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Big Daddy Antiques

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Succulents, Rust and Wood

Succulents, Rust and Wood

We’ve wanted to visit Big Daddy’s Antiques forever and final made it this past weekend during a mini SF roadtrip.  This place has all our favorites…rusty old objects, outsider art, flea market finds, and even a couple of succulents scattered about.  Speaking of plants, this wall of shelves cool.  What a great way to dress up a plain wall along a patio.

Papier mache

Papier mache

Big Daddy is that place where you can find monstrous objects…the type of ‘goto’ place where your designer shops for focal point pieces.  Check out these macabre paper mache animals.  Part folk art, half creepy…I bet these creatures have quite a story to tell.

Biggie Birdcage

Biggie Birdcage

Don’t know why, but I’m drawn to birdcages.  We see them every so often at flea markets, but it was sweet to see a ton of them on display all in one place.  Big Daddy even has a couple of resident doves that were born and raised on site.

Scrap wood Art

Scrap wood Art

Here’s another reclaimed lumber project that I want to tackle.  What a fab architectural object to add to the living room.

Fireplace mantel

Fireplace mantel

Their warehouse hosts many vignettes comprised of salvaged doodads spanning over many eras such as this fireplace mock up.  Oh…and how about this 25-foot American flag hanging high above.  Okay, maybe too over the top for my taste, or maybe I’m not thinking big enough.

Over the TOP

Over the TOP

Rancho Reubidoux turned us on to Big Daddy after one of his treks in Los Angeles.     Rancho always, yes always finds the coolest stuff.  Thank you for doing what you do.  Hey, wanna see more?  You must pop over to Rancho Reubidoux and see Big Daddy through his eyes.  You won’t regret it.

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12 Comments

  1. Thanks for the love, guys and thanks for the look at BD’s northern outpost … if I ever get over my fear of flying I hope to visit! Reuben

  2. Yeah, Big Daddy’s stock amazing. But who can afford it?

  3. Just wrote down their info. Next time in SF, we’re checking out their space. Thanks.

  4. Love the wall of shelves. What a great idea! Thanks for the inspiring posts.

  5. Looks like a cool place to find neat stuff!

  6. There is a place like this in Dallas on Industrial Blvd. Huge – there’s nothing you can’t find there. Wish there was something like in DC….

  7. Love this idea..Those boxes are too small to be prune boxes..I was raised on a prune ranch, but for the life of me what kind of boxes are they..prune boxes are obsolete..I have a corner in my succulent garden along my back fence and was going to do a succulent wall..than started thinking “out of the box ” for other inspiring ideas and saw your box wall.I suppose I could use a variety of boxes ….Im looking for the PoP effect and this may just be the PoP!

  8. where are you located? I live in Healdsburg. I saw on your post that you traveled to Mendicino..We go all the time..one of our homes away from home..that and Calistoga for a stay at Indian Springs. May be going south to the city so would like to stop in..Do you sell others art..my business is Rock My World, located in Healdsburg . My latest interest is doing Eco~ARt and am always looking for places to sell my pieces. Your invited to check it out…

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