Friday, April 1, 2011

{some lovely finds}

when i went to visit my sister in grand rapids a couple weeks ago,
we visited some amazing antique shops in the area.
there were some really beautiful pieces of furniture, i was practically drooling.
and daydreaming of living in a place that would actually fit all of them.

we have a rather small living room in our duplex. when we first moved in,
we had a giant glass top coffee table from ikea that we'd bought used.
(you can see a pic here.) eventually i got sick of it taking up such a
large portion of our living space, so i got rid of it & we went without a table.

as for a side table, i used a stack of a few vintage suitcases,
which looked cool, but was definitely not a good place to set a glass of wine.
to my good fortune, i found a side table & coffee table that were both inexpensive
& small-ish. i also found a beautiful blue mason jar & an old milk bottle,
which are the most perfect vessels for fresh ranunculus, i must say :)
new antique find.
new antique find.
pretty pink ranunculus
have you found any note-worthy antique finds lately?

p.s. if you live in the detroit area, do you have any know of any
good antique shops in the area?!


k. davis said...

LOVE your nightstand! :)

Lori said...

love them! especially with the flowers!

Kayla said...

Love the tables. It's amazing how much fresh flowers add to a gorgeous table.

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Anna Elder said...

great finds!! i found a cool table awhile back. it goes perfectly in out living room.

Gingiber said...

Meg! The colors are perfect! Love your finds!

Kel said...

those are such cute items! great finds! There are a few good places up in N. Michigan

Loves tea... said...

A beautiful, fresh spring look, and quite whimsical too! I also see your sweetly knit (?) coasters :)

Mellisa Rock said...

Love all of you cute finds. Reminds me that it's been a while since I went antiquing.

Geezees Custom Canvas Art said...

That nightstand is adorable and chic!

Faith said...

SO sweet! I especially love the side table. Due to space issues, I don't think we've ever had a coffee table ether. Some day!

Kate said...

Great finds! What stores did you visit in G.R.? My mom and I love to go 'junking' when I'm home for a visit. I'd love to know if there's a new place to add to our list!

Sarah-Anne said...

great decor, megan!!

rebecca said...

great great finds! i haven't found crap lately... absolutely nothing. bummer.

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

Wow what great finds! I agree that nightstand is adorable. Really like your blog. Glad that I found it!

jozen said...

love it :)