Antique Mall Inspiration: For You and For Me

This weekend I did some antique mall shopping with my mom and my aunt.  I found some items that I could not live without.  Look for those in future blog posts. There was also inspiration for future projects to be found, like the above painted advertising screen.  I had been playing with the idea of embroidering our back screen door, but now I’m thinking of how I can use paint instead.

When I saw this chair and ottoman, the first thought that popped into my head was “W.W.E.D.? (What would Emily do?)  She would reupholster those babies!”  I’m thinking a navy velvet.  There was a matching couch too.  I know, right?

This snapshot does not capture how mysteriously smoky the mirrors are on this chest.  Someone please go buy this now and give it a sleek new paint job to show off those mirrors to best advantage!  All three of the items can be found at Vic’s Antiques & Uniques.  Yes, I was able to leave them behind, but not without longing for what could have been.

This vintage tole chandelier is also still hanging in all her glory at Exit 76 Antique Mall.  She is perfect just as she is, though those bulbs are questionable.  I sobbed a little as I walked away from her.

And then there was this candy dish at Gilley’s Antique Mall.  Not my style at all.  The flowers painted on the milk glass are just too sweet, not that there’s anything wrong with that (name that TV sitcom).  But seeing it did give me a super awesome idea for some milk glass passed down to me from my grandmother.  I’ll give you a hint.  Other influences are Catherine Holm and vintage Pyrex patterns.  Oh, I can’t wait to try it out, so that I can show you guys what I have done!

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