Anyway, we somehow managed to get out and about this morning to spend some money (before our week of spending lots of money, mind you), and I just had to share this new place we found. I follow a Houston blog called The Heights Life that sends a weekly update with events taking place in that area of town. It's our favorite area of town and we always manage to sneak in some house-searching while we're there...staying a while in Houston would be much easier if we could somehow land in The Heights. This week's post informed me of a warehouse sale at Installation Antiques, a place I'd never heard of that apparently shares a building with a bakery. Score, that's my kind of shopping.
Let's just say I can't wait for my family to come visit again so I can bring my momma to this place. It was truly stellar...WAY out of my current price range, but so unique and inspiring in terms of home decor. I brought out the trusty iPhone to document some of the set-up.
I want those big circle mirrors so bad. Unfortunately they'd cost us a couple week's worth of paychecks...maybe if I ever learn to bend and weld iron I'll DIY it.
This mirror here was HUGE! I don't know if it's an actual antique that's always looked like that or the crazy creation of the European owner/restorer/woodworker. Either way, it was very cool...
Don't worry, we didn't leave empty-handed. Once we found the "warehouse sale" portion of the store, things got a little more reasonable. I seem to have a thing for old wooden chairs...which is good if you're thinking price, but bad if you're thinking comfort. People are going to stop coming over because I've filled my home with unfortunately hard sitting-surfaces. Oh well. Regardless, I love our find. It's English (apparently), hefty and well-built, and such a gorgeous color of wood.
I think my most-recent Etsy purchase was made for it, yes? I have no idea where I'm going to put it but I like it a lot and that's all that matters right now. :)
Off to do some more packing! I'm determined to take lots of pictures this week to make up for my lack of documentation our first year of marriage. Plus we'll finally have pretty backgrounds...those are hard to find in Houston. Happy summer!