New Addition To The Family Room – I found a pair of  antique capitals

Do you remember me saying I wasn’t buying anything new until our
house sold and we got moved?
I tried…. I really did!
  I was doing well keeping this promise until I found a pair of
 antique capitals.  Antique salvage has always been a love of mine and I
couldn’t leave the store without them.   Plus,  the price was fabulous.
Here is one of the capitals holding an antique olive jar and fern.


The other capital is in the corner with the green pot and palm tree.
My plan is to eventually place both of them on a long table with
matching urns. The urns will be a future purchase.
I have been cleaning out and selling things I don’t use.  A local consignment sale
sold $1500 of my decorative accessories in just one week.
I was a happy consignor!
The Open House Party will resume the evening of May 2. 
Please email me if you are interested in having your home
featured at the party.
Have a great weekend.

44 thoughts on “New Addition To The Family Room – I found a pair of  antique capitals”

  1. Hi Sherry…

    I don't blame you one bit, my friend…the architectural pieces are gorgeous! By the way…I love your old olive jar as well!

    How are you doing, Sherry? I hope that my note is finding you and your family doing well!

    Warmest wishes,

  2. Sherry,
    I love your olive jar.And those baskets too.I would NOT be able to pass those up either.And hey you just sold a bunch you need to replenish 😉

  3. Sounds like your spring cleaning is going great! Lucky you to have a consignment shop. There isn't one in my little town…I have been using eBay but the shipping is a major pain. Your photos (and those hardwood floors) are just beautiful. Happy Weekend!

  4. Oh how fabulous. I love the capitals, they are a great find. Great job on selling your things. That always makes you feel so good to have things purged and then some money from them too. Congrats. Hugs, Marty

  5. Cool finds and great sales!!! I have a white and wonderfully chippy capitol from my great-aunt's home. I treasure it — enjoy your new finds!

  6. Those are great- Sometimes we just CAN'T pss something up, can we? Love that you were able to make such good sales…that must be a great consignment shop. xo Diana

  7. Sherry, you'll be happy you have these when you find the future urns. 😉 Great find! Looking forward to the return of Open House.

  8. Lovely pieces, Sherry! I tried the same thing, but I wound up buying stuff, too. : ) I was glad to make some money from some furniture I had put on Craigs List {especially our pool table} when we were selling. A lot of little things wound up getting donated.

  9. You know how much I loved them! They are truly so gorgeous and different too. I love them with the urns and jars sitting on them 🙂 Heading off to yard sales this morning. Hope I find something special. xo

  10. Bet that consignment store gets giddy when they see you coming with your goodies. They could host a sale on a Saturday featuring just you and the shoppers would line up.


  11. Sherry,

    I understand 100% how you feel, I have the same problem, when I say I don't want to buy things yet for my home, but there is always something we find that we can't say no to. Don't feel bad, and feel great for the nice shopping you did. The jars are amazing.

  12. Sherry,
    I love the antique capitals. Hey, sometimes you have to buy when you see it! Those will be fabulous on a table with a pair of urns sitting on them. Congratulations on your success with the consignment store.

  13. Oh I love your capitals! Those can be hard to find so that was a great purchase. I can't believe how much money you made at the consignment store. Lucky you!! You must've had some nice stuff to sell. Wish I could've gotten to shop there! I sell my stuff at a consignment store too and am always thankful to make money on stuff I'm not using anymore.

  14. Sherry,My take on this is that your new purchase isn't taking up any room, so go ahead and justify it! I like architectural pieces, too. Glad you had good luck with your consignments. 🙂

  15. I know what you are going through, since we just sold our house and moved. Now we are renting for a year while we decide if we want to build or buy another home. It is very hard not to buy something (like the painting I just posted about today) when the price is right and you really love it.

    I love your pieces….

  16. They are wonderful and so glad youy got them! I have searched for a consignment store near us and can't find ANY!!!! Well, one I found but they only do baby apparel and things like strollers etc.:(:( YOu made a HAUL, girl! My Goodwill is LOVING me….I wish I could make some money! We just got a POD to pack all of the things I have packed so far plus shelf units and seasonal decorations, plus all the train room stuff!!!! XO, Pinky PS, we had a "stager" come in (the realtor paid for it) and she wants me to practically empty the house to show it:(:(

  17. I'd be doing the same thing, Sherry! I love these … the one serves as not only the perfect vase for your beautiful fern, but as the perfect companion to your layered baskets! Love!

  18. Wow, I bet you where a happy consignor!! Girl you must have great taste to make that kind of money. Your new purchases can go with you to Florida. We can go to the Fancy Flea together!!


  19. Great find! Now you have a head start with a great idea for your new place. Love the old olive jar too. Can't wait to see what you'll do with your new place.

  20. Hi Sherry, how did the weekend go? Having Penny here was just like having a baby to care for only I think a baby would have been easier. At least a baby wears a diaper and a puppy you have to take outside every 15 minutes. She did real well though and was such a sweetie. xo

  21. Oh, Sherry! How wonderful! I love capitals–how cool that you found two just alike!

    I can imagine that you were a happy consignor with those sales in one week–and I'm guessing the consignment store owner was awfully happy, too!

    Looking forward to your Open House party again. 🙂

  22. I love olive jars and this one is absolutely gorgeous…especially on that capital! The fern inside the olive jar is looking stunning. Congratulations on selling your excess,Sherry!Indeed,going shopping is a good way to celebrate:) Thanks for the Open House Party!We missed you! Hugs,Poppy

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