There are some places that make you feel good when you are there. In Edmond, Oklahoma, the little yuppie town I live in, Courtyard Antiques is one such place.
On a dull day, just visiting will give you inspiration.
The unique thing about Courtyard Antiques is that Barbara Nix (who co-owns the store with hubby Steve Nix) beautifully combines antiques with vintage and new pieces to give a very fresh look. So instead of having a dull antique store look, you have a unique eclectic look through which you can even visualize how to place a particular antique piece in your own space/environment.
This morning as I walked in to the store, pretty Julie Jones with her beautiful smile was there, like always greeting customers. A few minutes later ravishing Barbara Nix joined in too. It was a pleasant surprise to see my friend Bill Nash and his better half there getting inspired too. I had a wonderful two hours, I browsed through the store, had a nice chat with Bill and Mrs. Nash and with the two lovely ladies of Courtyard Antiques. Through Barbara, I discovered that Charles Faudree’s new book has been published, which all of us Faudree fans have been waiting for.
Here are some pictures I took to share with my blog friends, hope you will get some inspiration too.
|A nook at the entrance|
|Wedding Armoire from the Normandy region c. 1860|
|Beautiful English secretary|
|French Walnut clock c.1820s|
|Black Forest cuckoo clock c. 1800s|
|French Trumeau c. 1840s|
|A unique French piece|
|French Comtoise clock c. 1840s|
|Fall decor to remind Fall is just around the corner|
|The lovely ladies, Barbara Nix(left) and Julie Jones|
|Beautiful White Peacock (taxidermy)|
|A unique table lamp, product of Oklahoma|
|Marble top French tables|
|Would love to have this table lamp in the |
|French marble top table|
|French Hunt Cabinet|
|English console table with Burmese hand|
carving c. 1800s
|Front of the console|
Picture credits: Paisley Curtain