I have been acquiring some things opportunistically here and there for our new house since August. I thought I'd share a few of them, in no particular order. Here is a vintage Federal mirror that I found at an antique store nearby.
The toile wing back chair, also found at an antique store.
An original Federal hall mirror, woefully under appreciated at auction.
A gilt pier mirror, also acquired at auction.
A Sheraton settee, at auction (auction photo).
Here's an Italian gilt mirror, from a local antique store.
A full size bed, which we found at Restore.
An old Damask slipcovered wing back, that I found at a nearby antique store.
Brass pulls, found at Restore.
A pair of twin Cannon Ball antique beds, which were found on Craigslist.
Antique brass fender, found at auction (auction photo).
Another antique brass fender, from same auction (auction photo).
A full sized antique Cannon Ball bed (restored), found through Craigslist (foot board is on the other side of the room).
A queen vintage four poster bed, found at a nearby antique store.
Here we are at one of our local auctions. I called ahead of time to be sure that a double stroller could be accommodated (down the aisles), and generally welcomed overall. They were quite welcoming, it was wonderful.
It's not the perfect time to be buying because we really don't have a place to put things. The storage unit is still full from our move east nearly two years ago. The new house is under construction. So they end up here and there throughout the rental house and above the barn in the new house.
But I've learned that it's better to acquire things over time rather than to try and have to find them all at once. Especially when we come across great deals, such as all of these items were.
Things on my wish list:
A new sofa (or two)
A kitchen table
Dining room chairs
Large gilt mirrors
Federal sideboard for dining room
Antique light fixtures
I'm laughing as I run down my list - wish list.