"" Dream To Life: Oh Antiquing we will go

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Oh Antiquing we will go

Remember this post?  Well, we finally did it. 

We FINALLY found our armchairs! Yippee!  It all happened on a Sunday.  Our Sundays are for lounging around, watching Meet The Press, and catching up on Antonio Treatment and Secrets of a Stylist (my fav. Oh Emily Henderson - can we be besties?  Thought so.)

Anyhoo, after feeling oh-so-inspired, B actually asked if we wanted to run out and look around our favorite Antique Mall (GasLamp for you Nashvillians out there).  I love wandering around this antique store.   You (literally) get lost in it - which is part of the fun! (danger?)

We found tons of old, vintage suitcases....you know, the ones you carry by the handle? They are so much fun!  I brought home one in a slate blue - it will be perfect for photo shoots!  And who knows - maybe you'll see me walkin' through BNA carrying my new vintage suity-case.

Blue seemed to be the color of the day.  I also found a vintage blue cropped velvet coat....love.  It was just waiting for me to take it home.  And then.....BOOM.

With Nailhead trim.
AND turned wooden legs.

Best of all, they weren't going to send us into debt OR cut into our wine budget!

(Who am I kidding? We go into debt because of our wine budget.)

So we sat. And we thought.  And we bought :>)

It has completely re-inspired my design ideas for our living room.  The fireplace has been primed and painted.  New throw pillows in fancy colors are sloooooooowly making their way in the front door (and back out.   Apparently living with a boy means I can't keep gorgeous magenta rose-inspired pillows from Tar-jay....boo on boys.)

It's a lot more pink in person.  Really it's quite gorgeous.  I urge anyone not living with a boy to run out and get one.  Then send me a picture so I can be jealous.  Thanks.

I found this one today at the store! It's from Villa Home Collection, and considering my obsession with all things British (well, except for the teeth.) it might be perfect...

AHHHHHH!  I mean, come on.

I leave you with some color inspiration from today - Bring it.

                                  Source: houseandhome.com  


  1. Can't wait to see the new chairs and colors!!! Nothing better than a good antique mall find on a Sunday :)

  2. Well, I've completely surprised myself by LOVING your third colour-filled image. I love the pink and the aqua with all that white. Gorgeous! Thank you so much for sharing them.

    And I'm THRILLED for you with your new purchase. Well done!!