Monday, January 24, 2011

Antiquing.

I had no idea Tampa was such a great resource for antique & other household finds. I was there last week for work and decided to stop by a few shops in between appointments. I told some friendly shop owners I was hunting for a coffee table and she said "You must go to Schiller's- two blocks over. It looks like junk, but it's not."

Schiller's was the ultimate "sale rush" for me. There was too much to look through and too little time. The owner and his wife run this as their hobby. He is a builder and she is a interior designer. Many Tampa designers consign their items in this shop as well. The prices were so affordable it was almost comical.

I bought some old barn wood and a metal base for the coffee table I've been searching for. I will post pictures as soon as it is built.

Here's a little map to give you an idea of the amount of stores available to shop through:

Happy Shopping!

6 comments:

paula said...

I want to go!

Teri Andrea said...

i know where i'm going next time i'm home! i love how you find these places in every city you visit. :)

Brittany {Gallery No. Eight} said...

I do love a good antique-ing day :) It's too cold and gross for many at this time of year, but spring will be here soon!

Smitten Design said...

Teri-
you would be floored at the items for sale at Schillers. It's your kind of place I just know it.

Holly said...

I have my Sunday planned..thank you! :)

Design Junkie said...

Thanks for the link! I'll be back in FL soon, headed to Clearwater, and will definitely check it out!