Antique Shopping in Miami!
While we were in Miami over Christmas, we were able to do some antique shopping.
I found some fabulous pieces for our online shop and thought I would show you what I came home with.
So many of the antique shops were closed while we were there because of the holidays, but we did discover two shops that were open and we were abel to find some beautiful things.
When we arrived home earlier this week, we piled all of the vintage goodies into our empty dining room so that I could photograph it.
I adore everything we found and was tempted to keep some of it, but I will be listing it all in our online shop. I still have a garage full that I haven’t unpacked yet, which makes letting these things go so much easier!
Authentic vintage Italian Florentine pieces are favorites of mine and this set of nesting tables caught my eye immediately.
So much of the Florentine that you see in the secondary market today is plastic, and it doesn’t have the deep, rich look that the wood pieces have. The gilded wood is just gorgeous with a beautiful patina!
Many of these pieces are getting so hard to find as the desire to decorate our homes with it is becoming popular again, and collectors are snapping them up.
French barometers are a rare find, so I was really excited when I saw this French faience barometer. The colors are so pretty!
I adore antique French ironstone transferware, and this set of twelve plates is amazing!
They have such a pretty teal transferware border, and whimsical center scenes.
Each plate has a different restaurant themed scene. I can see them being hung on the wall over a buffet or or on a kitchen wall in a grouping.
I was shocked when I found three Italian Florentine mirrors, all in one place!
They are gorgeous and I am so tempted to keep one of them! The carved wood frames are stunning, and they work perfectly in a French style home.
Two petite footstools also caught my eye.
One is a sweet French Provincial style and the other is a beautifully ornate iron stool, both with needlepoint upholstery.
A beautiful French cherub candelabra and Parian bisque bust came home with us as well.
The most unique piece I found was a set of French Provincial nesting tables with carved inlaid wood tops.
They are gorgeous and I’ve never seen any like them before.
Two antique French ironstone pots and an old Infant Jesus creche figure finished off our finds.
I wish we could have found more, but it’s not a bad haul for only shopping two stores!
Today, we’re heading to the monthly estate sale in Mobile, AL that we attend quite often, and I’m sure we’ll find lots of vintage goodies there!
Miss Rubylou enjoyed her Christmas vacation but she was so ready to get home.
She’s still a bit confused about the move and we’re working on getting her settled in. She doesn’t let hubby and I out of her sight, but I’m sure she’ll get used to the new home soon!
I hope you enjoyed seeing all of the vintage goodies we brought back from Miami!
If you see something you’re interested in, head over to our online shop! You might see something you can’t live without!
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