weekend antiquing

I spent the weekend, as it seems I have been doing a lot lately, rummaging through antique shops for treasures. I'm always drawn to glassware, bottles, and crates, I can't seem to get enough.  There's always something you gravitate towards when shopping.

What's your antiquing obsession?

a little blue

I love blue. Always have and always will.
I'm calling this deep shade of blue moonlight blue.

around the apartment

The weekends always fly by and I never get everything done around the apartment that I had
planned to.  I have been pushing myself to move stuff around and play with composing objects in new and unexpected ways.

So many things I love in one photo. You can see the antique map of providence that my Dad recently gave me creeping in the shot. A chunk of raw amethyst, recently scored at a local flea market. Candles made by my Mom. And finally my new jewelry dishes, soon to be for sale in the etsy shop.

Who doesn't love decanters and St. Germain?

I always seem to end up sitting on the couch with my laptop rather than at my work space.
Good thing I have a great view of all the inspiration from the couch.

camel trend

I self admittedly have an obsession with antique figurines and my book case is starting to over flow with smalls. I am totally on the hunt for some great brass animals and I am loving this camel trend I'm seeing around lately.  And its absolutely inspired by vintage pieces. 

What animal themed trends have you been seeing lately?

favorite blog posts #1

I spent the majority of my mornings combing through what seems to be an endless array of blogs for inspiration. At the end of the week I find there are a few posts that have stuck with me, inspiring a new
vignette in my apartment, a fresh coat of paint, or a vintage piece I need to find.

What blog posts inspired you this week?

Stylist Tina Helberg

I'm totally having one of those days where its hard to get going and I am procrastinating by looking for inspiration. I am so jealous of stylist Tina Helberg's vignettes and vision.

check out her portfolio site

antiquing advice #1

Starting to take my own advice. From now on if I see antique or vintage piece that makes my heart skip a beat I am not going to hesitate to buy it. No more over-thinking (unless it is a high price point). Too often I pass things up and say I'll come back for it and its gone. Chances are if its a great piece someone else is doing the very same thing.
Here's to the ones that got away.

What pieces have you hesitated on, wishing that you had pulled the trigger?