Whenever we are in the mountains, I like to walk through the antique shops in downtown Placerville. Last week, my mom was with us. Over the years, we've shared many afternoons together, stolling in and out of antique shops. It's always been something we've both loved. This time, I had more purpose than normal - I was on the lookout for pieces that could be incorporated into a friend's second home that I'm helping her get set-up. The house is in a rural part of the wine country, and she is going for a sort of modern hunting lodge theme.
The problem I find in shopping for clients is you can't help but bring your own ideals to the selection process. And so when I find something that I think would be absolutely perfect for their enviornment, and they decide to take a pass on it, I often end up buying it for myself. Note the needlepoint moose art!
I mean, who in their right mind would pass on a giant needlepoint art piece for their hunting lodge themed home?? Not me! I grabbed it the minute the store owner dropped the price in half and hung it under the window next to Tiny Buns' bed.
My absolute favorite find of the day was a taxidermy chicken nesting in a wine box. Regardless of her passing on the moose, I have to give my gal snaps for getting on board with this lady which will be displayed in her dining area on a bakers rack. Brave my friend, you are very brave!
This 30" tall state fair themed pinball game will make a great art piece in the kids bunk room, or on a small hallway wall. My daughter cried when she learned it would not be coming home with us. (And then I started crying too.)
Four hand-painted animal plates which will hang on the sides of kitchen cabinets painted kelly green.
A cute, cute branded stool perfect for kids or as a stepping stool in the kichen.
An impulsive buy for me, I bought a set of six 1960's glasses showcasing all the US presidents from Washington to Kennedy.
I don't know what this little wagon is all about but I thought it could complete the look of our kitchen windowsill at the cabin. What do you think?