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Today's Favorite Find comes from one of my very good blog friends! Danavee and I connected recently and have become fast friends! She has a booth at Relics in Springfield, MO and blogs at This Vintage Grove. She is super cute and I love her "What I Wore" posts!
Danavee shares her really awesome display case below!
What is your favorite find and where did you find it?
My favorite find is my display case. It was found at an antique shop not too far from town. It had been in an old country general store, used to display the wares of the shop. It had a great original patina and the original glass too.
What were your first thoughts when you saw it?
I loved it. I could picture a collection of same colored pottery inside. Lamps on top, with some sort of mirrors above it.
Did you know right away it was coming home with you?
Yes! It ended up being a Christmas present that wasn't a surprise!
Were you looking for a piece like it?
I was not looking for something like that at all, but it was too good to pass up. I loved the idea that it had been used as a display case in an old country store! I always wonder what it could have held.
Did you have to make room for it?
I am a master at cramming things in tight spaces, but I had to offset the dining room table a bit to get it on the wall I wanted it to be on.
What does it hold now?
I keep my Jadite (Fire King) collection housed inside, along with other minty green pieces and a few vintage tablecloths. I tried to keep the color scheme the same, so it wouldn't be too busy.
Why do you love buying vintage/secondhand?
I think it runs in my blood. I must have inherited that gene, as my grandparents dealt in antiques when I was young. My parents decorated with vintage and antique everything. I would go to my grandpa's shop or basement and nose around in all his old stuff, and I caught the bug! I was purchasing vintage lamps and trunks before I even moved out of my parent's house! There's something about having a piece that no one else has. The curiosity about where it came from. The history that comes with it. And then there's the thrill of the hunt. I'll never get tired of hunting for treasures!
Love it, Danavee!! Thank you for sharing!
I have been doing Favorite Finds consistently since July 27, 2011 (I think I've only missed 2 weeks so far!) and I'm running out of contributors! If YOU have a favorite find, email me! I would love to have contributions from readers. Thanks!
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