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Antique Acquisitions & More

October 11, 2010

My mama, like so many mamas, loves antique shopping. And since the South is a great place for a bargain, we did some antiquing while she was visiting.

We still haven’t nailed down a true centerpiece theme (mercury glass? antique silver? birdcages? hurricane lanterns? wood branches?), but I think we’re just going to combine all those, really. Yes, I know that sounds like it’ll be too much, but dude, we’ll figure it out. I’m not worried. If it looks “eclectic,” so be it. We’re eclectic human beings, Mr. Panther and me.

With that in mind, check out all the stuff we got!


Can you tell I’m excited?

Admittedly, not all of them are antiques. We got some great vintage pieces, but once we got the ball rolling, we couldn’t stop buying things! Let’s take a closer look, shall we?

There’s actually only two antiques in this shot. The silver candlestick, which has a partner in the next photo, is from a shop that just has “ANTIQUES” on the sign, but I’m pretty sure it’s called Providence. The silver pitcher behind it is from one of the many antique shops in downtown Marietta, Georgia. The rest of the pieces are new! How embarrassing. The footed mercury glass canister is from Vintage-ology in Marietta, but it’s not really vintage. Shhhhh. The peacock mirror is from Urban Outfitters, the crystal candlestick is from Anthropologie and the mercury glass vase is from T.J. Maxx.

Check out that sweeeeeeet silver champagne cooler! When we found it, Brad said he thought it looked like the Stanley Cup, but I looked it up, and I think that’s a little inaccurate:


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Am I right? Anyway, it’s from an antique shop in Marietta, and it’s going to look AWESOME with flowers in it, as will the pitcher, footed mercury glass containers and mercury glass vase.

We can’t keep buying centerpiece containers at these prices, of course. We’ll need at least 23 centerpieces, and some of those containers are going to have to be rented or wholesale. But I think we’re off to a good start!

Did you collect your own wedding decor, or did you leave the centerpieces to the pros?

(All personal photos except for the Stanley Cup shot)

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. October 11, 2010 8:49 pm

    HAHAHA MINI-ME!!!! Really great depiction of the Stanley Cup!

  2. October 12, 2010 9:48 am

    OHMYGOD Mini Me is smaller than the Stanley Cup! That’s so great. And Brad’s wrong.

  3. November 18, 2011 12:11 am

    Our oldest daughter got married in May and she used some of our Little Giant hurricane lanterns for some of her centerpieces. She alternated between floating candles and the lanterns. It was really quite beautiful.

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