I like the smell of old things

Take that title how you want it, but it's true. =) Give me something old that has seen more years then me and I'm.in.heaven.  I could spend hours upon hours (& longer) browsing antique shops, flea markets, yard sales and thrift stores.  I would consider it to be my meditation and something I try to do as often as possible.

When the idea for Fawn & Flora was starting to come together Dana and I knew we wanted to have a section for vintage finds and pretty things.  Although there are new items in that part of our shop, we try to add in vintage when possible and searching for the best quality of items is probably the coolest thing, since it's something I already love to do!  The other day I needed out of the house really bad, like step away from the internet-catch my breath-get a tall coffee & calm down- kind of bad.. and the antique shops and thrift stores ended up being my besties when I needed them most! I only had my phone with me, as taking photos was not my priority reasoning behind this trip.  I did manage to take a few though..












I scored tons of amazing things to add to my personal collection (like the little deer!), lots and lots of sewing notions, stamps & fabric.  Plus some beautiful items I plan on adding to the shop tomorrow!


Today I'm linking up with Mandy over at Harpers Happenings 
& Liz at The Blue Eyed Owl for their Thursday Thrifting linky parties!

16 comments:

  1. I LOVE that desk in the first picture. I want it...I NEED it, lol.
    Thanks for sharing - I am a sucker for anything vintage!!!

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  2. I LOVE thrifting and looking through antique shops too! Im totally loving that desk!! And the vintage phone and camera *swoon* Makes me wanna head out and go antiquing very soon!

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  3. I grew up with a phone like that one. I even remember my grandmother's phone number!

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  4. The smell of old things makes me sneeze, but I do love thrifting nonetheless.

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  5. Oh how I want that desk.....too bad I live in Ohio... Lovely finds heather

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  6. Ahhh those little deers are so cute! Wbat a bunch of cute finds!
    xo Heather
    http://ahopelessnotebook.blogspot.com/

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  7. What goodies!! I love the smell of old books for sure!

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  8. I love it all. Those deer are amazing. I've recently started collecting deer - but have mainly been looking for the ones made by Shawnee Pottery. And that sewing machine - gah! it's fantastic!

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  9. I live to thrift, haha. That brown glass display case is awesome, wish I could find that one day shopping...thanks for sharing :)

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  10. I love old stuff too. That first pic...is the desk yellow? I had a whole bedroom set of yellow furniture from the 70s when I was a kid. My parents still have it and I think that desk is the exact same one that is in the set.

    I totally need to get that stuff from my mom when I move closer to her :).

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  11. that desk! i love all those finds

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  12. Those deer are so cute! Escaping to the thrift store or antique mall is my biggest stress reliever and I only like going alone or with my mom. I am anti-social vintage hunter...lol.

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  13. You said it- antique shopping is HEAVEN! I'm itching to go antique shopping so bad! Hopefully soon!

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  14. Heather, I want to go thrifting with you in GP. Everything's too expensive in Ashland.

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  15. Heather, I want to go thrifting/antiquing with you in GP. Ashland is so expensive.

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