On Sunday, I headed out with my very favorite shopping buddy, my daughter. We hit up a local outdoor antique fair. It takes place once a month from April through October. My friends and I like to refer to it as "Burlington. Last week, we were buzzing with excitement over "Burlington".
It was a gorgeous day and we began browsing the different booths.
The first thing that caught my eye was a beautiful copper umbrella stand. It had a lovely patina and was priced right. My daughter and I were standing over the umbrella stand, mulling it over, when it swoops another customer and literally takes it right out from underneath me. I was a little stunned. Guess it wasn't meant to be. However, it taught me a valuable lesson.
If you want something, pick it up, or sit it in.
Which leads me to my first purchase.
This vintage Herman Miller Eames office chair. I have been searching for one for quite some time.
I came upon this one and knew it would be perfect for our office.
After being burned on the umbrella stand, I instructed my daughter to sit in the chair and not move.
The chair would go in our office and I my husband spends the majority of time in there
so I wanted to send him a picture and make sure he liked it.
While I patiently waited for his reply, my daughter just sat, and sat and sat.
Okay, enough rambling, I bought the chair.
Here it is in its new home.
It is very comfortable and the leather is in great condition.
This was the chair that used to be in the office.
As soon as I got home on Sunday, I listed it on Craigslist.
I sold it yesterday (for more than I paid for it - Shhhh!!)
I also picked up this rusty old thing. Another item I have been on the hunt for.
We entertain quite often, especially in the summer. This is going to come in handy for keeping drinks cold. You know I like old rusty things, but the base might be a bit too rusty, even for me.
I'm thinking of painting it a bright fun color.
Lastly, I snagged this metal tool box accessory.
It was just $5 and I knew I could use it outside on my back porch.
I had such a great time spending the day with my daughter. I can't wait until next month's "Burlington"!
Have you ever had someone swoop in and steal your treasure?
I use the word steal lightly since I had not technically paid for the treasure.