January 7, 2015

A few vintage finds...

During our Christmas break, Chris and I visited one of our favorite antique stores and came home with a couple of things for the A-frame

The $5 mini wooden skis are now part of my winter decorating.
The electric fireplace was a steal at $47.  Aside from looking very 1960s (the period of our A-frame), it actually gives off a tiny bit of heat.
Speaking of heat, it sure is cold outside this week.  BRRR.
 It's definitely good ice making weather for our backyard ice rink.
Stay warm, friends.

20 comments:

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Your cabin is so perfect for the vintage things you find and such a fun getaway. I hope it's not too cold to skate this week! Stay warm! Hugs, Diane

Margaret said...

So sweet! What a groovy fireplace :)
It is very cold here. Winds are 25 mph and makes it feel below zero. Stay warm and happy. Maggie

Jboo said...

Love that A-frame of yours! I was thinking that the ice rink must be about ready to go! Enjoy!

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

You photos are winter gorgeous, but make me want to say brrrr! Even we'll be in teens by tomorrow. Such cute finds for your A-frame.

Stay toasty!

Lynn said...

What wonderful finds! Stay warm and safe during the bitter cold weather that you are having right now. We are going to see lows in the teens and highs in the twenties but nothing like what your are having. Your lake side home is just beautiful.
Hugs,
Lynn

laurie -magpie ethel said...

That little electric fireplace is perfect! Stay warm!

Cranberry Morning said...

An ice skating rink - what fun! We did that for our kids when they were younger too. We had a long extension cord from the house to a tree beside the rink and hung a trouble lamp there so they could skate at night. What fun memories this brings! Stay warm.

Gina @ VictorianWannaBe said...

What fun finds Kim! Cute skis! Yes, it is cold here too! But it is January right? :)
Have a great day!
gina

Patti said...

It's lovely to look at your winter, but I admit, the desert is paradise right now. I had to turn on the air conditioner on in my classroom! I love seeing your A Frame Fun!

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

Love your new finds for the a frame! Those skis are too cute! I love warm fires in the cold winter! It has been like a blizzard out there today for us with a -7 tonight! BRR. Stay cozy warm and have fun ice skating! xo Holly

Lynn said...

Cute heater and I love the skis! It's freezing in Philly too, stay warm:@)

Nellie said...

What wonderful finds! Yes, the temperatures are definitely right for freezing that backyard rink. Hopefully the wind and the cold will not interfere with skating fun. xo Nellie

vivian said...

was thinking of you while looking through the "spring" issue... (yes spring issue...) of vintage style magazine. theres a section on cabin decorating that I think youd like!
stay warm!!
xoxo
vivian

Lynne said...

I loved Jack and Jill magazine . . .
Good find!
How do you get everything accomplished? Look at you guys, already ready to go skating!

ThrifterSisters said...

It is so cold here too! Glad to see that you found some stuff for the lake house. Those skis are the sweetest!

Erica

Barbara said...

My resolution is to get back to reading blogs I love (like yours.) The skis are too cute!

Pam Kessler said...

That fireplace is groovy! Reminds me of a ski lodge. Try to stay warm!

vintage grey said...

Love your sweet new finds and the fireplace is so neat! That Jack and Jill book is so cute! Stay cozy and have fun ice skating! xo Heather

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

I bet you could panit the fireplace this summer! Too cold for me, but you guys have fun ice skating.
warmly,
deb

Corey Moortgat said...

The fireplace is just too perfect! And your ice rink is making me jealous down here in Florida!!