Tuesday, December 24, 2013

T's Ten, Week of 12/22

Happy Holidays friends!! I hope you are all spending lots of time with loved ones and are celebrating the season with lots of cheer. My gift to you-one last T's Ten before we enter into the new year. Enjoy!

1. This wrought iron table is lovely on its own, but when our dealer Kathleen Gibbs got a hold of it, she went a step further, creating an assemblage of found objects. And while Kathleen has been in the antique business for years, she is also an amazing artist as well. This table is the perfect blend of those two talents combining, and I think it's quite lovely! Dealer #133, Assemblage Table, $595.

 2. I'm currently on the hunt for a side table. Not too big, not too small. Not too fancy, not too simple. Perhaps you've been in the same predicament before? This round mid-century era table is calling my name. I love the two-tier element and it isn't too big or bulky for the space I need, and it's understated which I love. Dealer #076, Mid-Century Side Table, $238.

3. And while we are on the subject of my side table needs, there's this option too! It's got more of an industrial feel to it, and was originally used in a salon, likely as a station to do someone's nails. Plus it has a working light attached to it. I think it would be such a cool bedside table. Dealer #150, Salon Cart, $195.

 4. I'm really digging this chair. Made by the modern furnishings company Blu Dot, this chair is super comfy and the grey wool upholstery adds a sophisticated touch. I also like the metal rack underneath, perfect for holding a book or magazines! Dealer #83, Blu Dot Chair, $395.

 5. This table!! One day, when I've got my own personal dream home situation going on, I'd like to have a table like this. The picture doesn't do it justice, but I wanted to make sure you could see the base. How cool, right? It gives an otherwise traditional oak piece a more modern look. Dealer #AE1, Round Oak Table, $1150.

 6. This French baker's rack is the real deal. Can't you just imagine this sitting in a Parisian bakery, filled with pastries? Its wrought iron construction with brass detailing is stunning. Even better, this piece is signed. There are a lot of reproduction French items out there these days, so a piece like this is rare to come by! Dealer #24, French Baker's Rack, $995.

7. I'm loving this sofa right now. It's the perfect size because it won't take up much room but can seat several people comfortably. The fabric is a nice neutral herringbone twill, which adds a nice texture. Dealer #444, 4 Cushion Sofa, $750.

8. I'm a sucker for these kinds of letters, especially because of the bright red color. Perfect to use on a bookcase, or on top of a credenza for a bit of graphic punch. Dealer #02, Red Letters, $20 ea. 

 9. This French oak chest is one of my favorite pieces from the last container load. It's got a lovely marble top, and the oak wood grain is just gorgeous. I love its functionality because you can hide away items in the drawers. If not for storage, I think it would be super fun if retrofitted into a small counter or bar. #44, French Oak Chest, $995.

 10. I'm really digging these grey dining chairs. They are Henredon from the 60s, and I especially appreciate the updates this dealer has made to the chairs. They were probably really nice as is, but the dealer has really put fresh, new life into them, don't you think? The modern fabric juxtaposed with the custom paint job really makes them stand out. Dealer #800, Set of 4 Henredon Chairs with Custom Paint and Fabric.

Monday, December 23, 2013

New Dealer Sneak Peek

That's right! A new Oddfellows dealer has arrived. Please help us welcome Jeff, dealer #24, a veteran to the business. Jeff specializes in it all--primitives, folk art, early American, European, with a little vintage thrown in too. He's got a great eye and his knowledge of antiques and furniture is impressive. Come on by soon to see Jeff's new spot!

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Oddfellows Guift Guide 2013

Hi guys! I know it's been a while, but between the container's arrival and the holidays, I've been one busy girl! The holidays are definitely in full swing, too. Last night began the first of many holiday parties we're attending, and it's certainly beginning to look festive in Asheville. As I rush to cookie swaps, gatherings with friends and family, and holiday pop up shops, it's a good thing I work at Oddfellows, because almost all of my gifts for loved ones this year will be bought here and I won't have to worry about fighting the crowds at the mall, or worry that online purchases will arrive on time. It's a nice way to support a local, small business while at the same time giving unique gifts that can't be found at the big box stores. With that in mind, I've put together a little gift guide for you guys. This certainly doesn't encompass all of the fun gifts you can find here, but it is a good start! 

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1. Calendars are a classic gift giving choice, but this particular calendar is extra special. These are handmade by local artist Kreh Mellick. I could go on and on about how talented Kreh is, and her volume of work is really lovely. This calendar is filled with colorful images that will keep you delighted throughout 2014. #83, 2014 calendars by Kreh Mellick, $16 ea.

2. These stone crock bottles from England are another sweet choice, especially if you give them with a small bouquet of flowers. I'm especially digging the ones with the labels on them that advertise ginger beer. How cool, right? #44, Stone Crock Bottles, $24 for labeled bottles, $18 for unlabeled. 

3. Give the gift of good luck! These horseshoes would make great stocking stuffers. #44 Lucky Horseshoes, $5 ea.

4. I love pillows, and Ethan would probably suggest that we have too many. But you can never have too many pillows. This dealer carries an assortment of them, all down-filled, and I think they would make a nice gift for a certain sister of mine that has recently bought her first "grown up" sofa. #444 Assortment of Down-Filled Pillows, $59 ea.
 5. These gnarly little gargoyles from England would pair nicely with any Grinches on your gift-giving list! Or really for anyone with a sense of humor or love of the quirkier side of life. #44, Gargoyles starting at $32.

6. I really love the idea of giving someone a piece of stained glass. We have plenty of them in the shop, especially after the latest container load. They vary from simple, modern lines and colors to the more ornate, intricately designed pieces. Guys, the ladies love stained glass! #44, 03, AE1 Stained Glass Windows, range of prices starting at $75 and up. 

 7. You can't go wrong with vintage globes. They're fun for all ages and are one of those objects that can be integrated into any kind of decor with ease. Also a perfect gift for any travel lovers out there! #NYA Vintage globes starting at $24.

8. This collection of note cards and notebooks are perfect for the vintage lovers! Handmade by local artist Jon Arge, each piece is constructed from vintage imagery found in old magazines, books, and the like. Each one has its own sense of humor somehow. I'm particularly fond of the note cards featuring glamorously vintage men and women posing in front of black and white interiors. #297, Found Imagery by Jon Arge, starting at $3.

9. And finally, a selection of French demijohns for the friend that can appreciate their simplicity and charm. Use them as vases for flowers, or as decorative objects scattered about the house. Also, if you know a brewer or winemaker, these are just the ticket for storing crafted concoctions. #44, French Demijohns, $65-95. 

Hopefully this little roundup is giving you some inspiration. But there's certainly more where that came from! Just have a look at the photo below, of the front room, taken just yesterday. So many good things to be had! Come see us soon!:)