Thursday, July 21, 2011

The Antique Gallery- Part 2

If you stopped by yesterday you saw that the boys and I made a trip to The Antique Gallery here in Houston. It is a massive space with over 255 vendors! If you have not been and are local you MUST pay them a visit! Here are a few more pics of what we saw yesterday.

I loved this antique cabinet with vintage wall paper! It was soo sweet!

Tons of Vaseline glass to go around. Oldest's favorite color is green so he thought they were pretty cool. 

Littliest has a fondness for cats and so he had to take a picture of this regal kitty. I am surprised he did not ask to bring it home!:)

These lamps are sooo pretty. 

Now if I had had $350 this baby would have come home with me!! 

Cute lil' writing desk and chair. Love it just how it is but can see it in so many other colors.

I was excited to see these prints. I am actually watching prints just like these on Ebay and meant to go back and look at them again. 

More old scales to love and love them the owner indeed does! That middle one I think was $100!

If red is your thing then you will like this bright red china cabinet.

I loved this piece. I am thinking it is either a buffet or an old wash stand. Not sure but it was super pretty!

Oldest took this pic to show his Grandpa all the books. Grandpa loves him some books!

Now here is the piece of resistance! This booth is what we actually came for and wouldn't ya know it was in the very last isle we went down!:) This is WonderFaux's booth. They are a faux finishing business/school here in the Houston area and have just started carrying Annie Sloans Chalk Paint. Yes ladies you can be jealous!;)

This is a beautiful headboard they have done I am pretty sure with chalk paint. 

These corbels were gorgeous as well and if I read the tag right they were only $120 for the pair which I thought was a really great deal. Knowing me and my eyes they could have been $120 a piece though.

I loved that they had this sample board with Old White and all the different wax finishes they carry. It made it super easy on what to choose.

Now choosing from all of these lovelies was quite a bit harder! I probably spent 30 minutes here picking up colors and putting them back. The boys needless to say had had enough so I made my decision and we left.

And here are the three colors I brought home. They broke the budget royally and I will NOT be shopping for anything any time soon thanx to this paint but it is oh so worth it! 

I also purchased some wax in Jacobean! I already have my projects lined up and a table out in the garage to finish which hopefully will make up for my splurge.

So there ya have it! If you are in the Houston area and you have to get your hands on some of Annie Sloans Chalk Paint you have two choices other than phone orders to grab ya some up! You can go and visit
WonderFaux Decorative Arts out in Stafford which is where there studio and classroom is located or you can stop by The Antique Gallery and visit their booth. I do not remember their booth number but as you go in the front door go to the first isle on your left closest to the door and they will be down there.

Before I go I wanted to mention that many exciting things are happening here at From My Front Porch To Yours this week! Be sure to stop by and join in on the fun with my Appreciation Party with special guest! Its my way of saying thanx to all of you! Even more exciting news is that Rhonda over at Blue Creek Home is taking a break with Treasure Hunt Thursday and she thus  has decided to so graciously pass it on to me for now!! Thanx Rhonda! I promise to take good care of it! I am hoping to get it all in order for next Thursday!

So there ya have it ladies! Be sure to keep stopping by to visit because ya never know what will be up next!:) Have a grand Friday!


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Home Sweet Home Friday
Show and Tell Friday

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14 comments:

  1. I'd say I need to come back to Houston for another visit!

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  2. Awesome pictures! I so wish I could visit.. over 200 some odd vendors.. wow!!
    Can't wait to see what you do with your chalk paint. Have fun!
    Sherri

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  3. I have been wanting to try some of that paint, I have seen it mentioned on so many blogs now. Looking forward to your review of how it works out and maybe I will have to make a trip over that way to buy some paint!
    Thanks for introducing another antique place too!
    Last weekend Hubby and I went to that big yellow antique mall in Houston near IKEA, have you been there? There was so much to look at there, in all price ranges

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  4. TOTALLY AND SERIOUSLY JEALOUS that you live close to an Annie Sloan retailer!!! lol! I'm just itching to get my hands on some of that magical paint! :)

    xoxo laurie

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  5. Lucky you to have a place to buy that in person. I ordered Aubusson and it s more teal than I was expecting. I painted a couple of frames with it and did the dark wax and they look good. I may paint over the chest in the dining room. This color is really gorgeous with dark wax.

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  6. That's very nice of you to take over Rhonda's party for her, Pamela. I LOVE that headboard! If you take away the straight pieces, it reminds me of the one I picked up at the thrift store a few months ago. It's great to see what mine will look like in the Old White.

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  7. What a fabulous antique mall!! I can't wait to see what you transform with all that chalk paint!! Have a great weekend, Martina

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  8. I remember this place...! I used to do quite a bit of business travel to Houston and would visit antique shops on my "down time." It is BETTER than Disneyworld! Love all your pics; sounds like you and your boys had a fun day!

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  9. What a big and treasure-filled antique mall! Lucky you to find some of that coveted paint!
    - Susan

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  10. Oh, you're so lucky to live where there is a supplier. I still would like to try the chalk paint, but just haven't ordered any yet. Can't wait to see your finished projects.

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  11. How wonderful is that spot! Your so lucky to get to pick out your chalk paint. I would have had no trouble with the one quart I would have bought and you picked it, Duck Egg Blue is awesome! I have a piece I would love to paint with that. Happy Painting, you look set for now! Thanks for linking it to HSH!
    Sherry

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  12. This looks like a great mall and yes, I'm jealous! I want to try the ASCP in a bad way! Thanks for linking up with VIF, xo Debra

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  13. OMGoodness!! It is a really small world, lol!! My booth is on the same aisle as Wonderfaux :)) I'm the one with with the draped and tent-like structures (closer to the entrance)!!!
    The Antique Gallery is an awesome place to visit!! I love having my booth there!! They just finished a commercial too :)) Come back and visit soon!!
    ~~Michella~~
    www.michellamarie.com (my blog)
    www.thegypsycaravan.net (my booth)

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