Friday, September 17, 2010

Shopping Trip

I want to thank each and everyone of you for the sweet comments you left on my buffet transformation.  I am constantly in awe at the support and kindness you show me.  I'm not always able to thank you personally but I do want you to know how very much this means to me.

Some of you know that I am an antique dealer and have had the brick and mortar shops in the past.  Prior to  moving to Virginia I rented large spaces in five different antique malls, including three in Destin, Fl. Because Destin is a beach town the shabby chic, beachy, painted furniture was what I sold the best. Richmond is very traditional and I had to re-think the type of furniture that would sell best here.  I do manage to throw a shabby piece in every once and a while though!

I want to take you shopping today at  West End Antique Mall  where I currently rent space. The mall has
53,000 square feet and approximately 250 dealers!  Below are photos of my booth. I aplogize for the
quality of the pictures. There are so many chandeliers and fluorescent  lights that photos are a challenge.






This vintage crystal chandelier is shaped like a hot air balloon.  You can not imagine how hard it was not to keep this one myself!  





The sconces are wood and wrapped in metal.




I'll be showing you more pictures of the mall in a later post but if you are ever in the Richmond area please
stop by West End Antique Mall.   I would love for you to share your favorite place to shop for antiques.

ll be joining the parties at:

Thanks for visiting
xoxo
Sherry

36 comments:

Low Tide High Style said...

Sherry your booth is just beautiful and filled with so many wonderful things! My brother is a hot air balloon pilot, so the chandelier caught my eye right away! My sister lives in Richmond so I exactly what you mean about it being a more traditional city!

I hope to get down and see your beautiful wares in person one day!

Kat :)

Mari said...

HELLO SHERRY,

I AM DROOLING OVER HERE!!! I LOVE THAT CHAIR AND OMG THAT BALLOON CHANDY IS TO DIE FOR, OH WAY, OH WAY CAN'T I LIVE BY YOU...LOL
THANKS FOR SHARING YOUR AMAZING BOOTH WITH US :)SO LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING MORE!!!
HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND :)

XOX~MARI

Linda (Nina's Nest) said...

Hi Sherry, what a great shop you have - so many beautiful things, but I especially like the green striped chair at the beginning and the Red Cliff tureen - a classic! Thanks for sharing...wish I lived close and could come in person! Linda

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Oh, Sherry, how I wished I was close by. Look at at all those wonderful goodies. I would need to take out a loan just to buy all your stuff. Love the chandy and look at that beautiful hutch. My dad and step mom have lived in Destin several years now. They were realtors there.

judi said...

hi sherry,
beautiful setup in your booth with the lovely antiques!
i was wondering...in the center of your banner/header is stoneware with letters/words...are these reproductions or antiques? if reproductions...where did you find them...love that look.
judi ;)

Days at Buttermilk Cottage said...

I want to do what you do!!! Love the look of your booth. My sister and I shared a booth in an antique mall a few years ago. It was during the time I was downsizing and I had lots of personal stuff to get rid of. Now that we no longer have the booth, whenever we go "treasure hunting" we look at the booths we like, longingly, and wish for another of our own. I guess we're both merchandisers at heart and really enjoyed that aspect of it. Maybe someday...
Susan

Vanessa said...

SOOOOOO not fair that I can't come shopping there! That painted dresser was meant for my house! :-) I love all that you do and once again appreciate your "no minimalist" approach to decorating! I'm hosting an Inspiration Friday party and would love to have you join us!
Vanessa
http://southerninmyheart.blogspot.com

Tallulah's Antique Closet said...

I luv the tour of the shop! So many treasures to choose from. Have a great Friday...Julian

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Wow! I love everything in your shop! Especially that green striped chair. It is beautiful!
Hugs,
Penny

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Sherry...

Ohh my...I see sooo many things that I would love to have! I love that beautiful white and gold chest of drawers! My friend, that chandelier is fabulous!!! Oh my, I'm afraid I would have had to keep it! It's truly unique...I don't believe that I have ever seen one in the shape of a hot air balloon! Gorgeous!!! Thank you so much for giving us a little peek of one of your shops...it's really beautiful, Sherry! Wished I lived closer! wink!

Warmest autumn wishes,
Chari @Happy To Design

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Sherry, thanks for stopping by to see me! I always enjoy your visits & just wish I could visit EVERYONE who stops by on a regular basis. :(

Love your buffet you painted, looks beautiful!

Bill said...

So many beautiful things, Sherry. If I were in Richmond, I'd have a difficult time NOT becoming your best customer! That chandelier is fantastic -- easy to understand why that one tempted you so ...

Have a great weekend!
Bill

Anita said...

I too love the green striped chair. This booth is just my style. LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Oh nooooooo! I guess I will have to get in the car and head your way, Sherry! I was shopping the photos! Hmmm...I'll take the Red Cliff ironstone tureen, the Quimper candlesticks and the chandelier! In France, that's called a Montgolfier (named for the brothers who invented the hot air balloon) and you see them pretty frequently. Heck, I'll rent a U-Haul while I'm at it! lol Have a great weekend!...hugs...Debbie

Susan said...

Sherry!! Your booth is awesome!! So many beautiful things to look at.

sissie said...

Hi Sherry,
Your booth is so lovely. You have exquisite taste. Everything is so elegant and fit for a palace.

I know what you mean about different areas loving different things. We are a beach community so the shabby, cottagey painted furniture is the big thing. Looks as though you have really captured the style of the Richmond area.

hugs
Sissie

June said...

Oh I love it!!! Sherry the space is gorgeous! I love going to antique malls and (spending my coin) seeing all the great stuff. But I especially loved seeing your great stuff. You have such an eye, and I imagine that you stay ahead of the trends to know what to buy next.
I loved your buffet redo. It turned out so lovely!
hugs to you...

Angie said...

Everything is so gorgeous! I would love to shop there.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Sherry your space is gorgeous! Love that chandelier!

The Stylish House said...

Sherry,
Your displays are lovely; I’ll take one of everything! That cute hot air balloon chandelier is indeed a keeper.
Thank you for stopping by my blog and sharing the good news about Heather. Everyone’s prayers and well wishes helps boost my spirits. I’m looking forward to getting back to regular blogging one day soon.
Hugs, Cathy

AntiqueChase said...

I see some soup tureens that are calling my name... buy me buy me!!

Nice and Easy Antiques said...

Wonderful displays! wonderful eye candy!!! Thank you so much for sharing the pictures with us!

Traci said...

Oh My! Sherry, your booth is gorgeous! I love that hot air balloon Chandelier...I'm like you, I think that would be very hard to part with. You have very unique and beautiful items. Love them all!

Pamela said...

My hubby is so glad we do not live in VA! Simply gorgeous!

Liz said...

Oh I LOVE that chair!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Sherry,
Thanks for showing us your booth...you have it filled with such beautiful pieces. Were you located at Smith's in Destin? If so, I might have purchased some pieces from you...I love that shop!

Blessings,
Linda

Betsy said...

Wow! I can picture myself spending the entire day shopping there. What beautiful treasures and displays:-)

Coloradolady said...

What a fun post this was....and I so wish I was able to shop at this mall....how fun! I loved that chair, so cute. Have a great VTT!

( I can not imagine a balloon enthusiast not snatching up that light)

Janet, said...

I love antiques and you have some nice ones!

Jeanne said...

Hi Sherry, The West End Mall is so nice. I love the photos of what you shared today. I just spent 4 days with my sister on a buying trip for her Antique business. endless malls and two big shows. However, we were not in your area. Sigh.
Hugs, Jeanne

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

Your space is stunning, wow!
LOVE that chandie!!!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Great images!

Stop by and collect your clues. The largest giveaway in Decor To Adore history will be revealed next Friday.

Curtains In My Tree said...

That is a beautiful booth I would say. That little dresser is great and I want it. Everything in the booth is a I want. Oh I love that silver dome cover. Oh I want the stafforshire dogs also. There goes my allowance for the year.


Janice

Fleur de Bee said...

So if I want to purchase something in the photos how do I convince you to ship it to me? LOL! Beautiful items!!

xoxo Molly

Debra@Common Ground said...

Hi Sherry, this is a wonderful space, and love the traditional feel. And yes, the chandy is fabulous, thanks sooo much for linking up with VIF. I ALWAYS love your creative posts!
xo,
Debra

Decgal's Humble Abode said...

This booth is sooo well displayed and beautiful. I love how you show off each and every item for sale, but, still they compliment each other placed together. Sooo much eye candy I think I'm getting a tooth ache....lol. How ever did you bring yourself to put your chandy up for sale? It is beautiful. Thank you Decgal.