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

 

 

Today’s Inspiration

 

If you look up the definition of “Normal” you will never see my pic!

I will forever always be myself! because this quote is right, normal is boring!

Always ask yourself, do you want to be yourself or boring? I hope you always choose “yourself”!! Much love everyone!

 

 

Have an awesome day!

Nancie, Winston & Ziggy

 

Re-Purposing Old Shutters

Have you asked yourself why you’re keeping those shutters? What can you possibly do with an old shabby shutter?

I LOVE use them as display pieces when I do shows. They are lightweight and so versatile! and they look great!

Here are some ideas to get some new use out of those old shutters!


 

Is your daily mail a mess, message center jumbled?  Here is a great idea to get it organized!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Are you in need to get the mud room organized prior to winter? Here is a great idea for a coat rack. Put a bench under and then you have a place to sit and put your shoes on!

 

 

 

 

 

The bathroom is small and your trying to figure out how to create a little more storage. How about an old shutter with grain bins? So cute, yet functional!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hope you all have an awesome week! Until next time!

Nancie, Winston & Ziggy

 

P.S. Don’t forget to share your re-purposed shutters with us!

 

Today’s Inspiration

This is such an interesting quote. I have been reading and thinking about it for a while now trying to wrap my head around it.

I have finally concluded that it is very accurate, and I should take heed when I tell myself that I am going to get the barn ready for a sale!

Please share your thoughts!

Have an awesome day!

Nancie, Winston & Ziggy

 

 

Vintage Toys

Do you have any of your old toys from when you were a kid? I don’t, but I do have some of the kids.

What are some of your favorites? There are some of my favorite when I was a kid!

 

 

Here are a few of my favorites that we have in the store.

 

 

 

If you’re a toy collector, or looking for something for the kids, we have a nice selection of collectible toys, and everyday toys for the kids to play with – books, matchbox cars, doll house furniture, tea party sets, and so much more!

Until next time. Have an awesome week!

 

Nancie, Winston & Ziggy

 

Today’s Inspiration

Hello friends! Hope your week is going good. It is super hot here in Colorado!

 

Have an awesome week!

Nancie, Winston & Ziggy

 

“What Does This Do?”

When I first started working here at Lafayette Antiques, I used to ask Nancie at least three times a shift, “What does this do?” She had some answers that really surprised me. It is rare that we get an item in that she cannot identify. I thought that this week I would test your knowledge. See if you can identify the following items (you will have to wait until next week for answers):

     

   

   

Have fun trying to figure out what these items are and what they do! We want to wish everyone a very safe and Happy Fourth of July!

 

Carolyn hanging out with Nancie, Winston and Ziggy