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Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Monday, June 24, 2013
Things have been busy here! As you can probably guess from my less frequent posting, I'm shorter on time these days and am focusing on my One Kings Lane business right now.
My FedEx guy is staying busy, as are my little helpers. (Nothing like a photo to make me realize I need to get that sidewalk pressure washer busy, too...)
And I'm getting my hands dirty and filling my warehouse back up!
I rolled the dice and bought four of these Italian chrome chairs with white faux-ostrich seats. They cost me a small fortune, but I am in love (hopefully someone else will love them, too)!
A less risky purchase was this already-lacquered faux bamboo dining table. By the way these are lot numbers, not prices.
Sitting pretty on a pair of Moroccan brass stools (they have awesome quatrefoil cutouts that you will be able to see once I spent a few
minutes hours polishing them):
All that brass polishing will leave me ready for a drink.
Or ready to kick up my feet on this pair of velvet stacking stools with Greek key legs.
And of course, I can never resist a good piece of Dottie-Draper-approved Heritage Henredon.
And that's just the big stuff! I love a good estate!!
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
I flipped through the new Home Decorators catalog the other day and fell in love with their new Seville pendant. It resembles the much pricier versions and would look great in a grouping of 3 at varying heights. What a great way to add a touch of the exotic to a room!
Monday, June 17, 2013
I feel like I am gradually getting back in the (estate sale) saddle again. This weekend I stumbled upon some fabulous vintage accessories! As much as I would love to keep them for myself, I just don't carry clutches as much as I used to, and bangles aren't great for holding babies. These are all from the 1960's, in good vintage condition unless otherwise noted.
If you are interested in anything, email me at email@example.com with the name of the item.
Black Straw Clutch with Bamboo Clasp, $58 (Japan)
Tan Straw Envelope Clutch, $48 (Japan)
Gray Macrame Bag with Lucite Handles, $48
Italian Beige Waxed Fabric Clutch, $48 (Italy)
One very slightly dark spot 1/4 the size of a dime)- not noticeable. I have not tried to remove it.
Italian White Leather with Blue Clutch, $58 (Italy)
Red Coated Wicker Bag with Brass Details, $48 (Hong Kong)
Beige Coated Wicker Bag with Mother of Pearl Detailing, $58 (Hong Kong for a store in Miami)
Vintage Christian Dior Umbrella, $75 (France)
Wide Brass Cuff, $68
Red and Turquoise Cloisonne and Brass Bangle, $38
Brown Snakeskin Bangle, $48
Green Enamel and Brass Bangle, $48
If you have any questions or would like to purchase any of these items, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org! First come, first serve.
Friday, June 14, 2013
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Wednesday, June 5, 2013
Blue and white china is both classic and versatile, working beautifully in many settings. Blue Willow, the well-known navy and white pagoda pattern, has always been one of my favorites. At Neiman Marcus last weekend, I walked through the china department and spotted a fabulous new blue and white pattern from Juliska called Country Estate.
Juliska is known for its paper-thin-yet-(supposedly)-dishwasher-friendly crystal, but they are also making a name for themselves in the china department. Country Estate is made in Portugal of ceramic stoneware, an elegant blue pattern depicting homes and trees on a white background.
It coordinates beautifully with Juliska's Firenze pattern, which depicts a classic Florentine marble pattern in vivid blue hues.
Both patterns are affordable and chic. My everyday china is classic white Apilco, so these might be perfect accessory pieces to add to my collection!
Tuesday, June 4, 2013
Ever since our trip to Beverly Hills last year, I've been determined to find some malachite.
From the mantle piece obelisks in our hotel...
To the ashtrays outside the Beverly Hills hotel...
I've wanted to find a piece of my own. I have searched high and low online, but it can be pretty pricey. Check out this lamp I stumbled upon this weekend!
It's faux malachite but absolutely pristine. The brass corners and base make it even more glamorous!
I'm not sure I've found its final resting place yet. But I'll keep trying!
Have you found anything good recently?