Once you've been a participant or shopper at an open-air market, it's really hard to buy at regular retail shops. The majority of my latest purchases (personal, home, gifts...) have been divided among my fellow Etsy artists, my fellow outdoor market vendors -- and, of course -- thrift stores. That fun hobby requires its own separate post!
One of my latest "deals of the day" was this pair of iron wall sconces. The color, the shape, the size -- all perfection. But the best part: the price. Five dollars for the pair! It was one of those "I don't know where I'm going to put them but for that price I have to have them" moments.
Pefectly patina'd and super heavy duty, it looks like it was made from an old cabinet door. I'm happy to report that all three of these pieces have a found a home -- side by side -- in my front entry hall.
I can see why 5280 Magazine named the Sweet William Market the best place to shop for home accessories. All that for 15 bucks! Vintage charm, one-of-a-kind style, amazing price. You can't buy that at any Pottery Barn.