I found so many great vintage items this past weekend that I felt that it was time to do some rearranging.
The table in our entryway has pretty much looked the same since after Christmas.
The only thing that has really changed is I added the shell dish and starfish a couple of weeks ago.
The only thing that really needed to stay was the lamp.
So I took the soup tureen from this post. I wanted to use it with something in it. I went to my yard sale stash of artificial flowers and just dumped them out on my lawn.
I started with a base of floral foam that was left over from other projects some more that I recycled from yard sale finds that were made over and plastic grocery bags to fill in the rest. I also stuck the lid in.
The next step was to add greenery for a base. I used a bush in the front and some eucalyptus in the back. I then added in some white.
Once I got that in place, I added my vintage Underwood typewriter also from this post.
To the typewriter I added a letter from my great uncle to my Grandparents. I have a special little stash of letters that he wrote to them in the early 1930's. I originally selected this one because it was written in August and was written on stationary from Lake Tahoe in California. Afterwards I noticed it was dated August 18th 1931. This is special to me because my youngest child was born last year on August 18th. I put the envelope in a carpenter's ruler which is very fitting because my Grandpa was a carpenter.
I love that you could mail a letter from California to New York with nothing more than a name and city and state!
I put back the starfish and shell dish and added some shells to the dish and some roses that I ripped off the topiary in this post.
This also came back. Just a yard sale apothecary jar filled with dried hydrangeas that were in a free pile at a yard sale.
The little blue and red tins are old typewriter ribbon tins.
The photo of the two gentlemen is not my grandfather and uncle but two strangers from my bounty of photos from Saturday which can be seen here. It is sitting on an upside down Weller pot that I got in a bag sale at a rummage sale. It ended up costing me about a nickel!! The books were all yard sale finds. The Great Expectations is not old but that is my Dad's favorite book. I didn't pay more that $1.00 for any of them and I am pretty sure they were each a quarter.
Here is a better shot of the blue tin it was $1.00.
The black shell belonged to my Grandparents.
The lamp was a quarter from a yard sale. It is a vintage glass lamp. The lamp shade I won in an eBay auction from the Nester!!! I won three of them for $7.50. They are really nice quality silk.
The vintage American Rifleman also came from a yard sale and was $1.00. I am really happy with the way this turned out. I think that it will carry me into fall when I will get the urge to shake things up again.
My husband thinks that I am crazy to display pictures of people that we don't know. I use photos of our family that we have but like to fill in with ones that I have adopted. What do you think do you buy photos of people that you don't know?
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