Monday, 3 December 2012

fab finds

People keep the most amazing treasures in their basements. Recently I was invited over to my aunt and uncle's place to scavenge in their basement. You see, they are prepping for a reno and want this stuff OUT. Always obliging, especially when old stuff is involved, I was there in a flash.

Here is one of my fave finds from their house:


What is it?

Well an antique cast iron coffee grinder from the 1800s, of course...

I could have put it in the kitchen, but that would be a little predictable. Plus we have a pretty small kitchen and I like clear working surfaces. So into the living room it went, to act as a sculptural piece.  Right now I have it grouped with my magnifying glasses and a silver pedestal bowl (which I picked up at a local thrift store for... wait for it... $4...).
 

Here is another pic of the bowl - cause I love it so much. Love the beaded detail on the edges!

There are more awesome finds to come, you would not believe some of the stuff I was gifted!  So been digging through any basements lately? Any great finds?

Linking to:
http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.ca/
http://linda-coastalcharm.blogspot.ca 
http://www.savvysouthernstyle.net/
http://frenchcountrycottage.blogspot.ca/ 
http://shabbynest.blogspot.ca 
http://www.itsoverflowing.com/ 
http://www.adornedfromabove.com

5 comments:

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Absolutely love your coffee grinder...this is amazing. I hope you will use it. I have one, a Phillips, that my mom had from 1954, not nearly as nice, as it has a modern look but I use it all the time as I grind fresh coffee daily. Amazing how lucky you got on this one! I am now a follower of your blog and look forward to return visits. I invite you to join me as well on my blog at http://atastefultouch.blogspot.com
Hugs, Gayle (in Manitoba)

Fairhope Supply Co. said...

I love your coffee grinder, and it wouldn't be half as stunning if it were any other color! Big-big awesomeness!

Debi @ Adorned From Above said...

Great finds. I love them. I have a link party called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Blog Hop and would love to have you share this with everyone. It runs from Wednesday through midnight Sunday. Here is the link to the party.
http://www.adornedfromabove.com/2012/12/fabric-covered-can-pen-and-pencil.html
Debi @ Adorned From Above

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Debi @ Adorned From Above said...

Thanks so much for sharing at Wednesday's Adorned From Above Blog Hop.
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