Friday, 15 May 2009

Friday Fossicking



A great pair of tole lights but they do need a fair bit of work!!



There is a pair of these French Gilt armchairs which I found for some clients. We are going to cover them in a pale blue and white narrow stripe fabric for their lounge room.



I love gate leg tables and this little oval one is so sweet! I don't have a job to put this one into but I do love it!!



I love this mirror which I purchased. I am going to get it painted and I plan to use it in a powder room.


I thought this screen was amazing. I don't have anywhere to use this piece either but it's a cracker!!


I've been out fossicking around today for Antique/vintage pieces for clients. I've had a wonderful time!! Unfortunately I don't have any Friday Flowers to share with you today as I didn't get to my flower lady before she closed. Instead I'll leave you with a few finds from today's hunt. Oh and I'm glad to report that I am over my travel bug {for now anyway}!! Have a lovely weekend and I look forward to posting lots of wonderful things next week!

42 comments:

amber darling said...

I think you have been travelling to distant places, afterall!It looks like you have been to a Paris flea market hidden somewhere in Brisbane? Are you in Brisbane today?? Would love to know where to go for such treasure, but maybe it's better I don't know!

two hippos said...

I love the french screen, its just fabulous!

custardbydesign said...

great post...great finds too!
the mirror are the screen are cream of the crop for me...

what does fossicking mean?!?

Catherine@Simply Natural said...

You have such a great eye for seeing the potential! Sounds like a fabulous day. Have a wonderful weekend.

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Laura Casey Interiors said...

What a pretty gate leg table. Would love to see a photo after that chair is recovered!

E.B. Finds said...

I LOVE the mirror! Isn't amazing what a coat of paint does to transform an older piece? I love hunting down fun pieces and transforming them into something new. It makes upcycling so much fun!

Doris the Great said...

I've never heard of fossicking! What's the origin of the word? It's a good one.

balloons n stuf said...

Hi Anna
I love your finds, did u purchase the chandeleir under the lights, if not can u disclose where i can get it from? it looks to be something I can use in my decorating. Love the mirror too!!!
my email is balloons_stuf@bigpond.comThankyou
Vicki

Terri said...

The treaures are like poseys to my eyes. Haha, I am no poet. Have a great weekend.

Sarah said...

I absolutely love that table. It would be phenomenal in my house!

ana said...

Those pieces are lovely
hope you post them again when you have paint them!

have a great weekend!

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ana said...

Those pieces are lovely
hope you post them again when you have paint them!

have a great weekend!

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ana said...

Those pieces are lovely
hope you post them again when you have paint them!

have a great weekend!

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VictoriaArt said...

Great finds! Love the screen and the light fixtures...
Have a great weekend!
Greetings from NYC! Victoria

Fabulously french said...

I love the chairs - they will look great stripey and the screen is fab.

L x

Jenny said...

Great finds! Had to look up the word "fossicking" though! Never heard that here in California :)

ScrappyTime.com said...

That mirror is beautiful! I have been on the search for some great mirrors to paint white. I want to do a grouping in my bedroom above my dresser. Great post!

naphtali said...

Wouldn't mind incorporating that mirror, table and screen into my place!

vicki archer said...

Great treasure hunting Anna, xv.

Georgia B. said...

that screen IS amazing! even if i had no use for it, i'd have to snag it and just make use for it. heck, i'd build an entire room around it!

all beautiful finds!

Linda/"Mom" said...

* That's SOOO CUTE~~~ your "fossicking" would be, I guess, akin to our "frolicking(I really MUST get to YOUR part of the world~~~ hubby & I've been talking about it for quite a while, but oh! Those lonnnng, lonnnngg flights!!!)~

Warmest,
Linda in Arizona *

Rachel said...

Love that screen!!

Have a great weekend!

Mimi said...

Great screen!

Style Court said...

Anna -- that gateleg table and screen. Wow!

LindsB said...

Beautiful oval table, the legs are my favorite part. Have a great weekend!!

timelesshome annika said...

Perfect things for my house.
I am celebratng one year blogging if you wont you can get a chance to win.
Have a nice week end
annika

Romana said...

Lots of fun searching out those sort of pieces!

Anna - I seem to miss some of your posts. I see them on my Blogger List, but not on your page, for example, "Black and Spiro Today" (with a white chair in the picture). It appears on my list between "Dreamy Bedroom" and "Dreaming of far away places", but I can't view it on your page. I have had this problem with a few posts on your site. Any ideas what I am doing wrong? I love your shop displays and hate being teased! lol
All the best for the weekend,
Romana

Sarthak said...

very exquisite ! especially the screen, absolutely fantastic !!

Renae said...

Fossicking...that's a new word for me!
I just got a 1920's gateleg table....I have wanted one forever so was happy when I got this one!
I love the silver/pewter in your first picture!
Blessings....have a great weekend!

The Sobbing Settee ... said...

Oooh my goodness ... I am in love with that coffee & tea pot. Great finds!!!

Have a lovely weekend ... many regards from Holland.

meandering pearl said...

Hi! treasures of delight! {im having a little giveaway too} just a small thankyou for all the beauty bouncing around in blogland :) have a lovely day!!!

Janet K @ Manly Gallery said...

Hey Anna, would love to see how the french chair looks when "recovered". I just sold my gate table which I've had for years - sort of regretted it when I saw it leaving the gallery - you do become attached to these lovely items. I'll think twice next time!

Tricia Mitchell said...

Oh that chair WILL look lovely in a blue and white stripe. Please show us pictures when it is done.

That gate leg table is adorable. I have a rectangular one in my online shop that is black and quite large which is lovely for seating several people. They are so wonderful to tuck against a wall when not in use. I don't know why we don't see more of them in design.

Tricia - Avolli

Olga said...

Hi Anna, these are really gorgeous finds! I bet the chair will have a total make over after you work on it :) I love the screen, yet I agree it needs to fit and it is not easy to find a place for it... The table and the mirror will look wonderful when repainted. Cheers!

lady jicky said...

Yes - that screen is fabbo!!

Caroline's Lost and Found said...

I love the mirror! Please post a picture of it after it is painted! Take care, Caroline

Beach Vintage said...

Wish I was shopping with you. These are truly beautiful finds.

Wilson said...

Hi Anna, as a devoted reader of your blog you have inspired me to undertake a course in interior design. I was wondering if you'd be interested in doing a 'day or week in the life of an interior designer" to give those not in the business a taste of what you do day to day.

ness lockyer said...

I love your new finds Anna, especially the chair and screen. What a wondeful way to spend the day.
Ness xx

Sarah said...

Hi Anna,

I discovered your blog on the Real Simple website. You have a fantastic eye and a wonderful instinct for pairing new creations with pieces steeped in history. Thanks for the beautiful inspiration.

Cheers,
Sarah Woloschuk
(mainstreetmusings.wordpress.com)

Mrs Potter said...

What gorgeous pieces!