Well dear readers, life continues to be hectic around these parts, always something new and creative going on. If I haven't stopped by to see you lately, please be forgiving, I just need more hours in my day, you know that feeling well I'm sure.
Big changes coming end of month at SuzAnna's Antiques..........Vanessa and I are expanding into the booth next to our current space so will have double the room to play shop in! We have decided to keep the dividing wall for now - made of lovely chippy old doors, it provides a nice place to hang art, frames, mirrors etc. This means we can each have our own area to decorate and display our treasures, including larger pieces of furniture. We are very excited and grateful to Susie and Jenny for giving us this opportunity - thanks dear friends!
These two painted pieces, in their temporary home in front of my armoire, will be moving to my booth soon. Sam, my friend the antiques guru, painted the beautiful mahogany table - there are actually a pair but I'm keeping one for myself! The decorative carving along the base is lovely, and those original French style pulls are perfect. I purchased the chair this week at another antiques shop...............the seat was upholstered in a wild bird print so today I redid it using a French grain sack of heavy textured linen hemp with a dark stripe, much better.
I'm debating whether to add a number in French script to the oval medallion on the chair back. This seems to be a popular style, however, as DH said, perhaps better to leave it blank and the lucky person who takes this sweet chair home can add a number that has a special meaning to them perhaps. My husband, the non-decorator..........but pragmatic businessman!
SuzAnna's Antiques is really warming up now that Spring is here................soon I'll share more pics of the treasures available........meanwhile I'm off to a huge neighborhood yard sale this morning.
shopping hunting list for my booth includes ~
- Chandelier for glitter and glamour - French would be best
- Small furniture items in need of love and new homes
- Ironstone Platters, must be crazed, cracks add character
- Antique silver flatware/trays - unpolished of course
- Old beautiful linens for tables and beds
- Shells, coral, barnacles - for seaside decor
- Old bound books - fun to read and play with
..............and whatever else catches my eye.
See y'all later.