Antiquing in Upstate NY

One of my favorite things to do is hunt for amazing deals here in Rochester. We’re veerrrry lucky to have such an amazing selection of flea markets and vendors within driving distance. I thought I’d share with you some of the things that I find enticing when I go: This pine dresser was amazing. I actually went back the following week to buy this, but of course this was sold. I mean who wouldn’t want this.

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Super cute, mod mushroom bowl. Too pricy for me, but really cute.

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I’m a stickler for a raised brow in oil. I also thought the city scape below was really pretty!     2014-07-07 12.00.26

I LURVED this carved box. In fact, now that I see this again, I want to go back and get this.   2014-07-07 12.00.37

I actually bought this flower print. I know it’s not- but it reminds me of Hugo Guiness everytime I see it.     2014-07-07 12.01.52

I loved this for one of my bathrooms, but at the price they were asking, I could have bought that dresser.         2014-07-07 12.02.13

African mud cloth action.

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Acorn dresser- which I don’t really like, because I think they look like balls. Am I right?       2014-07-07 12.05.27

The mat and frame is all wrong, but that charcoal is allll right.

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I sort of liked the wood fruit.

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These corbels are AWESOME. And then I saw the price, and I said to myself, “not that awesome.”       2014-07-07 12.11.32

This is the part where my coffee kicks in and I just start touching things, and saying things like, “ooo stripes!”     2014-07-07 12.14.34

Cute stool, but my kids would break off that rattan one by one while I cried and watched.     2014-07-07 12.15.30

I couldn’t decide if I liked this poppy picture or not. I went back like 3 times. There was sometime too 70’s about it.             2014-07-07 12.16.30

It’s too hard to see, but the two framed sketch horse drawings are really cool and immaculately framed.       2014-07-07 12.17.00

I saw this wood object and thought it sort of reminds me of a clip board. Maybe I can drill clips, and we can keep our bills organized, maybe we can control the mass amounts of clutter that come into the house everyday…then I measured it and kept walking.

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I like free hand work…a lot.

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I liked this shelf. Then I thought that my mom has the same one in her bathroom. Then I thought am I my mother? Then I had a slight panic attack that the world is coming full circle.     2014-07-07 12.21.56

After I calmed down, I saw this and thought that I need hobbies like this. And legs and boobs like this.     2014-07-07 12.22.25

I want to serve condiments like this, but then what? Do you put this whole thing in the fridge? Confused       2014-07-07 12.25.11

This is my favorite vendor. His stuff is awesome, but I will never be able to afford it. I love that driftwood lamp.


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I wanted this table badly for my guest bathroom vanity. I would strip it- that paint job is horrendous, but the depth is perfect for a huge vessel sink with a antique brass wall mount faucet.


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Little Moroccan stool to sit next to my huge soaker tub that will NEVER get pulled out of storage.


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This is my favorite vendor for artwork. This was an awesome piece of the finger lakes.


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I saw this and I literally started crawling over his junk things to get to this rice paddle. I’m obsessed with rice paddles. They are super expensive, but so textually amazing. I have two tiny ones that I still need to hang in the guest room. I like to point at them and threaten the children- hehehehe.



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Kitchen counter stools that are sooo wide for people with huge asses like me…and in great condition, but only two. Why!? Why are there always only two.


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Saw this and thought of my mom who collects and hangs these in her kitchen- which I think is awesome.



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I love this table. I actually wish I could find it as a sofa table and that it had storage.


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Here’s the sad part- take a little tip from me to you- don’t EVER go to a new antique place where you don’t know what to expect when you are broke or in between pay periods EVER.

Because this sort of thing will always happen: these two headboards- no frame, but I’m assuming you could just use a standard twin frame….$100 PLUS 40% off for the both of them. GAH.




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Framed Russian guys



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Yoke- I love- hang it on a wall people, over a couch, a bed…awesome.



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Zinc letters



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This was sad as well…granted it did have a junk missing from the corner, which made me think maybe someone had pissed or died on the beds…$150 + %80 off….



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After that sort of rejection, I had enough and it was time to go home to enjoy the rest of my day off that looked like this:

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If it makes you feel any better- it ended up raining.





Designer Spotlight: Isabel Lopez-Quesada

Aka- the greatest designer ever@! I just discovered her, and I am in love with her- literally. I think if I ever were to meet her, I would beg for her just take my home- just take it…I’d let her live in it for a couple years, and then I’d have to steal it back of course after she painstakingly curated it.  Her work- perfection. I literally have been stairing at her portfolio whispering things that make me sound like a lunatic to people that pass me by, because obviously I’m speaking to myself, and very low. I’m also saying things like, “yes” to my computer screen, and “my god” and “who.”

I also have to apologize, because there is going to be an insane amount of photos…juuusstt saying.

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