This antique Chinese console at the 2007 San Francisco showhouse was dressed up by Suzanne Tucker of Tucker & Marks. If you’ll remember, it’s from that same “Neautrals” issue of House Beautiful that we all loved so much. Of course this vignette totally jumped out at me because I loved all the white, the mix of the rough antique Chinese altar table & the refined brass dolphin hurricanes, the cement spheres (we know how much I love to decorate with balls)
, the greenery, the modern element of the charcoal print and finally the adorable white frog planters.
The frogs really made this table for me. They add that little quirky element I love. Anyway, since I saw this image I never really got them out of my head & look what I found this weekend at a flea market in Florida!!!!:
There was only one & he was $4 and the first purchase of the day! Below, I cleaned him up & thought he would make a great little addition to the kitchen to put herb cuttings from the garden in. He could just stay under the sink & come out for fresh herbs.
I also found some other copycat items at this crazy Swap Shop Flea Market in Fort Lauderdale, which is huge:
The furnishings & home accessories seemed to be few & far between to me but I still had some luck. Check out all the goodies:
Do you remember the lion print from Lucketts? (Below):
Well look what I found for $2.50!!
And check out this beautiful drop-leaf table! If had been near home, this baby would be mine!
Below, I found this crazy vintage chandelier for only $8!!
I didn’t really have a place for it so I gave it to my cousin & suggested she put it over her bed. She has promised to send me after pictures so I’ll post them when I get them 🙂
And I had to have this great little chrome stool for $8. I sent it home with my dad (who had his SUV) to Illinois to go in our lake house
, I think in my bedroom there 🙂 I’ll be reupholstering it & will post ‘afters’ on the whole room when I’ve finished it. (almost!!!) I think it would be a great with a tray on it for drinks, books, or at the foot of the bed for luggage &/or a pretty throw.
I thought this china was really beautiful. I didn’t ask for the price & I totally forgot who makes it (sorry Eddie! 🙂 but isn’t it just really special? (haha it’s hard to keep coming up with adjectives for pretty & beautiful when you’re blogging!! 😉 The blue was so gorgeous though.
And finally at the end we got our coconuts!! (Christian, of course, was fast asleep under his blanket in the stroller- Momma trained him well!- so he’s not in the picture 😉 My husband, Dave, loves these & drank 2 himself.