Sunday, February 19, 2012

Saturday Shopping Trip

Yesterday I went out in search of some things for a project I am wrapping up.  
I didn't find much for the project but I did find some funny things to share with you.  First off,  I was looking for lamps for a buffet.  
I almost bought these but didn't think they were as tall as I needed.

Then I found these which I think will be perfect for this job!  Can't wait to show you!

Once I found the lamps, I decided to venture over to Sleepy Poet Antiques so see what goodies I could find there.  
This place is massive.  Over  50,000 sq feet of antiques, vintage clothing, home decor, art shabby chic and more.  
It's not much on the outside but the inside is sure fun!


Vendors rent spaces and fill with all kinds of treasurers


There are rows and rows and rows!  I got so confused I think I actually walked in circles part of the time.


Everything from silver goblets to demitasse name it they have it!  You just have to find it!


There is even a little snack bar if you get hungry, which you do because they have free popcorn which
you smell the minute you enter the doors...


If you aren't into home decor, you might like the jewelry options such as these bakelite bracelets and rings. 
 I like that black and white number down front...  There are also great vintage clothing vendors!


 I entered through the consignment area and couldn't resist taking a pictures of these fun screen doors used to display jewelry, so I could show you.  I was thinking you could hinge one of these behind the door to your room and hang jewelry on both sides of it.  It would be totally out of the way!

here's a close up...

Next I found this 1927 Singer sewing machine.  It looks like the sewing machine I learned to sew on. 
 I was so tempted to buy it for old times sake.  I think my mom still has the one I learned on so hopefully she will give it to me one day.  I spent many hours sewing projects on hers for my apparel design classes when I was in college earning my first degree.  This reminds me of the time my son asked me if I learned to drive on a Model T.  Teehee!  If he saw this he would definitely think I did!

I was digging this pair of Foo Dogs wish they were larger.  They were really small and $195.00

This was an interesting table and chairs.  Not sure what the Ruby Red Slipper was
doing there.  Think Dorothy danced on the table at the Sleepy Poet?

Next up....Here is my DIY for the day...

Attach a magnet to the back and voila!  Or you can buy one for $3
They weren't exactly flying out the door!

Or how bout bottle cap earrings?  Special date?  Remember it with caps from the beer you drank?
No, I didn't think so...oh well....

All kidding aside, I really did love these pottery bloom pots.  These I might be going back to buy.

When I turned the corner... bam!  THERE THEY WERE!!!
I found the antlers!!  All great prices!!!  The small ones were only $25.00

These were the larger ones...

Loved this print.  Reminded me of a night out with a friend when he asked his date what she would like and she said in the most southern voice ever "well, I like you".  Ok, so you had to be there.  It was funny! I might have to buy this for him...

Sorry for the reflection on this charcoal.  She was a real beauty.  I have thought about her
a lot since I left.  I don't know who she is but she is certainly stunning!  

Especially like this shell.  It is a soft green color with pale pink.  Would be great if
I was there to look prints for a grouping, but I wasn't.  Do you need one?  Here it is for $75.00

Loved all the vintage suitcases.  This stack would make a great bedside table if you removed
the train case on top!  I guesstimated the bottom four would cost approx $200 which isn't bad!

I loved this little pine bench.  It is waiting to go live in someone's hallway, bedroom or
 porch.  The carving on this is beautiful! The sales person said he thinks there is another one too.
A pair of these would be great on a porch!

Aren't these adorable?  Antique wooden shoes with leather scalloped buckles!
I really wanted to try them on but didn't want to take off my boots!

Ok, so I saw a lot of fun things but not really much on my list.  
Are you wondering what I bought?  

What if I told you I bought hunks of wood....
yes, that's right!  I bought two hunks of wood.  My husband just shook his head but
I was excited!  One of the vendors lives in Myrtle Beach and each week drives up and brings
loads of driftwood.  Really great prices!  I got these two pieces for under $20.00
Sure beats the manzanita at West Elm for $50 for a piece about half this size!
(This is insider scoop from the window dresser at Anthropology)
If you live in Charlotte and read my blog there you have it!  The cat is out of the bag...

This is two pieces.  The larger piece was 12.00 and the smaller one was 6.00!

This is the piece I got for $6.00

I almost forgot...I also bought these megaphones!  I thought they were perfect to put in a bookcase I am trying to fill for a client.  I have been collecting things for this bookcase since Sept.  I hope to soon finish it so I can show you a picture of all the fun things in it.  

Here are the megaphones.  Aren't they fun? So far every male who has seen these have put them up to their mouth and tried them out!  

(all photos are property of Lisa Mende Design unless noted)

Hope you enjoyed my little shopping excursion.  Can't wait to take you other places after all
we still have lots to buy!!!

Hope your Sunday has been relaxing!

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  1. Thanks for taking us along on your shopping trip, Lisa! Anxious to see your project!

    1. Can't wait to share! Thank you for stopping by! Hope you have a great evening!

  2. This looks like a fun place to spend the day - great idea for the store to blast customers with the smell of freshly popped popcorn to get them to stay longer. The jewelry door is on the same lines as mine but larger and sturdier.

  3. Just found your cute blog and boy do I LOVE Sleepy Poet! Maybe we should meet there with Katie Emmons for a date!Oh what fun! Blessings, Caroline

    1. Oh Caroline! You are so sweet! I would love to meet you and Katie over at Sleepy Poet one day! Isn't Katie great! I just love her! By the way, can I feature you on my blog? I would love to show your work! You are so talented! Thanks for commenting!


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