Back to Aberfoyle

What would summer be without a trip to the Aberfoyle Antique Market?  I just love browsing all the treasures and when I finally started feeling better, Corey and I filled a cooler with cold drinks and made the early morning drive out to Guelph.

We were rewarded with lots of eye-candy.  Like the $25 foo dogs (above) or the $8 bone china teacups in the photo below.

I think the selection of vintage persian and kilim rugs was even better than last year.

I also loved the pretty painted antique furniture.  How fun would this be if we bolted it to the wall and used it as nursery storage?

And I'm always on the lookout for interesting doors.  These would look fabulous as sliding barn-style doors!

There are always lots of industrial style sign letters at the market but I liked these metallic ones.

And these tin tiles would make a fabulous backsplash or even ceiling if I painted them!  I considered them for our upstairs bathroom.

I pity the fool who doesn't want a robot Mr. T!

I loved this coffee table!  It would look spectacular in the right space!

And I liked this simple mid-century dining set.

I loved this funky pendant.

And I remembered that Emily Henderson recently bought a similar one.  I hope someone snatches it up!

As usual, I found some interesting West German pottery.

I managed to resist the urge to add to my own collection, shown below.

I always like seeing all the hobnail milk glass, although I find mine much more inexpensively at thrift stores.

I especially love the blue opaline milk glass, which tends to be more rare and expensive.  Jenny Komenda of Little Green Notebook wrote a tutorial to replicate it at home but I found a few examples of the real stuff.

In her tutorial post, Jenny also included some pictures of opaline glass used fabulously by designers.

And with all that eye-candy, what did we leave with?  Just an $8 plank of reclaimed wood.  I know it seems anticlimactic, but we have big plans for it... Big plans!

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