17 September 2009

what's up buttercup? (hd buttercup shopping trip, pt. 2)

boy, how time flies- two weeks ago, we posted pt 1 of our shopping trip to hd buttercup, promising a sequel soon to come! with a three day holiday weekend, followed by another 3 day weekend necessitated by an out of town photoshoot for sunset magazine in between, and with our normal job to do as well- several client meetings, paperwork, floorplans & a bazillion phone calls, m21 finds himself finally getting around to it! (and yes, we can't lie - there is some mindless facebooking and tweeting in the mix too). seriously though- how do other bloggers do it? blogging 7 days a week is a full-time job! how is it possible with careers, family and friends (not to mention twitter & FB too)? 'fess up, folks- m21 wants to know your secret!

anyhoo, back to buttercup- first thing m21 noticed when he walked in the door was this great display of huge orange ceramic planters, vases and pots- great prices for such large and striking pieces. for example, the 4 foot tall urns in the second photo were $595.00- not such a bad price for something that would be *the* showpiece of your patio! or the pair, flanking an entry? yum!
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another thing hd buttercup has in abundance is all kinds of reclaimed stump and burl tables, (long term readers know m21 loves 'em burly). all are extremely well priced in comparison to other outlets, some have ridiculously cheap prices (the sculptural pedestal in pic #3 is only $315.00, the end table in pic #2 is only $135.00)!
just because m21 likes to focus on the fabulous and unusual, doesn't mean buttercup is bereft of more traditional decorating items, like these fab tufted velvet barrel back chairs, marked at $1295 each, or the huge sunburst mirror (blurred to protect the innocent shopper caught in reflection).

in our last post we warned that some items were one-time only imports, so buttercup is definitely not for the hesitant shopper. a while back they had dozens of thesechic lacquer pedestals in an array colors; now just a few stragglers remain at $290.00 each.

we would imagine these stripe veneered pieces are a similar story- once they are gone, they are gone. it's not often maison21 sees something he really hasn't been exposed to before, and outside of a few high-end, one-off creations seen in design mags, striped furniture would be one of them. these are inexpensive too, so would be super chic in a girl's or teenager's room (console is $530.00). love the grosgrain fabric lined drawers on the desk, too... (yes, that your decorator's flip-floppy, pasty white foot in the shot- gotta love my working uniform).

last, our favorite item from our visit, were these ginormous 3-4 foot raffia chandeliers- chic and ethnic, with a bit of dr. suess- love on top of love for them. of course you'd need a biiigggggg space- maybe a restaurant? but again, lots of style for the price- $850.00 each if we remember correctly.
thanks for sticking with us for part 2, and would you believe there is still more? haven't got to the starck carpet outlet yet!

9 comments:

MaryBeth said...

Love the blue chairs. Just a bit pricey for my little living room. MB

Tracy @ comfortandluxury said...

Call me a wet blanket, but those super cool fluffy chandeliers?... how does one dust them? Love the stripedy tables too.
Hey Christian! Haven't stopped long enough to say hi in a while. Congrats on the Sunset shoot!

maison21 said...

i hear ya, marybeth- certainly not the biggest bargain in the place- but you know what they say- one man's bargain is something that *I* could never afford... ;-)

hiya tracy- i haven't stopped by your place either lately- are you a blog superstar now? i have a feeling, yes, indeed you are...

and thanks for the congrats- wasn't my personal shoot, but i *will* be in the pictures (i hope). the mag rented the house i helped my bff with as a backdrop for a holiday entertaining story. mona and i are merely party guests. and i must say, it was very interesting being in front of the camera, rather then styling the shot...

Suzy said...

I confess...that's why I have been so lazy with blogging lately...no time...and other priorities. It really is like a full-time job! (or in my case, part-time job)

the NEO-traditionalist said...

The velvet barrel back chairs are divine. The blue certainly gives their traditional style a little lift! Love all your finds...
XX Kate "the NEO-trad"

Denise said...

I just HAD to post your chandeliers on my "Sunday Funnies" today. Very creative concept. And, one a cat would love to play in too. '-'


Denise
discountdesignerfabrics.blogspot.com

Rebecca M Paz said...

adore the lacquer pedestals! may have to recreate them into my own studio.. check the email I sent you!

xx Rebecca
www.sognidimare.blogspot.com

Lucinda said...

I'm in major need of those blue tufted chairs. Bring on the Stark!

Topsy Turvy said...

Those fluffy chandeliers are super chic. But then I love everything in raffia or natural fibers.

–Lana