So I mentioned in my last post that I enjoy poking though the antique store in my area on my day off… I often will buy things with clients in mind, hoping they might like what I’ve found and secretly hoping I’ll be forced to keep it if they don’t share my vision.  Well this week I found a few things I – they – couldn’t live without, and many things I wanted to buy, but left behind…  I’m wondering if there isn’t some web-based business where I could post the things I didn’t buy and offer to buy them for someone should they want it, and deliver or ship it to them.  That business model probably already exists but I’m thinking it could be a slow winter project – assuming I’ll have time over the winter… it’s already shaping up to be quite busy.  Anyway, here are the things I let slip by…

9 plus feet long, $400.00… I know it’s a crazy deal, I just don’t have a need for it.

Orange and White, great condition… $875 for the pair.

I might go back for these… $500 for the pair!  Crazy right?!?

Black glass, needs shade (duh) but it was $59.00 Wish there were two.

If I had that G.D. summer house I could install these in the showers… forget how much, but they were pricy.

Have you ever been to the Hampton’s?  Long Island is full of swanky enclaves oozing with chic people, and chic people live in chic homes, no shortage there.  I have been and I love the high hedges and the lowness of the buildings and the geography, and the shopping is great but prepare to pay top dollar unless you hit the end of season sales.  Sag Harbor is a favorite of mine, the town is very easy-going and the folks there a bit more relaxed.  Bridgehampton is also nice, and if you’ve got 4.something laying around you could be living in this contemporary house right now.  To me this is a modern home that would live comfortably, its relaxed and easy (and most definitely chic) but the rooms don’t suggest that they aren’t for sitting down.  Great color palette, beautiful pool and nicely designed.    

www.hamptonsrealestate.com

Garage Sale

March 7, 2011

I added a category called Garage Sale thinking I would broker the sales of items I source that readers might be interested in buying.  But I don’t think I want to get into internet sales, shipping and so on… So instead I’m going to use the Garage Sale category to post items that you might buy directly from a resource I introduce to you.  First up: BLVD in Palm Springs.  Wow what a great resource for things modern, mid-century or just interesting.  The folks there have a great eye and I went crazy for many of their pieces including these lamps.

Now I appreciate that no everyone wants a mid-century inspired home, BUT… the thing is a little bit of vintage modern can slip into many different styles of home decor.  Weather your look is white slip covers and sisal, antique wood bookcases and black lacquer accents, Floral on top of floral or industrial chic, this lamp works.  Even the most traditional room would benefit from the clean lines, gently burnished brass finish and warm textural shade.  There are of pair of these lamps available believe it or not – pairs of vintage anything are hard to come by.

If you love them ( as much as I do ) click over to BLVD and buy them.

When minimalism and eclecticism blend with modern and traditional references…
When inspiration ranges from the old and primitive to the new and modern…
When a collection is selected with great attention to subtle detail and proportion…
You manifest distinct and timeless designs.

BLVD