It's no secret that I have an antiques store addiction. I've never met one I didn't like [albeit I have met quite a few I can't afford, but a girl can dream about her $10k midcentury desk, no?]. I will always find some way to incorporate antiques and beautiful things from the past into my design. Some pieces I find are timeless, others are funky or slightly bizarre. But together, they create a wonderfully eclectic space that can't possibly feel like it came from a big box store [not saying I don't shop at them, dependable guys like these have a special place in my heart and home too!].
This weekend I was finally out of my flu-like, plague-like [well, I sure hope not] slump, so I spent the majority of it scouting some of my favorite places for not necessarily what was new, but more of what was still left. This time of year, specifically immediately after Christmas, is when antiques dealers, and even your go-to furniture store is clearing out, making way for the new season. This is the best time to find amazing deals on everything from decor for your bookcases, to comfy chairs and other big pieces. Because floor samples and sales tend to clear the floors, things can be a bit sparse, especially in antique stores.
But Kudzu Antiques being the massive antique warehouse it is, I can always find something that interests me. There were a number of things on sale this trip, again with the mindset of ringing in the new year with a clean slate. I too, kept in line with my New Years resolutions, and opted not to hoard any antiques [the things I was tempted with were too big to fit in my car anyhow...].
My eye was drawn to lots of colorful pieces of furniture [a habit of mine]. Sometimes I was just intrigued by the color of a booth's wall [which isn't really the point of antiquing...] and how it complemented the furniture and items in a space.
If you see anything that interests you, and want some advice on selection and buying, send over a comment or email, and I'd love to impart some free advice!