When I go to an antique fair, I sometimes go incognito, then I photograph all of the things I love, or the things that inspire me.
What I truly love about outdoor antique fairs is the exposure to other people’s conversations. I’m not eavesdropping on purpose. But one can’t help overhearing the most interesting observations with so many persons milling about inspecting, inquiring, and always commentating. I find it fascinating. I find people fascinating, with all of their different tastes.
I have perused several of the the larger local antique fairs in the past month, and I thought I’d share some of the things I’ve found inspirational. Some can be recreated right at home.
Take a tour with me.
I spotted this mirrored coat rack made from architectural salvage. It reminds me of the coat rack I made with an old headboard. You can see that project right here.
Look at these beautiful conch shells that someone has carefully embellished with pearl string. They’ve been mounted on secondary clam shells and they make quite a pair. They were very large shells, about 8 inches tall, and so very pretty up close.