Weekend Decor Shopping

How is it Thursday already?!  This week went by really fast.  I'm excited that it's almost the weekend again which means more decor shopping.  Last weekend the weather was so beautiful - sunny and hot, it was such a nice change from all the constant rain we've been having.  So I hopped on my bike and rode up and down residential streets in my neighbourhood looking for yard sales, then I biked downtown to walk along Queen Street and pop into some antique shops and home furniture & decor stores.  Here is just a small sampling of things I saw and/or bought:

Drawers filled with drawer hardware at Chatelet

A table setting at Chatelet.  Such beautiful, romantic furniture and decor in this store; very French provincial.

The drawer pulls that I bought at Chatelet - see my blog post about replacing drawer hardware here.



I finally found a new lamp for my living room!  I love the Arco floor lamp (see it here) but it's too wide for my narrow room.  This one is not only more suitable for a smaller space, but I like that there are five different light sources instead of just one.  The marble base is going to be the perfect anchor for my marble-topped bar cabinet on the opposite side of the room.  Each light on the fixture swivels side to side for a customizable look.  This picture is of the floor model (from Urban Barn); I had to order it as it wasn't in stock so I won't have it for another 2-3 weeks.  I can't wait to see it in my space!


Also from Urban Barn - a cute set of plates decorated with chair sillhouettes on an even cuter dresser/cabinet that has a "reverse tromp l'oeil" effect to it of life imitating art.  


This was my one and only yard sale find of the day - scored it for only $2 and it actually works!  I love it because it reminds me of an identical clock that my grandparents had in their house, so this is my nostalgia piece.  

I found this trivet in an antique store.  At the time, I didn't know what the Chinese characters meant but I thought it was a really striking image, especially with the Greek key pattern in the surrounding circle.  There's a brass hoop on the back to allow the trivet to be hung on the wall, which is exactly what I'm going to do with it as soon as I find a place for it (if I had a home office it would definitely be going in there!).  I've since learned from a friend at work that the symbols are pronounced "foo-loo" and it means "prosperity in career."  

I might go back to Structube and buy this lamp - it is so sparkly and would look great next to my bar cabinet.  It's the perfect size, too; I need a slim shade for that corner of the room.

The best price I've seen so far for a replica of the Philippe Starck Louis Ghost Chair - $79 at Structube.  

This weekend I'll be heading to the Junction to check out the plethora of antique shops that are concentrated in that small neighbourhood.  Window shopping only though, unless I see something really inexpensive - that floor lamp I just bought wasn't exactly expensive, but it definitely maxed out the budget for now.