Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Browsing at These Four Walls

Brett and I were in Shockoe Bottom the other day (for you non-Richmonders, downtown at the bottom of the hill near the river), and we decided to stop in this amazing store called These Four Walls.

Their website describes the locally-owned store as "an eclectic assortment of hand-selected furniture, accessories, and gifts from around the world. We focus on handmade, one-of-kind finds that we'd be proud to have in our own home." They weren't kidding. B and I LOVED it! It was definitely out of our price range without some major planning, but the things they had were so unique and wonderful we couldn't resist taking some phone photos and sharing this local gem with you.

This table and chair set was the first thing that caught my eye. We have a similar rough looking farmhouse style table in our dining room, but I don't love our chairs. (Of course our dining room table is not an environmentally friendly salvaged wood plank, but it is old and repurposed so I consider that environmentally friendly.) I thought these were the Ghost chairs, but apparently they are made of recycled bottles!! I am on the lookout for new chairs for our dining room and these had me at hello.

Sorry about the quality of this photo. This is my husband next to a gigantic sheet metal moose. They also had a brontosaurus or giraffe or something. Hilarious. Not Beyonce, but still fab! More fab, I would venture.

I loved this painting of a mossy tree that almost heads into the realm of abstraction. I have a solo show coming up in about a year, and I hope to paint some willow branches and bark paintings with a similar effect. Inspiring!

This coffee table on wheels is made of a salvaged bowling alley. So shiny. So pretty. And you don't even have to change your shoes to enjoy it. Nuff said.

And last but not least, I LOVED this white feather Christmas tree. Enough that I might go back for it!

Long story short, this is going to be one of our go-to places for when we decide to make an investment in a peice of furniture the next time. If you come to Richmond, I would LOVE to take you there for some window shopping!

1 comment:

Lesley said...

Looks amazing - I want to go! I also want to go to the Love of Jesus thrift store.