7.25.2011

BOTANICALS, BUTTERFLIES AND INSECTS, OH MY!!!

Saturday was girls' day.  My daughter and I met two of my friends and their daughters for tea and scones  at a local bakery.  Of course, girls' day calls for a little shopping.  After breakfast, we headed to a local shop called Quince and Quinn. They were having a huge tent sale and everything was 40% off.  I had never been to the store before, but I will definitely be going back.  Most things were a bit pricey, even at 40% off, but I did come away with a great book.  Well, actually 1/2 a book.  My friend and I decided to buy the book together.  We weren't buying it to read, we wanted to rip out the pages and frame them. 

It was this book. 
We paid $30 total and it can be also be found here.

My first selection was these three butterfly prints.  I had 8x10 close-up pictures of my three children here previously.  When I bought the frames, I wasn't quite sure what I wanted to put in them, but I loved the size and shape of them and knew they would work well on this big wall.  


Here's a picture of the dining room all cleaned up (before I switched out the pictures). 


I love the colors in the butterfly prints. Color is exactly what this wall needed.  




One more look.....


Okay, now here's a look at some of the more pricey items that I absolutely loved. 


I loved this vintage beverage cart.  
Most items in the store were new, but there were a few really cool vintage things mixed in. 


This industrial metal wall cabinet was calling my name.  


I love this mirror, but it was waaaaaaaay too expensive.  
I think I could find one at Homegoods and spray paint it glossy white for a similar look. 


This pillow would be perfect in my daughter's new room.  
However, I already confessed that I change my mind way too often to buy expensive pillows.  


I have a thing for stools and I've been sternly warned,politely asked not to bring anymore stools home. 
There are currently nine in our garage (waiting for a makeover).  Who needs some barstools?  


I desperately want to replace the light in my boys' room and this one would be perfect. 
It was 40% off $595, still too much for me.  
I've got my eye on one very similar to this one without the high price tag.


I was loving this whole botanical scene.  The blue vase, the greenery and the fabric, love it all!


Last, but not least, this beautiful curved cabinet (with a blue interior).  The shape was amazing.



It was a great day, and I got to spend time with my little girl and two good friends.  
Can't ask for much more than that.  

9 comments:

  1. Love those prints! So smart to use prints from a book! What a great store.

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  2. What a great idea, framing pages from the book. I was looking at botanical prints at All Posters.com and they were ridiculously expensive! I love how they look in your dining room, a nice pop of color! The shop looks like fun!

    XO,
    Janie

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  3. I have that book and love it as well! So unassuming from the cover but filled with beautiful shots! Thanks for sharing!

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  4. That place looks amazing!!! Love those prints!!!

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  5. Andrea - love the colors and composition of your butterflies! So pretty......along with your shopping expedition finds. You are too funny with your nine barstools!

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  6. Great idea! Now I know what to do with these two frames I bought @ a yard sale last week! :) Also, I love the lighting in your dining room- Perfect!!

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  7. Those prints are beautfiul! Great colors. A nice addition to your dining room.

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  8. Your botanical prints look absolutely fantastic! The perfect pops of color in your dining room!:-)
    Vanessa

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