Finally picked this amazing mannequin up at the Long Beach Antique Market last Sunday from @anythingrustic. Thank you so much for keeping her safe for me. The tag says it was PATENTED JAN 15 1909!!! I love the shoulder action. I am becoming more than slightly obsessed by these early mannequins. They are all so different and each has it’s own personality and history. I honestly can’t resist them!!!
#antiquemannequin #gifts #unusualgifts #uniquegifts #designer #decorator #setdesign #vintagedecor #wehoshopping
Changing it up a bit. Had to rearrange my other two spaces and am now finding things that were stored away. Having fun creating new environments!!!
#vintagegardendecor #vintagegates #vintagetoolbox #vintageindustrial #gifts #uniquegifts #unusualgifts #designer #decorator #setdesign #wehoshopping
This is a very early hay wheel that has the most amazing patina on it from year’s outdoors!!! The shadow it creates as the light moves around the room is mesmerizing and constantly changing as is the color according to the sun’s path. A wonderful piece of folk art that has been created out of a farm implement in it’s original organic state. Truly unique!!!
#folkart #farmimplements #haywheel #gifts #uniquegifts #unusualgifts #designer #decorator #setdesign #wehoshopping
This vintage metal chair is everything!!! The design is amazing!!! Plus it rocks. It is surprisingly comfortable. A cozy spot for reading in my new salon. The army blanket is embroidered GL 55 and it has it’s original metal tag #62330.
A new look for my new space.
#gifts #unusualgifts #uniquegifts #designer #decorator #setdesign #vintagedecor #wehoshopping
Found last Sunday is this cool 1940's hat 'block' as it is called. Back when hats were made by hand these metal blocks were used to make and shape hats. I have seen wood hat forms before but never come across a metal one. Always discovering something new!!! Very cool.
#vintagehatblock #gifts #uniquegifts #unusualgifts #designer #decorator #setdesign #vintagedecor #pasadenacitycollegefleamarket #wehoshopping
Found at Pasadena City College Flea Market last Sunday. The chair was just because it would make a great addition to a window display. It is on it's last legs but has a good look. The framed vintage romper was too cute to pass up. The mid century painting titled "Champs-Elysee" is by Mabel Landaker, a listed artist. She was born, Mabel Beatrice Holtz in Chicago, Illinois on June 11,1902. She specialized in painting impressionist portraits and still life works. She was also quite skilled in ceramic pottery work. She met her artist husband, Harold Charles Landaker, while attending the Art Institute of Chicago. Mabel also studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Chicago, and the Carmel Art Institute. For about 15 years the couple were part of the Clyde Beatty Circus, and in addition to painting posters and wagons for the business, they managed some of the attractions. During this time they had two sons. From 1940 to 1846 they lived in Southern California. In 1946 Mabel and her family moved to the Monterey Peninsula and resided in Pacific Grove.
#midcenturypainting #gifts #uniquegifts #unusualgifts #designer #decorator #setdesign #vintagedecor #pasadenacitycollegefleamarket #wehoshopping
In honor of Derby Day here is a great pair of early Abercrombie & Fitch leather riding boots and a photo of future jockeys in the making. Of course the jockey scale had to make another appearance. Shame about the rain but major congratulations to the winning horse, Justify. What a race!!!
#vintageridingboots #vintagephoto #gifts #unusualgifts #uniquegifts #designer #decorator #setdesign #vintagedecor #wehoshopping #longbeachantiquemarket
This mid century pumpkin colored leather swivel chair had me at first glance!!! Thank you to @anythingrustic for sourcing it in the first place. I loved it and bought it before you even told me where it came from. "We picked it up from a gal who's Mom was good friends and neighbors with John Wayne. He gave it to her. #truestory". Amazing provenance!!!
#midcenturymodern #longbeachantiquemarket #fleamarketfind #gifts #uniquegifts #unusualgifts #designer #decorator #setdesign #vintagedecor #wehoshopping
Another fabulous find from Sunday's excursion to the Long Beach Antique Market!!! What an interesting piece of wall art for a baseball fanatic. Perfect for a game room, den or bar or even a child's room. It has a really great look and I had to have it!!!
#fleamarketfinds #vintagebaseball #gifts #uniquegifts #unusualgifts #designer #decorator #setdesign #vintagedecor
Found yesterday at the Long Beach Antique Market. This is a stunning antique wire and leather French fencing mask. There was no way that I could have passed this up!!! Had to have it, no thinking about it otherwise it would have been gone for sure. No regrets...
#antiquefencingmask #fleamarketfinds #gifts #uniquegifts #unusualgifts #designer #decorator #setdesign #vintagedecor #wehoshopping #resurrectedoddities #longbeachantiquemarket
I went to an estate sale this morning very near to where I live and this is one of my scores!!! This is a set of Victorian jockey scales from the Doncaster Raceground from 1884. It was also known as the Town Moor course. A map from 1595 already shows a racecourse there. In 1600 the corporation tried to put an end to the races because of the number of ruffians they attracted but by 1614 it acknowledged failure and marked out a racecourse. Doncaster is one of the oldest (and in terms of physical capacity-largest) established centres for house racing in Britain, with records of regular race meetings going back to the 16th century. It is located in South Yorkshire and is home to two of the World's oldest horse races, the Doncaster Cup (1766) and the St. Leger Stakes (1776). Some amazing jockeys must have been weighed in on this scale throughout the years. Amazing piece of British horse racing history!!!
#antiquejockeyscale #horseracing #estatesalefinds #gifts #uniquegifts #unusualgifts #designer #decorator #setdesign #designer #decorator #wehoshopping
Finding my vibe for the newest addition to Waverly on Doheny. A completely different feel. Loving exploring my options!!!
#antiqueshop #gifts #uniquegifts #unusualgifts #designer #decorator #vintagesign #vintagedecor #setdesign #vintagemannequin #vintagebooks #vintagetypewriter wehoshopping
First installation at 620 1/2 Doheny, my newest space.
Original sign from Madame Wu's Garden in Santa Monica where in it's heyday smartly dressed A-listers vied for seats amid white-tablecloth splendor. Madame Wu, born Sylvia Chang, opened the 40-seat restaurant in 1959 in a storefront on Wilshire Boulevard. It quickly became known for it's attentive service and simple, beautifully presented and well priced fare. It moved in 1969 down the block into a much larger space that sat 300 guests in four dining rooms. The proprietor's upswept hairdo, strands of pearls and oversized tinted glasses set the restaurant's elegant tone. She typically wore a brightly colored long silk dress topped by a floor-length embroidered jacket - which had been tailored in Hong Kong to her specifications - to greet the patrons who passed through the restaurant's crimson door. Some of the more notable guests included Princess Grace of Monaco (Grace Kelly), Mae West, Gregory Peck, Julie Andrews, Charlton Heston, Paul Newman, Frank Sinatra, Mia Farrow, Kirk Douglas, Cary Grant, Jack Benny, and Carol Burnett to name only a few. Madame Sylvia Wu dished up Chinese delicacies to presidents, stars and dignitaries from around the world for nearly 40 years before closing her doors at age 82 in early 1998. She had become a celebrity in her own right and was highly regarded by those who knew her. She celebrated turning 100 in 2015!!! #madamewu #gifts #uniquegifts #unusualgifts #designer #decorator #setdesign #vintagedecor #restaurantdesign #wehoshopping
Waverly on Doheny is expanding!!! I have been quietly hoping for three years that the space between my two shops would become available and I guess the old saying "Good things come to those who wait" is really true!!!
I have been so busy getting everything ready and I have now started to move in. The three stores are now a chain. Ha! Ha!
So excited to share my news!!!
A special thanks to @lilyjcollins for always being there and for taking all three photos of me at the doorway to my next venture!!! XO
#newstore #gifts #uniquegifts #unusualgifts #designer #decorator #vintagedecor #wehoshopping #setdesign #ressurectedoddities
My birthday wish fulfilled!!! Thank you @lilyjcollins for sharing in the magic that is Monet!!! What an amazing opportunity to get up close and personal with such an extraordinary work of art. I can't imagine a more perfect day then the one we shared. You are my best friend and the most wonderful of daughters. I am one lucky lady and I am thankful for you every day of my life!!! I Love You Always & Forever and Beyond!!! XO
#birthdaygirl #lilycollins #bestdayever
A few more finds from the NBC Universal 'Garage Sale' last week. The Wolf dress form had just been brought out but it looked nothing like this. It had layers and layers of hip padding and four bras!!! Before I bought it I wanted to make sure that it was alright underneath all that. There was quite a pile before I got down to the actual form. More and more layers kept coming off. It was pretty funny!!! It was well worth it in the end. The stand is the original one with a working foot pedal that raises and lowers it. The small hammered copper topped table and cool vintage pot were just added bonuses. I can't wait for the next sale!!!
#nbcuniversalgaragesale #vintagewolfdressform #designer #decorator #vintagedecor #studioprops #vintagedecor #gifts #unusualgifts #uniquegifts #wehoshopping
I saw this the first day at the Seymour Stein estate sale and had to do some research on it as I found the makers name on the side. It turns out that it was made by C H Hare Patent and is a brass 19th century (around 1880) adjustable revolving piano chello chair or piano stool in the original button Victorian upholstery. C H Hare and Son is listed from 1832 at Crown Works, Tyseley, Birmingham and was listed in Whitakers Red Book 1914 as Manufacturers of Loose Leaf Metals, Automatic Machines etc. Amongst their specialties are listed music stands and stools, pianoforte tools etc. Luckily it was still there on the Sunday and I snatched it up first thing after the gate opened. I guess it was meant for me!!!
#antiquepianostool #victoriandecor #victoriandesign #estatesalefinds #gifts #uniquegifts #unusualgifts #vintagedecor #setdesign #designer #decorator #wehoshopping
I was so excited to find this bakers rack and even more so when I saw that it was made by Perfit Fils Ltd. Paris France!!! This company was known for their high quality bakers racks. It is actually from the turn of the century and is made of steel with brass accents. Once it has been cleaned and polished it is going to look fantastic!!! I spotted this piece as I was perusing the sale from the sidelines before it started and made a beeline for it when the countdown to shop ended and everyone rushed forward. Scored big time!!! #nbcuniversalgaragesale #antiquebakersrack #frenchbakerstable #gifts #uniquegifts #unusualgifts #designer #decorator #vintagedecor #vintagekitchendecor #vintagedecor #vintagestore #wehoshopping
I really look forward to going to the NBC Universal Studios "garage sale". I will be posting some purchases but I also wanted to show some props that are pretty fabulous!!! I always find time to wander through afterwards. Just your average morning with King King and Fay Wray, followed by ET hanging out and then lastly a Game of Thrones throne!!! I Love living in LA!!! How random but so awesome!!! #nbcuniversalgaragesale #props #laliving
I went back to the Seymour Stein sale on Sunday and came away with this vintage lighted sign. I couldn't not buy something!!! Actually that was not all I found but more on that later... I did a little research and found out the following information: The Currie-Green Shoe Manufacturing Company was founded in 1908 in Seattle, Washington by Hugh L. Curtain and Warren Greene. It was in operation from 1910-1978. The Rainier shoe brand was acquired after 1935 by which time the company offered over 50 styles of custom boots and shoes for loggers, miners, stevedores, linemen and sportsmen. The Rainier Slipper added another element to the existing styles as it was a casual, pull-in style of low leather boot with elastic gussets.
I like finding out about things I know absolutely nothing about. It makes life very interesting and always surprising!!!
#vintagesign ##vintagedecor #designer #decorator #gifts #uniquegifts #uniquegifts #setdesign #storedisplay #wehoshopping #seymourstein