Boston Source: Darby Road Antiques

Last weekend I drove out to Waltham, MA in search of a little antique shop called Darby Road I saw an ad for somewhere.  I wasn’t expecting much, to be honest, but I am always in search of new antique sources. Boy was I wrong, this place rocks! Not only is the main shop chock full of interesting vintage finds and custom upholstery but they also have a HUUUUUUUGE warehouse with awesome pieces at big discounts! So worth a trip out if you are in search of furniture and accessories with a little patina.

Some of my favorite finds of the day:

A pair of GORGEOUS lockers, perfect for a boys room and a large scale abstract work in bold colors.

An amazingly long Asian piece topped with a slew of beautiful objects…

I want this horse head SO BAD, it’s almost life size.  I was also charmed by this oil painting of a woman in a blue dress in the entry.

Fell for this pair of butterfly prints too…

FREAKED over this antique sink. Can you even IMAGINE it in a little beach house surrounded by modern open shelving and tile?

Gorgeous iron coat rack and French armoire.

I couldn’t help but think of Ms. Katie Armour when I saw this pug boot scraper. I mean, WHAT? I’d love it on a bookshelf too! (P.S. tons of dog stuff in here. TONS. It’s awesome for us dog freaks)

How incredible is this tufted old upholstered mirror? the fabric is canvas with chippy paint and I WANTED IT SO BAD (you can stop oogling Andrew’s butt now). Another cool equestrian themed mirror I also would not mind owning.

A little vintage bench (this one’s for you Mom)…

These would be so, so beautiful hung on a wall.

Tempted to go now?? :)

22 comments

  1. Holy smokes…I have driven past that shop at least once a week for the last year or so. Think I’ll finally turn in next time! Thanks for the inspiration~

  2. Yes!

    My bf is an antique collector and only now I am learning what a thrill it is to find a great item. I’ve been searching for old Vogue magazines to frame interesting pictures… And old maps!

  3. I want that French armoire so badly it hurts! Unfortunately I live on the west coast of British Columbia, so shipping (and duty, exchange and taxes) would be expensive. Heavy sigh.

  4. Alright, I know I have a HUGE jewelry obsession, but my first thought upon seeing the pug boot scraper was “wouldn’t that be a great place to hang bracelets or earrings from?!” :-)

  5. If I am not mistaken, the horse head is like one we have in the shop right now. Ours is terra cotta and I was told by a delightful French client that it was used outside a restaurant or meat shop to let folks know that they sold horse meat. It was not unusual…ours dates back to around 1875 – 1900. Who knew? Not me.

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