Finding antiques and home decor accessories and quality fabric made for a successful inventory shopping trip. Nice digs, good food and great company rounded out the fun.
Mixing business with pleasure makes for an excellent start. We arrived Sunday evening to warm temps, flowing fountains and our favorite North Louisiana home away from home, Horseshoe Bossier City. Dave the Builder and our son were immediately taken with this eye candy~
and I with this~
Strong Louisiana coffee began a shopping Monday morning. With portfolio in hand we hit the antique and accessory inventory shopping trail. I suggested we shop accessories first and maybe, just maybe, throw in Marshall’s, Belk and White House Black Market for good measure. Looking good while inventory shopping and selling is an essential part of the equation, plus it is a point hard to argue with!
Red Door Interiors did not disappoint. I was pulled to this display as soon as the nailhead accents of this wing chair and gold rope detail of the gorgeous accent mirror caught my attention.
Accent accouterments hold the decorative power to actually define the piece.
A melange of characters and themes~ Under the Sea with Mr. Peanut and one seriously cracked up flying pig.
The next shopping destination we happened upon was new to our shopping haunts. Don’t ever let anyone tell you a fashionably appointed window display will not capture ones attention as they are motoring down the heavily traveled main shopping corridor of Shreveport, Louisiana. Dave the Builder is used to my occasional and often sudden “stop here!” outbursts and bless his mad driving and maneuvering traffic skills.
Uniquely Yours of Shreveport is an upscale consignment shop I enjoyed finding and browsing in. The twig chandeliers and black and white houndstooth upholstered spot chair are under consideration for future purchase.
Antique shopping from this dealer’s resale eye is not rocket science. Pieces reasonably priced, full of character, shop ready or easily able to be, and those that possess a unique attraction catch and hold my eye. Some pieces have an unexplained attraction, a “I don’t know what to do with it, or why I love it, but I’m buying it anyway” quality. I absolutely love those pieces! Unfortunately, this set of “Men at Work” masonry statues at Timeline Antiques and Collectibles was priced out of my resale comfort zone.
I always find a treasure or two at King’s Antique Mall. With all the antique buying excitement I forgot to snap a pic of the shop. The above image is borrowed from their website.
My decorative imagination went wild when I spotted this deconstructed Victorian chair with lion’s paw feet. Dave the Builder was consulted, a phone call was made to the upholsterer, and the decision to continue to decide was made. I love a decorative design challenge!
I like to pick up a “memory piece” from our combination business with pleasure shopping trips- just a little remembrance keepsake. I found a particular dealer’s booth at King’s Antique Mall quite intriguing on both the merchandise and sale price front. I hit the vintage restaurant china and antique creamer jackpot and added R.S. Prussia and Versailles Bavaria plates to my ever growing personal collection.
An exciting “eyedea” inspired me this trip. I have the pet project lined up to share with you all in the next few weeks.
This antique inventory buying trip resulted in making one of my clients very happy, and the good deals made us all very happy. Summer sales are in full force in all of the shops we visited, and the discounts are shopper friendly.
Our antique inventory shopping trip was a success all the way around. Happy sellers, happy buyers, happy clients, and happy trails back home.