Thursday, July 12, 2012

Rehoboth Beach Finds

If you read our main blog, Ethereal Plus what I Love, then you know me and Francine are crazy for Rehoboth beach. Its our tradition to go down there every year. There are many wonderful shops to visit, although sadly this year two of our favorites were closed. Coco and Company and the Pelican Loft, both which contained beautiful antiques, were both gone! We were sorely disappointed. Luckily one new shop we happen to stumble upon last year was open, its called the Old Crow. I was able to return with a few wonderful finds. 

The first is this elegant heron sculpture. These pictures do not do it justice. It caught my eye and i couldn't resist. He is all hand painted and hand sculpted, i can only imagine the hours of work it probably took to make him. Here he is displayed along with some vintage postcards, a nice framed sketch, and some pear sculptures. 
 You cant tell from the pictures but he was supposed to have feathers sticking out from his head, but they were broken off when i bought him. No problem though, cause we used a little putty and a couple of white crest feathers that fell off of our cockatiel, Barlow, to replace them. Good as new!
 The second find is this pair of antlers. I was told they are from a species of european deer, not sure what kind exactly. They are split down the middle with two huge bolts connecting them to the mount. We have them hanging in our bedroom with a collage of other antiques. I may post another picture showing the whole wall and all the other goodies displayed on it.
 Lastly is this very unique seltzer bottle. The glass is heavy and thick and i love the blue hue it carries. I also love the writing on it. It says Home Beverage, and under it HM Distributors. The bottle itself was actually made in Czechoslovakia, which makes it even cooler.
 Its displayed in our kitchen, next to a vintage toolbox full of old stuff, like feed sacks and a rolling pin and an old wind up tape measurer. You can see some of the stuff in this picture.
These are just a few of the finds we truly cherish, there are many more. Keep checking back cause there will be lots more to come.


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16 comments:

  1. So sad about the closed shops, but you were able to find a few wonderful treasures! The sculpture is so nice in the vignette and the blue Czech glass piece was a real find!

    Thank you for sharing your new treasures at Potpourri Friday! I'm your newest follower!

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  2. Lovely treasures!
    Greetings from Australia♥
    ~Pernilla

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  3. What a great blog! If you have time to stop by to check out my blog that would be great! www.iheartpears.blogspot.com

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  4. great stuff, you know I have never seen an actual seltzer bottle, only on blogs and mostly in Australia. go figure!!

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  5. Love the seltzer bottle, what a great find! Thanks for sharing at Restyled Sundays.

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  6. I love your seltzer bottle! I just bought one a couple of week ago in Sulphur Springs, TX. Penny

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  7. Wonderful finds!!! Sorry about the store closings...what a bummer. The color of your seltzer bottle is beautiful and thank you for sharing with us at NTT.

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  8. Love your pelican, so graceful and beautiful! Your seltzer bottle is such a pretty color.
    I'm a new follower, Mary Alice

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  9. I hate it when good shops close. I'm stopping by from a blog hop and am a new follower, I would love if you came to say hi and followed me back at www.iheartpears.blogspot.com

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  10. What great scores. Love the seltzer bottle. Glad you joined in on the newbie party. Enjoy!

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  11. Nathan and Francine, lovely heron! Just perfect. Beautiful finds. Thank you for sharing this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see your prettiness again on Monday. Wishing you a grand week. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  12. What great finds! I love the Heron. Stopping by from the Newbie Party. I'm your newest follower.

    Kathy @ http://lifeonlakeshoredrive.blogspot.com

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  13. I am also a new follower came over from Ethereal Plus blog

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  14. You are a smart man to enjoy the same things your wife does Nate. Makes it fun, and 'ya know women think men who like vintage junk, are sexy!

    ~Bliss~

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  15. Great and unique finds! I'm a follower of Ethereal Plus what I Love and am now following you. Have a great weekend!

    Angela

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