I had gotten an email from Yanet, the brilliant crafter, mom, and writer of one of my favorite blogs,
3 Sunkissed Boys, pointing out that we're basically neighbors. That's how observant I am. Our kids are terrorizing the same beach, and I didn't pick up on this.
I did however pick up on the fact that the Antique Mall she'd just written about was local. In fact, it was around the corner from my oldest son's best friend's house, so after
dumping dropping him off, Sam and I went to investigate.
My husband has learned early on that I like old furniture much better than new. The man should be rejoicing, right? Nope. I squeal at something on the side of the road, and he steps on the gas. Strangely enough, if I PAY for the item, it's less odious. So I keep a supply of price tags in my purse for the odd dumpster dive.
But I digress...
How gorgeous is this? Seriously? Glossy white and curves out the wazoo, just BEGGING me to stuff it in the Durango for a mere $179! If I wasn't planning to drag my bedroom furniture out on the lawn soon for a spray job, I'd be all over this baby like a Feline Overlord on tuna.
Can you see this in my kitchen? For the storage wall? No?
Look again, really.
There were TONS of vintage suitcases, TONS, and all in the neighborhood of $25.
Look at the carving on this. Be honest, you're mentally rearranging a room right now to make space for this, aren't you?
I love you, IKEA, but I think we should see other stores.
I don't know where I'd put it. Maybe one of the children can get their own place...
There were a lot of vintage phones, and they all caught Sam's eye.
Yep, we're in an antique store, and he's finding archaic technology. That's my guy.
More suitcases. I love these things for storage in the boys' room! They swallow video games and electronics whole.
This belongs in my entryway. I want it. I'm not sure why I left without it.
Oh, right. I already have two households worth of furniture jammed into our place.
I wonder if they have layaway...
Savannah needs a new desk, and I'm sure this one would guarantee that her grades would improve, don't you think?
I think this is a second marriage for both pieces, but it works on a lot of levels.
Yes, I decorate my Christmas tree with shells, and this year there may need to be some rope too.
For the $200 price tag on this sucker I would TOTALLY fix that lower right cabinet door, wouldn't you?
Did you get dragged to Cypress Gardens as a kid to watch the water skiing mermaids?
I wanted to be one.
At least now, I could own their skis.
We checked, and it isn't iPod compatible.
I need more bedrooms so I can go back for all of these dressers.
Or I just need to decorate exclusively with dressers.
Or I need therapy.
So after all that romping, which piece can you not live without?