This birthday has been an embarrassment of riches. My friends and family spoiled me with fabulous meals, handmade gifts, and even a night out on the town. And as if that wasn't enough, my husband encouraged me to splurge on a few home-decor items that I've been eyeing for sometime. Perhaps he was feeling a bit guilty for not helping with the monster interior-painting project, but I certainly wasn't going to put up a fight. I had a pretty good idea where I could find me some amazing farmhouse antiques.
I kid you not, if given the chance I would have bought everything from the boys over at Barn House -- but I couldn't and had to "settle" for these instead: the gorgeous rusty milk can (above) and this vintage galvanized watering can. I'm beyond thrilled because they'll make perfect additions to my kitchen and front porch.
I also scored this fantastic turn-of-the-century Hanson Bros. shop scale from Daily Memorandum -- a shop I'm just getting to know. Don't you just love the scale's timeworn appearance? I do. And I think the color and numbers are sublime.
As much as I adore these vintage wares for their utilitarian qualities, I'm equally fascinated with their history and the people who crafted and used them. I want to know what everyday life was like for these people. Where did they live? What were their troubles? Their indulgences? Sigh. At least a girl can daydream, right?