Arkansas Antiques

How fun is Jill’s new desk chair? It couldn’t be more perfect for that space!

So I mentioned before that last weekend we went to Arkansas for a volleyball tournament. And while we were there, we spent a little time antiquing. Wanted to share some of the goodies we came across.

There were signs galore…

Arkansas Antiques

Arkansas Antiques

I was tempted to pick up one of these babies for my son’s room since it’s all done in vintage vehicles. Love the bright, bold colors. But I just didn’t have anywhere to put them, so they didn’t come home with me.

Bright Signs

Bright Signs

Of course there were loads of galvanized items.

Galvanized

Galvanized

And fun lanterns. If someone had a collection, they would have been in heaven.

Lanterns Galore

Lanterns Galore

I SO wanted this chair. I stared and stared at it trying to figure out where it could go in my home. However, it was $99, which was simply more than I was willing to pay for something I didn’t really need and hadn’t been looking for. I’m thinking Jill’s Craigslist prices are way better!!! It’s a pretty sweet chair though.

Midcentury Modern Chair

Midcentury Modern Chair

What I did end up with was one of these interesting little guys. I stopped to check them out simply because the animals and colors caught my eye (they had the perfect shade of yellow for my family room). I also loved that they had years printed right on them. Then when I noticed that they were actually mugs, I was sold. I’d never seeen them before, so I researched them a bit more. They’re part of the Frankoma collection of pottery. John Frank was a ceramics professor at the University of Oklahoma around the 1930′s, and he ended up opening his own pottery company in 1933. When I looked up the value of the mug that I purchased, it appears that they generally go for about $14. I bought mine for $7.50!

Frankoma Mugs

Frankoma Mugs

I wanted to use mine as a piece of art, so I added him to my shelf. Think he goes perfectly, don’t you?

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