Antiquing on Mother’s Day Weekend

Every time I go antiquing, I wonder why it's taken me so long. I'm always so surprised and amazed by all the wonderful things I find and how reasonably priced they are, especially compared to what supposedly passes as good furniture these days. Today, I visited the Queen of Hearts location that's just 3–4 miles from my home. Just inside the front door I saw so many beautiful furniture pieces, including this … [Read more...]

Dining in the French Countryside, A French Farmhouse Table With Wonderful Antiques

Welcome to the 773rd Tablescape Thursday! We are dining outdoors in the French countryside today for Tablescape Thursday. Norma, who lives in the south of France, has invited us over for a wonderful luncheon, French-Farmhouse style!   Norma sewed a delightful red and white bunting for the occasion. The bunting makes this outdoor gathering feel extra special and I love that Norma always makes … [Read more...]

A Bit of Antiquing & An Update on the Beautiful Embroidered Fall Leaf/Acorn Cords

Yesterday, I stopped by a local antique shop to browse for a few minutes. I didn't have a lot of time to shop but I snapped a few photos to share. This dining table with 3 leaves and 6 chairs was marked at $650. The chairs are really pretty. Hard to see in the photo below, but the armchair on this end had some pretty carvings on the arms.   Do geese like carrots? I didn't know they were into … [Read more...]

So Many Beautiful Lamps from One of My Favorite Local Designers!

If you've been reading BNOTP for a bit, you probably know I'm a completely lamp-obsessed woman. My living room alone contains 7 lamps. Five are visible in this view and there are two more on the bookcases to the left but not visible in the photo. I love lamps almost as much as I love handbags. Almost.   I'm definitely not a fan of overhead lighting. If overhead lighting is dim, it has a … [Read more...]

Let’s Go Antiquing!

It's time, time to go antiquing! Grab your water bottle, and your bag, and let's go! We're headed off to the Marietta Antique Mall for this antiquing excursion! Trunk Coffee Table: $250. In the first booth I entered, I came across this really cute coffee table designed to look like a suitcase or trunk. It would be so cute almost anywhere but I could really see it in a vacation home or a lake … [Read more...]