(1) I'm enjoying a fabulous glass of red wine from a bottle that Alvin purchased recently at Lake Norman Cottage (by the way, this is an awesome spot for wine and cottage decor, and they even offer wine tasting on a boat which I highly recommend).
(2) One of my top 10 movies is on TBS right now - The Holiday, which also happens to have some great houses that you can check out here at Hooked on Houses.
(3) I don't have to work tomorrow, woohooo!
(4) And of course, I found some amazing items at the Antique show this weekend!
So, as I enjoy my wine and movie, I'll share my fun two-day antiquing binge. First, here are a few things I liked as I was browsing through all the different booths...
Here is the one thing I really regret not getting. It would look great hanging on a wall with a mirror behind it. I'm definitely going to keep my eye open for something similar next month!
And now for the things I decided to purchase...
If you read my last post, you know about my current fabric frenzy. Well, I fell in love with this fabric and just had to have it. Let's hope I can figure out what to do with it :)
How great is this pitcher with the navy blue stripes???
A perfectly shabby artichoke to add to my new collection...
I loved this old chippy-paint corbel. The picture doesn't even do it justice, but it's got a pretty blue-gray color that will tie in wonderfully with my new color scheme.
That stool I've been using to prop everything up is a purchase as well. It's also got a pretty shabby look, check out the sea blue color that shows up under the white paint. I'm using it right now as a side table for my wine :)
I got a great deal on these botanicals, only $1 each!
And now for my most exciting find yet! I have been looking for something like this for a while now. Pretty much ever since I saw the dining room from HGTV's Sarah's House. I love that show, she has the best taste. Check out how she put vintage corbels in the opening of her dining room.
So, I want to do the same thing in my new opening with these....
Aren't they great!! It's soooo hard to find a matching set in this good condition, so I couldn't believe my luck when I found this pair in the right size and perfect style. Here's a little more of close-up...
And finally, my last purchase is actually a gift for my most frequent reader and good friend, Susan. I just couldn't resist purchasing them since they were a steal compared to any other oars I've seen. And these have a nice light blue/turqoise color to them. I think they'll look adorable in her lake house, even if she just leans them in a corner somewhere. Hope you like them Susan :)