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.

36 thoughts on “Shopping Trip”

  1. 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 🙂




  3. 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

  4. 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.

  5. 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 😉

  6. 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…

  7. 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

  8. 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!

  9. 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

  10. 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.


  11. 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…

  12. 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

  13. 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!

  14. 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!


  15. 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)

  16. 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

  17. 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.


  18. 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.

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