I always love finding an unexpected resource for accessories. I first popped in to Old Time Pottery with extremely low expectations. The store is massive, and it is filled with everything from huge cachepots with Greek key detailing to icky fake flowers to kitchen utensils and lamps, and everything in between. As a whole, it is sort of a large-scale, low-rent Homegoods. But, if you are willing to look, you can find some fantastic pieces there for next to nothing.
This elephant garden stool (they have a pair!) caught my eye. I think it was around $50. The perfect place to set a drink!
A collection of blue and white vases looks timeless and elegant. And I still haven't figured out how to tell the difference between fancy and not-so-fancy blue and white ceramics. Use them en masse, and no one would guess they were less than $10 each!
They were just getting in their spring accessories. These lanterns come in orange, green, and yellow and were $7 each! They are such a fun way to brighten up a table or mantle for spring.
A large ceramic owl vase is perfect for holding long cherry blossom branches this spring.
This pair of glass lamps had a Swank Lighting feel to me, especially if you switched the bases for brass. They were $50 each I believe.
These little blue and white ceramic elephant stands would be perfect for holding a plant or placing on a bookshelf.
Poor old Missoni is getting copied right and left, and I have never used "fun" lampshades, but these drum shades were tempting!
These black lanterns were HUGE (at least 2-feet tall, maybe more) and $24 each I believe. They look just like the $99 version from Pottery Barn. I could see them on each end of a mountain house mantle.
Remember the gold faux bamboo tray table I saw at Homegoods a few weeks ago? They have 2 of them at Old Time Pottery. $99 each, and it makes an adorable bar table.
Chic and affordable patio furniture cushions can be hard to come by. These cushions are a dead-ringer for Robert Allen's Cat's Cradle pattern, and they came in fun colors too! The pillows were less than $10 I believe, and the large cushions (covering the back and seat of the chair) were only $25.
And saving the best for last... This 8x11 cheetah rug is $129. It is really cute in person. Run and get it.
I was at the Sardis Road North location, but I believe there are OTP locations all over the southeast. Have you been?
Happy Valentine's Day!