Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Shopping Finds

My children are out this week for the coldest Spring Break in recent memory. So, while we're in town between our short little trips to visit grandparents, I thought I'd check in and dump my most recent shopping photos on you.

First up, a recent jaunt to Homegoods turned up some nice lamps.
I like the graphic punch of this chevron lamp. I know some people are over the whole chevron pattern thing, but I think this small amount is simple and classic.

I was drawn to this gray lacquer lamp in a modern interpretation of a pineapple/artichoke.

I'm a sucker for creamy pottery lamps in organic shapes. I've seen versions all over the place, but I really like this one. And the price is nice.

Still like a little gold tortoise shell action, especially if they're faux. The subdued black bases and linen shades make these a classic choice.

I spied this rope mirror there also . . .
This would look great in a variety of spaces (a boy's room, beach house, etc.), but what first popped to mind was this Nate Berkus designed bathroom . . . 
Then there were some vivid powder-coated Tolix stool knock-offs that would add some fun to any kitchen . . . 
If you don't like the red (ahem, Sissy), you can always paint them, I don't know . . . green. Like this:


And speaking of red, I saw this really pretty lacquered cabinet at an antique mall. 
While I'm not a huge red fan, sometimes, in moderation, it really works. The clean lines and hardware on this piece are great and reminded me of the beautiful blue cabinet in Kate Spade's apartment . . .

Next up, a great pair of vintage wicker chairs with a very Boho/John Robshaw-esque fabric . . .
These chairs could be just the unexpected touch a room could use to save it from predictability. 


Okay, so we've all seen recovered vintage chairs with ikat fabric but I found these so charming. Something about the warm wood and cool gray made them more interesting. 

A colorful, original abstract print signed and numbered always makes a room. 

And, some interesting accessories to bring some personality . . . 

I used restraint and didn't purchase any of the above pieces, just snapped them with my phone. But the next few pieces made it home with me from an estate sale on Friday . . . 
A vintage Panton chair knock-off. Pretty sure it's not real because there are no markings. But it's very sturdy and fun. It's going in the playroom too. 

And a couple of vintage lamps because I have an addiction . . . 
This one is getting its base spiffed up and going in Meg's room, I think. 

And this one I'm not sure about yet. It may go in the playroom or it may go up for sale. Stay tuned. 

Have you found any fun things lately?

17 comments:

stephanie said...

Love home goods -- just found a bust and a white lacquer box there for $16.99!!

Mallory | Confetti and Stripes said...

First...can I please go shopping with you?! You obviously know of some cool places that I have yet to discover! Next...I LOVE the tortoise shell lamps! I too have a VERY bad lamp addiction and told myself last week I was not going to buy anymore for a while...then today I found two Nate Berkus orbit lamps...oops!

Melissa Crochet said...

Love the lamps you found at the estate sales! I'm also headed to Home Goods tomorrow!

Ashley said...

Oooh, that blue lamp is like heaven. Absolutely love the color. Lucky, lucky Meg!

And, seriously, sometimes Homegoods has amazing things and then other times I go and it's a total dud. Looks like I've got to make a stop there soon.

Elizabeth @ The Little Black Door said...

Great finds! Holding off at HG sure paid off for you at the estate sale.

A Perfect Gray said...

if that chair ever needs a new home, I'm adopting. how do you manage to find these things?

Raina Cox said...

WOW - the Denver HomeGoods never has stuff that great.

I love chevron, too, and think it's a classic. The chevron drapes in the Maine living room of the owner of Quadrille (in the newest House Beautiful) nearly made me pass out.

Sarah said...

The shopping gods are definitely with you lady! Both of your lamps are just fantastic!

Our HomeGoods in AZ have been such a "Miss" for me lately. I'm hoping they'll get some great new inventory like yours soon!

Kim @ See Kim Decorate said...

I need to shop more. And take you with me apparently. Great finds! Do you mostly hit the antique malls in Franklin?

bluehydrangea said...

You kill me with your finds!! LOVE the chair and lamp..so jealous!! And yes, i would have to paint that red stool!!!

Erin said...

That chevron lamp is pretty great and the rope mirror?!?!?! LOVE.

Awesome blue lamp score, too!

Kim@Chattafabulous said...

Love the HomeGoodies but my heart is with the vintage finds. That blue lamp is amazing!

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Brandy@Chateau À Gogo said...

Ok I'm making note that I have read this post :) I'm so glad you stopped at that estate sale.

MFAMB said...

i clearly need a trip to home goods. they better have that rope mirror waiting for me.

Kristen said...

Homegoods seriously has a killer lamp selection. Great finds. I just found an awesome patio chair at Cost Plus that I'm super excited about. I blogged about it Monday if you want to check it out.

Gen said...

Hi Kathy,

Thinking I may need those wicker chairs....can I ask where you saw them?

Hope you are enjoying this beautiful weekend!!!
xo,
gen

Emily | Recently said...

So mad we don't have a Homegoods here. So mad. I love your estate sale finds. I, too, have a lamp addiction and I'm running out of places to hide them from Josh. :)