I love old stuff. That shouldn’t be surprising to anyone. When looking for a house, I told our realtor that I preferred one that was at least 75 years old. 100 years old was preferred! Well, we got our wonderful old house, and now it’s time to fill it up with wonderful old stuff!
Here’s my top 5 antiques wishlist for our old farmhouse. These pieces have completely eluded me so far!
I’ve had my eye on two kinds of antique mirrors, and I have yet to come across either one! A frameless etched mirror would be perfect for our bathroom (and actually, I’ll take the sink too!). I’d also love to find a tall a Louis Philippe-style mirror for our little third bedroom that we are turning into a dressing room. They are so expensive though, so finding an affordable deal might be a long shot!
2. Pie Safe
What country house would be complete without a pie safe? I’d probably use one of these beauties in the living room or bedroom for storage. I just need to locate one for a good price!
I love the idea of decorating this old house with antique art. I’m pretty smitten with old oil paintings, especially if they have gorgeous ornate frames.
4. Jenny Lind bed
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I fell in love with this style of furniture after seeing a beautiful bobbin-legged console table in a historic inn in Savannah. A small single sized bed would be perfect for our little third bedroom. Update: We found one!
5. Farmhouse Sink
Tons of people either have or want farmhouse sinks, but the style popular right now is actually the British variety. Midwestern farmhouses like mine often had long apron front sinks with an integrated backsplash and wall mounted faucets. Unlike the more popular style farmhouse sink, there is only one decent reproduction available in the style I want so we’re going to look for a good condition original first. I think this will the hardest piece to track down!
I’m planning some antiquing road trips to surrounding states this fall. Wish me luck on the hunt!