I've always been one to rubberneck (is that a Yankee term??!!) while passing a granite installation truck. I've GOT to see what kind of stone they're hauling and have the urge to follow to see what's happening at its final destination. (More on my obsession with new home construction at a later date...)
Lately, I'm enamoured by all the beautiful agate and geode accents that have made their way on to the interiors scene. Here are some delicious ways some wickedly creative minds have used this awesome gift from earth!
Alright, now this image is delicious, no? That gorgeous purple amethyst is enhanced by the moody blue painting by artist Gertrude D.
I'm on the hunt for a giant amethyst specimen like this one for my own fireplace mantle.
The hunt begins this Saturday. I'm headed to Antique Weekend in Round Top, Texas. It's miles and miles of treasure hunting goodness. If you're in the area, I highly recommend making the trip. I allllways find what I'm looking for...and then some!!!
My treasure hunting tip: Do your research!!!
If there's something specific you're after, do some pricing research on craigslist, ebay, 1stdibs or local consignment shops. It's reeeally easy to get excited and overwhelmed at the shear amount of stuff at these festivals. You don't want to pay too much or buy something you really weren't after in the first place.
I call it, "the HOT zone." It's dangerous.