Once again, my Partner In Finds and I had a great time at Lucketts Store during their Holiday Open House Market last week. We spent the entire day there without even stopping for lunch.We saw so many fun and inspiring things. It was my favorite kind of day – beautiful weather, great people, tons of Design Finds, and of course coffee. I can do without lunch, but not without coffee. Here are some of my favorites:
Beautiful stars made out of reclaimed barn wood – a great spin on the metal stars you normally see.
Frames as art – I also loved these barnwood frames by the same maker as the stars. Wouldn’t it look great to hang a lot of them together, or even to cover a whole wall in them? Would be fun to add some mirror glass or just leave them empty.
These made me smile. A fun way to display magazines or store file folders on your desk:
Great console table with reclaimed metal grate top:
All items above: Chamberlain Antiques, http://chamberlainsantiques.weebly.com
These vintage locker baskets or these great green tip-out bins would be fun ways to store hats and gloves in a mud room. Or crafting supplies. Or kids toys. Or pantry items. Or office supplies…
Both items above: Winter Wheat Antiques, email@example.com
This painted side table with maps decoupaged on top caught my attention. I could see it in a cottage-style living room, a beach house, or even in a child’s bedroom. (I loved looking at maps when I was a kid!)
Map table: TotallyVintageDesign.com
Found these great lights made from galvanized buckets inside the Lucketts Store itself. I imagine them over a rustic farm table, or over an island in a kitchen with a country feel or even one with an industrial chic look. Would also be fun in a laundry room.
Bucket lights: www.luckettstore.com
I was really, really inspired at the booth for East End Trading Company – so many lovely things!
Above: industrial wire baskets, zinc mirror, mercury glass vases. I bought one of the wire baskets and one of the taller vases.
I also bought one of the beautiful whitewashed Elk antlers shown above. It was so hard to choose one! I laid them all out on the ground to check them out, and when I did, every person who walked by stopped to look at them with me. Each antler has its own unique shape. The fact that Elk grow a new set every year is simply amazing – they are big! Carrying it back to the car without injuring anyone in the crowd was a challenge. Check back next week to see it in my home!
All items above, from wire trays to antlers: East End Trading Company, 412-310-7712.
But my favorite Design Find of the day was this:
These letters were part of the exterior signage from a manufacturing facility in Massachusetts. It’s so rare to find a complete word like this, and the letters themselves were beautiful. If I had a big enough wall in my home, I would have most definitely brought them home with me!
Believe it or not, that’s not all. Will include a few other finds in a future post!