September 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...
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. 

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.

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!

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!

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.

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!

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!


  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!

    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. :-)