This weekend while visiting my friends in Bethlehem, PA we went to a few antique malls to scope out the treasures. I love roaming flea markets (check out my trip to Brooklyn Flea), thrift stores and antique shops. I always prefer to own something that has its own story and past. Not only does it make the item more interesting to me, but usually you can get a higher quality good second hand as compared with the things you can buy new now. I also love the design aesthetic of decades past.
As I shared before I love Paint By Number paintings. Just something so kitschy and cozy about them. This weekend I found two at an antique store (and they were cheap!) so I grabbed them both! Thankfully I still have quite a bit of wall space in need of décor.
I was so excited to find one of the sea. Growing up on the Jersey Shore (its nothing like the TV show) I will always long for the ocean no matter where I live.
My second find was this mountain scene.
It makes me think of my trip to Yosemite National Park.
Love adding to my mountain range. I would love to find a few more.
Do you have any crazy collections?