January 31, 2008

local focal: sheffield's antique mall



One of my favorite Memphis-area shopping sources is having a party! Sheffield's Antique Mall in Collierville is having their annual Mardi Gras Celebration Friday evening... They will be serving refreshments and the whole mall will be having a 10% off sale while music and merriment ensues.

Stop by and get your antiquing fix Friday from 6:30pm to 9:00pm
and have some Mardi Gras fun while you browse their 72,000 square feet of wonderment.

Here are my favorite picks from my visit to Sheffield's today:


This amazing desk is such a conversation piece- it won my "favorite" vote for today's outing...



sheffield's finds, cont... (by Design Snitch)

This large and bold butterfly display in lucite completely mesmerized me. I can't stop thinking about it- and that's BAD. It's pretty spendy or it would have been in my cart in a red hot second...



sheffield's finds (by Design Snitch)

This vintage plate actually DID make it into my cart! This is so whimsical and graphic- I immediately knew I had to have it...



This sheet music gave me a great idea! My Mom was so gifted with music- she played the organ "by ear" and she could sing harmony effortlessly. Our house was always filled with music, and there are so many songs that remind me of her. When I hear "The Rose", "Send In The Clowns", "If", "Rose Colored Glasses", "Bridge Over Troubled Water" or anything by Anne Murray or Dr. Hook I can almost hear her singing right along...

I want to find the vintage sheet music to all of the songs that remind me of my Mom the most, then I'll frame them up and do something collage-ish with them. I'm still working out the possibilities with this- If you've got any ideas, I'd love to hear them- please comment! :)



I absolutely adore milk glass. I can't resist touching a piece any time I see it- I have no idea what this is about?! That compote down there was almost in my cart- but I properly restrained myself...



I can see these chairs all lacquered up in the "it" color right now- bold yellow... or possibly a classic Chinese red or yummy coral... And then there's my favorites: turquoise or magenta! Sooooo many options with these...



All in all, it was a really fun day of shopping! Don't forget to check out Sheffield's big Mardi Gras Celebration if you're out and about...




1 comment:

gmcsmom said...

I love the lucite display of blue morpho butterflies. I first saw this type of art at the Butterfly Farm in St. Martin. They were produced by a small company near the site of the World Trade Centers.