Tuesday, February 3, 2009
Day 584's fun finds
While visiting my sisters in Auburn this weekend, I convinced them to drive out to Angel's Antique and Flea Mall -- it doesn't take much to convince a college not to study. I'd been out there a couple of times while I was in school, but it had been a while. The place was totally packed, both with shoppers and wonderful goodies! You don't often find a good mix of sort of junky booths and more high-end booths, but Angel's has both. Here are a couple of things I'm wishing I came home with.
I love these mirrors, but really don't have a place for one at the moment. Who am I kidding? I could totally find a place for this beauty! The finish (which looks fine in the photo) was kind of gross, so it could probably use a coat of paint on the "bamboo." But at just $70, I think I could splurge on some paint.
The tag on this piece says that it is a document holder that was probably used in a courthouse. The dealer found it in a general store.
I loved the ribbon detail on the backs of these chairs. There were only two, so I would probably paint them and use them to flank a piece of furniture.
This blue club chair was also part of a pair, and each chair had a matching ottoman. The chairs were $25 each and the ottomans $19. You could spend a small fortune on fabric and labor to have them recovered and still come out on ahead, which meant that my Mom had to practically drag me away from them.
I have a thing for serving platters, and this pale blue one by Johnson Brothers was quite lovely. It was just $12, but I behaved myself and left it alone (though if someone were to get it for my birthday I wouldn't be disappointed!)
There was lots of pretty Fire King Jadeite. I thought the citrus juicers were especially cute and useful.
I loved this pierced blanc de chine-looking lamp. With a pretty gray shade, I bet it would look great in our soon-to-be worked on guest bedroom.
And this chandelier was beautiful too! Really, really loved it. A lot. It was $450. Which really isn't much, in the grand scheme of chandeliers.
It has such graceful lines, and could work in a formal or more casual room, I think.
We had so much fun browsing (all of) the aisles that we completely, totally lost track of time. We honestly spent more than three hours walking around debating about the value of watercolor paintings and pressed glass. A fun way to spend a Saturday afternoon, I think!