Playful French Industrial finds for the Banister House


I’ve been thrifting a lot lately (on the hunt for an upcoming shoot) and happened upon some treasures I just couldn’t leave behind. Like this metal industrial cabinet painted the most amazing shade of yellow. It was definitely not the “hot” item at the thrift store as I got a lot of “crazy junk lady” looks when hauling it out of there. I admit it almost deterred me just a bit but I held strong. And I’m so glad too as it now hold our toys (and will probably use it for some Montessori storage – although I’m sure metal was not one of the sensory materials they had in mind. Ha! but so me. A mix of a little grit and city with simple handmade country. And 70’s schoolhouse/library. I’m always a big fan of that too).


We also found this little wood ironing board complete with darling little iron for only $6!! (mush more Montessori appropriate ;)). She loves ironing little linens. Sweetest thing ever.

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We also recently brought home this little vintage play kitchen from our Hinterland Studio sale. It used to belong to Sarah Jane and we’re so happy she was willing to share it. Because we’re so enamored with it! (Oh and cars. Miss M loves cars and trains. More than her brothers did too! it’s the best). So why is it that playing house (pretend ironing and pretend cooking) as well as playing office, playing school, etc. is just so much more fun than the real thing? 😉



September 2, 2015
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