I can assure you this list probably changes for me daily. There is so much that I love, and while I'm sitting here writing I know I already forgot to add one haha. To begin, when it comes to finding, I'm not one to aggressively hunt something down. A lot of factors matter to me so I feel like when the perfect opportunity arrives or when I find the piece that I really enjoy thats when I know. The list here isn't in any particular order since they're pretty much all my top favorites.
First we have my favorite pitchers of all time. To be honest I'm not sure the collection needs to go any farther than two because of how much I love them together as a couple. Okay, we know that if another one comes along and I love it she'll join in here too. I really love when decor mirrors itself so the white pitchers and the wooden mashers makes my decor heart happy.
Okay here's a good one! See that little scale down there? Yeah she's the love of my life--and Ellie too! That itty bitty scale is a first class postal scale. I love anything postal just from being c at the post office so many times delivering packages. It's one of my favorite things. It goes from 0-12oz.
Check out this up close look at it. I love how tiny it is because who doesn't love tiny collectables. I found it at an antique shop and it had to had to had to come home with me.
This next one is probably obvious to you, but to be specific just for the sake of the top 10, I'd have to say I was so excited to come across this 1 gallon amber bottle. She's got all the right curves and I'm so happy she's the grounding element in my amber bottle collection. It takes me a long time to grow my collection. I like it that way because if I found everything at once the fun would be over. My best tip is enjoy the journey in your collections and don't let the finish line keep you from seeing the fun.
This bad boy obviously made it to the list being the best Facebook marketplace find EVER! It was 5 minutes from my house and my goodness it felt like love at first sight. I always loved these antique racks; I never thought about having my own or where I would put it--whoops. But this. could. not. be. passed. up. I don't think I'll find one again. If I do I'd gladly share. Right now she's in my she shed and I'm using it for storage for the extra inventory for the holidays--since we do it big here at Crafty Home. I have a YouTube video tour of this too you can check out for up close looks!
This one is easy! Cash Flags! These are pieces of old vintage and antique cash registers marking the totals etc. These are such special pieces and I'm so obsessed with using them in my decorating. I love numbers, I love that it's like a mini sign, and I just love the history. It's a piece of something special and that is just a true treasure. I regularly have these in my shop as I find them picking.
Scales anything already have my heart. This one I found at an antique shop last February as I was wrapping up the she shed construction. I had a real Joanna Gains moments when I was wondering around the antique shop with Alex and fell in love with this for a decorating piece in the shed. I love the white, neutral tone of it. It doesn't weigh much weight like other scales I've come across but the beauty of it makes this cutie a treasure.
Sweet Alex took my antiquing a month ago and I've always loved corbels but they can be pretty pricy. I felt like this was a good price and naturally I loved the chippy. Pro tip here: grab a can of clear matte spray paint and throw a coat of clear on to stop the chipping. 1. so that it keeps you antique in tact and 2. you most certainly can test the paint for lead. There are home kits you can buy but I like to be more than safe so I always clear coat my chippy paint. I just assume it has lead paint plus I want to protect it. There are so many things you can do with these and I'm excited to explore that.
Dr. Olive & Ellie at your service. That's right! This is an old doctors bag! This one is huge too! Again, these were always on my radar but the right opportunity came around for me and I was able to get this local. I haven't left New Jersey for any picking since January so everything has been local. This thing is cute as a button and it's really a piece I got to have decorated in my house someday. I want it on some open shelves or a really pretty built in.
I just adore the tones of the bag and the over all "old" feel of it as well!
I've only ever seen yard longs for hundreds of dollars. A yard long is this picture frame down here that you might see in farmhouse decorating today. I love that 1. it's old and 2. the size of it. The original frame needs some work on the back to keep the picture flat but I love the charm of this piece. Again, it's the right picture at the right time kind of find.
It's pretty much how I roll.
The yard long is just overall a piece I love.
Muffin tins are so fun! Just look at the details. I think I'd cook everyday looking at cookware/bakeware like this! I've been on the hunt to share more with you. I found a bunch of these last spring for a restock but haven't seen anything again yet. These are wonderful layering pieces to use. I really like using decor in out of the box ways---ways they weren't intended for. This once baking pan is now a decor element as a layering piece with frames and other decor or adds a little interest in a hutch or shelf. Yes, she's a real show stopper and that's why I love having these on hand in my decorating.
So Let's Recap (in no order):
1. Ironstone White Pitcher
2. Doctors Bag
3. Yard Long
5. 1 Gallon Amber Bottle
6. Cash Register Flags
8. Antique Rack
9. Postal Scale
Out of my top 10 which ones do you love?