Where I live in Connecticut there are no shortage of places to look for antique and vintage goodies. From super high-end, fine antique shops where I drool and then imagine the responsibility of owning an 18th century piece that I would have to cordon off and put a look but don’t touch sign on. To super cool consignment and Goodwill shops that I have found some real treasures at. Here are a few of my latest discoveries.
These SyrocoWood shelves were made in Syracuse, New York probably in the 60′s. I adore these! Anything with all that detail and gold is fabulous in my book. I’ve seen them describes as Hollywood Regency but I always think of my mother’s friend Ida whose home was filled with gold leaf and porcelain figurines that I would love to look at when we would visit many years ago when I was a kid.
Look at that Art Deco Forman Brothers cocktail shaker! Beautiful! It has a Bakelite handle and on the bottom are drink recipes, just the bees knees! This piece really is a real looker, quite sculptural and I can imagine is being used in a speakeasy during prohibition ;)
Lastly is this Wedgwood lamp that I picked up. I cannot resist anything with faces, be they human or animal. So when I saw this lamp i just loved the face and upon taking a closer look I noticed it was covered with paint. Who paints a Wedgwood lamp?? I got it for a very good price and am convinced with the help of Pinterest that I can find a way to get the paint off without ruining the glaze underneath.
If anyone knows how to get paint off a piece of china please let me know. And I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!