Boston Antiques Weekend

I went to the Boston Antiques Weekend event today. This three-in-one show encompassed the Boston Antiques Show, the Boston Antique Textile & Vintage Fashion Show, and the Boston Antiquarian Book & Ephemera Fair.

My particular interests are in antiques and textiles and there was some beautiful things to be seen!

This red toile piece (24″w x 12″h) is a remnant from a quilt. According to Diane Kane of Linge de Berry Antique Textiles, this fabric dates to the early 19th century. Its dense print and Germanic feeling in the artwork makes her feel that this piece might have originated in the Alsace region of France.

This beautiful piece was crying out to come home with me. What a beautiful pillow it will make!

detail of French red toile

Morris Steinbock of Nancy Steinbock Vintage Poster Gallery took the time to show me some of their amazing collection of vintage posters and advertisements – a true art form that has been lost. As they said, these print pieces were the television advertising of their day. I can certainly say that there haven’t been many tv ads that would live up to artistic nature of these works. From beer ads to literary posters, there was something for every taste, hobby and interest.

Now this is a beer ad that I wouldn’t mind hanging in the living room.

Tricia Mitchell from Avolli, one of my favorite companies for Gustavian and Swedish antiques, was showing her wares. Her stuff makes me want to do a full scale redecoration! Or, find a client interested in this style of furniture.

Jeff Antone of Wayside Antiques & Collectibles in West Boylston, MA had this amazing curved sideboard. I find it an interesting mix of upscale and everyday. Just amazing!

Of course, who doesn’t love antique jewelry? This amazing opal, diamond and gold bracelet was at the Back Bay Estate Jewelers booth. I wanted to try this on, but didn’t have the nerve to ask!

John Maciejowski is an interior designer and antiques dealer of great reputation. He gave an interesting seminar “Antiques in Today’s Interiors”. Through a series of slides, he profiled many interiors where antiques have been successfully mixed and mingled. His own work clearly shows his love of antiques and his brave mixing of styles, eras and colors.

Brimfield is coming in May!

xoxo Linda