I headed out to the Gas Lamp Antique Mall yesterday to kick off the week! I keep a running list of “always looking for” and antique markets are a great place to find unique pieces. Several of the things I am always keeping my eyes peeled for:
- Trays: Big, small, wicker, glass, wood, you name it… I love them because they add layers and intention when decorating.
- Unique wall décor: Not necessarily a picture, usually a “something”.
- Old ladder
- Large tobacco baskets: These are hard to find in good shape for a reasonable price.
- Old burlap coffee or potato sack
This place is so inspiring. I always leave with new ideas.
The old iron grate below was amazing. The picture doesn’t do this beauty justice as it was about 4 feet tall and 6 feet wide.
I came across a few burlap sacks, but they were in rough shape. I found some nicer ones, but the huge marijuana leaves on the front weren’t exactly “foyer material” 🙂 It was probably a good thing I had Mac with me, because drawers of $5 scarves could keep me entertained for hours.
And SCORE! I found my old ladder! I have been looking for one of these (to hang blankets on, turn sideways on the wall, etc.) for years. I love the old iron brackets at the top of this one, and it was on sale!
When I got home, I took the ladder up to our guest room and draped a few blankets across the rungs. I was wanting this bedroom to feel cozy, quaint, and simple… The ladder – combined with a few other wooden, antique pieces – has accomplished this better than I expected. Here is a sneak peek of where you will stay if/when you come to visit!
I am still waiting on a few pieces for the walls and the bedskirt to come in, and then I think I will call this room complete! Stay tuned for the complete reveal soon. Speaking of reveals, the promised master bedroom reveal is on hold. There is one corner I am not happy with yet… And I don’t want to rush it! The perfect something will come along at some point. I was able to spray paint our bedside tables (previously thrifted here), and they turned out great! More on that to come…
In other news, I had a few appointments this past week. The OB says baby is growing and has a heart rate of 160! I’ll leave all the old wives tails of how high I’m carrying and heart rate up to you in terms of deciding boy vs. girl. I have my gut feelings, but I’ll keep those to myself for now! I am feeling much better overall, but the restless legs started this week. I had this while I was pregnant with Mac, but it started later. Has anyone experienced restless legs with their pregnancies? I’d love to hear what you did to relieve it! I’m like a Mexican jumping bean over here, especially at night.
I also chopped my hair off. To no credit of my own, I sat down and told my friend Debbie, “Please just fix it however you want. It doesn’t move and it’s awful.” This is what she came up with and I love it! My hair hasn’t been this short or this blonde in a long time, and if I didn’t have a bum foot I’d probably be out mom-strutting 🙂
I hope everyone’s week is off to a great start. Thanks for following along!