We just spent a couple of days in Destin. Daughter, her husband and the twins joined us Friday evening and are staying through Tuesday. Husband and I shop, eat and go to antique malls….they take the kids and go to the beach! Two different generations, what can I say? Of course, we got together for a few hours with them at the beach on Saturday afternoon and ate with them on Friday and Saturday night. But the highlight of the trip (for me at least) was a wonderful place called Smiths Antique Mall which was recommended to me by my friend Linda at Coastal Charm. It has got to be one of the best antique malls I’ve ever been to and trust me, I’ve been to a lot! So this post will mainly be dedicated to photos I took inside.
The kids had their “boogie boards” and Jackson was in the water with his when we got to the beach Saturday afternoon. When he’d had enough of the waves not cooperating with his attempts to surf, he decided to get out and play on his DS.
He put the towel over his head so he could see his screen better….technology at the beach, who knew??!!
Taylor and Pop playing one of those peg games from Cracker Barrel (Taylor said Pop was an “ignoramus!)
Now on to the antique mall…
Here’s what I saw when I first entered….
I love this idea! Branches in a glass vase with hanging starfish….I’m going to do this! I have that exact vase and will be collecting branches from the yard.
It’s sitting on an old wooden crate…I have one of those too! I bought an unfinished one at Michael’s and stained it….I plan on stenciling either some numbers or words on mine, just haven’t decided what yet.
Let’s just look at the pictures without me talking much….enjoy!
This table full of shells was in the same booth as the starfish “tree”
Look at these burlap covered cylinder vases….how easy would this be to copy?
Another pillow that would be so easy to make…burlap, painted (or stamped) image, black bow…
I really wanted to buy this burlap tote…maybe I’ll find another one
I’ve seen this sign at a lot of antique malls….I know they weren’t talking about MY husband!
White Pottery Barn type sofa and ottoman….I just noticed the pair of gorgeous chairs!
I have a catalog that has these lamps….I’ve always loved them
Linen, leather and nail head trim
There were huge dough bowls everywhere with huge price tags too!
Loved this old bucket….just take an old metal bucket and paint the outside….fill with ice and use for drinks on the deck
Surprisingly I took most of my pictures at the antique mall. We had a good time but the trip was way too short. And can you believe I didn’t buy anything there? The prices were pretty steep and I just enjoyed all the eye candy and getting some good ideas. In fact, I overheard two other ladies saying that a lot of what they saw could easily be re-created….they must have been some DIY’ers!
We are having the most gorgeous weather here in Alabama…makes you almost forget the humidity of the summer. I’m picking up mama at her assisted living home tomorrow and we’re eating lunch at Panera Bread. I saw an ad for a smoked turkey and avocado Panini sandwich I want to try….what is your favorite thing to eat at Panera Bread?