Sunday, September 14, 2014

Antiques and More ~ Come Shop With Me

Yesterday was cloudy and cool.  We had a big thunderstorm on Friday
with lots of wind and heavy rain.  It blew in some cooler temps ~ down to
71 degrees at one point which is a number on the thermometer we have not
seen during the day for several months.  I actually felt like fall might come
to the Texas Coast after all.  So, in anticipation of the Fall Antiques Week up
in Round Top starting at the end of this month, I decided to stop by a little
antique shop near my house.   Here are some highlights from my shopping

A burlap pig.  This pic is for you Lynn.  This  vendor always has
some fun things and she is our local source for Annie Sloan paints.

 A cute shopping bag.  This however is the item that
really caught my eye …

Isn't this great?  I just love this dress form.  Woven goodness!
Now that I am home, I am thinking this would look great in my studio.

I also saw this …

I am so sorry I got rid of my old saddle.  What was I thinking?
Y'all know how horse crazy I am.  

Isn't this buffet wonderful?  It could be used in a dining room but would also
be great in a family room as a base for the flat screen.  I love the soft sage.
Sage green is a current favorite of mine.  More and more of it keeps creeping into  
my house.  I love to mix sage and red.

Ceramic roos.   I don't dare bring home one of these.  Roos are all over
my kitchen now.  David keeps asking ~ "what's up with all the roosters
around here?"  

Have you seen one of these before?  It's a portable sink and soap dish.  
I can picture this as part of a safari set up in Africa.   I am picturing
Meryl Streep in Out of Africa.  I have the soundtrack from that movie
on my iPad.  Love it!

Here is a close up of the sink.  Wouldn't this be great for a glamping trip?
Or how about a vintage tailgate theme?

I love this piece!  It's about 4 feet high with three shelves behind the shutters.
This would make a perfect storage space for kid's toys in a great room.  At least
that's what first came to mind when I saw it.  

I can envision the texture and character this would give to a room.

I have always been attracted to vintage still life prints like this one.

Ignore the shade, but the lamp base is lovely!  

With a different shade, this base would make such an interesting 
addition to a room.  It appears to be an old kerosene lamp that
was electrified.  I love to hunt for old lamps.  New lamps can be
so expensive and I always gravitate to thrift,  consignment and
antique shops for unique ones. 

Antlers ~ but of course!   This is Texas after all!!

So there you have it.  A little browsing right from the comfort of
your own home.  I hope y'all enjoyed it.  

Bentley and I are off to take our Sunday afternoon nap.
Church this morning, then Sunday brunch and now I
can hardly keep my eyes open.  See y'all tomorrow!

Big Texas Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

PS:  I went home empty handed.  I was a very good girl ;-)


  1. Wow! Thanks for the great shopping trip - and I still have money in my wallet. (would not have been the case had I actually been there, lol!) Jane

    1. Isn't it great when we get a shopping "fix" but don't spend any money? Thanks for dropping by Jane.

  2. So many pretty things...I LOVE that cabinet with the shutter doors!!

    1. Me too ~ I love anything with shutters! Have a great evening Martina.

  3. Love that burlap pig! I too always think of Lynn when I find great pigs! Love this store!

    1. I know what you mean ~ Lynn is on our "pig radar" :-) Thanks for the visit Linda!


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