This past week was ROUGH if I do say so myself. I mean, one word: Shingles. Yup, your girl got the shingles from being too stressed [You can read more about it [HERE]]. But you know what? I’m feeling so much better now. Like, soooo much better. But you know what? If I look back at last week there was way more positive than negative & that means that it wasn’t that bad. I can look back on everything that has happened in my life and say the same thing. From our fertility journey, to our military life, to our miscarriages… I can see the light in it all & I think that’s a gift God has granted me & I will thank Him for that every day. Last week was just a small little blip and that shingles diagnosis was a welcomed wake up call to be healthier & a better version of myself. Ok, that got deep… I didn’t mean to do that to you, but I guess what I’m trying to say as I preface this post is that I’m not downplaying what happened to me last week and the bad diagnosis I got, I’m just saying that there is always positive among the trials. One big positive of last week? I got to do some picking twice, once at a flea market & once at a cute little shop in Indiana that I blogged about [HERE], & I wanted to share my little haul with you guys today in hopes that it cheers you up, inspires you, & helps you with what to look for next time you are at an antique shop or flea market…
I found two sets of drawers at a flea market this past weekend at the flea market & I am obsessed with them! I placed them both in our kitchen for now. The best part is? They are super clean & great for storage. I will keep you updated with what I end up storing in these babies! Oh, & I also found that great number sign on top of that drawer set… I don’t know why I was drawn to it, but I loved it!
I got a great hook set at the flea market this weekend that I thought would look great above our stove area. We are eventually getting a new stove, but I think these hooks look great here maybe with some pans hanging on them? Again, I’m sure you will see these updated soon, but I’m loving the hooks so far & how they break the space up!!
Another couple of flea market finds this week was this gorgeous lead glass window & this crock that I placed in our sunroom. I got both for a steal which was so exciting because I’ve always had an obsession with both.
My last flea market finds are in the dining room & they were a planter that is really an old grain sifter & some old antique welding kit boxes that begged me to get them with that green paint color mixed with that duck egg blue.
A few of my finds from last weeks trip to Old thyme marketplace in Indiana to visit Beth & her new shop that I’ll share a lot more of later, but I didn’t want to keep you waiting because I know a lot of you were asking. First up is the big guy… a dining room table & 10 white chippy antique chairs. I will share more of it later like I said, but I find myself collecting tables & this one is a gem! I also got an antique chippy cloche that I put in the sunroom.I picked up an old kerosene can to put plants in there as well, I mean look at that color.. I had to! That tall lamp was also a find from Beth’s shop that her husband made & I just loved how unique it was. Also, white & chippy? Sign me up! I really just wanted to buy everything in Beth’s shop, but I had to limit myself. You can see more of her shop [HERE].
Seriously such a great week of treasure hunting despite my setbacks. I love finding new [old] items for our farmhouse & these truly brought some joy to our week. I hope that they inspired you in some way & that you leave this post feeling joy even if you are going through some hard times right now. Like I said I will be back in later posts showing these items in our home more, but I always find it fascinating to see what others pick up while out antiquing so I hope this glimpse was entertaining for you! Love ya’ll thank you so much for stopping by the blog today & everyday to see what we are up to! xx
Love your new finds. Where did you purchase the slip cover for your chair?
Liz, so sorry to hear about your shingles. Ouch, good news is there is medication that works well. Secondly, ya know, sometimes people just get it because they had chicken pox as kids. Yes, stress can be a contributor, but not always. Dont be so hard on yourself! I also have PCOS, but wasn’t diagnosed until my 50’s! And, I had 2 miscarriages before going on to have 2 beautiful sons. I am sure your Dr’s have mentioned this, but are you low on folic acid? I only ask because my niece can only get pregnant if she takes folic acid. She has an actual rare disease that doesn’t allow her body to produce it naturally. Just thought I’d mention it. Now, I love your home and what you are doing with it.
joanne Kingsbury says
OMGosh..I’m in love with all your treasures that you found. That window is to die for, and the lamp I love love love!! So happy you are feeling better. Remember to take it slow and I will keep you in my prayers. Love from Nashville, Joanne
What flea market did you go to? You always find the neatest stufff. Glad your feeling better.
Hey Liz, I have been trying to find some terracota pots for my front porch and patio area online in all diffrent sizes that have some aged look to them. Or character/vintage look to them? Any ideas of where I could find something like this. On a little bit of a budget. Not against doing a diy project if you have any ideas in that area. Loved the ones you showed in the pics with your moss balls. Also can you tell me if the topiarys you are showing in the above pics are real? Can you also tell us the name of the flea markets you go to? Hoping to make it to Michigan next yr and would love to check them out if possible.
Michelle Cromer says
Liz, you are such a dear heart. I love hunting/shopping for treasures vicariously through you. It is a sweet treat to experience your design aesthetic! May God send the Holy Spirit to wrap you gently in His loving peace as you continue on your earthly journey…through both the hiccups and happiness. Peace and giggles, Michelle