Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Bowled Over



Hi everyone!  I'm so sorry if I haven't returned emails or gotten back to you all, things are still a bit hectic around here, but I promise I'll be working on that over the next few days as things settle down a bit.

I did want to show you something really cool I found over the weekend while out searching for a bed for our daughter.  Luckily for me, last weekend was a Vintage Source weekend, my favorite store for finding vintage, chippy, fun furniture at great prices and the bed I found was perfect, but more on that in a later post!

While I was there I saw a bunch of people I know, including the wonderful girls who own the shop.  And I even got to meet LuLu from Lu Lu & Company.  She's just as sweet and cute in person as she is online and I hope to feature her beautiful home at some point here on my blog.

Ok, now back to the point of this post.  While I was chatting and wandering and chatting some more I came across these!!!



They're old bowling pins!  Duck pins to be exact!  The ones you used to play when you were a kid and went to a friend's birthday party.  Back in the days before blow up bumpers.  Remember those old metal bumpers that would come out so that no one got the dreaded "gutter" ball?!




Now, Mr. Tide has known me a very long time.  So after patiently wandering around with me as I lapped the store several times, and chatted it up with lots of people, he didn't even bat an eye when I said "did you see those cool bowling pins over there?!"  He simply followed me over to the part of the store where they were and asked how many I wanted.  That was a whole other story as I picked through them to find the ones I liked the best, looking up and saying  "do you like this one or this one?," which is where he drew the line and left me to sort it all out on my own.




I had no idea where these were going to go when I bought them, which is pretty typical for me!  But when I got home on Saturday and looked around my house, I knew that the hutch in my kitchen was the perfect spot for these babies!  I'm bowled over by these cool little duck pins!

What unusual items do you have in your house that others might think are wacky but you just love?!

And here is something else that Bowled me over!

Yesterday, Trish from The Old Post Road gave me this wonderful award!




If you've never visited Trish's blog you are truly missing out!  She is a talented self taught artist and kind and gracious human being.  She has also been one of my biggest supporters since I started blogging!  Click HERE to visit her blog and to see some of her wonderful artwork and don't forget to visit her Etsy shop while you're there!  She was just featured by The Lettered Cottage and I can't think of anyone who deserves the recognition more!!!


I'm linking up for Three or More Tuesday over at The Gypsy's Corner!


and


It's Vintage Thingies Thursday at Coloradolady so be sure to pop over for more vintage finds! 





40 comments:

  1. Kat,
    I luv them...the colors are great! I can't wait to see the BED! Hope you have a wonderful day:)

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  2. Love that wonderful red and white color with those perfectly worn labels and surface. Don't they look perfect in your hutch too! Oh and you found the perfect bed already??? Looking forward to that post! ~Lili

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  3. How adorable! What a cool find, and I love the display. Red and white is so sporty and yet so classic. Looking forward to the rest of the story!!

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  4. Great pins, I own shuffleboard sticks from Michelle at the shop. They rest by my fireplace, they move every so often. My intent was to use them as curtain rods sometime.

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  5. Duck pins! They're perfect.

    Since you asked, I have a totally out of control collection of textile bobbins. I buy them in pairs whenever possible, and I'm always on the lookout for ones that I don't have.

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  6. Those are awesome and look great in your shelf. What a find. I guess I haven't been married long enough--my hubby still questions :)

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  7. My husband would have been the one oohing and aahing over the bowling pins, he LOVES bowling! Love the colors and the way you displayed them, can't wait to see the bed!

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  8. Those neat bowling pins work very well in your home. Great find.

    Sissie

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  9. Love those bowling pins Kat and they look perfect on your hutch!! Congrats on your award and I am happy to hear things are going well:) Wishing you a wonderful day ~ Tina x

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  10. Love everything! The photos, the stories and most of all your sincerely sweet blog!

    Thank you,

    Sandy

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  11. Thank you! What nice comments! Love the bowling pins! (I have to buy that kind of thing without my husband around.)
    -Trish

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  12. I love the bowling pins! They look very nice where you put them too.

    Im looking around the house to see if there is any decorations that others would think are silly or odd but I dont think I jhave any... Better change that;)

    Aimee

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  13. Love these pins- such a fun shape!

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  14. I love the bowling pins! Funny because I've been trying to figure out people's fascination with retro bowling. I designed a retro bowling t-shirt and for fun, I designed a pair of Classic Keds to look like bowling shoes. These two items, by far, are the biggest sellers in my Zazzle Store and sell all over the world. I'm not complaining, mind you, but I had no idea when I made these items that retro bowling was so popular.

    Pardon my absence lately, the impending move has my full attention and getting "out and about" is difficult. I read back a few days about your daughter's surgery. I'm the worry wart in our family, so I know how rough that had to be. So happy to hear the surgery went well and look forward to a speedy recovery for your loved one.

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  15. They are really cute! And a great color for your kitchen. Good find!

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  16. These are so cute...I love them. Now that you asked, I am sure most people think most of all I have is rather unusual....I do collect black bears and some just roll their eyes at that! Happy VTT!

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  17. Those duck pins are wonderful. I would have snatched those up too! They look great in your kitchen hutch.
    Jane

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  18. Been a long time since I saw these duck bowling pins. Woke up an old memory. The way you displayed them looks really nice.

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  19. Love your bowling pins and this post. I laughed when you asked hubby about which ones he thought you should choose....he drew the line....haha!

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  20. I only bowled a couple of times, so I never heard of duck pins. I think all the marks on them add to their appeal.

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  21. How fun! I can totally understand being charmed by these cuties. They look great!

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  22. COOL STUFF, those bowling pins are awesome. Now you need an alley to go along with them, or at least some old bowling shoes or a bowling ball. :) Just one more shopping trip. Thanks for sharing.

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  23. Those are great! I love stuff like that too. Just objects that I like to look at for no particular reason except for their color and whimsey.

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  24. These must be VERY old! They sure did not look like that 50 years ago. Not so fat then. Maybe I could have knocked more down. =)

    blessings

    barbara jean

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  25. They look wonderful in your display cabinet. Where did you ever find such an obliging husband?

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  26. They look great! I don't even know what it is that I love so much but fabulous! What a great thing to display

    Happy VTT,
    Tracy

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  27. I love those! They fit perfectly in the hutch! Thanks for sharing :)

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  28. I think those are fabulous! I have giant vintage statues of saints in my house from Catholic chruches (just two) that really frighten some people but I adore them.

    Marie @ Lemondrop ViNtAge
    Happy Chinese New Year giveaway

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  29. These are new to this farm girl! Love them and your display. Funny story!

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  30. I would never have thought to buy old bowling pins but they look so perfect in your hutch. Great find!

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  31. How cute! We actually have an old bowling pin in my son's room. Not quite as adorable looking as yours though. I love how you have been able to incorporate touches of red in your kitchen. I wish I could in mine but every time I try, it looks a touch too much like Christmas!

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  32. Loved the story of you and Mr.Tide.So true to home:)Aren't those Mr.s great?
    Cute display.I love that you buy what you like.I can relate;D

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  33. Your blog is fantastic! Happy I found you at VTT! Those bowling pins are the best! The shape and color how could you pass them up?

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  34. The bowling pins certainly make for an interesting display.
    Is that an Emma Bridgewater cup on the shlef?? Love her Black Toast range.
    ~Maggie~

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  35. These are great! I had never heard of duck pins before. I love to find and use quirky items all the time!!

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  36. Blogging Friend, good for you for daring to be different. We all have pieces that mean something to each of us and maybe not much to others. Thanks for being unique, joan

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