I am looking for more black and white vintage tins like the Dainty Filled Confections one I splurged on at an antique mall in Marshfield, Missouri. The little striped box is cardboard and I bought it filled with dominoes at the same place, I think. The dog is chippy concrete and he was a bargain at a flea market in Crane, Missouri.
I am learning to resist buying every tarnished silver piece I see, but if the price is right (like the $1 tray holding the dominoes) or I truly love it (like the ice bucket that was a little more but still not bad) but I haven't learned to resist old dominoes and buy pretty much any set I see at a fairly decent price. The mirrored frame in the back was a gift from my friend Molly who lives in fabulous Las Vegas.
I also like old typewriters now, and Macauley discovered this Underwood hidden under a bunch of other junk on the floor in a booth at STD East for $8! I have another one that was only $6 that I will post another time. Love it. I also have started collecting old black/white flashcards and bingo cards and I got these long ones at an antique mall in Highlandville, Missouri on a fun little shopping trip with my friend Barb this past spring.
The little toy camera is one of my favorite recent finds. It was $1.95 at STD and I think it is so cute because it says "FRIEND" on the lens. The picture right behind it is of two of my best FRIENDS--my younger sisters, Lindsay on the left, Lane in the middle, me on the right--taken two Easters ago. Lane says she looks "goth" in the picture but I think she looks great and this is one of my favorite shots of the 3 of us. I got a good-sized baggie of old keys, lots of them skeleton and all of which I spread on the little silver tray under the camera, at another shop in Crane, and I think the whole baggie was only a couple of dollars, too. I see keys in shops being sold for $2 each or more, so what a steal! I love the frames with the rhinestones around them, too. Marshall's. I have several of them around. I would say these items might best reflect my "aesthetic"right now, or at least what I'm buying. Macauley and I might take off tomorrow and drive up I-44 to the Route 66 Antique Mall near Marshfield, Missouri to see if a coffee table I saw there many months ago might just still be there. Doubtful, but it was kind of expensive so maybe it hasn't found a good home yet. It's not like me to pass up something--I truly live by the little sign I see in stores that says, "The time to buy an antique is when you see it." But I couldn't justify splurging on the table then. Not sure I can justify it now, either, but might as well just go take a peek...