This past weekend I finally made my way to the Sleepy Poet Antique Mall. I cannot believe I had never been there! Recently I heard two people talking about it so I knew I had to go and check it out. When I go to these places, I like to play a little game called "If I". Where I fill in the blank of how I would use some of the neat things I see. They had a lot of good things but the prices did not seem that great. I feel like I see much better deals at Classic Attic. But there were some good deals - you just had to dig. The place is huge too which makes it fun for a few hours of poking around.
Okay so let's get started...
If I...had a big old antebellum home with expansive porches I would take these two columns and put a board on them to create a side board. At parties I would have a mint julep or wine station here. When not entertaining I would have a vignette of flowers, plants and out door do dads.
If I had a mud room I would put this bench in it with hooks and storage above it so my kids would have a place to stop and take off their snow boots in the winter, drop their school supplies and coats and such. Underneath I would place storage bins so they each had a spot for extra things.
If I had a large landing I would cover this in something fun and durable and make a cozy reading nook. Or If I had a formal living room I would cover it is something feminine and delicate with bold pillows.
If I had a bed and breakfast I would have mismatched plates like this to serve breakfast on.
And I would have pretty linens like these vintage chenile ones.
If I needed a great large light fixture in a hall or over my dining table I would buy this and paint it a fun color like bright yellow, plum or aqua. This was only $65 and quite large so I think this was a good deal!
If I had a coffin rental business...WHAT? You should have seen my face when I saw this. I was in la la land thinking about all the cool things I could do when I spied this. CA-REEEPY!
And $850? Is there a market for this?
Anyway I had lots of fun and will definitely go back from time to time. Especially when I do have a need...we will, one day, be moving to a bigger place, so there will be purchases to make!