Monday, July 29, 2013

Awesome Summer Finds: Part 1: Antiques

I was in Houston last weekend working on a client’s home and did a little shopping in the process.

I love visiting antique shops when I travel to see what types of things can be found in different parts of the country.

Surprise!

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Right there in Houston in an off-the-beaten-path shop I came across this magnificent French vasselier!  It’s a wonderful example and was in excellent condition.  The hand-wrought piano hinges and steel ferrules were to-die-for!

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There was inlay on the top crown that matched the diamond inlay on the bottom apron.

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The dealer didn’t know anything about it, but said an interior designer had brought it back from Europe for a client who decided to sell it after many years of use.  I was tempted to have it shipped to Kentucky until I saw the price…originally $9,800 marked down to $5,000. 

Gulp!

Extremely nice piece, but definitely overpriced.  You should consider coming with me to France on a future brocanting tour to find much better deals than this!!!

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Oh well, it was wonderful to find such an example on a weekend excursion.

And just look at the copper!

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I became interested in an escargot pan!  So French.  It’s now on my shopping list! Hopefully I can find a vintage Dehillerin!

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Totally not French, but loved this stack of vintage suitcases for their color! Très chic!

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Stay tuned for Part 2 on Wednesday of some great NEW décor that I found.

Countdown to the Haven Conference at the end of this week.  I’ll be headed to Atlanta on Thursday! Woo Hoo!

Blessings,

Kim

5 comments:

NanaDiana said...

What a gorgeous piece- but, yes, pricey! What fun that would be to have in the house!!!! Love those silly pink suitcases, too. They make me smile-xo Diana

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Beautiful vasselier. Thank goodness I didn't pay anywhere near that for mine. See you soon!!!

Sarah said...

Kim, you were just up the road. Ha! The vasselier was pretty. Only problem with buying furniture in France is shipping it to the states. We've done that, and it certainly adds to the price. '-)
Glad you had a good time in TX.

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Glad you have fun antiquing in Houston...See you soon!!!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Kim, The Vasselier is gorgeous and something I have been looking for. The price is more than I would pay but it is a pretty piece.
xx,
Sherry

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