Out with the old...
and in with the new!
I spied with amazing hand painted bird and bamboo chest of drawers when I popped into an antique mall this past weekend. I stared at it for some time before moving on and scoring a whitewashed Chinese Chippendale chair for $28. However, as soon as I got home I knew I had made a mistake in leaving it there. Thanks to Twitter and Instagram friends (I FINALLY joined and can be found taking pictures over at @kappaprep) my mistake was confirmed. I headed back on Sunday and the darling chest was still in the booth, unsold which I took as a sign. I snatched it up then and there, along with two "Made in England" Blue Willow plates, and fit it in my trunk before heading back to Dallas and moving it upstairs all my myself (this was my workout for the week).
I just love how the colors and bamboo fit right in with my chairs and the bird accents pick up the prints in on the opposite wall. It was meant to be I think. Now I just need to hand the new sconces my mother sent and things will be looking good.
Sadly, the new chest meant the bar cart had to go since there is just no room to spare at the inn. It was a good run and such a great piece. It sold within a few hours on Craiglist and went to a very, very happy home!