Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Liberty Finds

Horses were a trend at this year's Liberty Antique Festival.

Neat yellow cart, vintage cake holders and a collection of car emblems.

Original, old school clocks. I bought two!

Original 1940's shopping cart. It was a great price...I got it...what was I thinking?!?!

Rain and mud didn't stop this year's Liberty Antique Festival. I managed to snap a few photos of items I purchased including two old school clocks and a vintage shopping cart. I was hesitant to buy the small shopping cart because well...it's a shopping cart! Plus, I don't have the space for it...no clue what I'm going to do with it...but the price on this unique piece was too good to pass up. My brain racked with obsession and my gut said GET IT. So, I did. It's in the basement waiting to debut in an awesome shop somewhere. Hello Anthropologie...don't you need a vintage shopping cart for display? It's a stretch, but hopefully I haven't become a crazy, vintage bag-lady for buying an old (but cool) shopping cart!

29 comments:

katy elliott said...

Ha! You'll find a way to make it look cool.

suzanne cabrera said...

Come on...every girl needs a shopping cart :)

I had a similar love/regret relationship with something I bought at last year's festival.

I also almost swooped up that yellow cart you've pictured. Thought it would make an excellent night stand.

all you need is love said...

maybe you could use the cart in the laundry room. i love those clocks!

avant garde said...

i like the shopping cart in the laundry room idea from all you need is love...above. which got me to thinking, maybe even in a space holding stacks and stacks of books, or even if you had a large enough kitchen, filled with canned goods or boxed items. very fun to have fun with. :) don't you love places like that where you can find things like vintage shopping carts? :)

please sir said...

Oh I love the laundry room idea. The former owner actually used it in the kitchen to store groceries. I was also thinking about having it on a screened porch with plants or in the garden.

nath said...

hahahahaha! i love that you HAD to buy it! hmm, i think it'd be great re-purposed for some kind of storage. you must tell us where it ends up!

Amanda Nicole said...

So neat! You could spray paint the shopping cart and make it into a plant stand :)

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

You must always go with your gut. :-)

I also love the yellow cart...wouldn't that make a fabulous bar cart with all sort of old glassware from the 40s and 50?!

Amanda said...

One of my dear friends took her senior pictures in a shopping cart. They were wonderful. Also? CLOCKS. Am needing a clock badly.

And Anne posted a bathroom shopping cart today. Clearly, you are brilliant for scooping it up. http://www.annesage.com/blog/2009/09/the-lighter-side-of-elle-decoration-france.html

missy said...

haha, i was going to mention the post over on city sage as well, i saw it earlier this morning and then saw yours and had to dig to find where i'd seen it! but i love the laundry room idea...that could be super-cute and practical as well.

this is my first time commenting, but i've been reading your blog for quite some time...love it. =)

That Girl Designs said...

we're headed to Roundtop tomorrow for the huge show. i hope i find some wonderful things.

abigail said...

ooh, I love that yellow cart.

Waxy said...

I totally need a horse...

cindy said...

i love the cart and the car emblems!

*SNYdesign said...

Oh, I'd love to have a vintage cart for all my magazines:) Or dirty laundry or something. Looks like an awesome event!

bikim said...

Wish i could be there! soo many gorgeous things!
Take care,
Rosa

Hey Harriet said...

You scored well! I love the old shopping trolley!

karyn said...

Great finds especially the school clocks! I hope to go to the Kane County Fair this weekend!

thelaundryisneverfinished said...

I could have a wall full of those clocks. And I agree with the laundry room idea...although I'd have no room in my laundry room for that! I'd of snapped up that cart too. What fun!

Anne @ The City Sage said...

How absolutely uncanny and wonderful that we both posted shopping carts yesterday! It's so odd too, because I've been sitting on that photo for weeks thinking, 'should i post this? is it too weird?' but i decided that though weird it is also wonderful--and the timing couldn't have been better!!!

Can't WAIT to see what you do with yours!

Chris said...

I really love the cake holders and cart. That would fit perfectly in my home. Great finds!

vintage simple said...

I like the cart - painted all white. Otherwise I feel it might get lost or look out of place (and not intentional enough, or something)... I feel like it needs to be sculptural in some way, and paint would do the trick. I always gravitate toward whites and grays and pale blues, but I guess fire engine red might work, too. Or orange. Or that really intense blue you see in the Mediterranean... I've just started visiting your blog, so I'm not sure what your style is...
Anyway. Long comment - sorry!
-maria

made sweet said...

haha. that's awesome that you got it.

simplesong said...

totally awesome [as usual!]

darling savage said...

i like the cart! i bet it looks all vintage-y up close.

Katy Cowan said...

I'm in love with everything vintage so this was lovely to look at. I'd buy everything there if I could!!

Mary Grace Thomas said...

How fun!! I love turning cool things into what I call "sculpture."

What about turning the cart into a photo display...you could put the photos on with cool magnets..

or what about intertwining vintage scarves through the sides...

or as a seasonal display...holding pumpkins and gourds in the fall...

the possibilities are endless...great find!

Lizzy said...

How awesome! I love that you bought an old school shopping cart. It would be fun to keep in the laundry room.

katiecrackernuts said...

Don't you think shopping carts were smaller back then? Did we grow more of our own and didn't need such big trolleys, or make more of our own cakes and breads, or something - maybe we just ate less?

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