Monday, January 19, 2009

Anitque Shop Inspiration

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It seems that I have a 'blogging block.' I haven't had too many of these since I usually have lots I want to blog about!

So, I looked in my 'antiques' folder and thought I would take us on a short window shopping trip of an antique store in Birmingham!

Antique shops are great places to get art. I really loved this oil painting of sunflowers. I think the price was $75.00. Be sure to notice the blue vase!

This same shop in Cahaba Heights had lots of gardening decor. I really have a thing about birdhouses. These are so cute painted in the beachy looking colors! Can't wait til warmer weather!

I really love the way this piece was painted black with a dark red on the interior. I have a cabinet that I bought way back....I'm still thinking about giving it a paint job!

I am going to have to go 'antiquing' again. The photos that I have taken while doing this are fun to go back through. I like to take pictures of things that catch my eye so I can thing about how I can use them here!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great Blue Monday!

27 comments:

Bo said...

Hi Diane...I love virtual shopping trips...and the real ones too!
;-) Bo

Sandy Toes said...

Very pretty and blue!
-sandy toe

Darlene said...

Love it all!! I have several things that I am thinking about painting black when the weather warms up. Happy Blue Monday!

Susan said...

Happy Blue Monday!

Southern Lady said...

Diane, I love the sunflower painting, and $75.00 sounds very reasonable for it.

I love the birdhouses, too, and am always looking for new ones for the fence in our backyard.

I enjoyed your shopping trip.

April said...

Don't you just hate when you can't think of anything to write about...I've been there many times, myself! I love all your pictures! Happy Blue Monday to you! ♥

Happy To Be said...

GM Diane...girl I am so glad to know I am not the only one who has this blockage thing..I take my camera every where with me and still think...what am I going to post about..Great Blue Monday to you dear friend...hugs and smiles Gloria

Rose Haven said...

Absolutely Diane...antiquing is such an inspiration to Tom and I, too! Everything that we're using for lamps, tables and ART...plus another few odds and ends, in my re-decorating, has come from our Antiquing trips.

Some lovely photos, there.

Sue said...

I really enjoyed seeing these pictures of your visit to the antique shop. I know the feeling about "blogging blocks"....I have them at times.

Joanna said...

Love these shopping trips...I wouldn't see these things otherwise because for some reason when I am the one out looking I don't see much of anything!

The Berry's Patch said...

I just went antiquing last weekend. It was so fun. I bought a couple of pieces. Antiques are expensive though...I had no idea. I may stick with yard selling. :-)

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

I love the colors of that cabinet too! I may also have to think about doing that. Thanks for the inspiration. laurie

Barb said...

Hi Diane,

Happy New Year to you.

Your header picture is FABULOUS! What beautiful children.

I enjoyed the shopping trip. Virtual works for me.

Have a wonderful week.

Envoyette said...

Adorable birdhouses!

Marilyn said...

I'm impressed with you having an antique folder. Great idea.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Thanks for the shopping trip, Diane! It was fun! :-)

XO,

Sheila

Smilingsal said...

How fun! Now I can say that I have been antiquing!

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The Muse said...

Sunflowers!!!..The Muse's fav of all time :) there you have it...One delighted Muse .. LOL

Melissa Wertz said...

I like that painting! Cahaba Heights you say? Probably not there anymore. Nice post Dianne. :-)

Blondie's Journal said...

Hi Diane!
Thanks for the little shopping trip. I would have snapped up that painting in a minute. I can't wait until better weather to start antiquing again :-)

xoxo
Janie

nikkicrumpet said...

Some pretty things there...but I love the sunflower painting...but then I am a freak for sunflowers!

jeanne said...

Hi Diane, there is nothing more fun than shopping in an antique shop for ideas. I love the photos you took. A great little tour with lovely things to see. Thanks for the fun.

Hugs...Jeanne

Lorrie said...

Thanks so much for the tour of the antiques shope Diane--just the perfect getaway for a cold day here in NC!

Sweetie said...

Thanks for the tour. I wish that we had more antique stores in our area. The bird houses make me yearn for spring. Happy Blue Monday!
Sweetie

White Iris Designs said...

A wonderful day of fun...antiquing..even if I purchase NOTHING...it is fun to just look!
Love the sunflowers!
Thanks for visiting me today & leaving me your thoughts!

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

Ohhhh....I loovvveeee that cabinet!!

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