Typewriter in teal: $55
Painting of birds: $225
I have an addiction and it's one that can't be helped. I'm obsessed with sifting through antique and thrift stores. I can't help it- there's just something about having a sea of furniture and objects from the past at my disposal that gets me giddy.
Last weekend was the first Saturday of the month, making it the day Highland Row Antiques, one of my favorite local antique stores, hosts their monthly market. Many vendors come and showcase furniture, their specialty typically being of the Danish mid-century modern style. All the mint condition pieces are snapped up within the first hour, so if you're really on the market for something- get there early to first dibs! I'm rarely ever shopping for any big pieces of furniture [though if I had some kind of storage unit, I'd buy up all my favorites and figure out how to use them later- like a hoarder would] so we usually get there sometime mid-morning. What I've really been searching for are bookcases, but I'm so picky when it comes to larger pieces, I've yet to see anything worth even photographing.
I did stumble upon some great pieces, all of which would make a nice vignette together. There's a definite recurring theme of teal, black and white, with a touch of yellow. The total for all these things rounded out to just shy of $800, the chairs and art being the bigger ticket pieces. But I think they'd all make for a fun lounge space. Figure in a side table plus some paint [say, in a light grey], and I'd have an entirely new room ready for around $1000. [I could totally do one of those HGTV-style shows]
Like this look? Take me shopping with you, and we can get any space pieced together in no time.
Tomorrow I'm heading to the monthly Scott's Antiques Market, which I've actually never been to. It's supposedly one of the best places to get anything and everything in Atlanta, so I'm looking forward to some good finds. Happy hunting!
|Small ceramic bowl with glazed teal interior: $18|
|White ceramic vase: $25|
|Glass candy dish: $12|
|Pair of paint-by-numbers: $68|
|Vintage lighted sign: $95|
|Pair of houndstooth lounge chairs: $300|