Sep 5, 2016

7QT: Antique Shopping Adventures

One of my favorite things to do on a nice weekend is to go down to the waterfront and visit all the lovely antique shops. I love antiques! So here are some of the amazing pieces I've discovered during a recent antique shopping/browsing trip...
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The main purpose for this antiquing adventure was to look for a dresser for my son. He's still in diapers, so he still has a changing table in his room, but eventually (hopefully soon), I'd like to replace that with a big boy dresser. This one was a great candidate, but I don't know anything about Dr. Who. 

I fell head over heels in love with this bronze beauty! I just stood there and stared at it for a while. The shop owner and I talked about it. I wanted this dresser for myself! 

I also thought this chest of drawers was cute, but it's tall.I'd prefer a short dresser. 

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I fell so deep in love with this Heywood Wakefield buffet. I want it, but I don't have room for it in our home... unless I used it as a dresser for my son's room... naw! I love mid-century modern furniture.

I love this buffet, too. I like the color, and it would provide lots of storage space if only I had a spot for it in my home...

I love this elegant buffet, but I already have two buffets, so I have no room for a third.

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I found this antique settee bench quite charming... I love all the carvings. I wish I could do stuff like that, but honestly, I have a hard time chopping onions and peeling potatoes, so there is now way my husband is going to allow me to handle carving tools!

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I would love to have this in my craft room. Unfortunately, my craft room is just a large hallway closet, but if it was bigger, I would've bought this piece. I would store my crafting tools and supplies in those drawers, and the top provides lots of crafting space.

Apparently, I am drawn to this color... 

Love this paint job! It looks like this piece has nine small drawers, but it's actually only three drawers. I love it and think it's absolutely adorable!

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I think this is a bar. I love the blue tile. Such a great touch for this piece.

This huge hutch would be great for displaying pretty dishes. I already have an antique hutch though. It's in the kid's playroom, and I use it to store their toys, artwork, and coloring books.

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I love those gold piece with the four drawers. I love that paint color. I also love this green cabinet. It was made from reclaimed wood. I need to learn how to build stuff!

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This piece is absolutely stunning! It's beautifully painted, and I love the mirrors. I can see my hubby in the mirror. :-)

In the mirrors in the previous picture, you can see this booth with cute crochet items, fabric, and other things. It was so cute!


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    1. Wow, that is some pretty furniture. I'm still in the no husband, no house phase of my life, so my furniture is all about budget and function, but I hope I could expand into some pretties like those someday!

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      1. There are some beautiful and affordable antiques out there. You just have to check around at different antique shops and even auctions. And if you can refinish or paint a little, you can find an "ugly" piece and bring new life to it and make it look like new. I've bought a buffet, dressers, vanity, and a wardrobe for around $100 or LESS! I try to fill our home with antiques because I love them, and we move every few years due to my husband's career, and I know antiques are made from real wood that's sturdy and can survive moving across the country. But if it is damaged, it's usually easily fixable because it's real wood. :-)

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