds of things I’m looking for!
Both of them have wonderful metal corner protectors, which I love.  This one is available here.

This metal one is available here.

I also got the round, rusty farmer’s corn seeder disc, and paired it with a HUGE rusty nut that came off of antique farm machinery.  Both are available here.

I didn’t buy this old bike basket on our trip, but I did finally decide to part with it.  I’ve been hoarding things to use in the photo studio we are remodeling, but I’m filling up my extra bedroom with way to much stuff, so I decided it was time to part with things, and just look for more when the room is actually finished.  I use the word “we” loosely.  My husband is doing most of the work in on it.  All I’ve done so far, is tell him what I want him to do.  I’ll paint and decorate once he has the building part done.k  Now that the weather is warming up, I’m hoping I can motivate him to finish it up.

This basket is available here.

I have lots of projects in the works, but only a few of them have gotten completed in the last week.  We made a new tiered stand.  I really love this one.  The pans were a set used to make a 3-layer cake.  They came with a handwritten recipe from the original owner, which always endears something to me even more.  The spindle is part of an antique oak table leg.

 The patina on the pans is perfect!  This stand is available here.

I also made another votive candle sconce with some salvaged wood and an antique metal ladle.  It’s available here.

Well, that’s it for this week.  I hope to finish up more projects that are in the works and show them to you soon.


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  1. Some great finds!! Your photos are gorgeous!

  2. I pinned just about all your signs…I’m so inspired. So glad I stopped by. love the basket and tiered stand, great treasures.

  3. I am in love with every single item you show here! I am especially drawn to the enamelware roaster cover! Great post to drool over!!

  4. Love all of it–great finds!

  5. Some great finds love the suitcases.

  6. You sure have been busy creating some wonderful treasures. Love your latest finds especially the metal suitcase.

  7. You always do such a great job staging your projects and finds. Just checked out your Etsy shop. Lots of great items.

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