Monday, July 9, 2012

Antique Hunting Finds~


 One of my favorite things I brought back for the shop while
antiquing in New Hampshire was this sette.
 It has lots of carved details and I have already 
imagined it painted in so many different ways~
 I think the deciding factor will be the fabric I recover the seat cushion~
and this tapestry is under consideration.
 I also got this in NH at the Scandanavian antique shop~
I loved the pale pinks and blues in this piece,
and of course the french subject matter.
 I found a beat up french desk that I have plans for~
It was sitting in front of Bridget's shop, Rustique, in Northwood NH on route 4.
 I always visit her shop and have found many things here that I love.
 Bridget and I are posing with a bedspread I bought that I plan
to use for something other than a spread~
it is a pretty hand stitched bed throw in
blues and pinks and greens. Big pillows I am thinking~
I'll be blogging another day about Bridgets shop and showing you her stuff!
 For some reason the Union Jack design started this for me~
now I want to find Queen Elizabeth memorabilia in the
 form of glasses and tins etc...and I did ok this trip
 getting two pieces from 1953, her Coronation date.
A pretty aqua tin with her portrait~the jewelry she wears is astonishing isn't it??
 This teacup is very regal and looks smart sitting on our little union jack table.
 I specifically went looking for french style mirrors
 and this is what I came up with~
 A large carved oval gilt mirror and a 
beveled ornate rectangular mirror~if they aren't gone in 
a couple of months they will be getting a chalk paint treatment~
 Then I found this wonderful mirror and as I snapped the
pic this morning I wondered if it doesn't really belong back at my house....
 Remember the one I had over my mantle that fell off and crashed?
 It was similar in style to this ~and I think this shape might
fit nicely underneath the carved element...
so I will try it tonight and tell you if it works.
But from the looks of it~I guess is it will be too big. Bummer.
You know I love pastel florals and I flipped when I saw these hatboxes!
 Old French hatboxes in a pretty shabby chic floral wallpaper~
with a pretty green silk cord~
and french writing on the top~
 So yummy!!
 I would love to have fabric made up in this for shop curtains!
Spoonflower here I come!!
Spoonflower is a website where you can have your own fabric made!
 I found another tapestry, this one all framed up. I don't care for dark tapestries in forest greens and burgundies, I like these paler versions~and this one was a good price.
 A sweet round mirror with a pretty gold wooden frame~
but I guess the camera focused on what was in the mirror, not the frame of the mirror!
 One of my favorite things was this Lusterware Chocolate Pot set~
Can you say Shabby Chic? This is the prettiest thing ever!!
Its all hand painted, made in Germany~
And the luster is oyster white with a touch of celery green in areas.
 This will be going in my online shop as I know a lot
of girls who love the shabby like I do!
 The day I left I hit the auction and got this enormous French Provincial armoire.
It is gorgeous! The wood is all aged with worm holes (its a repro). Love the carvings on the top and the bottom~
 I'll be selling this baby too ($425) and its in perfect condition!
 I have this tabletop Mora style clock in the shop 
now too~not old, but very sweet! ($55)
The other things that came in while I was away 
were a selection of new wax and glazing brushes.
I bought some smaller wax brushes for dark wax and for glazing and stenciling.
These are the big bad boys: THE ULTIMATE WAX BRUSH! 
I'll be picking up another order of paint this week too~
I am having an Introductory Workshop on Sunday July 22~
Call the shop to secure a spot as seating is limited to 6. 
Hopefully you can stop in and talk paint and decorating with me~

I will be blogging about the Swedish antiques shop this week
as well as Bridget's Shabby Chic shop.


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