On Saturday, while nearly everyone obsessed with interior design was anxiously awaiting the newest issue of Lonny, I was out with my mom searching for antiques and some unique secondhand finds in Connecticut's Farmington Valley.
And, in case you thought I would have had a better time reading Lonny, I present this photography evidence to prove the contrary. Man, I spotted some absolutely fabulous items!
Let's start with the items I should have bought:
This empire-style chair was part of a pair and in absolutely perfect condition (though I'd change the upholstery).
I like the idea of combining a classic, timeless chair like this with more modern pieces. Each chair was $55.
Don't get angry, but I passed on this gilded chandelier, which was only $248. It was about 3.5' wide and beautiful.
Ugh, I need a house before I start buying light fixtures...
The same goes for this moravian star fixture, which was $225.
How great would this be in a small space like a powder room?
Anyone need a set of 4 Paul McCobb dining chairs?
Got $395? That's how cheap they were.
And, why overlook some well-priced pieces, such as this brass and bamboo-shaped bar cart,
or this collection of eye-catching minerals from India:
or how about this bobbin-style corner chair, which was $110:
Staffordshire dogs kept popping up in several of the dealer's booths, but if you're not a dog person you can also find yourself a pair of staffordshire cats--who knew?
I loved several more pieces, including rugs and artwork:
While I didn't walk away with any of the pieces I shared today, I did manage to take home a beautiful item that I passed up in October that hadn't yet been sold. Let's hope that some of these pieces will be around when I venture to CT for my next trip.