My friend, Judy from Gracious Southern Living, came up to Birmingham from Montgomery last Friday for a day of shopping and lunch. Judy and I met two years ago when she started reading my blog and emailing me. We became fast friends and finally got to meet up in person last year. We totally hit if off and I wish she lived here so we could get together more often. She has a son here in Birmingham as well as grandchildren, so gets up here pretty often and we always have a great time together. This day was no exception. It’s always fun to browse the antique stores with a fellow hunter who loves bargains and vintage as much as I do. We hit a couple of them, with lunch at Chic-Fil-A and made a day of it. I don’t think either of us bought anything, but it was fun looking!
Someone mentioned my top, so I have to come back and tell you this. I found it a couple of weeks ago of course, when I was yardsaling. For $1! and the cropped pants I already had (not Lili's though). I'm so drawn to this lime green color and have found so many things in it from the yardsales.
This is at the Hoover Antiques Gallery, a great place to look. They seem to have more upscale things and French and English collectibles. This is where I found my great chest of drawers last year.
This was a beautifully redone bedroom collection that has been painted black and distressed. We both loved it! Gorgeous Frenchy set.
I loved how this rice bed had been painted black too. What an update for an old classic!
Another beautiful old headboard.
How about this Empire chandelier, I think that’s what it is.
And this is Robyn’s booth, who I met at the Preserve Jazz Fest. Hope she does well with it!
Beautiful barley-twist leg table.
Old shabby aqua cabinet. Prices here are pretty steep.
Loved the way this one was painted.
So pretty aqua tole platter. I just love this color, but sure don’t need to start another collection. I already have black.
Old shabby cabinet.
Aqua lamp. Can you tell how popular this color is right now? It’s everywhere.
Now, moving on to Consigning Interiors in Pelham, this place is a treasure trove too, with very affordable shabby pieces. Lots of vendors in here and a very popular spot for antiquing. In fact, I was in there a few weeks ago and met one of my readers, Elizabeth, who has a booth in here. She was so sweet and gave me a green plate to go with my collection. Thank you and the other ladies there who read my blog! I told her I would be back to do a post on this fun place.
Prices in Consigning Interiors are very reasonable. If you get a chance to check out either of these places, do! You’ll really enjoy it.
Thanks, Judy for another fun day of shopping! I'll look forward to the next one.
On a special note: Today is mine and Peter's 4th wedding anniversary. If you'd like to take a peek back at our anniversary 2 years ago and how we met, click here for some wedding pics. We have a special dinner out planned tonight and I heard something about flowers arriving here at our house today. :)