While in Maine over the weekend, I couldn't help but try to fit in a little bit of antique shopping.
I appreciate the prices and options that can be found when traveling to a new place, especially because I haven't found any amazing bargains in my local Philly-area shops lately.
I ended up bringing home quite a bounty!
My first find: a beautiful rattan basket that has already proven to be a versatile piece.
I was hoping to pop a large palm in it, but it might also hold some blankets in the winter or double as a table if flipped over. This basket was all of $9.
Find #2: a set of 8 authentic Fornasetti white-and-gold "Musicalia" porcelain coasters, which is selling on Ebay for $175. Are you prepared to hear how much I spent?
$2 per piece, or $16 for the whole set.
My third find adds a bit of kitsch and cuteness to my black and white bathroom. This piece is a handmade embroidery with a powder room-perfect message on bathing. It will fill the otherwise-blank wall space in the bathroom, and it only cost $20.
Last but not least, find #4: another Moroccan-inspired side table for only $28.
You may remember I found a similar table while in Maine during Thanksgiving. It seems like Maine is the mecca for Moroccan tables (try to say that ten times fast).
If time permits, I'll paint this table this week.
Now, what do you think of my finds?
After striking out at Philly-area shops lately, I was pleased to come home with some truly special bargains.