Wednesday, March 25, 2009

The one where I'm off to Texas again

On Friday I'm off to Texas for the BIG antique fair. This will be my 5th trip, and I am excited, as always, to see all of the good friends I have made there. Of course I am super excited to see what great finds await me, that's the whole purpose of these excursions, right? I'll so miss going with my good friend Jess, but she's a newlywed and now expecting a sweet baby (yayyy!) so I'm bringing our good friend Tamara for her first visit. I've been busy getting the store in order so you can still come in and shop and Kate and Dawn won't have too many questions for me. In the meantime enjoy these lovely images of east Texas that I have taken. See you when I get back!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

The one with the recent new finds

Just a few new things: old beautiful books are flying out the door. These dollhead molds are amazing. Below is the new Laura Zindel handmade ceramics, I love her stuff so much! I've sold quite a few pieces already so she is making more for me. She has a thing for insects, but also does botanicals and birds. Also available is her line of microwave and dishwasher safe dinnerware made in upstate New York. I will have a set here so you can see that every piece has a different variation on a theme.

These are old printing plates for some sort of gambling games. They have been mounted and are now art.

Also a great pair of very old German wooden suitcases. Big and beautiful.
A couple of newly recovered and restyled upholstered pieces. Wing chair is covered in a great tiny cotton check. Beautiful sofa in the most wonderful linen, down cushions. Both of these are a small scale perfect for smaller older homes.

Cherry standing secretary desk. Circa 1810, American. This piece is sooooo good.
This is just one of 5 huge vintage Mexican posters from a school, there are maps and all sorts of wonderful teaching tools. I think the fonts and the colors are so great.
An old milkman box. You set the dial and he sticks your purchases in the back. Cool.
Another of my wonderful clocks by the artist I found in New York. This is called "shattered".
I just love manzanita, and my good friend Tamara gave me a nice big branch when I was up at her store in Auburn, helping her rearrange and merchandise. Below is her new front window display. Clearly I had a little bit of a hand in this, all whites and creams. The rest of her shop is much more colorful. Her stores blog is here. She's going to Texas with me next week for the antique fair. It's her first time, I'm so excited to see what she finds, and hope we don't end up fighting over things :) Just kidding, Tam. I walk the fields alone a lot, so we should be ok, plus she loves color, and well, I don't, unless it's the perfect faded red or blue...Will post my great finds as soon as I get them.

Friday, March 06, 2009

The one about Texas and the silent auction at the shop

Hi, so I leave for Texas in 20 days for the big antique fair centered around my favorite haunt Zapp Hall. I'll need some space for my fabulous finds when I get back, so I'm implementing a silent auction on some great pieces in the shop that need a new home. This is how it works: I've placed bid forms on the items up for auction. The starting bid is way below cost. You will be called or emailed on April 1st if you are the high bidder. Daybed - SOLD
Vintage potting table with gazebo attached SOLD The wonderful 1953 bullfighting poster I bought on my first trip to Texas antique fair - SOLD
My gorgeous circa 1880 paper mache over wood Madonna. I love her. Still available...
A lot of customers got some really great deals, much more than this sold. Feel free to steal the idea if you leave more than 50 miles away, just be sure to give me credit :)