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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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


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…:(


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.


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..


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

… actually worked out well…do ya think?



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.


I used my Johnson Brothers Pomona plates…

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



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


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


And how it reflects the outdoors….


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


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


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


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