Sunday, May 3, 2009

Antique Shopping

Last Tuesday my Dad and I went on a small trip to some antique stores. Wow! It was so much fun! I only wish I had lots of money. I only took pictures of a few things. There was just so much to look at, I forgot to take pictures of some of the most wonderful things! Oh well. I'm sure I'll be going back!
This was a tri-fold mirror that I saw. It was $200! It would be perfect for my vanity. Of course I would never spend that much on a mirror, or a vanity for that matter. I loved the shape of it though.
This coffee table was just beautiful. Not my usual style, but the etching on it was amazing. I think the price listed was just under $400. Yeah, wouldn't pay that much for a coffee table either. It sure was pretty though.
I just loved the detail.
The green love seat was only $140. It was a rocker too! I'm not usually a fan of that color green, but I would have brought it home for that price and it was SO comfortable. I'm sure I could have gotten a cover for it or just made it work.
The grey chair was in great shape. It was $70 I think. I love the lines of it and that color grey just really catches my eye.
There were several hutches I wanted to take home and of course other pieces of large furniture that my heart skipped a beat over. Naturally I don't need anything. But I just love old furniture, especially if there's a story behind it. There were a lot of little trinkets and knick knacks I would have loved to bring home too, but I'm really trying to simplify the home right now. I did bring home just one item. I spent $1.50. It was an old ice cream sundae dish, which is now being used to hold my rings. It's clear glass, and the rim is rippled. Very cute and just right for my rings. Not sure why I didn't take a picture? Oh well.
I will say that I enjoyed myself thoroughly that day looking at so many wonderful things. And my Dad, being a man with a knowledge of like, everything, was a pleasure to be with. It's amazing how he can look at things and tell me when it was probably made, manufactured, where it came from, how and why it was used, etc... I'm so glad we share a love for antiques and vintage things. ;o)
Well, that is all for now. Tomorrow I have a very full day. I better get rested. Night!

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