Vintage Finds Found Out of Town

10.20.2017

The mister and I went on a short little road trip a few days ago and I love when I can stop and shop in out of town antique stores. I have been to this particular one more than once and usually don't leave empty handed. This time was no different so I thought I would share what came home with me.


I love hunt scenes and other horse paintings and always have. Not sure why I am drawn to them except for the fact I have always loved horses even though I have never owned one. It was a dream growing up, but it never came true. Now if I ride my knees start killing me.

I came across this pair of wooden paintings made in Italy.

This is the other one.

I love how they both look old and crackled. They are very lightweight and I know the perfect spot for them.

The paintings were $20.

This is the other lucky find. I have been picking up this Asiatic Pheasant pattern when I find it at an affordable price. This stuff can get up there in price.

This platter is so old, stained, and crazed just the way I love it.

This is a smaller size platter and was marked only $39 with an extra 30% off. 
That's my kind of bargain!

The platter found a spot with the other platters on the antique French hutch in the dining room. I shared this room yesterday with easy fall decor, but took those photos before I brought the platter home.

I'll share where the hunt scenes ended up soon.

Have a fabulous fall weekend!


18 comments:

  1. I love hunt scenes as well and have no idea why.

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  2. Good job! A very successful hunt!
    The painter was pretty well-known. Touchstone was a racehorse and one a derby in 1834. Actually Plenipotentiary (which means diplomat) was another racehorse that won a different derby the same year. I saw reproductions (obviously--originals were major moolah) for over $100 so you got a great deal!!! Be proud.

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    1. You are so full of knowledge. Now, I don't have to look that up. Thanks

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  3. I want to go shopping with you! Love the paintings and will look forward to seeing where they end up.

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  4. Great finds!!! It is always a happy when you find something you love at great prices and made to go home with you! Have a great weekend!!!

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  5. Kim,
    Aren't we lucky to have such sweet Mister's! I always give my hubby a address list of shops that I want to stop at so he can put them into the GPS. He has a lot of patience.

    BTW....you hutch looks so beautifully styled with all your Ironstone pieces.

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  6. Beautiful pieces Kim! Love doing those little road treasure hunting trips! Enjoy the weekend.

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  7. Love both finds, but the paintings are just fabulous!

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  8. I love hunt scenes, too, Kim (being as I am a horsewoman and have ridden and owned horses for years), and it's even more fun when you stumble upon something that immediately strikes your fancy, but just a little clarification - your two very cool historical images depict British horse racing scenes, not fox hunting. Great finds, either wa, though! Well done!

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    1. Oh you're right. I don't know why I said hunt scenes. I should have said I love any kid no of old horse pictures.

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  9. Great scores. Happy Weekend.
    Kris

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  10. I love to go on business trips with my hubby when he lets me stop in antinquea shops! Great finds, Kim!

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  11. Love your finds and thank you for sharing them with us

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  12. I, too, always wanted a horse but never got one. Now, I've had too many back surgeries and joint replacements to ever ride again, but I still love them and think they're one of God's most beautiful creatures!

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  13. Beautiful finds, Kim...you have such a great eye!

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  14. Oh if you want to ride, regardless of age or injuries, please try! Many therapeutic riding centers are accommodating; I went to the one here in OKC after my injuries from the bombing. Also, at 62 I still have a horse. There are some types of stirrups that are better fitting for knee problems. I doubt I'll ever outgrow my love of horses and yes I have loads of hunt prints and horse pictures all over the place!

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