Are you kidding me with those Greek key pulls? Have you ever seen such in all your life? I almost bought them right then and there for the pulls alone, but my husband frowns upon me buying stuff for the hell of it when I have no real place to put it. Hoarding cannot be far behind if that starts. Of course the finish was in terrible shape, but that's an easy fix with a paint job. It's things like this that make me want to get into the furniture-selling business. If you hire me to shop/decorate for you, these lovelies could be yours . . . just sayin'.
After lunch we hit Hobby Lobby (I know, don't get too excited) so Arrione could pick up some cellophane gift bags for a birthday party. I was surprised to find quite a few things that didn't have fringe or feathers on them . . .
|First, some classic white lamps with linen shades. Can't go wrong with these. Half price.|
|Some mirrors that were half price. Come to think of it, most of the store was half off.|
|A nice, cozy chunky throw for the fall/winter months ahead.|
|Buffalo check is having a major moment right now.|
|Some cute, cheap fabric to update your decor.|
As we parted ways (her 3-year-old was over the shopping by this point), I hit up the Goodwill next door where I snagged an $8 Chiavari chair . . .
If you've ever been to a wedding and/or banquet, chances are you've sat on one of these chairs before. Design Sponge did a great little history of the Chiavari chair a while back if you want to read up on them. I just like that they're sturdy little chairs that you can pull up anywhere. I plan on painting mine a fun color and sticking it in my black office for some contrast.
Next, I hit a little antique mall before having to head back towards home. I'll leave you with some of the goodies I found there . . .
|A wicker, faux bamboo, campaign-style lingerie chest. Wow, that's a lot of styles coming together. Would be great storage anywhere. And could be really cute as-is or painted a bright color.|
|Great, sculptural piece of driftwood. Nature's art.|
|Sexy black lamp with white linen shade. Classic.|
|Love the gold detailing on this black lamp. Have no idea what it is, but I like it.|
|Pretty little bowl to set on entry chest or vanity to hold your goodies.|
|The shape of these candlestick holders was so unique - very art deco.|
|Yes, it's another Asian panel, but with vivid peacocks I thought this one warranted a second look.|
|There were a pair of these Italian gilt shelves. Elegance.|
|There were also a pair of these mid-century modern lamps. Great, simple shape would work anywhere.|
So, that concludes my latest treasure hunt. Did you see anything you couldn't live without? If you'd ever like help finding those special pieces for your home, please contact me!