Wednesday, November 28, 2012

antique shopping finds

I dropped Charlotte off at preschool yesterday and headed straight for the antique mall.  I left with some great goodies and err… an empty wallet.
I instantly loved this leather chair.  We're working on getting Zac's home office together and this would some masculinity to the space.  I sent him a photo and he said, nah.  I was bummed I didn't just bring it home without asking what he wanted!
Lesson learned - don't call Zac first.

I also found and loved this vintage fan back peacock chair.

I wanted this abstract painting as well (oh, the color!), but when I checked the price tag, I couldn't like it anymore.  Bummer.

I did leave with this tribal shawl.  I'm going to upholster this chair with it!  In my mind, it's going to be amazing.

This mirror was great too.

They had a great collection on vintage tea towels and fabrics...

I also left with this painting.  It was one of those purchases where I love it more because it was such a good price.

This wardrobe was great, but my living room is stuffed to capacity, so I had to leave it behind.

I did bring home this Japanese framed fabric goodness.  I was able to get the dealer to come down $30, so I snatched 'em up right quick.  I painted the frames gold as soon as I got home, but have yet to hang them.  It's on the list for today!

I also came home with a Chinoiserie bowl and vase, some antlers and a wooden shoe from Holland that has a lot of sentimental value to me.

Any successful antique shopping trips for you lately?


  1. Fun finds! That chair is going to look awesome when you're done with it!
    I'm coming to Pheonix AZ for christmas-want to go thrifting??

    1. I would LOVE to…except I'm leaving. :( Do you have family here?

    2. Yes, my parents and a couple of siblings and their kids! Maybe another time!

  2. I love that gold mirror!! Looks like a great place!

  3. I love that gold mirror!! Looks like a great place!

  4. I love that gold mirror!! Looks like a great place!

  5. Lots of great finds! I love the painting, so pretty :)

  6. What shop in AZ is this?

  7. i totally would have stopped and ogled everything you posted. and can i tell you that whenever i thrift i always wish i brought stuff home before texting my hub a photo? he has a particular taste that doesn't always match with mine! makes for an eclectic decor in our house :)

  8. What a great trip! I love that shawl- it will be AMAZING on a chair, I can't wait to see it!