Friday, October 16, 2009

Antiquing in NorCal

Today I thought I'd take the day off (well, sort of) and do a little "hunting" in my neck of the woods. A glorious day in San Francisco with temperatures in the 70's, and up north in the 80's. After a little trip over the Golden Gate Bridge, (yes, I took this photo with my cell phone while I was driving...perhaps not too smart...) I was on my way...

Of course Little Vito was my shopping partner. Vito hates antiquing. He'd much rather be in a park, but he was a good sport as we hit the shops.

I fell in love with these vintage Italian chairs...there was a set of 4, but a little high for my budget...

Such a gorgeous French Art Deco jewelry store sign...lights up too...

This massive Asian lamp was from a San Francisco restaurant. Quite lovely in person!

Nice grouping of vintage paintings...

So, what did I purchase? Some odds & ends, and these vintage French style dining chairs. I loved their nice detail, turned arms and black leather upholstery. A set of 6 packed into my van, and I was on my way home. A fun day for sure. Good to get away from the computer once in awhile! And don't be fooled, the weather here is rarely this nice. We got lucky!!


Thanks for joining me (& Vito) antiquing and wishing you all a spectacular weekend!

15 comments:

Jacqueline said...

OOoooo, Lyn,
I love all of it but the chairs are my favourites. You live in a most beautiful part of the world. When we visited San Fransisco, we must have driven over The Golden Gate Bridge twenty times !!!!.... and 'high five' to little Vito, for being a supportive antiquing friend !!!! XXXX

vicki archer said...

Love those chairs Lyn....xv

Sallie Ann said...

I love the chairs you purchased. They don't look like the sort you would get a good deal on. Really elegant, and perfect for mixing with all kinds of other things.

the paris apartment said...

I love shopping with you! You've got such a great eye and even though we love the same things, see such different angles! GorGeoUs!

Beadboard UpCountry said...

Awesome chairs you got!!! The Italian one was fabulous too....Vito looks so patient.....What a glorious day in SF!!!!!!Thanks!

Antique Trails said...

Wonderful chairs! Both the vintage Italian set plus the ones that you purchased (and the latter look much more comfortable too!)

The Chinese restaurant lamp has a lot of character.

Thanks!

Cottage Rose said...

Those chairs are just beautiful.. what a lucky find.. Vito looks so sweet....

Hugs;
Alaura

FrenchBlue said...

UH uH Uh!! LOVE your chairs!! Is that an aqua patina turning on those beauties? I know you had fun alone with Vitie but I wish I was with you too!
XO's

Paris Atelier said...

Gorgeous finds as always! Vito is a lucky guy!!! I adore the Black chairs and I am swooning over the jewelry sign! Amazing!
xoxo
Judith~

Di Overton said...

Oh those French Dining Chairs - to die for

face lift said...

I can see it on Vito's face that he is not happy but we are more glad you had shared these beautiful antiques.

Courtney Laine said...

Oh, that jewelry sign will haunt me. *love* it.

Tat said...

The chairs are so playful...a perfect compliment to a witty-conversation over a dinner, in true French style.
Upholstery, however, looks wrong to me. The shape, and the beautiful white+gold combination requires something less sober than black leather...something, perhaps, like apple-green satin? A gray & lemon-yellow strie "umbrella" fabric? Something to complement the shape and character, but not to distract from it with too big scale of pattern.

creakypavillion said...

The last comment was mine - sorry, didn't check the OpenID.

City Living Girl said...

Those chairs are a fab find! Congrats on these and all your mentions!