Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Buy It!


Reese has a new word: "BUY IT!"

It was a beautiful sunny day in Alameda last Sunday--perfect flea marketing weather!
We headed across the SF Bay to the monthly Alameda Antique Fair with #1 daughter, son-in-law, and grandkids in tow, as well as her mother-in-law visiting from Colorado. It was a very fun day.

What my daughter Melissa soon found out is that you don't have your 19 month old child "try something out," if you aren't prepared to "BUY IT." Reese had a melt down when she realized she couldn't take the tricycle home. Needless to say, her mommy had to "BUY IT."

The only thing I was looking for was a pair of crusty, chippy fanback chairs for the reading room balcony. This one was too fragile and there was only one. Darn.

This was the busiest show yet. There were so many great booths too.

Big Daddy's Antiques is my favorite dealer here. He never disappoints. Just back the truck up, because you want to take everything home! I was coveting these columns!

And these wicker barstools.

Oh, be still my heart! A wine stave chandelier for candles! My heart was pounding as I knew this was a one of a kind fixture. Most of them are electric and this one would be perfect in our dining room at the Asti house. People were circling. I knew we might have to fight for it!

After much negotiations with Shane, Big Daddy himself, a deal was made and we decided to "BUY IT"

SOLD!

And so the chandelier obsession continues......
(I think I need an intervention!)

It's Outdoor Wednesday over at A Southern Daydreamer. That's where you will find me and others with our outdoor posts.

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32 comments:

Jeanette said...

It is beautiful! I love it.

kim said...

What a fantastic chandelier. I know you can't wait to get that one hung. I can't wait to see it.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Your chandelier is just fabulous. What a wonderful find. Sounds like you had a really fun day. Hugs, Marty

Mimi said...

S.T.U.N.N.I.N.G!

Sherry said...

The chandelier is spectacular. I have loved the wine barrel chandelier since my first glimpse of one in a local restaurant. Can't wait to see where you hang it.

mbkatc230 said...

What a fantastic find! I just love that chandelier! So cute about your granddaughter. When Cait was little, she asked for something at the store and I told her that I didn't have the money for it. Hands on hips, she very seriously told me to write a check :). I hope you do a post on your visit to Cloverdale, it sounds really interesting. Kathy

VINTAGE HOME lifestyle said...

Hi Delores,
That chandelier would look perfect over my fabulous forklift find...you just have to bring a forklift or 10 really strong men. Hope to see you this weekend...
Cathleen

ellen b said...

Ha! Looks like a great piece! This reminds me of the Rose Bowl Flea Market in Pasadena...

Enchanted Rose Studio said...
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Glenda/MidSouth said...

Love the candlelier! Yes - children learn very early what "buy it" means. :)
Hope you are having a great week.

Enchanted Rose Studio said...

Sorry Delores, I had to fix that comment, so many jumbled words. I need to slow down and proof before posting. My laptop keyboard is going wacko, that's my story and I'm sticking to it! ha!

Nothing wrong with having a chandy collection. The one you got is so fabulous! He sure does have some wonderful things! In the photo you showed of the wicker bar stool, I spied an amazing clawfooted table behind it! The urn is killer!

I can't believe I missed the fair again! Why I kept thinking it was going to be this coming Sunday, I've no clue. Musta had a brain fart! ha!

Cheers!
Tina

xinex said...

Beautiful chandelier, Delores! I would have loved to get those columns too and walk through that whole flea market. What fun to go with family...Christine

Really Rainey said...

I can't give you an intervention just yet... you haven't hit rock bottom... you will just go back to your old ways. Which is great cause I am living vicariously watching you purchase for and decorate your lovely homes!
We'll keep our eye on you... So far so fantastic!
~Really Rainey~

firdous said...

i think you dont, that chandelier was sooo cool : )

Acanthus and Acorn said...

No intervention...that way we get get to stop by to visit them! I LOVE the columns! They would have been calling my name!!!

Mary said...

I would be in heaven there.........I even see a pile of grain/feed sacks in the background!! Big Daddy has 'the eye' for treasures that's for sure. Love the chandelier - where will it hang and what type of candles?

Kathysue said...

Delores, Please don't get an intervention, I am living vicariously through you. I have a thing for lamps and mirrors and pillows so I totally understand when you see something that perfect what is a girl to do??? BUY IT!! Kathysue

Kathysue said...

Delores I am very close to you . Would love to meet for coffee. We need to figure out a way to contact eachother. For some reason I cannot use outlook express or I would email you, my program won't let me. If you can think of a more private way to touch base let me know,Kathysue

Becolorful said...

This is amazing. I don't know how high you plan to hang it and maybe you are a purist and have an aversion to faux candles but i recently discovered that they make battery candles with a remote. Now that is something I could use maybe you too.
Nice post. You look way too young to be a G ma. :)

Ms. Bake-it said...

OMW!! I love your new chandelier! That flea market looks like a fun place to go. I saw some pieces I would love to have had a closer look at in person! Sounds like you had a really great day. Looking forward to seeing a post with your new chandy in place.

~ Tracy

Gary and Elizabeth~ said...

Just lovely and so rustic. I'm sure you will have the perfect spot for it. I really need to go out to the Alameda, I live maybe two hours at the most from there. I think maybe a trip is in order.
Loved your post and your grand-daughter is adorable and I would have wanted the pony too!
Take care,
Elizabeth go

♥ Kathy said...

I could spend all day wandering around and find 5 million things to buy lol Happy Outdoor Wednesday!

cityfarmer said...

do you happen to know Theresa from LaDolfina?
She was selling there last weekend .

oh D... this liht was calling your name ... i can almost hear the words that went up

for the love of a house said...

Hi Delores! Nice to meet you! This looks like a fabulous market! You will have a blast at Round Top- have you ever been before? Just this past week I got my RT postcard reminder- would love to go, as it's been years!
You home (or should say homes) are Gorgeous! Wow! Lucky you!
Love your new chandelier! We have a small collection;) ourselves and lots of lamps- love lamps!
Again, great to meet you and visit your blog!
joan

Kathleen said...

Wohoo, that's a beauty! Enjoy it dear!

Ebie said...

It is a huge place. Perfect choice and I love it!
No intervention yet!

Lori E said...

You got your chandelier and didn't even have to have a melt down? Wow.
Very cool place.

Vicky said...

Perfect choice!!!!

Room Service ~ Decorating 101 said...

So glad that you got the fixture, it had your name all over it...

Jeannine said...

The weather looks like it was perfect for the flea market. I've got to get myself over there one of these months. Thanks for sharing all the wonderful booths.

Trouvais said...

Hi Delores. Busiest Sunday ever, wasn't it. Left at 9:00 and was shocked by the traffic trying to work it's way in! Love those chandeliers, love Shane. Orange tress this time...he's amazing! Trish

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

But look how cute Reese looks on it-of course, she had to buy it! Love, love the candlelier! It's gorgeous. Can't wait to see it hanging. laurie

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