First off, I found these super rad horse head bookends for $20:
So random and awesome, right?! They are made out of medium-weight porcelain and have a shiny, glorious finish. I found them tucked away on a shelf in one of the many booths. As soon as our eyes met, I knew they were coming home with me. I love all things odd and these two new family members make me very happy!
For whatever reason, I also fell in love with this squirrel/nut candy dish that I got for $1.50:
Obviously, the squirrel is supposed to be sitting on a nut...but doesn't it kinda look like a brain? Perhaps this makes me love it even more. Either way, I am digging the fact that it is actually quite tacky. I don't mind a bit of tackiness, as long as the piece is still well made and looks like it has a story to tell. I think this little squirrel on a nut will make a fine friend.
Andrew and I also seemed to like a lot of various trays this trip. Andrew found this really cool, rooster tray made out of tin:
We are going to hang it in our kitchen, maybe above the stove. Andrew also wins the "Most Awesome Find" award after he dug up this little gem last minute:
I don't remember the exact price we paid for this beautiful hand painted, wooden tray, but I know it was well under $10. Andrew loves collecting anything with a ship motif and he was psyched to bring home this piece of art.
I also found a little tray that spoke to my heart. I picked up this mint green, vintage tray:
This would look lovely on a desk holding some candles, or picture frames. Or it could be used on a side table to hold jewelry. I might even hang it on the wall for added decor. Either way, it is definitely sweet and I got to bring it home for $3.
Andrew and I are planning on keeping the trays for our own entertainment. But I am going to add the horse bookends and squirrel candy jar to my items to be sold. I am planning on adding more and more to my collection of all things weird and vintage in hopes of opening an Etsy page very soon. Stay tuned!