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!
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!