Archive for Lafayette Antiques

Who Do You Wear Pink For?

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, so our inspirations will reflect of love of pink month!

Last week I shared that my sister is a 16 year survivor and my mother was also a survivor.

Please share with us who you walk and wear pink for! We would love to walk and wear pink for them also!

 

 

To all SURVIVORS!

 

 

 

 

 

 

To those of you that are currently fighting breast cancer!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Have an awesome week!

Nancie, Winston & Ziggy

 

 

Fall Decorating

I am a pretty simple girl at heart, and I like to decorate simply also. That is not to say I don’t have collections, but I like to simply add fall colors and decor in and around my every day decor!

Do you go all out? or are you a simple decorator also? Please share your fall decorating pics with us!

 

 

I think this vase is so pretty, yet is elegant enough for a dinner party table, or entry table.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I love decorating with my vintage everyday decor. Look at this beautiful scale all dolled up for fall.

I think this would be super cute with a little more color and great for entry way or it would be awesome on the mantle!

 

 

Have an awesome week. Don’t forget to share your pics with us!

Nancie, Winston & Ziggy

One Plus One = Fabulous!

So many times we hear, “I love this but I don’t know what I would do with it or where I would put it!” Finding creative ways to use the items you fall in love with gives them a place in your home. That is our goal!

 

 

For instance, one of Nancie’s favorite one plus ones is to pair a cute plant with an even cuter item one wouldn’t immediately think of to plant in. (Between you and me, I think she looks at everything as a possible planter!!!) Teri used a dust pan as a planter!

 

 

 

Another one plus one is to add a table top to a barrel, in this case I used a vintage nail barrel, and create an instant end table for a small space! Add your own touches like a small lamp, picture frames, or seasonal decor to create a cozy corner.

 

 

 

 

 

Crocks, vintage metal pots, and vases are perfect containers for kitchen utensils. Loretta chose to house her collection of wood rolling pins in a metal pot that may not be suitable for cooking but is absolutely perfect as a display piece!

 

 

 

 

Come on in and find your perfect one plus one pieces to take home to create your cozy displays! When you fall in love with an item but think, “What can I use this for?,” just ask! We love to chat about fun uses for our beloved antiques!

Carolyn along with Nancie, Winston and Ziggy

 

 

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is my son’s favorite time of time year – why, you ask – it is because he can wear his pink shirts without the boys harassing him. I think that it is super sweet. All of the Cowboys will be wearing pink this month also, whether it is in memory of a loved one who has, had, or lost the breast cancer fight! or just women in general!

Today I am going to share some inspiration for all of you women out there, all month long to remember to love completely, live fully, forgive & forget those who have wronged you, and fight what ever battle that is going on in your life!

 

 

This month’s quotes and inspirations’ are in honor of my sister who is a 16 year breast cancer survivor and my mother who was a breast cancer survivor prior to her death!

Have an awesome week! Until next time!

Nancie, Winston & Ziggy

 

What our Dealers have been up to!

We have been busy traveling and hunting for treasures that take our breath away and that we know you would all love to see in the store. Here’s a little taste of what you might find:

Nancie is ready for fall with this month’s harvest time display which includes a to-do list from the colonial times and a beautiful butter churn ready to decorate your front porch or country-themed kitchen. The cute white and red enamel table is the perfect backdrop for additional items like a coffee grinder and brightly colored serving pieces!

Roads Less Traveled is also ready for fall with some new autumn-themed serving pieces and Fiesta Ware ready to decorate your table! Look for hidden fall cookie cutters and a new dark wood Hoosier cabinet just begging to be spruced up with all of the kitchen ware you will find in the store!

  

 

Grandma K is getting her kitchen ready with a vintage enamel Magic Chef stove decorated with enamelware and cast iron cook pieces. She also has the cutest little mini-cabinet perfect for a salt shaker collection!

  

 

Green Frog Antiques has a very cool mini garden gnome who is hanging out waiting for you to come by and visit her space! She has been traveling and brought back incredible treasures. You just can’t miss the tins, large oil cans, tractor seats, and vintage kitchen items.

  

 

Stop in to see us to find your own treasures! We can’t wait to see you! More Dealer pics coming soon!

 

Carolyn along with Nancie, Winston and Ziggy

 

 

 

Peach Festival is Today!

Don’t know where the time has gone, but it is Peach Festival again! We will be open and serving yummy peach tea!

Hope to see you all! and if you want to share your pie or cobbler, we won’t complain! hahahaha

 


20th Annual Lafayette Peach Festival
August 17th, 2019
9:00am-4:00pm
Old Town Lafayette on Public Road

 

 

See you all soon!

Nancie, Winston & Ziggy

I LOVE MY JOB

 

I tell you no two days are ever the same at the store, and you never know who will show up with fantastic family treasures!

Yesterday we received a silver footed dish that is reinforced with cement. I have never seen anything like this before! The candle stick that came in with it is also reinforced with cement, but also a rod. WOW – can you imagine the crafting skills back in the day!

 

The compote has such a beautiful design and will look stunning when it is polished!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

This stunning jug is in need of a good cleaning. The jug / vase was made by Frigidaire in the 1930 and is Vaseline glass.  The jug is missing the original stopper and has a cork stopper in its place.

Who wouldn’t love this in their home as  a wine decanter, water decanter, or even as a vase with beautiful cut flowers?

 

 

I hope you all have a wonderful day! Next on my list of favs new in the store are some late 1800 bullet reloading tools. Totally awesome!!

Nancie, Winston & Ziggy

 

Today’s Inspirational Quote

With everyone getting back to school I thought I would share some “back to school” inspirational quotes today!

 

Have an awesome day!

Nancie, Winston & Ziggy

HAPPY Back to School

 

School is getting ready to start here in town. I know a lot of others are going back soon also.

We hope you all have a wonderful school year – kids, parents & teachers!

Please be safe as kids will be kids!!

 

 

This is the awesome back to school display that Carolyn put together.

Has something for everyone, including mom, dad and teachers!

 

 

 

 

Here’s to a great week!!

 

Nancie, Winston & Ziggy

Wire Basket and Wood Crate Storage in the Kids Room

Face it, our children have more stuff than necessary, and it is always a chore to find a creative way to display and store their toys and books!

 


 

Wire baskets are a fun, and easy to use as storage for the kids bedroom!

You can paint them any color you want, they will last forever, and when the kids grow out of them, paint and move to wherever you need more storage!

Great for books, stuffed animals, car, or dolls – the uses are endless!

 

 

 

 

Wood creates are another great way to store toys, books, and more!

Wood creates are easy to paint and attached to the wall, or create a small bookshelf with them.

Crates are economical and the possibilities are endless!

 

 

 

We have what seems an endless supply of vintage wire baskets and wood crates. Wire baskets and wood crates never go out of style and can be used in any room of the home or garage!

Check back often as we showcase more creative uses for wire baskets and wood crates!

 

Have an awesome day!

Nancie, Winston & Ziggy