Luckily I have a grandmother who holds on to EVERYTHING she was ever given, and she recently decided to start thinning out her collection. Win for Jess. My mother also stopped in an antique shop whilst in Georgia recently and picked up a few items for me as well.
They gave me these cans (there was also an old tobacco can, but I put that one on top of my china cabinet)
and this awesome tiny washboard
They donated some vintage pasta containers, an old spice rack and a simple cookie jar circa 1960ish. I also inherited a china cabinet from my great-grandmother, so Mom and Mawmaw immediately started searching for unique little teapots and the likes for my cabinet. They're so great!
Then Hubs, wonderful man that he is, went to a yard sale and found this fabulous old wall phone for me!
So now that I've started a great - albeit small - collection, I'm on the hunt for more fantastic finds. The stuff I'm looking for:
Blue Mason Jars
Great for soap dispensers!
I also want these (available on multiple websites), which are not actual vintage cans, but the advertisements are so cute, and my Mawmaw said these were real brands back in the day:
I also want some new stove burner covers, but have yet to find what I want. Those are going to be tricky, I think.
So basically I want anything and everything I can find. The other day I bought these salt & pepper shakers on Amazon:
They're so stinking cute!
Hubs worries I'm getting carried away, and that pretty soon our house is going to look like one of those places visited by the American Picker guys (I LOVE that show!). I'm afraid he might be right...