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Monday, June 3, 2013

Back from the Beach...

We spent Memorial Day week at the beach with our family.  With 3 little children (all of whom had colds), it wasn't exactly relaxing, but it was a lot of fun.  The "big kids" really loved the beach and the pool this year, and baby M did a lot of (daytime) sleeping.  And having some extra sets of hands meant I got to go "hunting" one afternoon, which I haven't done in ages.  Even though our Tahoe has grown to a Suburban, I still didn't have room to bring much home, unfortunately.  But I took some pictures to share with you!

How great would this faux bamboo piece (with a new coat of lacquer, of course) be for a media console?  I should have strapped it to the roof and brought it home!

Artichoke lamps are classic, and the vintage version is so hard to find.  I would have bought this one, but it was very large and super heavy (and unlikely to arrive home in one piece).

Vintage table linens are so chic, and I am so happy that I have some that belonged to my grandmother (who loved to entertain).  This tablecloth was made of white linen with red embroidery (and no stains!).  I forgot to buy it and was kicking myself when I reviewed the pics on my phone.

I'm not really a wicker person per se, but this fancy wicker pattern (love the headboard version, too) is perfect for a little girl's room.  WHY did I not buy this end table for $15...  I have two little girls who could have loved it one day.  Oh well.

This table looks like wicker but is actually made of rope.  It reminds me of Danish rope chairs and is perfect for a beach house.

If I had room, these shell-backed upholstered parsons dining chairs would have come home with me.  They are so unique and would be perfect to upholster in a fun Quadrille fabric.

Who doesn't love a good venetian mirror, especially an antique one?  This one is a good size, (32" wide by 50" tall), and I brought it home!  It has fab brass corners and is etched with a flower and star pattern.  No chips or cracks on the mirror.  It's hard to appreciate it from this photo, so email me at if you are interested and would like better pics.

I bought this faux bamboo mirror, too.  It is perfect to lacquer (and yes, the fun lacquered faux bamboo pieces you see often start as this awful honey-colored wood).  If you are interested, I can send better pics and we can discuss lacquer options.  Email me at  

And finally, I took a walk on the wild side and picked up this cast stone reclining nude.  Let me know if you are interested!

I can't wait to share another find with you tomorrow!


Natalie {Designer Bags and Dirty Diapers} said...

I want to drive wherever that is and snag the bamboo console and the vintage table linens! Glad you had a fun trip but I know what you mean vacaction is really really full on vacation with kids!!

Sadie + Stella said...

That bamboo console is everything.

Kim said...

So happy you got to have a few minutes to hunt! When I get to do this it totally refuels me and feeds my soul! xo

Emily C. Cutts said...

Where was this? Such great things! Love for you to share.

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