Amazing Antique Treasures

Just a little post today to update you on what I have been up to.

I have two amazing antique treasures to show you.

Let’s begin with the one that I found in my favorite shop.

Yes, it’s that shop again!!! . . . Always Home in Durham, N.C.

I went to browse the shop to see if there was something that I could use

for an upcoming Spring post . . . and then I ran into this: Hello pretty!!!

LouisXVI Mirror-Housepitality Designs-2

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RELOCATING THE FURNITURE AND ACCESSORIES…the Domino Effect Part 2

So…the mirror that was located in the foyer needed a new home…

……….and the lamp too.

But the mirror and the lamp would not look good over this space:

Entry into Kitchen

So I “shopped the house”….

Searching for an appropriate piece of furniture for this area…

It had to be narrow.

Dining room side table

I thought this table may do the trick….

It actually is a sofa table that I purchased from Ethan Allen years ago..

I think this is the piece for this space.

Entry Wall to Kitchen

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I think I have convinced my hubby to paint the a/c and outlet covers to match the paint.
They really stand out on the wall…:(

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The table has enough length to accommodate all the accessories and lamp.

I originally had crystal serving pieces on the bottom shelf when it was in the dining room.

So I needed something to place on that shelf.

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So much for my zero dollars “domino effect”….

A trip to Hobby Lobby and 4 baskets later…I think it was just what this shelf needed!

I took accessories from around the room including this one..

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Actually this is a covered crystal jar that I placed on a Pottery Barn candle holder…

…..it actually worked out well…do ya think?

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I bought a set of these candle holders at the Pottery Barn Outlet..

…..on my way home from Haven…

…………with the intention of possibly using them as “lifts/stands”

This is the other candle holder that I used…turned it upside down and it makes a great stand.

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I used my Johnson Brothers Pomona plates…

…..as they worked well with the color scheme and has a bit of a “Fall” feel…

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I am pleased that I was able to relocate the lamp to this area…and my sentimental mirror too!

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I am really enjoying that the mirror reflects the shutters over the mantel…

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And how it reflects the outdoors….

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My Trader Joe’s orchid was happy there…so I made sure it stayed in the same place….

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Now…where did the cabinet go that was in this area?….

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It just swapped places with the sofa table that was in the dining room….

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This cabinet will live here until I can get my window seat built in this area…

…..all in due time…

But until then…I am having fun re-designing the “domino affected” areas….

Stay tuned to Part Three….where did that mirror that was over the cabinet…

…..that is now in the dining room go?

I am joining:

A Stroll Thru Life for Tabletop Tuesday

Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday

DIY by Design Fall Into Fall Party

Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesdays