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Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Greetings from Gas Lamp

A quick dispatch from MoS in Washington- see, I couldn't stay away too long! 

A couple of weeks ago I took a quick weekend trip to Nashville and wanted to share my trip to Gas Lamp Antiques. I'd heard of this place before even going to Nashville, and was definitely in the mood to check it out (for some reason I just can't seem to find any similar stores in the DC area). Anyway, I found it to be a lot like Sleepy Poet in Charlotte- very big, with varied booths (some a lot better than others), and a great place to browse around on a lazy afternoon.

When I walked in I immediately noticed this huge Basquiat-esque painting in a booth that leaned more mid century modern. Such a statement piece! I need bigger walls.

I knew I was in for an interesting shopping experience when this was the next thing that caught my eye- everyone needs a vigilante squirrel, right?

 Loving the unusual pagoda-esque shade on this lamp.

I noted a few very pretty screens. These would make great headboard panels!

Obsessed with this lobster collection.

If I hadn't had to fly home, I would have taken this elephant planter with me!

Another pretty screen.

I love a classic wheat table. There was a pair of these!

Gas Lamp is basically the tole mecca. Some is great, some is futzy, you just sort of have to dig.

 Awesome and heavy dragon planter- again, the whole how do I transport this home issue got in the way.

I feel like I've seen this mirror a million places, but I still think it's gorgeous.

This was very cool if you were decorating a child's room or a very small little wall nook. Letters of the alphabet with corresponding animals. They're done by an artist whose name I did not catch (ie they are new not vintage).

Would love to see these majolica obelisks jazzing up a mantle.

A very pretty silver leafed chest.

Surprisingly I left empty-handed. All of the stuff I liked was too big to haul home, and not quite worth it to ship. But, I loved browsing.

And of course no trip to Nashville would be complete without a late night visit to the Stage and then Lonnie's!

Can't wait to make it back to Nashville sometime soon!


Jenny Castle Design said...

What a fun adventure - love the animal alphabet prints!

Vickie H. said...

WOW! I loved just about everything you showed us...especially those 2 planters...would have snapped them up in an instant, had I a way to get them home sensibly! Nice visit to an obviously eclectic shop.

Kim@Chattafabulous said...

I've made several weekend trips to Nashville but haven't been there. Looks like great stuff!

Melissa Crochet said...

I live in Franklin and if you ever get back this way, I can give you a laundry list of places to grab a great find. Check out my blog, I will post finds as I get them.

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