One thing that I really missed during my first 16 weeks was not being able to go shopping without getting sick or feeling like I was going to pass out. Even when I am not going to buy anything, I love to go walk through my favorite antique store, especially at this time of year. So…when I started to feel a little better a few weeks ago, guess what was the first thing I did? No…not eat a meal other than saltines and gatorade. I went to the antique store….and it was FABULOUS! All the booths had their Christmas decorations up, and it was like going to the North Pole, but better! They had some great deals on some really unique little treasures, and on a couple of lamps that I had been eyeing online for a long time, but would not dare pay the price they were asking for. I was in an antique Christmas heaven…and I wished that I could bring my sleeping bag and just camp out there for the whole month of December!
Here are some of the little treasures I found. Sometimes the smallest little details can make a big difference in my house.
I agree with Brick from Anchorman on one thing…I love lamp. I am a sucker for great lamps. I think they can really make a room. They are everywhere in my house, and I had been eyeing this pair for a while. When I saw these amazing lamps on super sale, I just could not pass up. Here is a picture of the beauties:
Another home accessory that can add so much character is a wall sconce. Whether it is electric or just a candle sconce, it is something other than art or a mirror that always dresses up empty wall space. Every now and then, I come across these very detailed, floral sconces at the antique store. I already have two in my hallway and one in my guestroom. They are rustic and feminine at the same time. When I came across these two floral sconces, I felt no different. I had the perfect space for both of them. I
I love the addition of the ceramic roses to this rusted, old sconce.
I really love the size and detail of this sconce. I also like the placement of the candles. I have an awkward space in my entryway that I just could not find the right thing for until this little guy caught my eye. It really completes the space.
I also found a couple of vintage, french prints that were tucked in a tiny corner of the booth. I hung them in the hall outside our shabby guestroom. Just a little something to spruce up the hallway.
Have you found any treasures lately?