Jan 30, 2012

~ linda horsley antiques

Let's continue with the somewhat crazed updating of my family room, shall we? As I shared in this post, Trace Mayer was only the beginning... then in this post, the design fury continued at Rousset Antiques. Next, was Spurgeon Lewis Antiques in Alexandria, from this post.
Today, we visit Linda Horsley Antiques, in Atlanta, GA. Oddly enough, I've been to Atlanta several times, and done extensive antique shopping, and I don't think I've ever been in this shop. It will be a top priority next time I'm in town, without a doubt! 
So, what drew me into this online shop, through 1st Dibs, was this table...

I literally think it's the most charming kitchen table I've ever seen! My husband wonders about those stretchers across the bottom... will they be cumbersome? I could care less... but he is much more practical and other annoying things... (I jest, I love his guts...)

Then, when I searched the website for more tables, I found this one... not for a kitchen table, but oh my, isn't it lovely?

Then I saw this one, and I began to realize Linda Horsley was full of treasures, and my search continued with added passion...

to lighting,

which I was not in the market for.

Except upon further examination, how could I not see the incredible possibility of this pair of lamps on the hutch in my family room?

Extremely charming, yes? Um, yes.
I actually thought the lampshades they came with, although they were extremely well-made, had a modern feel... so I totally copied straight from the latest Charles Faudree book, Details, and had lampshades made out of this adorable Vervain 'Charles Faudree' fabric... (one of the very same fabrics that will be featured on my kitchen chairs!)
LOVE THEM!

Linda Horsley is "well known for her impeccable taste and creativity" and "selectively chooses all of her pieces." I personally love her impeccable taste!
Here are a few of my favorite things from the website...
Would love to own these adorable carved ducks...

and this stunner... wow!

What a charming addition to any room...

Love this enchanting painting... 
(remember my wall space conundrum?)

And that, dear readers, is the next installment in the "crazy/unplanned-updating-of-my-house" series. More this Friday...




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10 comments:

The enchanted home said...

Gorgeous!! LOVE the lamps in your home, great call on the shades too.....just beautiful.
Do love the tables, and the charming breakfast table too BUT having had a table with stretchers I will say its a bit of a pain, I like "tucking my chairs in" when not in use and the setting always looked unfinished with the chairs sticking out.....just my 2 cents. Happy shopping.

Acquired Objects said...

I love Linda's antiques and have two items from her with a third possiblity. You picked some great choices and glad to see you aren't after the thing I have my eye on. Happy hunting!

Hugs!
Debra

Julie Taylor and Danni Greenwalt said...

i love everything you posted. What wonderful finds.I want those lamps!

cindy said...

I agree with hubby, do not like stretchers.

Adore the second piece and the beautifully proportioned sofa with perfect fabric as well! The lamps and shades you had made are charming.

You are lucky to have such a great source who can create beautiful lamps and shades.

BRASWELL said...

A new resource, will send this to friends in ALA. Thank you. xxpeggybraswelldesign.com

ann chamberlain said...

I love the lamps. But then I noticed the little angels. I have them too! They were used for Birthday Candles on my cake many years ago. They are precious! I just love your style and use of color and textures. Each blog is a wonderful new adventure.

Stacy Curran said...

The lamps could not be more perfect -- I love them! Great job :)
Stacy

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

I love your new lamps and those shades are the best.

Deserae said...

Such gorgeous pieces....love them all! Your new lamps our gorgeous...especially love those shades :o)
~Des

jayneonweedstreet said...

I love to go shopping with you! You have a great eye. We have a French table in our shop that has been sitting for ages, and I adore it! Dont know why it hasnt found its home yet - it is so similar to the second and third tables. Perfect little writing tables or side tables.