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

by Sherry
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.

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Chari at Happy To Design April 28, 2012 - 12:43 am

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,

Anne April 28, 2012 - 1:09 am

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 😉

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style April 28, 2012 - 1:24 am

Wow, I would be a very happy consignor too making that much. Love the capitols.

Ann from On Sutton Place April 28, 2012 - 1:26 am

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!

Marty Oravetz April 28, 2012 - 1:29 am

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

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest April 28, 2012 - 1:44 am

Sometimes a girl's gotta do what a girl must do!

Wonderful finds, they look great.

Have a fabulous weekend!

Marsha April 28, 2012 - 1:47 am

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!

Deserae April 28, 2012 - 1:54 am

Your new capitals are fabulous…what a lucky find!!!! What a beautiful family room you have too :o)

AntiqueChase April 28, 2012 - 2:03 am


NanaDiana April 28, 2012 - 2:27 am

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

Donna, The Decorated House April 28, 2012 - 2:31 am

Oh Sherry, you didn't buy anything "new" now did you? They look old to me 🙂
A little splurge on something so wonderful seems like a good trade with the "stuff" you got out of the house. Happy Weekend~

Sarah April 28, 2012 - 2:46 am

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

It's All Connected April 28, 2012 - 2:56 am

Not buying anything doesn't mean passing up vintage pieces that you won't be able to find again at that price. Seriously! ~ Maureen

Korrie Bastian April 28, 2012 - 3:06 am

Love them! They are a great addition to your collection–and you obviously needed something new after selling $1500 worth of stuff!

Debra @ Common Ground April 28, 2012 - 4:34 am

Great finds, Sherry! I don't blame you, these will look gorgeous anywhere. LOVE those stacked baskets too!

WhiteWhispers2u April 28, 2012 - 5:58 am

Looks great! Love the rustic look they have, also your love your baskets~Cheers Kim

Rose H (UK) April 28, 2012 - 8:32 am

What a great way to sell off the excess too :o)
Rose H

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions April 28, 2012 - 10:06 am

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.

Miss Char April 28, 2012 - 10:30 am

Well I know you didn't PLAN to buy anything new but really….no one could expect you to pass up those little beauties. Thanks for sharing.

[email protected] The Vintage Nest April 28, 2012 - 10:42 am

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

The enchanted home April 28, 2012 - 11:30 am

Love the olive jar, the patina is so pretty. I would classify it as an absolute necessity, not a splurge…lol! Enjoy your weekend.

Bliss April 28, 2012 - 1:17 pm

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.


Erika April 28, 2012 - 4:22 pm


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.

Karen April 28, 2012 - 2:44 pm

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.

Kelly April 28, 2012 - 3:11 pm

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.

Sue April 28, 2012 - 4:05 pm

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. 🙂

French Charmed ~ Chelle April 28, 2012 - 4:12 pm

Bonjour! And congrats on your new score. I love the antique olive jars! Tres Magnifique!! Wishing you a charmed weekend mon ami! Au Revoir ~ Chelle

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Flea Market Makeovers April 28, 2012 - 4:38 pm

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….

Designs By Pinky April 28, 2012 - 4:44 pm

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:(:(

Robin from highpointcircle.blogspot April 28, 2012 - 8:33 pm

You gatta buy those things when you find them. They are scarce! And, you didn't buy anything "new".

Becca April 28, 2012 - 9:15 pm

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!

The Tablescaper April 29, 2012 - 2:32 am

I don't blame you. Capitals are amazing pieces. Sometimes you've just got to run with it.

Come visit and learn of my give away.

– The Tablescaper

Meghan @ Wishful Thinking April 29, 2012 - 7:24 pm

I know how you feel – I vowed that I won't buy another thing until we move next year but I just can't help myself! There is no way you could've passed up those capitals though, they are beautiful!

[email protected] April 30, 2012 - 12:28 am

Nice finds Sherry! And congratulations on selling so much last week. It doesn't surprise me–you have great taste!

Have a great week.

The Polka Dot Closet April 30, 2012 - 3:16 am

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!!


grosir baju muslim April 30, 2012 - 12:51 pm

Thank you for posting this. It’s exactly what I was looking for!

Savvy Seasons April 30, 2012 - 2:29 pm

I want that olive jar, fabulous piece! =) xo ~Liz

Jo's This and That April 30, 2012 - 5:07 pm

Beautiful find!

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR May 1, 2012 - 2:04 am

What great finds, Sherry! I don't think I could have passed them up either! You always have such amazing pieces!

Sandy May 1, 2012 - 11:42 am

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.

[email protected] The Vintage Nest May 1, 2012 - 2:28 pm

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

Richella May 1, 2012 - 8:33 pm

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. 🙂

Poppy May 2, 2012 - 11:12 pm

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

Anita @ Cedar Hill Ranch May 4, 2012 - 12:04 pm

You crack me up!! I couldn't keep that promise either! Looks lovely and great find. I linked up late to your party but I did finally.


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