How I Decorate On A Budget

Would you like to know one way of how I decorate on a budget?

Other than shopping my house and looking for bargains everywhere I go,

attending estate sales, and scouring bargains at favorite antique shops,

one of my favorite go to places that I love to frequent are

consignment shops . . . and one in particular.

Consignment Shop-Housepitality Designs

This particular consignment shop juries everything  on which they take in to consign.

The quality of each item in the shop is truly amazing.

Consignment Shop-Housepitality Designs

This shop is rather large … just a part of the shop is shown above.

It has everything from furniture, lamps, rugs, drapery, lighting, artwork

lots of accessories .. and more.

Consignment shop-Housepitality Designs

The items are from antique, vintage, and very slightly used.

You will see higher end brands such as Ethan Allen, Chelsea House, Craftique,

Lexington, and more.

I was shopping with my friend Sherri and she bought something that is on

the table above.

Here she is perusing a leather bound book in that gorgeous chinoiserie breakfront.

Consignment Shop-Chinoiserie Breakfront-Housepitality Designs

This was just one of several dining room sets that had “sold” tags on it.

The owner said that sometimes as soon as some furniture hits the floor it is sold.

Consignment shop-Dining Room-Housepitality Designs

Consignment Shop-dining room-Housepitality Designs

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Very pretty antique chair …. Bamboo and cane … pegs were used vs. screws.

Antique cane and bamboo chair-Housepitality Designs

Sherri was on the lookout for artwork for her guest room,

this Monet ‘esque painting was in the running.

Oh, that’s me in the mirror …. mirror, mirror on the wall …. 🙂

Consignment shop-Painting-Housepitality Designs

There is always a great variety of styles in this shop.

Such as this antique church pew … beautiful quilts and textiles, the list goes on.

Antique Church Pew-Housepitality Designs

This amazing Empire style secretary sold within hours of being placed on the floor.

I often wonder with some of these pieces that they are dealers

snagging fabulous pieces for re-sale.

Antique Empire Secretary-Housepitality Designs

Lots of different styles … from this Mission style buffet,

(more great pieces of Mission style were in the shop)

to this beautiful Chinoiserie table by Chelsea House.

Chinoiserie table-Mission style buffet-Housepitality Designs

I love this demilune table….the top is inlaid wood

and if I remember correctly, it was just a little over $100.

You cannot get this quality for the price at HomeGoods!

Demilune table-Housepitality Designs

Here is a great Renoit. This painting is from the Ethan Allen gallery.

Beautifully framed and a great price at just a little over $100.

Ethan Allen Renoit Painting-Housepitality Designs

I bought a few things that day and went back the next day,  after some contemplation

of where  I would place those items that I was debating about.   Luckily they were still there!

And I spy some things looking at these photos and say to myself, I did not notice that.

I may have to make another trip back this week!

I will be showing you the great things and deals we got at this shop. 

There was a lot of the Domino Effect going on in this house this past weekend.

Stay tuned and have a beautiful day!!!    We will be enjoying some milder temps this week! 🙂

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  1. Wow, what a quality consignment shop and curated collection of furnishings for resale! I bet lots of designers shop there for their clients. I adore the bamboo and cane chairs and I couldn’t help but the notice the beautiful rugs on the floor too 🙂

  2. What I like about that shop is they actually style the hutches, cabinets, and tables, etc. The ones I have used just pile stuff all over the place and it is even hard to walk through. The price for that painting is really low compared to what they ask at the shops here. Can’t wait to see your pieces and that wonderful domino effect.

  3. Shirley, I spy so many things I love in that consignment shop. I can’t wait to see what your purchased…Happy Monday!

  4. What a wonderful store! I really wish I could find a place like that near me. Can’t wait to see what you bought!

  5. I spy sooo many things that I would love to bring home with me! What’s the name of this shop and where is it located? So enjoyed seeing all these pretties Shirley.

  6. Gorgeous…so nice to see something traditional! Is this Once and Again, Classic Treasures, or Always Home? I’m looking for a chest for our re-do of the master suite.

  7. Rebecca Turner says

    I love consignment shops. This one looks like a lot of fun! I can’t wait to see your finds!

  8. Shirley, this looks like a beautiful place to shop. I spied several thing that I would love to have. I spent Friday browsing my favorite consignment and antique shops. It is so much fun, and it amazing the pieces that people no longer want. I hope you enjoy your day, and I can’t wait to see your new finds!

  9. That shop puts our little consignment shop to shame! What a selection….and so beautifully styled! Curious to see what all you bought…and where you put it! 😉

  10. Oh how I would love that chinoserie hutch!!!!! I am drooling here! The cane chair, the tables oh what a wonderful shop! We have 1 consignment shop nearby and they do not have nice, quality pieces. I is more like a garage sale:( I think I will look online for more consignment shops. Did you watch the Super Bowl? I about died:):) Have a beautiful day. Can’t wait to see what you got!

  11. I can’t wait to see what your gonna do! That is a fabulous shop!

  12. Great post Shirley…cant wait to see your finds! I frequent many consignment shops in central VA and the Williamsburg area and have found some great deals especially in this past month alone. All of the consignment shops I go to are very selective about their merchandise and they stage it beautifully such as the shop you featured in your post.

    I love going to different shops when we are traveling so I will have to check this shop out when I am in your area.

  13. Many lovely items. We don’t have any consignment shops in our area with this quality. Too bad, mostly junk.


  14. It looks like an amazing place to shop!

  15. Melissa Atkinson says

    Did I miss it, or did you never say the name / local of the consignment shop? Looks like fun!

  16. This looks like a great store with great prices!

  17. I’ve scored some pretty good things at consignment shops, but I don’t know that I’ve ever been in one with so many nice things as the one you show.

  18. I would love to shop in that store! I can’t wait to see what you purchased. That secretary reminds me of some of the pieces my parents had that were handmade in cherry in Campbellsville, Kentucky in the 50’s. I let my niece have the dining room set because she has a beautiful house built in the 1800’s and those pieces were perfect for that room.

  19. Hi Shirley, This shop is awesome and you can see from the photos, high quality and well planned and displayed. I shop these consignment stores too and there are several nice ones here. In fact I recently sold a Lazy Boy reclining love seat. It was such a huge help, they even came and picked up my sofa after they juried it. Love your shop. What did you purchase? Have a great week. xo

  20. Holy moly what gorgeous stuff! Love the Mission style particularly.

  21. l’m soooo jealous! l live in a part of NJ where there are so few stores like this and if there are any they are very small. l’m drooling just looking at those pictures. Lucky you!

  22. What a great place Shirley. You will have to take me there when I come your way again. I love that Church pew.
    Happy New Week.

  23. What a fun place to shop. They really do get in some very beautiful pieces. We have a shop in our area that is similar. I love how they group things together and display lay them like you would use them in your home. The case goods you showed were gorgeous!

  24. Shirley, now THAT looks like a great shop! Nice quality of almost everything I saw pictured….the jurors have a good eye! Looking forward to seeing your new finds in place in your home!

  25. What a wonderful shop….so many goodies!!!! Can’t wait to see what you hauled home :o)
    Have a great week!!!

  26. bobbi duncan says

    Shirley, this shop carries terrific items–wow! The shops where we live carry mostly 17th. and 18th. century EXPENSIVE antiques or high-end names like Henkel Harris–and even used they are very costly. So wish we had shops like yours. I will have to visit your shops next time we visit our son and dil in NC. Williamsburg, VA has a shop like yours called The Velvet Shoestring. They opened a second one here in SE PA, about 30 minutes from me–I guess I’ll just have to go see what they have(tee-hee!). Enjoyed looking at all the goodies–thanks for the tour. Also, can you buy online from any of your local shops? Hugs!

  27. What a beautiful consignment shop!! We have quite a few in our area, but none as nice as yours!

  28. That is a lovely shops… They sure place everything in such taste… Wish I had more room to do some makeovers around the house…

  29. Oh, I do LOVE consignment shops:) We have several really great ones around here, and a few Habitat For Humanity shops as well. I recently found a dining room table and chairs, and I REALLY hoping I land this beauty! I put in an offer so I’m keeping my fingers crossed!!!

  30. This store reminds me of a clothing consignment shop I’ve used…when you walk in you feel like you are in a ‘regular’ clothing boutique, because everything is styled so nicely.

    I always say, it’s easy to decorate by walking into Ethan Allen with a few thousand bucks in your wallet, but it takes imagination and creativity to do it on a budget, qualities you have in spades.

    It’s been way too long since I’ve stopped by Shirley. My apologies. We are now in florida, checking out possible properties and heading to N.C. in a few weeks. Internet has been iffy at best, but I’ll try to catch up soon.


    Hope you’re enjoying the warmer weather.

  31. Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful consignment shop with us Shirley! I went there today and it was fabulous! So many pretty things and beautifully displayed. I found a pair of white cotton crochet twin bed covers with matching shams that will be perfect for a future guest room makeover project and the price was really good too!


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