Vintage + Industrial = Happy Place

One of my must do’s for the big 30th B-Day shopping weekend…And no it was not a boutique pet supply store….As much as the dogs wished we had. (They were already miserable we were going away for the weekend)

dog sad

Was to check out Big Daddy’s Antiques in San Francisco. (Speaking the lingo of my friend’s kids) They have the most “awesome-sauce” tables, vintage signs, industrial lighting, on and on….Give me  industrial metal, raw wood, burlap, vintage and you’ll find my happy place.

Here are some happiness pics…

Isn’t this farm house table with polished concrete top just fabulous! (I’m thinking inspiration for a future project!)

BDA farm table

Do you have to be a firefighter’s daughter to appreciate fire extinguisher lamps?

BDA fire extinguisher lamp

BDA tin basket pendants

Tin basket pendants! Love!

BDA vintage clothing sign

Luckily for hubby the sign was just too big to bring home. (Because he knows I would’ve tried taking it on BART with me.)

BDA metal chairs

Farmhouse stools and printed burlap of course so chic!

BDA burlap pillows

BDA pendant

Re-enactment of conversation with hubby when I spotted these…

Me: “Hmmm I bet I could make those…”

Hubby: “Ummm no”

Me: “Why not?”

Hubby: “No electrical for you…With your luck you’ll either catch the house or yourself on fire”

BDA coastal pendant 

…Can we say inspiration for a hanging desk lamp?

The only problem for us at the time was the price tag…Shopping in San Francisco + small budget = window shopping

(Plus we splurged on a dog sitter for this trip).

Another good point the hubs made…Expensive, designer antiques normally aren’t dog proof…

See Evidence A…

This is what we came home to… One of the vacation casualties was an outdoor dog bed. I guess they really didn’t like being left at home for this trip?

(Doesn’t that just look like something out of Shark week? The quintessential chunk missing out of the surfboard pic)

ruined dog bedOnly problem, it has to come out sometime.