I love using antiques and vintage pieces in my design projects and in my own home. Antiques add history and patina to a space that can’t be found in all new items. “Brown Furniture” and antiques went out of favor over the last decade which is a shame because there are so many instances of … Read more
I always love attending the Ellis Boston Antiques show, going on this weekend, and this year feels like the best yet. There are 40 dealers and galleries participating in this year’s show. The furniture, art and jewelry (oh, the jewelry!) were inspiring. I didn’t take photos of jewelry – too heart breaking to have to … Read more
I have a set of very similar opera glasses somewhere. They aren’t in quite as good shape, but I love them! I attended the Ellis Boston Antiques Show last night and happily spent a couple of hours among some of the prettiest antiques and fine arts! Pair of small gilded cane side chairs at Alcocer … Read more
Each year, the boosters of my local high school’s athletic department hold an antiques show in the high school gym as a fundraiser for those sporty type kids. Okay, I live in a small town and that does sound kind of hokey. But, the Duxbury Antiques show, now in its 29th year, is truly anything … Read more
Louis XV Period Oak Table, France, Circa 1750French Louis XV period provincial table with scalloped apron, cabriole legs and leaf forms on knees. The border has been stained black. I invite y0u to join me here in the Trianon Antiques showroom at the Boston Design Center for a little luncheon a deux… Pull up a … Read more
How fantastic is this sofa size tapestry pillow available at Adams & Comer in Connecticut! At nearly 46″ wide – this pillow really would make a statement. I just love the edging detail!
Antiques – the ultimate in recycling! Visit the Topsfield Antiques Market this weekend!
How fantastic is this piece!?! Sergio at Jan’s Antiques in LA sent me this information: A Very Fine and Palatial French 19th/20th Century Gilt-Bronze and Fitted-Crystal, probably by Baccarat, Twenty-Six Light Figural Chandelier with Five Large Cherubs, each holding a frosted glass torch and surmounted with two arm-lights, each with their original frosted glass shades, … Read more
My friend Tricia at Avolli Scandinavian Antique Furnishings just sent a note that her latest finds from Sweden have arrived! Here are a few items that caught my eye. They’d make great gifts for the antique lover on your list! Crystal Snaps Glasses – Sweden, late 19th C Antique Glass Beaker – Sweden , early … Read more
My friends Diana and Scott Cooper, owners of Trianon Antiques in Boston have begun listing their amazing collection of hand picked French antiques on 1st Dibs! They regularly travel to France on buying trips and have the keen eye and historical knowledge needed to select just the right pieces. Here is their showroom located at … Read more