I go to a lot of flea markets and antique stores and looking around can be just as fun as buying something. I see a lot of stuff that I would like to have, but just don't need or have room for it. For every item I buy, there are tons and tons more that I ignored. But some of those items I've thought about later and said, "maybe I should have bought that?" Here are some of those missed connections.
1) The West Elm Knockoff Santa Fe Type Rug
This would have looked great in my kitchen. In fact, this was something recent that I ignored so I'm pretty sure this could still be a thing if I wanted it to.
2) The Typewriter
I've come across a lot of typewriters in my travels. See here. But where would I put it?
3) The French Style Chair
I could kick myself for not buying this white turquoise and gold French looking chair. It would go perfect with a recent purchase of mine. What was I thinking?
4) The Bavarian Painted Shranks
Though these are pretty, I know I'd never want something this massive (or gaudy) in my house.
5) Globe Bar Cart
How cool is this? I could offer guests drinks from a globe. But the price tag was 350 euro and I'm not that crazy.
6) French Clock
I loved this clock but I can't mount it to our exterior on our home. I liked this image so much I used it for my Google + Community picture.
7) Cheese Art
Anything with cheese on it I feel compelled to buy, but it wasn't there when I returned a month later. Thank goodness.
8) Tea Cups
I definitely have enough tea cups and I don't drink out of any of them so that's probably why I didn't buy this lovely set.
9) Settee, Chair, and Stool Set
Oh the horror. This was something that I wanted so bad when I first moved to Germany. Thank goodness again that it was sold by the time I was seriously considering buying it. It's so ugly and would have been clogging up my guest room. Dodged a bullet with that one.
10) Gold Birdcage
I actually still wish I would have picked this one up. Even in hindsight.
12) French Style Armoire
This one is still available every time I go back to my favorite antique store. It's a repro. I really like it but I know I don't need it.
13) Nurnberg Image Linen Box
This was something I agonized over at the Tongeren, Belgium Flea Market. It had this beautiful vintage image of Nurnberg on it and I live pretty close to Nurnberg so I wanted this keepsake. But I broke one of my own flea rules and didn't buy it when I saw it. It was gone when I came back around for it later in the day.
So I'm really actually glad I didn't buy most of this stuff. I definitely don't like too much clutter and stuff in my home. I wish I could just be buyer for other people...There's a thought.
So what do you think? Is that stuff best left behind or are there some things you would have wanted to snatch up too?
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