September 28, 2011

Goodbye Allegan Antique Market...

Never one to let bad hair and mud puddles stand in the way of antiquing, my mom, sister and I spent a rainy Sunday in Allegan at the last Antique market of the 2011 season.

One of the biggest items to come home with me, was this cupboard.
You should have seen my sister and I carrying this beast to our van.
My arms were numb for a good 10 minutes.

It's definitely needing a makeover, but it has great potential.

I'm planning on using it to store my vintage tablecloths, candles and cloth napkins. Renee from My Vintage Mending bought a similar cupboard on this post and her makeover is simply gorgeous.

Thanks for the inspiration, Renee!

Other goodies that found their way home with me included this picnic basket.

After putting together a glitter banner, I moved the picnic basket to the front porch, where it is holding lots of gourds and mini pumpkins. In addition to this basket, I also picked up several vintage Christmas and Halloween items.

I was also very happy to spot this $3 checker board. She'll proudly go on display with the rest of my collection in my craft room.

I've already given my .50 cent bottle brush wreath a makeover.

BEFORE

AFTER

Despite the soggy conditions on Sunday, the last Allegan Antique market of the season didn't disappoint. Come April, I'll definitely be anxious for the 2012 season.


Don't forget to sign up for my no-strings attached Halloween give-away.

XOXO


23 comments:

vivian said...

mmm.. loving that cupboard! Im planning on hitting up the super flea this weekend when my daughter and I head out to play for our birthdays! I hope I find some sweet treats.. you always do! love your boots by the way!
xoxo
vivian

Jodi said...

the cupboard is sooo cool!!! Glad y'all had a great day even if it was a bit rainy!

Courtney said...

Love that cupboard, I can't wait to see what you do with it.

Jodee said...

Great finds! I especially love the cupboard!

KJ@letsgoflyakite said...

All fantastic finds Kim! That cupboard is perfect. I can't wait to see where you put it! Love the height.

Really pretty boots too :)

Joanna B said...

Great finds, I love the cupboard! And you boots are adorable!

Barbara at Oodles and Oodles said...

I thought of Renee's cabinet as soon as I saw yours - you'll do something great with it, I'm sure. All of your other finds (especially Christmas and Halloween!) were great, too - worth putting up with the rain!

Anonymous said...

I'm looking forward to your "after" shots of the cupboard. You can never have too much storage, especially when you're a collector. I have those exact cookie cutters in my kitchen. I received them as a wedding shower gift. I've known it for awhile, but am now publicly stating that I, myself, am "vintage." :-) Sherry F.

LV said...

It paid you to get a little wet for all these goodies. You did very well on all your purchses.

Lee said...

Great finds! You do have an eye for treasures...
I will hit Ann Arbor's Treasure Mart Friday and try to remember to take pictures!
Have a great week!

Ann said...

Very little I think needs to be done to the cabinet. I would change the front cloth and then maybe just wipe it down really well! So great. Everything else was a great find too. Your basket with the halloween decor is really cute.
Ann

Pam said...

Wow, great finds. Maybe the rain kept the less serious shoppers away! That cupboard is gorgeous.

birdie blue said...

fun finds, kim. i can't wait to see what you do with the cupboard.

xo
molly

VintageBettys said...

We love the cupboard...that is a great idea to put the table linens in there! We love your Halloween and Christmas decorations, they are sweet.

My Vintage Mending said...

I still can't get over the handle. Love it. You will just be in heaven with all that storage. The bottle brush wreath oh my! I must go next time. Boots and all. My cabinet was not super heavy which leads me to believe you must have a better one! Way to go! Smiles...Renee

Cheryl G. said...

That's a great cupboard! What a great find! I'd love to see your makeover!
I love Chinese Checkers too.

Lynn said...

Wow, some awesome new goodies!! Can't wait to see the cacinet redo,
Hugs,
Lynn

GardenofDaisies said...

OH your cabinet is wonderful too! I wish I could find one that size.

Janet said...

That's a really cute cupboard and I'm sure after your makeover it will be quite adorable! You found a lot of great finds, too!
Blessings,
Janet

Tracy Suzanne said...

You came home with quite a cool haul Kim. That pantry is gonna be awesome and look at all that storage!
I love the gourd display in the basket.

Ric Rac and Polka Dots said...

Oh my gosh Kim, I love it all! You find the most amazing things! I think I need to expand my shopping, because I never find things for fifty cents! Love what you have done with the pink bottle brush wreath, just beautiful! Keep sharing pics, I'm really enjoying them!
Julie

~~Carol~~ said...

Wow....WOW! You found so many wonderful things, and I especially can't wait to see how your cabinet makeover turns out. It's so nice and slim, and I can tell it will hold alot of your tablecloths. I think I would have trudged through knee-deep mud to get it!

Diann said...

Oh, s many super cute finds Kim! the cabinet is perfect for vintage linens. Thank you for joining TTF and I am so sorry I am so late in visiting this week!