Sunday, October 23, 2011

Big Daddy Inspiration


When the "going gets tough," I go to Big Daddy's Antiques for design inspiration.
I'm on the hunt for something unique and original to hang over my kitchen island.
You never know what you're going to find at Big Daddy's, plus they can make just about anything into a light.

I got a little distracted with all the succulents they had everywhere, like on this wall of crates.

What a great idea to stack old wooden crates on an outside wall and fill them with succulents and votives!

You also never know who you might see at Big Daddy's.
I got even more distracted when I realized the singer, Chris Isaac was shopping too.
I should have asked for his autograph or something...

I just acted nonchalant and went about my business!

I got lots of great ideas for succulent containers.

Fun candlesticks!

I fell in love with this console table. It would be perfect in my daughter's home.
Unfortunately, it did not have a World Market price tag!

The coffee table and end table would look wonderful just about anywhere!
But I'm looking for lighting, right?

Great sofa, great pillows!

Love this chandelier, even though it isn't electrified. It would be beautiful under an arbor or hanging from a tree outside. But not over my kitchen island.
So the hunt continues. And that's the best part.
Next stop: The Alameda Antique Faire next Sunday.

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24 comments:

Tretswelt said...

Hei Delores!Oh ,ich liebe sukulenten...habe ich vielen...alles passt dazu in diesen Laden.Schöne Herbst Sonntag wünsche ich dir.Bussi.Luciene.

classic • casual • home said...

Fun fun fun. Glad you played it cool around Chris....I like him more now that I know he shops there. Don't World Market and TJ Maxx prices wreck it for regular shopping? LOVE that console too.

The enchanted home said...

Wow I could spend all day in a place like that, sooo many beautiful things, all you need is a good eye and a little imgaination.
And I bet the antique faire will not disappoint either!! Loads of inspiration...thanks!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Delores, I've just been catching up with your most recent posts! What fun to be remodeling kitchen and bathrooms. I can't wait to see the final results. Big Daddy's looks like a fun place to shop. I also fell in love with that console you said would like great at your daugther's, and also the stacked crates. laurie

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Delores, such fabulous eye candy. I saw tons of great things that I would love and fabulous inspiration also. Can't wait to see what you find for a light. Hugs, Marty

La Vie Quotidienne said...

The succulent wall is such a super idea! Thanks for sharing this...quite an amazing place to visit.

Loretta said...

Oh my...I could spend the entire day here! So many goodies to admire...thanks for sharing them! Hugs

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

WOW I could spend all day in a place like that Delores!! Martina

Anonymous said...

Alrighty Delores,
I know you're the lady who has several chandeliers in her garage.
Did you check out your "in house inventory" first. Or are you like me - there's also room for another chandelier? LOL
Hope fun and good luck with the treasure hunt.
Miranda
SF Bay Area

On Crooked Creek said...

Delores,
I, too, went "hunting" for inspiration at an Antique Mall today...for a centerpiece for the rectangular dining table on the lower level. Coming away empty handed, I turned to the BEST place for inspiration...your blog and others I frequent in the Land of Blog. You ladies, never let me down! Happy hunting for a light fixture, dear!
Fondly,
Pat

Kathysue said...

Hi D!! It is so fun to find new elements for your home. I know you will find the perfect look, you always do. I hope to go next week also, not sure, but we shall see!! Have fun, If I go I will look for you, xo Kathysue

Taylor Greenwalt said...

Looks like fun. That would be the place to be inspired. Wanted to let you know that I gave you the versatile award for your blog. go to my blog and check it out. Thanks, Julie

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

I love the weathered wood, and rustic elements. What a wonderful place to be inspired.

An Eye for Detail said...

I'm on the hunt for some unusual piece for the dining area wall... and am off to a new (to me) architectural salvage place out in Greensboro, on Friday. Can't wait! Who knows what goodies await!

marie said...

I "need" a new chandelier for our breakfast nook. After lowering it to the correct position, I bumped my head on it one too many times breaking the glass stained glass design of it in several places. It's not that noticable, but I know it and I want and new "lantern" style that is so popular. But, I am thinking one that casts indirect light would be nice too. Not so "in your face" bright next time around.

marie said...

....oh yeah, by the way, bumping my head on the chandelier came after moving the table to clean the wood floors...just thought I should clear that up...

Becca said...

I could get lost there for many house ... what fun pieces! Love the changes that are taking place in your beautiful space!

Lori E said...

I am sure Chris Isaac was thinking "Isn't that Delores Arabian?". Good of him not to disturb your shopping trip.
That console table is so nice. I would find room for it somewhere.

Lizabeth said...

Ooh, so much to look at! What a fun place that must be! I sure like those pedestal urns in that one photo!Those are fabulous! That console is awesome, I could imagine a lot of uses for it!
I hope you find your treasure next weekend at the Alameda Antique Faire!

Victoria said...

I love the succulents, Delores, but you didn't mention the two fabulous gray upholstered French? chairs in image #9. I am drooling!!!
Good luck and have fun on your search.
Best...Victoria

Designs By Pinky said...

What a neat place! I saw so many things I liked!!! Can't wait to see what you find!!!! XO, Pinky

Carol S. said...

Lovely store and pictures. I got a couple succulents and pretty pots for my new office...inspired by you. Love all those plants.

vicki archer said...

This shop looks just like one I could get dangerously lost in! I love the succulents and the way they have displayed them...great inspiration...xv

Sarah said...

Fun inspiration, Delores. Thanks for sharing.

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