By Renae Frey

Amazing Vintage Finds That You Won’t Believe

Amazing Vintage Finds That You Won’t Believe

Hey Friends!

Welcome. I am so glad that you are here. I always enjoy our time together. Do you love antiquing? And thrifting? I sure do. I love the hunt. When I go antiquing, I might have an idea of what I am looking for, but I never know what I am going to bring home. It is just so much fun. Today, I have the pleasure of “Thrifting with the Gals.” If you are coming over from Robyn from Robyn’s French Nest, welcome. Isn’t she great? The “Gals” are a great group of ladies that love the hunt as much as I do. I will be sharing not only my Amazing Vintage Finds That You Won’t Believe, but I will be sharing links to theirs as well. Come, on! I’ll show you.

barn at peacock ridge farm
Amazing Vintage Finds That You Won’t Believe

We have been designing and building a barn for the better part of the last year. I have been on the lookout for great vintage items for the barn. I want the barn to look like it has been there for a hundred years. I have found some amazing finds that I am so excited to share with you.

vintage horse weathervane

I have a whole circuit of antique stores that I love to go to, but some of them are extra special because I don’t get to go them often because of their distance from my house. I always take my truck, because I’m not sure what I am going to find. When I walked into one of these distant Antique stores, I saw this Antique horse weathervane and my heart began to pitter pat at a rate so fast, that I knew that I needed to bring this home-if I wanted to continue living. Isn’t it amazing?!

horse weather vane on barn 2/17/22

I think that every amazing building needs a cupola and a weathervane. I am so pleased to have a cupola and this stunning horse weathervane on my barn. I love looking out my living room window and seeing it. It makes my heart so happy.

vintage barn light for outdoors

And when I turned around after seeing the weathervane at the antique store. I saw this vintage outdoor light fixture that I knew would be perfect to install just under the ”birds beak’ on the front of the barn. And, to my amazement, not only did they have this incredible fixture, but they had another matching one in the back. It was definitely my lucky day. Good thing I had a truck and a credit card.

barn light 2/17/22
The “birds beak” is the part of the roof that juts out right at the peak. The light fixture looks amazing!

Isn’t this Antique light fixture perfect? I just couldn’t be happier. The other outdoor fixture is in the “birds beak” in the back of the barn.

vintage chandelier with crystals 2/17/22

When building a barn, the first thing you think of is a gorgeous vintage chandelier, right? This barn may not be the ordinary barn. The builders constantly thought that I was crazy and kept telling me that this isn’t how they usually do it. We have two large windows in the upper story in the front of the barn. I wanted a large vintage chandelier to be centered in those windows. It looks so pretty at night seeing the chandelier lit up. I love it so much. My cousin and I try to get together and go antiquing every other month-it’s such a happy time for us. I found this gorgeous chandelier on one of our shopping trips.

Amazing Vintage Finds That You Won't Believe, vintage chandelier

And look at this beauty! Oh my goodness, I was so happy when I found this vintage light fixture. Sometimes you find the best stuff in dirty old attics of antique stores. I found this at an antique store while shopping with my cousin as well. This one is in the loft of the barn where we have a comfortable seating area and some pin ball machines it a great place to hang out and it has a wonderful view from up there.

horse sconce 2/17/22

Oh, how I giggle inside every time that I see these stunning sconces. There are two of them that flank the door to the barn. When I found them at an antique store at the base of the mountain, I fell in love at first sight. Aren’t they lovely? When I bought them, they had a sign on them saying that they were taken out of an old mansion outside of Chicago. I feel so blessed to have them.

I have had so much fun sharing my amazing vintage finds with you. I hope that you will check out each of the great ladies sharing their vintage finds for “Thrifting with the Girls.” You will have so much fun reading each of their posts.

A huge “Thank You” to Rachel at The Ponds Farmhouse, she is next- what until you she what she is sharing. l for organizing this fun blog hop. Friends, these ladies are seriously talented, I hope that you will checkout each of their blogs and socials.

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21 thoughts on “Amazing Vintage Finds That You Won’t Believe”

  1. Wow Renae your lighting finds are just amazing. Lucky Duck😂. Thanks so much for Joining us today!

  2. Rhonda

    The light fixtures are BEAUTIFUL!
    I love the uniqueness of them.
    They look like they were especially made for you.
    After seeing this post I quickly signed on to get your blogs.
    And, I just saw the Bible verse. Thank you for that!

    1. Yay! I am so glad that you are part of the community. That verse is one of my favorites. Hugs and blessings to you,

  3. Oh my goodness, Renae!!! These are spectacular! And that barn 😍💯❣️

  4. Kathy Round

    Renae, would you go antiquing. We go to Monticello, but don’t know where else to go that have what I like.
    Kathy Round

    1. Antiquing is one of my favorite pastimes. I love Montecello as well. Hugs to you. Our boutique will be open on April 15th and 16th. I would love to see you. Hugs to you, my friend.

  5. Lynn

    The lighting is amazing! That chandelier 😍

  6. Robyn Huff

    These are all such fabulous finds, my friend!

  7. Great finds…I love going thrifting and have found some amazing things over the years!

  8. Renae,
    Oh my gosh, I love your barn. The items you have found are so perfect. Can’t wait to see what your plans are for the barn.
    Thanks so much for joining us this month. It was a pleasure.

    1. I will be sharing a reveal soon. I am so ready to have the barn done. Hugs to you.

  9. wonderful finds Renea!! The horse light might be my all time favorite of EVER…You certainly have the eye for finding such treasures. Beautiful design of your building…all in the details you so meticulously planned. Love every inch !
    blessings and hugs,

    1. Awe, thank you so much. The only thing that would make it better is if you were here. Are you going to Haven?

  10. Your barn will look amazing with all the vintage goodies you find!

  11. Your barn is gorgeous. The weather vane is so pretty.

  12. Wow!! First of all, your BARN is INCREDIBLE!!! Second, all of your finds are amazing…what character all those fixtures add to your home!!! I just love thrifting and antiquing…it’s SO FUN!

  13. Beth

    I love your barn Renae!! Love how your workers thought you were crazy…hahaha! I can see that!

    Love and miss you and wish I could look in that barn in person!

    1. You can come see inside the barn anytime you want to. I will even make dinner and serve wine. Hugs to you, my friend.

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Renae Frey

Beautiful interiors don’t have to come with an outrageous price tag. My style is what I like to call Vintage French Farmhouse, I love mixing decorating styles, especially opposites like the glitz of a chandelier dripping in crystals with a chair upholstered in worn aged leather. Refined, yet not too formal-but, livable, elegant traditional design, adding warmth and vintage elements.

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