Piddlin’ Decor | Gameday Mug

We start our Saturdays in The South with ESPN College Gameday, a strong cup of coffee + the occassional Bojangles biscuit!

Having a mug with team mascot/logos gets bonus points:

Here’s a toast to your season-may it be better than The Gamecocks’ has been so far + if not, may your coffee be strong + your Saturdays be busy!

| keep piddlin’!

Piddlin’ Trips | Old Haunts

‘pressed while netflixing…and waiting for baby’s any-day-any-week-now-arrival!

After one has spent enough time at any piddlin’ outpost, there may often be a need to take a break to allow for booths to be refreshed + shook up a bit before returning to successfully uncover more spectacularly long-awaited finds once again.

Put simply –it never hurts to give a place a rest–

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I’ve been looking back through some of my photo archives + came across these fun piddlin’ sights from some months ago (could it have really been over a year?)  + it may be time to circle back for a fresh look!

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Can someone explain why these lovely mounted antlers seem to always cost a small fortune?  …Also, that round mirror!  These two items will both be on my mind for years to come.
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A beautiful secretary has been on my wish list for a few years now…though I have been spotting them with more frequency on my piddlin’ trips, I’m unsure I will ever be able to pull the trigger on one as they each have such a lovely, victorian charm about them in so many ways.  Some with lattice work atop their glass cabinet, others with intricate drawers + cubbies, + still a great many feature fancy finials on top.  I love them all.

…I always say “nothing haunts like the antiques we didn’t buy”, so when some fabulous find once seen is still there after a hiatus, it’s a sure sign it belongs with you!  Otherwise… all you have are the snaps you take while speed pickin’.  I’ll be honest, there are more than a few things here that will be haunting me for a little while longer.

What a bummer it is to miss your chance to snag a fun find + oh,
how it feeds the frenzy of a good pick to come!

 

| happy haunting piddlin’ to you this october!

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Piddlin’ Decor | Boat Oars

‘pressed while singing “Row row row your boat…” (tongue in cheek)

These are one of my all-time-favorites-buy-whenever-you-see-them kind of piddlin’ finds!

Boat oars or paddles are classic antiques to have around the home + porch…below are a few glimpses of the two we have at our nest (an unmatched pair-which adds to the charm in my opinion) as well as a few fun ideas from around the web!

I have always sat these oars together for some added texture + interest in an otherwise boring corner of my home, but I always dream about how I may end up using these in a myriad of other ways!  lf baby no. 2 is a boy, I can very easily see them in his room from day one to hold curtains, as I have always wanted to use them for this type of DIY:

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…on second thought, these would certainly be handy in case we find ourselves navigating through “Waterworld” this weekend!  I kid–!  Though, we will be hunkering down for a good old fashioned hurricane party this weekend.

This is a culture my husband + I have grown up with for the past three decades so we are highly accustomed to protocols and precautions of being in a hurricane’s path.  This is not to say we are in some way exempt from the dangers and warnings, rather we have been a part of making decisions like these for sometime and know what sort of safety hazards + damage timeline we are preparing to see.  We have family in town–also staying–if things go from bad to worse and we need reinforcements, so don’t anyone worry about us for a second.

So for now, happy decorating!

| keep piddlin’
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