Friday, May 1, 2009

Big Box Stores?!

I'll be honest - I am not a fan of the "big-box shops." Ya know, Pottery Barn, Crate and Barrel, CB2, Pier 1... etc.... I prefer going to antique and vintage shops, estate sales, and flea markets. The type of places where you get one-of-a-kind pieces that you will enjoy for ever. Pieces only you will have!

But, I always do check the Big-Boxers and see what they have out there. To see if anything felt special/original. And to my surprise, there were some great pieces that I wanted to share. I don't like a room that is head-to-toe "Pottery Barn" but throwing in a piece or two will work just fine, and with these pieces - you can't exactly tell that they are from a chain store. SCORE!
This iron table is from and would be a great accent table in a living room, or in a romantic bedroom.

Nesting tables from

West Elm butler tray/side table
Birds in a Glass Dome - These would be a beautiful center piece on a dining table

CB2 - peakaboo nesting tables - Lucite is really popular right now, and these would be great in any setting - whether it be modern, or a more classic room that needed some edge to it.

Chest from

Hong Kong Bird Cage Lantern I adore this. This would be darling hanging in the corner of a bedroom, or in a large kitchen.

Antoinette Fainting Couch - This is amazing! It also comes in other prints and solids. It is so glam and chic, it looks like it came from the greatest Antique shop in the world.
Coral Lamp from This lamp looks very rich. I have seen a lot of coral-like lamps just like this one, but nobody can beat this price! It's a good one.


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