Antiquing

Did you catch my "live tweeting" of my antique mall trip on Friday? I didn't snap pics of every item I tweeted, but I did snag quite a few with my phone. I was shopping at Pacific Galleries Antique Mall and Auction House (no pics of the auction items today!) in SoDo in Seattle.

Here's a snapshot ofย  what my tweets were like (in chronological order from top)

And here are some of the things I spied (I'll say if it was mentioned above...)

Amazing wicker cart (can you say bar cart?). I think it was $325.

These two portraits were $225 each but I would have considered that for the pair and put them in the dining room (Ryan says "meh"). This booth was really fun and had lots of French language posters and books. As I mentioned above, they also had a pair of mounted gazelle antlers.

Some of the antiques are refurbished. Loved the finish on these chairs. (And just spied that awesome folding table behind them!)

This booth was kind of cheesy, but I loved these old suitcases.

See way more pictures after the jump!

Welcome to my fantasy office. Seriously, I wanted to buy every. single. thing. That chandelier? AMAZING. I think $750 (fully rewired). Most of the lamps had been rewired. Everything was priced at value, I think - not any steals but definitely great pieces and lots of Greek key!

This booth has always been one of my favorites for curation - everything fits so perfectly - but it's super spendy. Still, love the soft vintage linens and nautical motifs.

This booth had two of those black chairs and two of the caramel (which could have used reupholstering). Loved the vibe here. And I texted Ryan the photo of the army blanket. I want one really bad (with the stripe and cross). This one was $120 I think... without being able to research if this was a good price, I had to pass.

I mentioned seller "DM" above. This is her booth. So much amazing stuff (including a huge pull-down map of France). This table was about coffee-table height and was just under $600.

You guys know my globe obsession. This puppy came up to my collarbone!

I mentioned this purple chaise in my tweets. Sexy. It's been here forever and is just waiting for the right home.

This booth has about a gazillion grain sack and French linen pillows. Ridiculous. This is what I imagine the markets in Paris to be like. Looked at a few pillows, they were starting (and averaging) at about $100 with an insert.

Even though I don't always end up buying a ton at Pacific Galleries, it's always worth it to take two hours and wander the aisles for inspiration. I love thinking of ways to display items and I love the little vignettes some of the dealers invent. Definitely adds to the shopping experience.

 

All photos by Maggie Morgan.