I have been on the prowl for a vintage loving cup for ages. I've looked for one at barn sales, church sales and flea markets to no avail. I've only seen them on fab shopping sites such as Antique Farmhouse.
How cool is that? I even have some on my Pinterest page. You can check them out here. But as much as I love Antique Farmhouse, this was too pricey for me.
Then I saw one recently in a local antique store (notorious for jacking up the price) and although it was fairly reasonably priced for an antique shop ($25.00), thrifter that I am, I just couldn't bring myself to pay it. Sniff, sniff. Now moving on to the next week......I was in a "community thriftstore" in a neighboring town and was ready to throw in the towel when I saw something silverish across a few aisles of kitchenware. Naw, I thought, my eyes are definitely playing tricks on me. But just in case, maybe I'll head on over there and check it out........glad I did. Less than half the price of the first one.
This is definitely the part where I say "Yay, me!" I'll admit it's more of a champagne cooler than a loving cup/trophy but who's going to be nit-picky here? It's even engraved, albeit oddly, with the name of a local family-owned furniture store!? I told Mr. CBD it adds charm!
I loved adding it to my Ballard Designs copycat side table. You can read about that here. I had some fun with PicMonkey and tried some of their new textures.
And here we are without texture again.
Who doesn't love finding that special treasure for less? I know I do.
Have you found any treasures this week?
I'll be linking up here:
Shabby Creek Cottage Transformation Thursdays
No Minimalist Here Open House Party
Someday Crafts Whatever Goes Wednesday
The Charm of Home Home Sweet Home
Savvy Southern Style Wow Us Wednesdays
Free Pretty Things For You Whatever You Want Wednesday
My Romantic Home Show and Tell Friday
Common Ground Vintage Inspiration Friday
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