Sunday, January 18, 2015

Flea Finds-Pandora's Box


After a recent road trip to repair a mural, I treated myself to a stop at one of my favorite antique shops-Pandora's Box.


With just the right ratio of cats to clients, Pandora's Box (located in Frankston, Texas) offers a quirky mix of vintage, salvage and reproduction which keeps me digging for hours.


This shop has everything from vintage hardware to old paint brushes...


antiqued mirror panels....



...to fabulous upholstered chairs.


Need a dress made of paper? No problem!


 Look at this driftwood mirror! 



This collection of small marbled vases caught my eye. They are done in a naive style where the paint is  simply swirled to make the design. Technical patterns are not able to be achieved with this method but, it still produces an interesting design.


Somebody needed to rescue these little vases!



I rescued three of them to store chop sticks and other art tools in(for marbling of course!) I hope your weekend was sunny and you enjoyed a road trip as well!



7 comments:

Katie Fitzgerald said...

Those little vases remind me of how paper is marbled. Fun roadtrip!

Mark Ruffner said...

Hi, Theresa,

I like the stenciling on that antiqued mirror! My favorite shops to visit are the ones that are more cluttered and less carefully arranged, the ones that ride the border between antique shops and junk stores — then the sense of discovery is heightened!

Helen Morris said...

I was reading your post I was saying " Buy the vases, please buy the vases" And you DID. Hurrah, I thought them very 'World of Interiors'

Gina said...

Dear Theresa, Pandora's Box, my kind of shopping bliss. I'm so glad that you brought at least three of these fabulous little vases home with you. I would love to know more about them.

Karena Albert said...

Theresa I love those little vases you chose and of course they are perfect for your artists tools!

xoxo
Karena
The Arts by Karena

Fenter said...

I live in Tyler; I will have to take a road trip to Frankston on a free day!

Theresa Cheek said...

Fenter-yes! Frankston is s short drive and Pandora's Box is well worth it.

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