I wasn’t expecting it. Really, I wasn’t. A recent trip to Carter’s Cottage for Annie Sloan Chalk Paint resulted in taking home more than a simple can of paint. You can’t just go into Carter’s, grab some paint and go. No, you have to look around and admire all the new eye candy that the ladies put together. That’s when I saw this little number.
I did a double-take. Now mind you, there is oodles of gorgeous furniture like this in the store.
But for awhile I’ve kept my eye open for a dreamy white buffet with a mirror on top.
I couldn’t look away. My hand nervously stretched out for the price tag. It was reasonable.
My heart skipped a beat. Then I saw a separate price tag for the mirror. Gulp. Still reasonable.
“Christie, I want that buffet and mirror!” She called her hubby to come over to the shop to help move it.
He just barely stuffed it into the back of my tiny Yaris (you wouldn’t believe what we’ve hauled in that car).
In the midst of the excitement, I almost forgot the can of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint.
The dry sink that used to be in this spot is now in another corner of the dining room.
I love the heavy distressing on this buffet. It looks like Louis Blue is peeking from under the Old White.
Perfect color combo for my dining room. And I love the hardware on it, too.
I was delighted to see the drawers had dividers in them for my silver plate that I scored at local sales.
I bought a couple sets recently from the flea market and a church sale.
Both sets together make 12+ place settings. I love the look of mismatched silverware.
The unattached mirror is the perfect size for the buffet. I don’t know if it was originally a set.
But I don’t really care. I love the mirror with its beautifully carved and distressed details.
A close-up view of the lovely detailing on the mirror.
After getting this lovely piece into its new spot in the dining room, I got busy setting it up for fall.
I prefer a more neutral fall setting. It just fits better with my decor.
Little white pumpkins and creamy colored gourds are a must.
Big white pumpkins are a good thing, too. Who doesn’t love white pumpkins?
Fall scented candles help set a cozy mood on chilly evenings. This one is Harvest by Yankee Candle.
The color matches the little striped gourd perfectly.
Several ladies sell their beautiful pieces at Carter’s Cottage. Be sure to visit their blogs for lots of eye candy!
Sherrie at Ruffled Nest shares her adorable home and furniture pieces.
Laura at Whimsical Perspective creates gorgeous pieces and just moved into her “new” home.
And then there’s Christie of Carter’s Cottage, the quaint shop that tugs at my heart strings every visit.