Think Outside the Decorating Box

to 10px; WIDTH: 320px; CURSOR: hand; HEIGHT: 213px; TEXT-ALIGN: center” alt=”” src=”” border=”0″ />Dear Diva Readers,

top:2px;padding-right:5px;font-family:times;”>You might remember a couple months ago I did a blog post on ton-usa-edition.html” target=”_blank”>The Urban Market’s November 8 antiques fair in Houston. On that post I included a picture of a darling wagon, calling it “the Find of the Day” and claiming it would make a sensational, eclectic coffee table for those who are interested in using fun finds in unique and interesting ways as home décor!

to 10px; WIDTH: 320px; CURSOR: hand; HEIGHT: 400px; TEXT-ALIGN: center” alt=”” src=”” border=”0″ />Just a few days after posting that picture I stumbled upon a picture in the July/August 2009 Elle Décor magazine featuring a similar wagon just as I described this one’s potential! Needless to say, I had to share it with you to help you visualize how one might turn a wagon into a coffee table!

The text on the feature photo reads:

to 10px; WIDTH: 312px; CURSOR: hand; HEIGHT: 400px; TEXT-ALIGN: center” alt=”” src=”” border=”0″ />“The living area of the barn turned guest cottage of Dan MacDonald and Gregg Kaminsky’s Long Island New York retreat, Cow Pond Farm, which was decorated by Kathleen Clements, has vintage photographs and subway sign displayed above a Chesterfield sofa from Mecox Gardens. The pillows are made from old grain sacks and an antique bellman’s car serves as a cocktail table. The rug is by Lauren, Ralph Lauren Home.”

to 10px; WIDTH: 300px; CURSOR: hand; HEIGHT: 400px; TEXT-ALIGN: center” alt=”” src=”” border=”0″ />Recently, while at Antiek d’ Eglantier Amsterdam, I stumbled upon these charming potato sacks and think they would go perfect with the décor in the room above!

to 10px; WIDTH: 400px; CURSOR: hand; HEIGHT: 300px; TEXT-ALIGN: center” alt=”” src=”” border=”0″ />Meanwhile I might just use them for a “Do-It-Yourself-Diva” project to make footstools similar to this pair of footstools recovered with La Post bags which I found on my to-join-two-special-antiques.html” target=”_blank”>Fall French Flea Market Extravaganza!

Until next time, think outside the decorating box!

The Antiques Diva ™

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Author: Toma Clark Haines

Toma Clark Haines is a Global Tastemaker, Speaker, Writer & Entrepreneur; and founder and CEO The Antiques Diva® & Co, Europe, Asia and America's largest Antiques Sourcing & Touring Company.

  • Oh My, Apologies go out you my dear readers… I've been away for the last month in America visiting family and I fear I've been neglecting responding to comments on my blog!!

    THANK YOU to all of you for taking the time to stop by and share your thoughts or just say Hello! Readers, you mean the world to me!!!

    The Antiques Diva

  • I love your treasures that you found and what a great idea to use the stools! Can't wait to see it come to fruition!
    Happy, happy new year, sweet one!
    xo Isa

  • We saw our tripod lamp at the Pottery Barn while we were back in the states. Thanks again for helping us bargain for the real authentic deal in Paris!

  • I absolutely love home decorating . I wish I could be an interior decorator. I actually more wish I could pick all the decor and have someone else do it…haha… that's what husbands are for right!!??!!
    I found a great book I have to share with the rest of the divas called, At Home With Laurie Ann by Laurie Ann McMillin Ray. Inside, it demonstrates with examples the few small changes that can transform a space from mediocre to wow. It helped me and made me realize I'm good at this decorating thing!!

  • Happy New Year Darling! It's been much too long since I've been by. Love the post of your home. That conference table looks like an inspiring place to write. Hope to see you somewhere wonderful in 2010!