Monday, April 20, 2009

Truly, Madly, Deeply

If they made a bumper sticker that said "I break for antique shops, flea markets, and random piles of discarded furniture" it would have no better home than on my car. This past weekend, while on the way home from a road trip, my friend Nathalie and I pulled off the expressway for a quick stop and ended up stumbling on a block-sized antique market.

Emporium Antiques
in Frederick, Maryland is a 55,000 ft warehouse filled with treasures of all sorts. Nathalie and I walked from room to room giggling like schoolgirls at the expansive mass of goods that stretched out before us. And then, just as I turned the corner in the warehouse, there is was...

I think this may be the table of my dreams. It's certainly, just what The Jewelbox needs. Do you ever just see a piece and know instantly that it's love at first sight. The nail head trim, the textured covering, my knees went weak.

My table is still there, patiently waiting for me to return and rescue it to a better life of dinner parties and wine nights.

I also fell hard for this entire table of flatware that could be mixed and matched to create a beautiful eclectic set.
I walked out of there a happy, happy girl. My purchase included 2 large vintage hurricanes, and a set of pink, highball cocktail glasses. That's Nathalie's vintage silk lampshade tucked under my arm on the way out the door.

Frederick, Maryland, you've haven't seen the last of me!


  1. The table is fabulous! Aren't you worried it'll get snatched up? I get to DC a couple of times a year so I'm filing this place away for a future visit. :)

  2. The next time you go you're taking me!