Today I slept in (way later than I’ll ever admit to), then finally made my way over to Mt. Pleasant and Sullivan’s Island.
I wanted to find a restaurant that was recommended online (future post to follow), but I had some time before they opened back up for dinner, so I stopped at the Antiques Market.Upon walking in, I realized that it was one of those “antique malls” that my Dad likes to say is “mostly filled with junk!” He really does have a way with words, doesn’t he? 🙂
Well, amidst the junk, you know I was able to find some treasures!
Some Asian furniture, that were pretty good prices, considering I bought something similar to this for work and it was 3x the price…
Didn’t love the piece below for my personal home, but I had to admire the ornate detail of the mother of pearl carving 🙂
I thought the hardware on this piece was one of the prettiest things about this piece. It’s so delicate! Look at this campaign style dresser for only $169!! In my mind, I had repainted it a beautiful lacquered black. Or sweet lavender. Or kelly green. Or coral pink.
This reminded me of a miniature Ark of the Covenant…
I’m just LOVING these traditional mirrors, like maybe over top of an acrylic console?
All polished up, this wooden bead chandy could be lovely!
These are curtain tie-backs, which I have already mentally “installed” in my Charleston apartment’s living area, when I redid the place. LOL Look at these mini candlesticks. Aren’t they cute? They were only $14.50 each!
This XL copper bucket would be beautiful filled with firewood. It was only $50, which is a steal! If I had a fireplace, this may have come home with me.
Imagine this wood tool chest opened and filled with sky blue hydrangeas!
Some fun animal inspired trinkets: This little fox hook would be perfect in a little boy’s room for jackets and hats 🙂
And more generally cool stuff…I would just LOVE to host a party where all of the glasses were this rich plum shade!
A beautiful NARROW 33″ wide farmhouse dining table
Sometimes, the best pieces are actually display pieces, like this cool bamboo shelf. I mentally put it in an all white bathroom, complete with mosaic marble tiled floors. I cleared off all of the crappy things and placed fresh, fluffy, white towels rolled up, next to artisanal soaps and glass apothecary jars filled with cotton balls. On the walls are small, framed John Audubon prints. If that didn’t give you a visual, I’m not sure what will! Sometimes, the display pieces are not for sale…like this beautiful mantle.
How cool are these old scuba masks? The kind of thing I would just love to incorporate into a kid’s “underwater” themed room!
Sometimes you see funny things too, like this rope chandelier:
But the funniest thing happened when I was looking at these old photographs:There weren’t a ton of people in the store, so it was strange when this elderly woman came right up to the small corner where I was standing looking at these photos. She remarked, “Wow! I’m sure all these people are dead!” Then picked up one of a woman in Victorian clothes and said, “Well, I know SHE’S dead!” And then proceeded to thumb through the stack of photos proclaiming, “Dead…Dead…That one’s dead…” So I actually started to walk away when she called out, “That’s where we’ll all end up…in an antique’s shop!” HA! Well, that made me chuckle!
This alabaster lamp base was the one thing that I really hated to leave behind. It was a little bit more than I want to spend when I’m on a limited budget. Especially when I don’t really need a lamp. But it was SOOO cute. Such a sweet size, so perfectly carved. I was worried about the wiring, but that’s something that could easily be fixed, right?
Next door was a shop called Steven Shell Living.It very much reminded me of Nadeau in Manayunk, Philadelphia (which they also have a location in Charleston!)
I thought these little whale bookends were so classy for a beach house.
In person, this chandelier was HUGE! Look at the scale of it next to the barstool behind it!
And who couldn’t be pleased with this scalloped edge dining table??
And obviously, this posts includes what I wore!
White Lace-Trimmed T-shirt: J Crew Factory
Pink Scalloped Shorts: Monteau via TJ Maxx
Bag: Kayla Striped Crossbody via Francesca’s
Until next time! ❤