One of my favorite things to do on the weekend is to go to local antique markets to see what one of a kind finds are just waiting to be picked up! There are some large markets near where I live that happen usually once a month, but also many smaller shops that are open most days of the week!
I love finding old things that can be used in a new way, and always with a rustic, antique style.
One thing I always keep an eye out for are ceramic pottery crocks and ceramic whiskey jugs. I don’t know why but I just think they add a unique rustic look, and the crocks are great for storage! Here is an old butter churn that my mom found at an antique shop. It looks great in our living room and provides extra hidden storage!Another fun thing to look for are scales. I think they add a fun country look and work especially well in the kitchen!Wooden coke crates and trunks are also really fun finds that add a lot of character. They can be used for so many things! We use them for everything. Stay tuned for a “new uses for old things” post on all those handy solutions for vintage coke crates. PS – the reclaimed wood custom wedding sign can be purchased at my etsy shop! Check out the cool things my husband already had on the wall of our house before we got married! An awesome antique washboard and a vintage phone! And lastly, MASON JARS. You know I always look for those.
The really good ones – the actual old vintage ones and the pretty blue ones can only be found at antique markets or thrift stores.
Hopefully this inspires you to keep an eye out for some fun home decor when you are out at local antique stores! Happy hunting!