I was so excited to find this terrific framed oil on canvas, dated 1897! When I first found it, I thought it would be perfect for a man cave or den. But then… I got thinking about fall and decided it would be even more perfect for my fall fireplace mantel!
This mantel is so different than the blue and white ginger jar I usually have on my mantel.
I’m enjoying the painting while I have it, but keep an eye on the Pursuing Vintage Shop because it’ll be available soon for purchase!
Time to go enjoy a mug of warm cider!
We ended our summer with a weeks-long vacation on Florida’s Gulf coast. It was a well deserved rest for my husband, and a wonderful time for our family to reconnect and spend quality time together.
That being said… I was in FLORIDA!!! And hello — there are treasures to be found there! And I’m not talking about shark’s teeth and seashells!
I managed to sneak out during nap time one afternoon. I hit a few local thrift stores and left practically sobbing that I didn’t have a way to bring home a truckload of awesome finds.
Take a look at the above photo. Not one, but THREE awesome brass etageres! The one on the far end was this really cool folding-screen-esque etagere.
And this faux bamboo bedroom set (ignore the random shelf on top of the dresser). Do I even need to say anything about this?!
You should have seen the amount of caned barrel back chairs. And the gorgeous rattan. I could go on… But it would depress me to think of all the goodies I left behind.
I did manage to bring back a few smaller pieces.
This elephant family also came back with me – but sadly, he broke his ear along the way.
My husband started to tease me that I was “working” on vacation – but really – work?! Thrifting is my fun!