My favorite find of the day was this vintage grocery list board, which my mom and mom-in-law tell me is from the 1950s. My husband's mom even remembers one hanging in her childhood kitchen. It's so fun to learn the history behind these treasures of yesterday.
I especially got a kick out of the last item on the list! Who knew it was such a regular must-have item back then?! While today's grocery lists aren't as simple as those of the 50s, I still thought it would be a fun addition to my yellow farmhouse kitchen. The board was missing its pegs but my husband is going to make me new ones.
I also found this vintage crocheted potholder and trivet and a wonderful little pottery crock measuring just 2 inches tall—perfect for a mini African violet! Does anyone know anything about it? It was only $1, so I don't think I could go too wrong buying it.
I also spotted this vintage English candy tin to add to my collection. The vintage sewing basket also came home with me. I often see the sewing baskets in the $25-$35 range so I didn't think $8 was a bad buy for this one, which was in really good condition.
This is what the sewing basket's interior looks like. There is a little ledge for spools and plenty of space for sewing notions.
And last but not least is this 22-inch-tall gilded antique picture frame complete with an instant relative for $15! I hope he will find his new accommodations at Ashton House most comfortable. My husband has already named him "Jeremiah". Welcome home, Jeremiah!