Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Shopping for Antique Bargains in Maine

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 $175Are 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.


  1. Wow! Talk about great find! I want the Moroccan table - and one cannot have too many wonderful baskets. Lucky girl!

  2. Love them all! I think the fishy embroidery is my favorite :)

  3. Great finds! That basket is a beaut!

  4. Great finds! The coasters are super cute!

  5. Cool stuff! That little bathroom embroidery is so you! Vintage and quirky (in a good way)

    Happy 4th!


  6. Hi Ashley! Catching up on your posts. Great finds! I love the basket. The scale is so fun and that table is so fun. Your place is looking great!


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