Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Brocante in California!


Last weekend we searched out antiques in every possible place. From Salvation Army to The Alameda Antique Faire and all the antique stores in between!

The Alameda Antique Faire was quiet because of Super Bowl Sunday. Fine with me!
I always make a point to visit Big Daddy Antiques. Shown here is one of their industrial tables and two incredible lanterns.

I thought this lamp was incredible too!

This center island for a kitchen is my favorite. If I ever remodel a kitchen from scratch, I would consider this. Can't you just imagine copper pots hanging from that rack? I think I would prefer the surface to be Carrera marble though.

This large birdcage was up for consideration.

I would have bought this cement della robbia but the dealer wanted too much money for it. It was also broken on the back. Too bad.

Isn't this a great idea for an urban "fire pit?" A pot of sand with votives. No pollution!

What we did buy though was this chair! Underneath are two wooden candlesticks.

Back at home, we assessed our damage! Not too bad really. Here is a close up of the candlesticks on the chair.

Close up of the chair detail. I love the fleur de lis of course!

So what else did we buy last weekend? Well, these purple glasses found at Salvation Army Distribution Center in Healdsburg were a great buy. Practically free!


A few pieces of "hotel silver" were also "free!"

I couldn't resist this Weller jardiniere, even though I have two of them already. This one was cracked, so it was also "free."

This chair was such a deal! I know I will find a place for it someday. Can't you see it in a bathroom?

I think I should get back into the antique and collectibles business! I let my space go a couple of years ago, and maybe it's time to find a collective again and start reselling my stuff!

I'm linking up to Susan at A Southern Daydreamer for Outdoor Wednesday.


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25 comments:

Natasha said...

Wow, such wonderful goodies! Those glasses are really beautiful.

Love you pendant light too-very stylish!

Best wishes, Natasha.

Kathysue said...

It looks and sounds like you had a very productive weekend, so much fun. I love treasure hunting I have actually found some fun things at our local GW but it is usually feast or famine. I see things that I think would be great for someone and I often think if I had a store I know I could sale this stuff. Maybe you should reconsider it sounds as if you are on the move towards something new and exciting!! Kathysue

Jessica said...

Nice Blog!! We have a wide range of Dining Room Furniture which helps you to reset your dining room.

Janean said...

FAB, FAB, FAB finds and post.

where's everyone? seems comments are down...um...

anyway, that chair in the bathroom idea is wonderful and the way you displayed the candlesticks show you have a great eye for design!

eileeninmd said...

Great deals and finds. Looks like you had a wonderful Superbowl Sunday.

kim said...

What great treasures you found. I loooove the chair with the fleur de lis and the floral chair. I wish I lived in Ca. where I could go to that flea market. I saw so many things in just the pics you shared that I would have to have lots of money to get it all....Kim

Maggie B said...

The fleur de lys chair looks great, candlesticks too. I think the birdcage would have been what I took home with me though.
~Maggie~

Fabulously french said...

What fabulous finds. Love the chair and the candlesticks.

I also have a thing about old silver and have started collecting it along with most other things :-) I think that we may share the same compulsive disorder...

A bientot,

Leeann x

Bonnie said...

What a fun post today. I love all the items you bought.

Pat@BPM said...

I enjoyed this so much Nothing like it around here

I love what you found.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Great finds. I love your new candlesticks. Your chairs are just wonderful too. Looks like a really fun day. Hugs, Marty

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Thanks for taking us along on your flea market trip. You got some great things, and free is always good.

Ms. Bake-it said...

I love the lanterns in the first photo. Great finds!

~ Tracy

Room Service ~ Decorating 101 said...

You did good. I love that chair, it seems all we have around here is junk and not the good kind either...I am so jealous, again...lol

LV said...

I never saw so many neat and interesting this you found on your outing. I love vintage things too. Thank you for your visit and comment.

My Slice of Heaven said...

Wow, I would have loved to be there shopping in the beautiful California weather (We hav clear skies but very cool here in Houston today). What great things you bought. Thanks for posting the fire pit picture, what a great idea...Anita

Crystal said...

I wish I lived in California, so I could go to all of these wonderful places. Especially these Flea markets, you all have.
Glad you are have some good weather to go flea marketing. I just love that chair with the Fleur de lis and the one with flowers would look great in a bathroom.
Have a blessed week.

Babs said...

Wow! You did really well finding so many treasures! Love the Weller jardiniere and the "free" hotel silver. Wish we had great flea markets like those in CA. Thanks for sharing your "finds".

Jackie said...

Killer chair, can't wait to see where you put it!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Delores, of course I love everything you bought, but oh, I'm lusting after those giant lanterns! What a wonderful place to go shopping. I cannot imagine that wonderful stemware being at the S.A. center. This looks like such fun. We don't have anything like that around here. laurie

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

All fabulous antiques finds! The freebies were wonderful too!

Mary said...

Love the treasures you found - I'd love a day out there!

The big galvanized metal bowl with sand and candles is a great idea for a
'fire pit' - I have one just like it and now know what to do with it come Summer evenings, thanks!!

Patriotic Mom said...

Love the candlesticks, lucky you! Joan @Americana By Candlelight

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

I was truly stunned by the Secret Garden of Authentic Provence. The most amazing and oversized antique French Limestone fountains I have ever seen placed in magical setting. Everywhere you turn you find something spectacular to look at. This is about as authentic as you can get to France and this right here in the United States! Incidentally, service and shipping was handled very professionally….and I could not be happier. Visit www.authenticprovence.com for more information.

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