Friday, November 25, 2011

The Antique Market

Hope everybody had a wonderful blessed Thanksgiving and that y'all survived Black Friday! This year we did not partake in the shopping frenzy. I was hoping that I would be lucky enough to find my Hoover Lynx on special that I have been wanting since we finished our floors back in July but no such luck. Thinking it will now be on Santa's list!;)

This past week we have been spending time with our families. For my mom and I that meant shopping and some more shopping!  
One of our first stops was at The Antique Market. We love this shop and go in it every year when I visit. Mom goes in it probably once every two weeks if not more.

You can find all sorts of things here!

There is even a booth with more primitive items.

I fell in love with these turquoise mason jars and even thought about bringing a few home but alas I did not.

This shop does lean more towards formal antiques for the most part but there is a little of something for everybody.

If I could have brought anything from this shop home it would have been this beautiful wall sconce! It would be perfect in the guest bedroom above one of the side tables! Way out of this SAHM mama's budget though.

This secretary was very pretty.

A very unique cherub lamp.

I meant to bring this bunny home and forgot. We saw it the first day we went in but we only had abt 30 or so minutes before closing so I said it would go on my to go back and get list. Well when we went back I forgot what was on my list!:( I think he would have been cute in the dining room on the buffet.

Gorgeous antique bed!

This bust is an original creation by the owner Steve! He evens does mirrors which I forgot to get a pic of of. I am not sure but I would not be surprised if the painting behind the bust was one of his creations as well.

And this is the shop where you can pick up Annie Sloan Chalk Paint if you live in Augusta or surrounding areas! 

They are also the first carriers of the new CeCe Caldwell's Chalk Paint that I told y'all about the other day! CeCe lives in the area and so Steve I am sure will be fully stocked once the full run of colors is out!

So if you live in the Augusta or surrounding area and have not been to The Antique Market I highly suggest ya pay Steve and all his vendors a visit! It is a must see shop! Be sure to tell Steve Pamela sent ya!:) I can not wait to stop back by next year.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Thanksgiving, Antiquing & Yes Chalk Styled Paint!

I wanted to take this moment to wish each and every one of you a joyous Thanksgiving! May it be filled with family and friends and many many blessings! May it also be  filled with safe travels, good food and good shopping!

Speaking of shopping I have been doing plenty of that this week! I am not able to share all the eye candy with y'all today but I thought that I would share a glimpse of what is to come!;) Please keep in mind they are all done with my phone!:)

I have been enjoying antiquing with my Mama. We went to many places that I just loved!
Speaking of things I loved, this lamp was one of those!! It even had all of its original crystals!
This was a shop I went to with The Nana! 
And as luck would have it I ended up at a shop that carries Annie Sloan Paints that I just could not resist! I will share all about that shop in an upcoming post. It is beyond fabulous!
I brought home some sample pots. I ran out of Old Ochre and I just had to try Aubusson Blue.
Then I also picked up a quart of this!! What is it you may be wondering!? Hold on to your seats!! It is another version of a chalk styled paint!!  I saw it when out antiquing with mom and had to research it and here is what I found from CeCe's FB page! 

CeCe Caldwell's Paints are wonderful earth friendly, all natural chalk and clay water based paints designed for use on furniture and home decor items. Naturally Green in the Color of your CHOICE!

CeCe Caldwell loves to take old and make it new again. Painting furniture and home decor items is a passion of hers. She is also concerned with leaving this earth in better shape for the next generations. She wanted a paint with a wide color pallet was focused toward the American home decor traditions and trends. She also required something environment-friendly. She desired a sealing wax that she felt comfortable using around children and pets. CeCe began searching for a product similar to traditional chalk paint, but could not find what she wanted. A few companies came close and after much work & testing she was able to develop a product that met her requirements: excellent adhesion to various surfaces, self-priming as well as no odor, NO VOCs, no acrylic and non-toxic. The wax is a non-petroleum based, natural wax. In addition to being better for you, your family and the environment, it goes on smoothly without any drag or streaking. CeCe's products are designed with ease of use for the DIYer and to meet the demanding needs of Decorative Artisians.

 If you want to learn more go to her FB page and read all the posts! It is really quite exciting! There will be I think 37 colors in all!! Be sure to tell her I sent ya!:)

Now for those of us who are die hard Annie Sloan fans please do not think I am a trader! I promise I am NOT! I think both paints will be fabulous in their own rights! Stay tuned for my review coming soon!

And to leave ya drooling a bit here is the color I purchased! Love love love it!

Again have a fabulous Thanksgiving and remember Treasure Hunt Thursday will be back NEXT Thursday same time & same place! 

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