Tuesday, February 24, 2009


i've made two trips to the antique district of denham springs in less than a week!  i also happened to be in downtown baton rouge for an afternoon and hit up time warp and honeymoon bungalow.  here are a few of my favorite finds...some are for the shop, and some i'm planning on being selfish with. :]

this dish, is by far, the coolest thing ever!  it's my three favorite colors...aqua, avocado and lime :] it has an interesting effect where the colors bleed together, but it's hard to see in the photo.

here is the best part...the backside is wood grain!  eek!  it's washed in layers of brown and the wood grain pattern is engraved into it.  this one, i'm keeping for my own. :]

i picked these up at honeymoon bungalow...they have a huge basket stocked full of old photos and post cards, only a dollar each!  i love looking at old photos and creating stories behind the people in them...i've decided that the girl on the left drove across country to see her lover who lived on the west coast...she had never seen the ocean before.  the group in the middle took a trip to south america, and decided they'd never return home.  they own a brewery in the middle of the jungle, and enjoy a simple life.  they pick their own food, ride mules, weave their own fabrics and enjoy their own libations for a good time. :]  the other two i'm still thinking about...

 button button, who's got the button?  this antique mason jar, with an extremely old (and rusted) tin lid full of one of my favorite things...buttons!  this jar was full of amazing antique buttons, along with some pretty cool modern ones too. :]  i can't wait to make some wonderful things with these beauties!

after washing years of dirt and dust off the buttons in the jar, i noticed quite a few of them that caught my eye...they were beautiful colors, of the crispest aquas and sea foam and grey...i realized what they reminded me of...one of my favorite places in the world:  the caribbean.  these colors are muted, yet so vibrant in their own right.  they are lovely and make me want to hop on a flight to the west indies in the morning.  i can't wait for you to see what i'm making with them...

these bottles are for my bottle collection...i love the crisp white of the bottle on the left, and the one on the right is an old carafe.  i might use it for homemade juice :]

here is an old aluminum pitcher.  it needs to be cleaned, but it will be available at aquafrolic this week.  it has a few dents and scratches, but nothing major...just enough to give it character!
i love it's shape and copper color.

ahhh.....plaid and girl scouts :] two wonderful things!  here is an old girl scout handbook, circa 1954, and it's in excellent condition.  the color of it alone is fabulous.  for those of you who were once a girl scout, you'll have such fun flipping through the pages and remembering the good times you spent with the girls in your troop.  i found so many of the patches i earned when i was a kid...it was cool to see how long ago some of those traditions were started!  
the lunch box is quite possibly the coolest little lunch box in the world.  (well, at least in my world!)  the thermos is missing, which is unfortunate, however this little box would make a cute handbag or sewing kit!  each will be sold separately.

these cuties come in a pair of two.  they are some of the coolest mugs around.  the inside is a creamy white, while the outside is a vibrant avocado green, with a dark chocolate brown ring around the base.  they are small to medium sized mugs/coffee cups.  available at aquafrolic this week.  (i have a pair for myself too! :] )

ahhhh, it's been such a lovely couple of days...it's back to the daily grind tomorrow...i love local holidays!  i hope everyone who had mardi gras off enjoyed themselves!  don't forget to check back this week for more photos of upcoming aquafrolic updates! 

aside from all of that, i've changed the look of our blog...although i'm sure you've already noticed :]  i like this much better...it's so clean and bright and cheerful...but i feel it's still missing something...  any comments?  any suggestions?  let me know! 


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