Yes, I’m officially OBSESSED with Occasional Sales. And another week means another round of ’em!
This week the Rockford and Buffalo, Minnesota sales were in full swing, so I drove out there to check them out.
I started in Rockford at one of my favorites, Found Salvage. The owner, Angela, is lovely, and has great taste. Last week I bought a gorgeous baby blue and white Limoges tray with elegant gold accents from her at the A Gathering of Friends sale in Minneapolis. The tray came with a matching candlestick, which I’m using as a place to display bracelets. Here’s a peak at a couple of the goods in the shop:
Next, I moved on to the ORIGINAL Occasional Sale, started 15 years ago, Second-Hand Rose:
I stumbled upon this lovely chair, only $95 (!!!!) The chair, itself, was clearly vintage, but the upholstery was brand new. I would have cost $1,000 at a fancy store. So I decided to get it. The only issue was getting the chair into my sedan…
After buying my chair and securing it in the car, I headed into downtown Buffalo, which has a main street that’s a couple of blocks long, and contains several other occasional sale shops. After shopping for 5 hours, I was exhausted and hungry. So I stopped for lunch.
Then I headed back home, a 50 minute drive (all highways), with the chair hanging out the back of the car:
Oh, and I picked this mantle for my mom at Kathie’s Finds in downtown Buffalo. (I didn’t even try to get it in the car – it’s being delivered tomorrow.)
Back home, here’s my chair, with the folding screen that I painted behind it. Can you tell that I like pink?!
Though this chair wouldn’t normally be my style (a touch British grandmother), it’ll be perfect in the “garden” room that I’m dying to have. When I actually have my own home. Anyway, here’s my inspiration:
I absolutely LOVE this book – Charlotte Moss’s rooms are elegant yet personal and comfortable. I am also totally crushing on the chaise-lounge in this room, too. Still on the hunt for that one.
À la prochaine,
You picked up some amazing things! I am afflicted with the same obsession as you – unfortunately I live in 38 square metres which does not accommodate for vintage furniture fixations. Sad face.