Monday, August 19, 2013

T's Ten, Week of 8/18

Hi friends! How about this cool August weather?!? It certainly feels like early autumn in Asheville, but I'm still betting there's more heat to come. I'm certainly in denial that summer is coming to an end, particularly since most of this summer has been very rainy! Despite the crazy weather, the shop has had a great summer season. And before I get started with my favorites this week, The Oddfellows want to give you all a very big thank you!! We were happy to find that we were included in the Mountain Xpress Best of Issue, tying at 3rd for Best Antique Shop 2013. It means a lot to be included in the top 3, and we really appreciate all of your votes and support!

1. I'm digging this map chest that came from the most recent container load. The green metal and brass handles make for one really handsome industrial piece. It's got a great shape, and would be fun in a living room as an alternative to a coffee table. Can't you just imagine one of the drawers left open, revealing an oversized art book, accompanied by a few smaller decorative objects? I can, anyway! Dealer #44 Map Chest, $1,195.

 2. If you like the look of the map chest, but don't quite have the room for something that large, then certainly these industrial file cabinets would do the trick. I would love to use these in our kitchen. We could store recipes in a few drawers, and random cutlery/oversized spoons in the others. Dealer #496, Pair of Industrial Files, $60.

3. I think I might've shared this before on my container picks. But now that this green chest of drawers is in the shop, it literally catches my eye every time I walk past it. It's such a fun color! Dealer #44, Green Chest of Drawers, $325.

 4. I know we can all appreciate this Danish credenza. So much storage space! I love a great functional piece of furniture, and you can never go wrong with a mid-century credenza. #83, Danish Credenza, $695.

 5. I'm also loving this 19th C. French-Canadian primitive cabinet. I love that it can be hung on a wall and used as a little shadow box, or mounted bedside for an alternative to a nightstand. #133, Primitive Cabinet, $425.

 6. For those of you looking for industrial carts, this longer version is super cool. I love the history behind this piece-it was originally used as a luggage cart at the Bristol, TN train depot. But its low, longer size would function very well as a coffee table. Dealer #NYA, Luggage Cart, $399.

 7. I really love the idea behind these lucite boxes. Each one contains its own little antique collection. They would make a sweet gift for a friend into "old stuff", but I like to imagine someone just getting into antiques picking one of these up. It's like an instant starter set! And they would be great displayed on a bookcase. Dealer #231, Lucite Box With Contents, $40 ea.

 8. While we're on the decorative object kick, how about this great industrial object! I love the look of this piece. It has a really great sculptural quality about it, and has a sophisticated-meets-quirky feel. Dealer #076, Industrial Object, $78.

 9. I love a good rusty, crusty toolbox, and this one is teal green to boot! If you cleaned it up a bit, it would be a fun storage chest for a child's room or playroom. Or you could indeed use it to store some tools! Either way, it's a really lovely industrial piece. Dealer #02, Toolbox, $55.

 10. I've saved the largest for last. This 1920s-30s deco bar back is so big it won't fit into my camera frame! It's huuuuuuge. But what a great piece, right? Can't you imagine this sitting pretty in a scene straight from The Great Gatsby? It would be great in a downtown bar or restaurant, don't you think? Dealer #AE1, Deco Bar Back, $8,400.

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Week In An Instant

Apologies for the delay in posts this summer. Time has been flying by at a fast pace and I'm still trying to keep up. We've received such a great response to the latest container, and we can't thank all of you enough for stopping in to have a peek at the latest arrivals. That said, since this warm weather won't last for much longer, I'm going to take a minute to share a small glimpse into what this season has been like for me! Some memories have definitely been made this year! Be sure to pop in if you've yet to see the container. So many fun things to see.

Images Clockwise, Left to Right:
1. In June Ethan and I took a quick visit to Folly Beach, SC. Just thinking about that whole adventure puts a smile on my face. This was taken the first day on the beach. While the weather was a little spotty we definitely made the best of it.
2. After having our fair share of fried shrimp and crab legs, sand and sun, we did a bit of exploring in Charleston as well. I could have walked around for hours, soaking in all of that beautiful architecture. This green door was one of my favorites.
3. I also loved this ivy covered wall, with the tiny terra cotta tiles scattered about.
4. The bold graphic design of the red cross on this wall was such a fun pop of color.
5. During our walking tour, we visited several churches, including this Episcopal Church...the name is escaping me! Any Charleston readers out there please remind me!:)
6. Such old world charm throughout Charleston! 
7. Even the beautiful ferns climbing the walls are beautiful.
8. Our last night at Folly, we took a short walk to visit the Morris Island Lighthouse. It was perfect timing because the sun was just about to go down. Probably my favorite part of the whole trip.
9. Another shot by the lighthouse. I love how the light is captured on the branches of that tree.

  Images Clockwise from Left To Right:
1. We have been making a few small furniture updates in our house. This chest of drawers came from Oddfellows, and once it was in place, I was sure to add all my little treasures on top. It's quickly become one of my favorite little vignettes in the house.
2. My friend Anna is part of an aerial arts and dance collective called Bromelia. Earlier this summer the collective performed at the Orange Peel. These girls are so talented, and it's such a beauty to watch them perform. And it also makes me feel very proud to have such a talented friend.
3. Tozer in a teak bowl. I had planned to put this in our booth but he has become so attached to his new cat bed. It would be cruel to make Tozer give up such a cozy nook!!:)
4. We spent July 4th in Atlanta this year. We stayed with our good friends Liza and David, both of whom I've known since I was a freshman in college. They just bought a new house in Grant Park (our old hood) and I loved this little section of their house. Liza is a talented interior designer and David is an amazing artist...and their home really shows their talents throughout. 
5. Not to mention their dog, Paco. He's a special little guy for sure.
6. When we got back to town, we continued our celebration of America at a friend's annual July 4th party. Of course there were sparklers!
7. Etta just hanging out. I think she complements the vintage globe pretty well.
8. And then there's all the pool time. We haven't had much opportunity to soak up the sun since the rain has been crazy in the mountains. If I've got any spare time, and the sun happens to be out, to Malvern Hills I go!
9. And here's a little shot from container day. Love those mannequin forms with the red file cabinet.