Hello all. I hope everyone is having a fabulous day! I’m not. The weather is terrible here in Maryland. It is barely 50 degrees, cloudy, windy and rainy. The weather basically sums up my mood and health perfectly. I’ve been sick for at least three days now, but that didn’t stop me from shopping with my favorite person (that’s Milla if y’all were wondering).
On Saturday, at 11 in the morning we left the house to start shopping, which was an early start for us. We had two main places on our agenda: The Antique Shopping District in Historic Ellicott City and Debois Textiles. We also stopped at HomeGoods & Ross and a few thrift stores. Here’s a snapshot of some of the gems we walked away. Note: I did not in any way attempt to style the items in this photo, but it somehow looks like I did. Kudos to me!
You may have noticed that we brought a lot of figurines and sculpturesque decor. Initially, our motive for this shopping trip was to find a statement piece, or something that would stand out -since Milla is sick of me saying the word statement piece, haha. Anyway, I think we definitely achieved what we were looking for.
What is a statement piece?
Specifically, in home decor, a statement piece is an added piece of furniture or accessory used to enhance a room. I totally just made up that definition.
Our very first purchase of the day was this lovely brass Statue of David from the Wagon Wheel (it’s in the alley of the antique shopping district). Who doesn’t love a good bust? See what I did there?
We also went to some other antique stores with a range of prices, but didn’t see anything that spoke to us. However, we did purchase some nice fashion illustrations from Shoemaker Country, a company that specializes in custom furniture, but they have a lot of nice other decor items including art. They have a current sale going on 2 pieces of unframed art of any size for $10.
We’ve purchased fabric from there several times over the years for many projects, including these (click pictures to read more about the projects)
Next stop, food break at Chick-Fil-A.We quickly scoffed down our first meal of the day at 5:00 PM. I know we should’ve eaten a while ago, bad twins! Sadly, we were still hungry twenty minutes later so we ate again, this time at Burger King. In between the food stops we went to a thrift store and Ross Dress for Less. We usually don’t go to Ross for any decor items because it is usually a waste of time, but we found a few nice things. Like the table below.
I found these turquoise and white ikat napkins and tablecloths in the kitchen aisle at TJ Maxx. Did I forget to mention that we also went there??? I have plans to sew pillows covers from the napkins. While using the tablecloths for a pair of curtains and also upholster some seats. We bought 3 tablecloths total and two packs of napkins which has 4 20×20 in each, perfect size for pillows. Each pack of napkins is $6.99. The tablecloth comes in varying sizes, with prices ranging from $14.99-$19.99. I’ll have enough left over fabric for other projects too. Buying napkins and tablecloths is a cost effective way to get a lot of fabric for cheaper prices than buying by the yard. This post is super duper long now so let me shut up for now. I hope y’all enjoyed our massive search for statement pieces.
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