Monday, August 8, 2011

Beach finds.......Part One....)

So we're back from a week at the Oregon coast, which is always much anticipated, and we really needed it this year. My dh got a wicked eye infection just before we left so I got to drive...and what normally takes about 3 hours took us 4 1/2 because of two accidents we passed on the way....:(.
The photo above is the stunning Vintage Hardware store in Astoria, which is in the historic and awesome Astor Hotel (I should say former Astor Hotel, now it's a decadent crumbling beauty!) As I was oohing and aahing my way through the store I happened to look down and see an incredible vintage trunk drawer sitting on the ground with a few items in it.....I was praying that it wasn't there as someone's "stash" and took it up to the counter.
The nice lady said they had just gotten it in from an estate sale and, "How about $15"? Ummm, "How about, o.k."! 

Inside it were these two boxes, one an old candy box with amazing graphics, and the other is an old men's stockings box. I love how someone took the time to actually stitch the edges of part of this box together!

Another photo of the trunk drawer, isn't she pretty? I love how the outside is faded and the inside is still bright with the most beautiful roses, here I show it with some laces I bought in another store, a huge bag of crochet lace for $6. I washed them all and let them dry in the sea air (which I miss already)!
Ooops, can you tell I'm a bit obsessed with this? They also had another one just like this one that they had attached to their wall as a shelf, I'd love to do this if I can find just the right spot.

The first thing I found (and quickly grabbed because it was only $5, was this all leather binocular case with awesome velvet lining inside. I love how someone did a make-do with an old garter to keep it closed.....works perfectly. I plan to do a neat project with this case.......

This old print was purchased in another store, it's an old Seaside beauty contest....this will probably go in my dd's bathroom since she has a Seaside and vintage theme in there already.

Another amazing find in the Seaside antique mall, this vintage roll of wallpaper.......for $5! Couldn't grab it fast enough.....

Anyway, it is good to be home even though we did have a great time (and even though my poor dh developed a horrendous cold shortly after we got there). I felt so bad for him but he tried to rally most days and rest on some others.....all in all it was a great time and I'll be back later in the week to share more finds with you.


6 comments:

Tina @ TinyBear said...

Awesome finds Gail - I love everything. The trunk drawer is so pretty. Love the crochet pieces ofcourse and the leather case is just perfect. Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful day
xo Tina

Rhonda said...

Wow, you do have the luck of the Irish, shopping for vintage. I'd love to shop with you one day!

All of your finds had your name on them, they were meant to be yours. I especially love the old print, it is great!

cityfarmer said...

I'd give anything for that old beach photo!

you done good!!

Recycled Rita said...

You got some awesome finds and great prices! So sorry hubby was sick for the trip! I love that seaside bathing beauty picture! karen...

laurie -magpie ethel said...

I just returned from a trip to Seaside. Had a day of shopping in Astoria and hit Vintage Hardware - what an awesome store. Love that second big room with the high ceiling and the wrap around balcony. Could have bought tons of stuff there - definitely on my list of shops to hit on my next beach trip!

Gail said...

Laurie,
I hear you! Vintage Hardware rocks, what a great shop! The architecture is amazing and the creative way they use their finds is amazing....so inspirational.....