Monday, February 20, 2012

Antique store/mall buys!

I have been keeping an eye out for pieces for our new house since we had purged a lot when we moved out of Florida in October. We needed a few more storage items. We lived without them at our rental house, but there were built in shelves there that helped a lot! So now we needed to replace that missing storage solution in order to unpack more boxes!

Last Wednesday me and Kavi drove up to my mom's town to hang out. We decided to look at two vintage/antique/secondhand stores in another town nearby. We love these two shops a lot, even when we don't buy, they are fun to walk through. What makes it more interesting is that the shops are next door to each other and one is owned by mother and one by daughter. They both have excellent taste in displays and change them every season. You never know what will be there or how it will be cutely decorated each time.

In the mother's shop on Wednesday, I fell in love with a yellow vanity desk that had a fold down mirror. It was freshly painted and newly on display. I felt it was very unique, I never saw something exactly like it before. And yellow! I wanted yellow accents in our bedroom. The price didn't seem too bad. I thought about it, asked my husband his opinion, my mom and dad were both there, and we all liked it. We offered a little less but just got $5 off. Still ok! And I love it! My dad brought it here yesterday in his truck, so it's now in my bedroom! Annoyingly hard to get the color edited accurately. It's a creamy yellow. 
mirror down
mirror up! and storage under it

There was a kitchen hutch I really liked at the same shop where I bought the vanity, but I hesitated. I felt like I should wait to decide. And it turned out to be a good idea, because we found one on Saturday at a local antique mall near our house for $20 less! We also found the side table and bench, plus a simple shelf(not pictured, oops).
the hutch!! in our house, against the walls that are supposed to look grey but just look white
side table we bought for the living room, on display in antique mall
awesome telephone bench for the side of living room/near stair rails on display

So at home I also put up a lot of wall decor finally! There is still a lot to do though. To add to my collection, my mom made this awesome piece!
My mother's creation! I have a few moose pieces, which all started from a cute tea towel I framed.
My mom drew the moose, scanned it, printed for decoupage and painted the canvas. Cute huh?!

1 comment:

beka said...

sweet! i love the decor taking shape :) :)