Antique Mall -ing in Sherman Oaks


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Had the prices been right, I may have left with every one of these chairs …above and below because they were all so incredibly fabulous. The mirror-backed dining set of chairs had a matching mirrored console. It was utterly ridiculous! …in a good way.

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There are a few vintage clothes racks but quite a lot of jewelry booths, estate and otherwise overflowing with treasures, but since my original purpose wasn’t exactly for jewelry, I didn’t snap many photos of it …I did, however leave with a few extraordinary gems though.

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what i scored

lobster pendant necklace+vintage lobster necklace+castlecliff necklace

I have to admit that I secretly died when I was handed this vintage Castlecliff lobster pendant necklace. This was my biggest splurge of the trip. Though I don’t think it was overpriced for a unique Castlecliff I almost turned it down. I’m pretty sure the saleswoman knew if she handed it to me I wouldn’t be able to give it back …and she was right. I won’t tell you the price but I will tell you that it was 15% off ;)

gilded jeweles+bjoux+d&g vintage ring+90's jewelry+versace style 90's gilded gold jewelry

I’m dying for all that is gilded, bijoux, 90′s Versace gaudy gold and bejeweled lately and these two pieces fall exactly into that category. The ring, which was first thought to be D&G but at closer inspection just has the letters DG inscribed {?} was still a deal at $35. This was from the same woman who sold me the Castlecliff lobster. When I went up to the front to pay I found the bracelet at the counter that was such a perfect match I couldn’t pass it up. It was $45 and also 15% off …maybe a bit higher than I wanted but the perfect match absolutely sold me on it.

gold tree stumps in our house

And the biggest steal of the day, at $25 each, my beloved golden tree stumps {you can see them in the shots above the zebra chair}. As I walked passed them the first time, they literally whispered “psst” to me …and I did a double take. When I saw the price I folded my arms and stood there for a good 5 minutes contemplating their amazement. And when push came to shove, it was really all about the price. Well, and the fact that they make me giggle and are fabulous. {tweeted from the back of my car}

For now they are sitting in what we refer to as our game room and they may just get a little sheepskin on top of each and remain there as seats …but they could also have a home by the fireplace, in my office with a piece of glass over them as a desk, or as side or coffee tables around the couch. I’m not sure where they will end up but they have already proven themselves as a conversation piece and that seals the deal for me …not to mention great props for DIYs, dogs posing, & jewelry in outfit posts. And it must be mentioned that my husband now thinks I am insane.

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And proof {as if you need it ;) } from my brother Scott & niece, D’Lady George, that they are indeed, fantastic sitting devices. {photo taken w/ my iphone}

* Check out the gold stumps in our Rock n’ Roll Video Game Room *

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The Sherman Oaks Antique Mall is on the corner of Ventura blvd near Hazeltine {and it’s enormous} …check the Map/About page for even more info or befriend them on Facebook. They’re having a storewide 10% – 50% off sale through August 15th. I stop in there every so often on my way home from the gallery just to see what new trinkets I can spy …or if nothing else, for a little inspiration.


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LA native & lifestyle blogger Maegan Tintari writes daily at ...love Maegan.com sharing beauty & style secrets, including fashion DIYs, how-to nail art manicures, hair tutorials, and home decorating ideas, as well as a look into her personal life with her husband and adorable dogs, two Frenchies & an old Pug in wheels. Here you will find her talking about their journey & battle with infertility & recent relocation up to the mountains by a lake in search of a better life.

44 Comments

  • bananas.

    July 27, 2010 | Reply

    oh lady i’m so glad you bought those gold tree stumps…the minute i saw the picture i was ready to hop in my car and drive south for those things. fabulous FABULOUS find!!!

  • Patricia

    July 27, 2010 | Reply

    GREAT finds! I looooove the gold tree stumps!

    http://www.pinkpeonieswithlove.blogspot.com

  • Fatiha Faulzi

    July 27, 2010 | Reply

    That necklace, IT’S GORGEOUS!

    xoxo, http://heelsandwedges.blogspot.com

  • esdelope

    July 27, 2010 | Reply

    Holy shit, those stumps are AMAZING. I admire your strength in not buying everything!

    Becca

  • FASHION SNAG

    July 27, 2010 | Reply

    I love the gold tree stumps as well.

    http://www.FashionSnag.com

  • Bromeliad

    July 27, 2010 | Reply

    Love the stumps! So jealous.

  • Kris

    July 27, 2010 | Reply

    Great place! Love the necklace you got…

    I have some earrings up for grabs on my blog. Check it out!

    http://tinyurl.com/2vollfw

  • Lexy

    July 27, 2010 | Reply

    OH EM GEE!! I would be in HEAVEN just walking around looking at everything in there! The gold stumps look great in your house… Oh how I wish I could hop on a plane and go shopping there this weekend!! hehe!:)

  • ChinkyGirLMeL

    July 27, 2010 | Reply

    Oh I’m jealous! How come we don’t have stuff like that here? grrr…But anyway, I love love love the lobster pendant. It is beautiful

  • Schnelle Couture

    July 27, 2010 | Reply

    the golden tree stumps are so unique- love em’. i want that seashell planter! it would be perfect in my living room!!

    http://schnellecouture.blogspot.com/

  • Heather

    July 27, 2010 | Reply

    Those mirrored chairs are amazing! I love that lobster necklace!!

    http://behindthelashes.com

  • Pretty Little World

    July 27, 2010 | Reply

    I love.love.love your golden tree stumps!! I can’t believe they were only $25 each! In your place, they really remind me of something that Kelly Wearstler would do.

    Also, I’m thinking of driving from Mich. to California just to get that amazing framed skeleton piece – OMG, I love it!! It looks like something that would be crazy expensive though :(

  • The818

    July 27, 2010 | Reply

    Love the Antique Mall, and DYING over the stumps. Kind of wish I found them first!!!

  • anhesty

    July 27, 2010 | Reply

    great finds! i love the tree stumps!

  • KiKi

    July 27, 2010 | Reply

    OOH…I live in Agoura Hills and always looking for new antique shops to frequent…totally going to check it out!!! Love the stumps. AND the lobster necklace!

  • Monica

    July 27, 2010 | Reply

    Okay, you are evil and must be destroyed. LUCKY!!!!! I’m going to totally check that place out on my next trip home to LA. Great finds!

  • Nickie Frye

    July 27, 2010 | Reply

    Please tell me that you also got that skeleton picture & boar’s head. Please! I love!! Nice score on the lobster. :)

  • wdmk

    July 27, 2010 | Reply

    OMG! I have 2 tree stumps in my yard just itching to be spray pained now!!!!! Whoopeee!!!!

  • LahTeaDah

    July 27, 2010 | Reply

    I found your blog a good 2 days ago and I think Im hooked. Okay thats a lie, I know Im hooked.

    I love love your blog, love love love your DIY and of course your Daily Fashion Photos are always on my to check out each AM.

    Thanks for keeping me entertained while at work :)

    XOXO
    Yours Truly

    http://www.lahteadah.blogspot.com

  • BaCreando

    July 27, 2010 | Reply

    I like this photos !!!
    So cute

    http://ilovetheshoppingonline.blogspot.com/

  • Angelique

    July 27, 2010 | Reply

    So why do I live down the street from there and have NEVER seen this?!?!?! probably going today.. :)

    <3

  • www.majormusthaves.com

    July 27, 2010 | Reply

    I want the gold tree stumps they are perfect. Great eye!

  • www.majormusthaves.com

    July 27, 2010 | Reply

    Oh how can I forget that beautiful bracelet and ring I love them. I want them…

  • besswess

    July 27, 2010 | Reply

    Those stumps are to die for! What a great idea! Really not too hard to do.

  • A.Co

    July 27, 2010 | Reply

    Those tree stumps are AWESOME!! WOW!! What a deal, seriously, I commend you for picking them up – GOOD CALL.

    The Zebra chair was pretty sweet… I would paint silver (over the gold parts) – NICE!!

    The lobster necklace is BEAUTIFUL!!! Glad you got somewhat of a deal on it :D

    A.Co @ A.Co est. 1984

  • Flora

    July 27, 2010 | Reply

    What a great find!

  • jean v pratt

    July 27, 2010 | Reply

    Seriously … the gold tree stumps – love!
    I’ve been looking for something to go under a console in my living room, and those would be perfect!! Good job – great find!!

  • Francesca

    July 27, 2010 | Reply

    OBSESSED with those gold tree stumps

    xoxo,
    F

    lekisskiss.blogspot.com <– texas gal bloggin fahsion from NYC!

  • clearlyfabulous

    July 27, 2010 | Reply

    I am in beyond love with those gold tree stumps. I mean, like, I need to spray paint a tree stump gold on the double. Great inspiration. Where do you find tree stumps minus pests though? Hmmmmmmmm….

  • Annie Spandex

    July 27, 2010 | Reply

    Wow! I love the gilded tree stumps! They look great in your decor. :)

  • jennine

    July 28, 2010 | Reply

    wow! you really scored! and i’m so envious you have such easy access to great antiques, it’s so hard in my town, it’s all over priced. but those stumps, holy jamoly… amaizng

  • Melissa

    July 28, 2010 | Reply

    I loveeeeeeeeeeee them! I saw them in your first picture and thought they were amazing. Then to know that you bought them… I die! Congrats on your awesome find!

  • Amanda

    July 28, 2010 | Reply

    i so needed to read this post this morning and live a little vicariously through your words: shopping, great purchases, jewelry, my own house, nieces, golden tree stumps…tee hee!

  • Mara

    July 28, 2010 | Reply

    In high school my friend lived right off that street so we’d go there on the way home from school! (Much more interesting than Fashion Square!)

  • Caroline, No.

    July 29, 2010 | Reply

    Ha! I loved those when I saw the first picture. They’re awesome and will brighten up any room. x

  • mysassygemini

    July 29, 2010 | Reply

    If only there were more cool vintage stores where I live…envious.

    The tree stumps are awesome! Making it into a glass coffee table would be my vote.

    http://mysassygemini.blogspot.com/

  • stacy

    July 29, 2010 | Reply

    love the stumps! as soon as i saw the first photo of them i was all ‘oh yeah!’

    great minds think alike.

  • Danielle

    July 29, 2010 | Reply

    nice stumps! score!

  • Deborah

    July 29, 2010 | Reply

    I want those tree stumps!

    That place looks like it was a blast to wander through.

  • reclaimed-past

    July 29, 2010 | Reply

    If you only knew how long those stumps sat there before being snatched up. First one off the couch wins! Congrats on the great buy and thanks for visiting the mall.

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  • Sara {Sara's Closet}

    December 20, 2011 | Reply

    Hi Meaegan!! Newest follower here…and those gold stumps (they can’t get enough recognition)! Gorgeous.

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