Thursday, September 23, 2010

Green Patina

Rusty metal junk makes my heart beat a little faster! And if it's green rusty metal junk...I'm over the moon! I found these metal file boxes during a recent foray to the Hoosier Antiques Mall in Jasper, IN. I did a doubletake when I rounded the corner and discovered them stacked on a table just waiting for me. I imagined them brimming with collage supplies, tear sheets from magazines, vintage photos, ephemera - all the pretty little things I love to collect!

I found this pint sized beauty a few booths down, and knew I had come to the right place.

Items like these garner a quizzical lift of the brow from my husband, but he just helps me unload them and find a place for them in my cluttery treasure-filled studio.

I snagged this fabulous vintage ledger for a mere $2.00!

But all in all it was a study in green patina.


  1. You find the best stuff!! The fact that it is a study in green just makes it that much more beautiful!

  2. O what treasures! i would love to find a register!

  3. ahhhhh! what a wonderful success!

  4. what great finds kimberly! love that typewriter!

  5. that would look so perfect in my scraproom - it would match the wall colors and go with the rest of the vintage stuff...great finds!