While we were in Florida this weekend we escaped from the sun one afternoon to do a little shopping. We visited Marilyn & Co Antiques and the Fort Walton Beach Flea Market, both surrounded by tons of antiques shops in downtown Fort Walton Beach. Since I was’t home this weekend to do any DIY projects to tell you about, I thought I’d bring my camera along to show you what caught my eye.
This little table was full of vintage costume jewelry for $5 each.
I tried really hard to convince myself that I needed this perfect little footstool for only $15, but I just couldn’t think of a place for it. My pouf pretty much has a monopoly on foot resting.
I actually have a silver champagne bucket like this that I use as a container for a rosemary plant. It looks really cool with the rosemary growing every which way out of the top. I got mine at Goodwill for $20, but these were $80 each.
This is exactly how I would display these skeleton keys–hanging on a wall like they own the place. These were $8 and there was a whole bucket of smaller keys for $5 each below.
Were you one of those people hoarding beanie babies in the 90′s thinking they’d be collector’s items someday? I believe someday has come and they’re now worth $3 each. I totally had several of them myself and insisted my mother display them in her curio cabinet.
This vintage typewriter would make a cool conversation piece, especially if you’re hip like that. This one was $35. Pottery Barn asks $350 each for old typewriters they supposedly found in Europe, so if you’re trying to get the look you might check out some antique malls first.
As a former bunny owner, I want to know why people try to make bunnies so creepy. This is just weird.
I was really tempted to snag one of these nutcrackers for $5. I have a nutcracker that I got at Goodwill last year, but he’s kind of creepy and cheap looking. I kind of regret not getting one of these, actually. None of them were creepy at all.
This chair was only $30 and would look really pretty painted a bold color. I love the clean lines of it.
I was kind of obsessed with this trunk and couldn’t believe it was only $10. Wouldn’t it be great as a coffee table paired with a low sofa?
I love the idea of adding vintage books to a kids’ library. Nancy Drew was one of my favorites growing up–maybe that’s where my obsession with crime TV started?
I’m also kind of kicking myself for not buying this classic desk lamp for only $20. It would look so perfect sitting next to me right now.
Isn’t that botanical print up top lovely? It was too high up for little ol’ me to spot the price.
If you think there’s no way on earth I would have been tempted to buy this book, you would be wrong. I was very tempted.
My favorite thing of the day. “Coyote Ugly. Don’t be hatin cuz I have issues.” $45
My granny chic little heart pined for these lamps. They were $40 and would look so great in my guest bedroom.
A city skyline made of dominoes. This would be kind of cool in a game room. They were asking $24 but it would be easy to DIY for less.
So what did we get?
Cassie snagged this adorbs J.Crew necklace for only $8.
And I got this necklace and pair of earrings for $5 each.
This giant key was $8 and is helping kick off the collection of items to hang on my bathroom wall.
This little silver bowl was only $3.
And this biography of Jackie O. was $5. That lady led a fascinating life! I got halfway through her life on the drive home from Florida. I’m determined to take the time to sit down and finish it now that I’m home.
Last but not least, this awesome compote was only $10. I love that from below the design sort of mimics an artichoke. It looks really nice at the top of the leaning shelf in my dining room.
I was really impressed with both of the shops that we visited and kind of wish that we had blocked out a whole day to do more shopping in the area, but alas, the ocean was calling and it was time to go enjoy sunset on the beach one last time before heading home. If you’re ever in the Florida panhandle, check out the antiques shops in Fort Walton Beach. I love the things that I bought and for less than $40 I have several beautiful reminders of our trip.