I love to visit flea markets and antique stores. It’s always interesting in the antique stores to see things just like I grew up with (and probably threw away – or buried in “the hole”) actually for sale. No, I don’t buy them, but I do enjoy looking and occasionally find something I can’t live without.
“Pickers Choice” is a local craft/antique market with a gazillion vendors and lots of “stuff” where one can wander for a very long time. I’m not sure if it’s a ‘flea market’ or antique store, or maybe both combined. Was a furniture store back in the day and they’ve done an excellent job converting it to whatever it is now.
The little marble top table that I now have in my new guest room came from there and I love it! (You can read about my new guest room here.) It’s the perfect size and looks great. I called them after I was there and they were holding it for me.
I came home from work a day later and #1 son and DIL surprised me with the table. What a lovely surprise gift and it cleaned up and works perfectly in the space I wanted it for.
So then… I needed a nice/cute lamp to sit on it.
- Do I have a lot of lamps at my house? (Yes)
- Do I have lamps I’m not using at my house? (Yes)
- Do I have a lamp I liked for that space ? (NO)
So a few days later #1 son and I stopped at Packard’s Antiques in Huntsville. Now this one is pretty much a real antique store and it’s quite large. This cute little lamp was priced really low and I thought it would work fine – got to the checkout and found it was 50% off. Now, that’s my kind of deal. I just happened to have the lamp shade at home (imagine that) and it fits perfectly.
Yeah, I really needed another piece of furniture and another lamp… but it sure is pretty and I LOVE the marble top. I have to go upstairs occasionally just to look at it. 🙂
Don’t have many ‘real’ antique stores in the town I live in, but Huntsville has quite a few. Going to have to take a day and just go looking!!!