Treasure Hunting For That Perfect Accent Piece
While exploring on Facebook recently, we found a video featuring Paula Deen. This time she was not preparing a delectable dish, but was visiting an antique store in Savannah. It looked like an interesting spot, and since we are only a short drive from Savannah, we decided to check it out.
In our view, Paula is simply the “Queen of all things Southern”. With her restaurants in Savannah and her love of the area, we figured we could not go wrong if she recommended an antique store “find”.
On the video, Paula mentioned that she had a lamp made from a treasured frog sculpture. It was so adorable and definitely unique. She recommended Seventh Heaven Antiques which has a huge selection of lampshades, finials and so many fun items that could be made into a one-of-a-kind lamp. They specialize in 18th, 19th and 20th century furnishings.
Seventh Heaven is outside of the downtown area of Savannah which provided parking and easy access. It’s the kind of place that you need to wander around several times to take in all of the interesting items.
Ginger Jars, Shells, Coral And More…
They had lots of ginger jars, a great selection of shells and coral and all kinds of things that would definitely give your house that “collected” look. Even if you did not actually collect these decorative pieces, they can offer some cozy and interesting touches to your decor.
Our mission was to find two new lampshades for our living room lamps. During our move they got damaged and we wanted to get some good quality silk shades to replace the original ones.
We brought one of our lamps with us to ensure that we got the correct size and style to compliment them. The staff helped us select just the right size and suggested we add some new finials. The selection was amazing!
These lamps are on a sofa table right as you enter our living room from the foyer. Obviously, with such a prominent location these need to look pretty and set the tone for the room. Actually, these Lenox lamps were a “find” at an antique store in Fort Lauderdale many years ago. We still think they are classic and beautiful.
We also found another shell to add to the table, as we just could not resist.
We Accomplished Our Mission
We did find the perfect lampshades and replaced our finials with some miniature brass pineapples. The pineapple is a symbol of hospitality and luxury, inspired by its historical rarity. What could be better to welcome you to our home than a symbol of hospitality?
Although we are pretty much settled in our Lowcountry home, we can always find something interesting to add to our decor. Part of the fun is finding great places to find treasures like Seventh Heaven Antiques.