Antiques in the Park–The Kelli Edition

A post from Kelli–

This past weekend, I was lucky enough to be able to tag along with Mom and Dad–and Buck– to Clear Lake for Antiques in the Park.  I have gone the last few years and loved it all.  Often times, I just go to look and get ideas.  I really like the exciting part of looking for a piece or trying to refinish or paint something myself rather than just buy it, so I really try to get cool ideas on how to make junk useful again.  By the end of this post, you’ll see that I really like cupboards and things that are a 1930’s color of green.  Here’s one of my faves–

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I really just love little cupboards!  I think they’re just so cute and I like this one that it looks worn.  One of my favorite thing about antiques is when they look worn.  It always gets me to thinking about how it was used or how it ended up to be where it’s at and that to me is sometimes the most interesting part.

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I also have been on the lookout for a drawer similar to this one, but with a tad bit bigger spaces.  I would love to hang it in my kitchen and use it to collect little momentos from places I’ve been or other special things.  I have one in my dining room right now that I keep my shot glasses in, but I’d love to add one to the kitchen too.

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Another thing that I’m in love with is containers!  And when there are many containers in one big container–HEAVEN!  I really like the industrial look of this piece too–I think that industrial quality is starting to sneak into my preferences slowly…

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Here’s the green that I was talking about.  Do you see it?  It’s like a pale green, but not too light either. I just call it 1930’s green.  I really like the chippyness of this stool too!
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Once again, a cupboard.  And this one even has green in it too!  I could think of a million ways that I could use this one!  It just looks so darned cute!  
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And again–more green!  The only problem that I have with all of this wonderfulness, is that there is no more space in my house!  When we bought our house, we bought the farm with it and I’m assuming that until we are unable to care for ourselves, Jason and I will be here, so what room I have now is likely the only room that I’ll have.  Slowly, I’ve been working on trying to get a room upstairs finished to turn into a spare bedroom, but most of the things I’m drawn to are the fun tables and cupboards that won’t quite fit into a bedroom.  Maybe I’ll just have to redecorate my whole house–That’d be fun!

5 thoughts on “Antiques in the Park–The Kelli Edition

  1. Jill Klop

    Lots of cute stuff there! I kept thinking “I wonder what that costs!” I’d have to bring a small car if I went, so I couldn’t bring too much home! You use some good restraint there!

  2. Anne

    I’m with you I love the green too. My grandpa painted everything and had several furniture pieces on this color. Sadly don’t have any of them but have fond memories..

  3. Donna

    That green is my favorite color of all time. you and I like several of the same things. Too bad we don’t live close enough to wander around together. We could do some serious repurposing!

  4. Kate

    Gorgeous! I love all the timber pieces too :)
    That green looks like MMS Milk Paint in Boxwood or Boxwood mixed with Lucketts Green …

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