Monday, February 1, 2010

Today was my weekly treasure hunting trip. And while I snagged a few really lovely antique dressers and nesting tables, my best finds were two new additions to my "nautical" wall going up the staircase.

The first was this oil painting I had been contemplating for about 2 weeks, but it had lacked a price tag up until today so I assumed it was priced well over $100. Turns out it was $40 so I didn't even think twice! I just love all the birds.
The second painting is this watercolor dated 1924. The dainty frame was what originally attracted me to it, but the painting itself will be a really charming addition to all the ships.

And speaking of great finds, yesterday I had an absolute blast spending the afternoon with Frugal Contessa, aka Angelica! We literally spent hours in Anthropoligie, snapping pictures for project ideas, trying on dozens of outfits and deliberating over what to purchase. My favorite purchase of the day? this cloche hat! It was on clearance for $19 (and no, it isn't bent or discolored, my mirror is just really mucked up LOL). We both decided on jackets and tops, but it was a tough call!

Have a great Monday night!

21 comments:

suburban housewife said...

your hat is just darling! especially paired with those boots...knockout!

Lauren said...

LOVE, LOVE your Anthro hat...well, your whole outfit! :)

julie said...

sounds like fun! i cant wait to see the pictures up on the wall! and that hat! wonderful! come by! i am hosting my very first giveaway!

Beach Vintage said...

Love the hat, and your boots. Have a great week.

Melissa said...

Cutie pie!

Jennelle said...

Love the hat!

Living It At Home said...

I love your new paintings. What a great idea! I just bought a cute hat at Anthro too. I did a post on my blog if you would like to stop by and visit for a bit!

Love your blog!
jamilyn

**Frugal Contessa** said...

I didn't realize the hat was such a deal! It's so sweet on you. And the top is way better on you than it was on me. Yay for a great shopping trip. I had a blast. I'll share my finds soon.

Kelly said...

um, the hat is adorable but that top! LOVE IT! where is that from?

Lindsey Conrad - Nabors said...

I am ALL about hats and I LOVE your new one!! I just got 2 from Urban Outfitters a couple weeks ago when I was in Nashville!! I am such a hat gal - looks like you are too! And I agree, love your whole outfit, boots are great too!

Holly and Sean said...

Yay Angelica, can't wait to see your finds!

Kelly, the top is from Anthro as well~

Glad there are so many other hat loving ladies out there! I always love the amazing hats they used to wear in all the old movies, kind of feels romantic to wear one too.

Jess said...

So cute!

PS- I still want those boots! :)

Angie said...

i live in ms and wish i knew where to find all of your bargains here! i love your blog.

Melissa said...

I love those paintings! =)

I have a question, my mamaw gave me her bed a little over a year ago. It isn't antique or anything, but it is solid oak. It's a four post bed, but you have the option of not putting the posts up as well. I have been wanting to paint the bed white. My husband says "no way" (lol) but I definitely want to! If I really really tell him I want to paint it, he would give me the okay too lol.
The bed is similar to this bed:

http://furnituretraditions.net/images/bedroom-sets/bed510detail.jpg

The bed is in the guest bedroom. We only have the bed. I was thinking about getting a dresser and painting it white as well, so they could all match. lol What is your take on it? Would you paint it or not? thanks for reading!

Thanks so much for having a wonderful blog! =)

Hamptontoes said...

Love the hat...I too, am a huge lover of hats...winter hats, summer hats, you name it I have a hat for the occasion! Great find at Anthropolgie! I love their stuff...not just clothing, but they have hand towels that I use in the half bath.

Angie said...

LOVE the whole outfit!

MrsKBJ said...

Great buys Holly! You will have to post another picture of your updated stair case wall.

The hat is super cute! I have never been to an anthro. I drool over stuff online and almost purchased from them a couple of times. I think we have one a hour or so from us, I am going to have it check it out in person!! :O)

xo,
Kelly

Atelier de Charo said...

Pretty boots.!!!

Kristin Jo said...

Hi. I just love your blog and thought I'd share a recent project that was totally inspired by browsing your site. All the best!

http://dreamjosephine.blogspot.com/2010/02/dresser-before-afters.html

Katie said...

LOVE that hat!

Amber said...

so cute holly!!! You look great! I love your style always

 
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