Yesterday I was fortunate enough to get to sneak out of the house alone and I went out treasure hunting. One of the major streets near my house has quite a few thrift shops and a couple large antique malls. Up until recently I have never been keen on antiquing, going to thrift store or flea markets. I blame my parents. My mom and step-dad would make me go antique shopping with them at least every other weekend when I was a kid. I hated it then, but of course I love it now. Dang it! They were right again! I mean how many other 32 year olds can identify Hall China Company’s Autumn Leaf design from a mile away??
On my first stop I found this mirror:
Tacky brass that kind of looks like bamboo. It is so heavy. I am going to spray paint the frame white. I think that it will look really good that way. I might put it in one of the bathrooms to spice things up in there a bit.
At my next stop was at one of the antique malls. I can spend hours looking at all the cool stuff that the dealers offer. Mr. Sparklepants and I have been looking at some industrial type tables lately. We like the modern/vintage/industrial mix.
This guy caught my eye. It’s really nothing special, just a metal table that’s slightly rusty and painted blue. I’m not too sure what I want to do with it yet. For now it’s resting in this corner:
This little area between the entryway and the kitchen needs a little love. Not sure that table is a good fit though. It might end up on the back porch.
My last stop was at the Redesign by Goodwill store, which is not your typical Goodwill. It’s a Goodwill that only sells home furnishings and decor, and often really nice stuff. It’s not unusual to find higher end cars like Lexus’ and Mercedes’ in the parking lot. I like popping in there just to see what they have, it’s always a surprise.
I found this piece of mid-century gorgeousness. It hadn’t even been priced yet, and I asked how much. The lady is like “oh $14.99.” Score!
It’s nothing super fancy, but it’ll look good at my desk. I might reupholster it at some point, but I’m digging the sea foam green naugahyde at the moment.
On one of my previous trips to that Goodwill, I found two Restoration Hardware lucite lamps.
Again, I’m not sure they go with my decor, but it was a good deal, since similar ones at Restoration Hardware run at over $200 apiece, and I got both for $26 bones. It was a good day.