May 1, 2012

Junk Store Treasures


Rummaging around a junk store is one of my favorite pastimes and this weekend the southern beau and I did just that, at a local shop called Nostalgia. Packed to the brim with every sort of collectible or antique item you could dream up, this shop is always uniquely curated with goodies that represent a wide variety of styles and eras.

If I had a bigger house (and wallet), I’d have definitely brought this antique locker cabinet home with me. Wouldn’t it be a wonderful place to store and organize all sorts of household things? It looks straight out of Country Living.


The next thing that caught my eye was this mid-century oyster plate. Since I’m usually scouring the shelves for pieces of ironstone china, the white platter grabbed my attention. Also, I’ve had oysters on the brain because Knoxville has a new-ish oyster bar called Shuck that I’ve been wanting to try.

I always say no southern home is complete without a deviled egg plate…maybe I should add oyster plate to that must-have list as well. If you’d like one of your own, here’s a link to a few ebay options.


Finally, this adorable little cocktail tray would add some pizazz to any bar cart. It feels very Mad Men-esque with the clever drawings and recipes. Now, who wants a Pink Lady?

Believe it or not, none of these items actually made it out of the store with me, but it’s fun to look! I typically stumble across my most treasured finds at estate sales and thrift stores, but I love a good antique shop all the same. Have you added any thrifty treasures to your collection lately?

{Wishing you a Happy May Day}