When my kids ask me what I want for Mother’s Day, or my birthday, or Christmas, I usually tell them I don’t want or need anything. And I truly mean it, I don’t need anything. This year for Mother’s Day was different, though. I told my daughter Sadie that there was something I wanted – to spend the day with her. I had something special in mind, and she agreed.
We spent the perfect day at a vintage market called the Farm & Frills Junker’s Market. It was held in Enumclaw, Washington, which is about an hour drive from Seattle. We strolled through 3 barns chock full of all types of vintage goodness.
Today, I’m sharing my vintage finds from the market, and how I have repurposed and styled them in my home.
I picked up a charming pillow made from a flour sack. I adore the faded green graphic, and the sweet pom pom trim. The fabric is so soft, too. I have been adding a few touches of green to my home, and this pillow jumped out at me.
I have been on the hunt for a large vintage crock. I do see them fairly often, but they are usually quite expensive. The prices at the market were definitely reasonable, and I found this substantial crock with handles.
I placed the crock in my dining room, next to my English pine cabinet. These big crocks are great for extra storage, but very pretty with flowers, too.
One of the vendor’s had a basket filled with antique ledgers from an Italian olive farm. I bought a couple of them, and I plan to frame them. I’m thinking of a Restoration Hardware-ish look with a simple black frame.
They are from the 1920’s and have Italian handwriting on them. The paper is so perfectly and authentically aged.
I found a sturdy old metal and wood factory stool that I’m using as an end table next to my couch.
I think the rustic patina on the wood is so pretty with the painted green metal.
I placed a couple of books across the rungs.
An old photo of a tall ship in a black frame was my final find. I leaned it against the back of the bookshelf next to old locker baskets filled with vintage books.
On the way home from the vintage market, Sadie and I stopped at a roadside produce stand and bought salt water taffy, sweet cherries and old fashioned root beer. We drove home chatting and snacking and passing by several lovely farms. It was such a special day spent with my sweet girl.
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