November 29, 2011

A couple Antiques I picked up...

I've mentioned before that there is an antique shop in Concord, MA that I adore.  They have some amazing things there - and I often can't help but pick up a thing or two when I get the chance to go in.  I have purchased antique keys, coins and and buttons from the 1800's.
This sheet music is also from the 1800's, hand written on thick paper - I believe the woman at the antique shop said it is from France.  Since I play the piano, I fell in love with it!  It was only a few dollars, and it looks really great framed and hanging above my piano!  I am contemplating putting a vinyl saying on the glass - but I also really like it as it is.

My next find was also in Concord, but this one was at an antique yard sale.  Each year, over 1 weekend, these people have a yard sale - and I happened to be driving by at the right time!
When I saw this bucket, I pretty much fell in love with it.  It is obviously old, and used - it is very sticky, even after a good suds bath. 

The colors of the flowers are bright, and I just love the shape of the handle.  It took me a while to figure out what it was, but as soon as my mom saw it she said, "I bet it's a well bucket," and I think she is right.  I have no idea how old it really is, but it is a fun thing to have around the house.  I put newspaper in the bottom half, and filled the top half with cinnamon scented pine cones for the holiday season, and it makes the living room smell great!

Are you guys as much of a sucker for antiques as I am??

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  2. I LOVE the music. I would leave it as is if it were me. I won't want to detract from the beauty of the sheet music. That being said, if you do put lettering on it, I would love if you posted a picture. I am sure it would be pretty too.

  3. YES. We should go antiquing in Maine!