Loved but Left Behind

March 13, 2014 at 5:11 AM 2 comments

We all have our loves in life.   And we’ve all experienced those moments when you just have to walk away.  Well, my friends, this happened to me in Charleston many times over with about 1 million different decor pieces.  Why must I live on the other side of the country?  Why must furniture be way too bulky for a carry on?

Here is a sampling of what I loved but left behind…

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I should have removed all the glasses to really get a good shot of the tray; but, we all know that I would’ve broken the glasses on accident.  I absolutely loved the colors and old world charm of the tray.

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This piece would fit just about anywhere – living room side table, small entryway, bedside table.  It was a gorgeous, classic staple.

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I think half the reason why I fell in love with this lamp is because it was so tiny in person and really isn’t anything cuter when it’s smaller?

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Great antique lantern.  I imagine this in a dressed up little boy’s room.

Now moving on from true antiques to fun vintage pieces…

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I passed one of these chinoiserie palm chandelier up in a vintage shop in San Francisco three years ago and I still regret it.  I’m considering getting this bad boy shipped over for our new breakfast nook.  I do have a birthday in July….hmmm.

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Fabulously fun vintage child’s chair.  I love it for little Josie and this sunroom in our new home that will be the play room.  Doesn’t it scream sunroom/playroom/Josie?!

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In my dream scenario, I would have a soft lavender linen sofa in our new home’s living room.  In such dream, this lamp would also be in the room.  It was hard to get a true shot of it but it was a great vintage gourd lavender lamp with a chocolate brown shade.  Yummers!

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This was one of those – shoulda just grabbed it – pieces.  It was a cute dog print that I envision in a boy’s nursery.  But, we don’t know what we’ll be having for another ten days and I really felt like I’ve gone a crazy in my dog decor.  Well, let’s just call it a “collection” instead of “crazy,” shall we?

That folks, is what I loved, lusted after and hopped on the plane to leave behind.  What would you have fought tooth and nail to bring home?

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  • 1. Ashley  |  March 13, 2014 at 5:40 AM

    Is that table inlaid? If so, then, yes, it is absolutely gorgeous.

    And not to encourage our similar shopping habits, but the chinoiserie palm chandelier NEEDS your love and attention!

    P.S. I owe you an email response!

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  • 2. deborah moore manning  |  March 13, 2014 at 6:19 AM

    Get the chair, Kate! Josie MUST have it in her playroom. No, really, get the chair. xxd

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