Antique Treasures in Indiana
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Midwest Living's Carol Schalla, who has 30 years of antiquing credentials, inspires her traveling partners with ideas for interesting ways to use antiques discoveries. "I like to feel I'm saving something," Carol says. "A bit of beauty or craftsmanship from the past."
Carol rattles off suggestions during two days of trooping through Antique Alley shops. Try askew wire baskets as wall art. Morph 1800s dough bowls into centerpieces. Recycle English jelly molds as an artful display. Move past specific styles like "country" or "Victorian." Go for eclectic self-expression using "organic" pieces with elements of nature or fine handcrafted treasures.
The next slides give more of Carol's ideas and show some of the group's finds.
Pictured: Barbara, Carol and Joan all find treasures at White River Architectural Salvage and Antiques in Centerville.