One thing that has certainly rubbed off on me in our years together is his love for the old, and the joy in finding a perfect treasure. He loves antiquing, consignment shops, auctions, you name it. And over the years, I've grown to appreciate them too. There is something so special about finding the perfect piece...whether it be furniture, jewelery, or artwork. And there is also something to be said about the time and effort it took to craft something so beautiful, especially given the machine made, fast paced world we live in now.
Some of our most recent treasures:
|Our entry way table. Solid mahogany for under $100. Can't beat that.|
|I've actually been wanting a globe on a wooden stand like this for a while, so it was an exciting find. And at under $50, I'll take it.|
|Some pretty paintings|
|This vase is not antique, but it was $1...and will be perfect for our guest room when filled with some home grown hydrangea.|
|The beginning of my plate collection. I'm still trying to decide whether to do a more neutral look, or go all out eclectic. Either way, the combined total for these plates was under $10. So no biggie if I decide not to use some of them.|
What do you think? Colorful, all neutral? I need opinions :)
I'm hoping our house will be a good mix of old and new things. Some antique, some more modern. I think we're off to an alright start!