The Charleston Dress made her debut today. Here’s where I showed her off.
First stop, the Charleston Farmer’s Market in Marion Square (Every Saturday from 8am-2pm, if anyone’s interested!) I had a delicious lemonade that was made right in front of me, and then finished it off with the Thurman Herman roti roll from Roti Rolls CHS. It consisted of a light, flaky, chewy “pita” type flatbread stuffed with pulled pork, kimchi, and Creole mac and cheese. It was the first thing I ate all day, but was totally justified, since it was 1pm 🙂
Open Door is on Line Street and at an end of King Street (the main shopping street) that I never frequent. So as I was thinking I should turn back and go home, I spied a sign saying “Antiques”. Well, nothing bad ever happened at an antiques shop, right? I figured it would be worth it to find out. And I’m glad I did.
The kind ladies at Antiques and Interiors Market on King told me about a great Happy Hour event going on mid-October, where all of the design shops on one end of King will be having wine and cheese in the evening. As my cousin, Margot, would say, “Doin’ it!”
Here are some of the treasures there:
I imagine this fab antique chest with clean lined lamps and a modern mirror or colorful piece of art, to keep it from looking too “museum-y”
Can you imagine this with all white dishes like these from Open Door? Or some family heirloom china?
That bow in a preppy little girls room? Kind of Kate Spade, right? I imagined that chair reupholstered in a fun floral fabric with the frame painted a high gloss white 🙂 I just loved those ram candle sconces. I would seriously consider getting them wired and having maybe modern bulbs put in like these options. My imagination really does run away with me, but that’s the fun in antique shopping. You get to imagine that every piece has a great story, like this basket, which maybe held sweetgrass for baskets! And although that dining table seems a little country, it was such a cute size for a small apartment. Yes, just a new fabric, but keep the carved wood. Talk about a Throne!
And finally, 2 sweet cherubs that looked like they just needed to be loved 🙂
To my delight, an architectural salvage store called Encore was right next door!
Seriously, my grandmother has one of these in her basement and I totally called dibs on it (not that anyone was really fighting for it anyway…) It belonged to her grandfather and I like that it has some family history. These were going for $650! I would have loved somethign like this for my bedroom in Philadelphia. But at $1,600, it didn’t look like it was going to happen… And THIS little fellow! His human mother went into the back room and he patiently waited by the door. I tried to talk to him, and even requested that he trot over to me, so I could pet him. This was the response I got. No eye contact. As if he just pretended I wasn’t there, I’d go away! A shy guy 🙂
Next, I walked to Circa Lighting with features some realllllly beautiful fixtures at prices just as big as their chandeliers… Loved how they added more storage space by installing these sliding barn door displays!
I hope you had fun “shopping” with me!