Thank you @clevelandparkvintage for this amazing 1949 nautical themed illuminated glass globe with a sea serpent base whose scaly tail surrounds half of the globe holding it in place. It has bronze and copper accents reminiscent of the Art Nouveau and Art Deco periods. In the description it says that it is one of the most desirable terrestrial Globes and I can see why!!! It really is fabulous!!! It also states that it "shares the political world of 1949 as the new countries are rising out of the ashes of WW2." A truly unique find!!!
#illuminatedglobe #gifts #unusualgifts #uniquegift #designer #decorator #vintagedecor #wehoshopping
I viewed this the morning I left England and was very tempted to bid on it. How often does an actual crown come up for sale? The auction house said they had never seem one before. This was a silver and silver gilt mounted ermine and red velvet crown, having four balls and four strawberry leaves which denoted it as belonging to a Marquess. It was made in London in 1936 by Padgett & Braham Ltd. I followed the sale and it sold yesterday for a much higher price than I was willing to pay. At least I was able to see it in person. Very cool!!! #englishcrown #gifts #uniquegifts #unusualgifts #designer #decorator #bellmansauctioneers
Last minute purchase at a local auction before flying home. This is a 19th century portrait painted in oils. I fell in love with her yesterday when I went to view and was quite excited to be the highest bidder!!! I quickly drove there and picked her up before heading to the airport. On the plane about to take off. Until next time!!! Holidays all done... #antiqueoilpaintjng #bellmansauctioneers #gifts #uniquegifts #unusualgifts #designer #decorator #wehoshopping #vintagedecor
As the clock struck midnight turning 2017 into 2018 @lilyjcollins and I shared a mother daughter moment.
What a special way to start off the new year!!! #lilycollins #newyearseve2018
HAPPY 2018!!! Right after midnight, just before bed. Seeing in the New Year with my bestie @lilyjcollins!!! Couldn't ask for a better start...
#lilycollins #2018 #NewYearsEve2018
If I only had a bigger suitcase!!! A trip to @spencer_swaffer antiques in Arundel is always a bittersweet experience. I love exploring everything on display as it is all so amazingly curated and unique but I always come away slightly downhearted as I want just about everything!!! A shipping container may be the only way to solve this dilemma. Oh my...
#spencerswafferantiques #arundelantiques #gifts #uniquegifts #unusualgifts #designer #decorator #vintagedecor #wehoshopping
Royal commemorative mug anyone? It's all about The Crown right now. A bit of antiquing in Petworth in the UK brought me these finds. Ranging from King George V and Queen Mary's Silver Jubilee 1910-1935 to King Edward being crowned in Westminster Abbey on May 12th, 1937 right up to the coronation of Queen Elizabeth on June 2nd, 1953. So very English!!!
#commemorativemugs #coronationmug #gifts #unusualgifts #uniquegifts #designer #decorator #wehoshopping #petworthuk
We woke up to this snowy scenery outside this morning. It didn't last very long but it was lovely while it did!!!
Christmas all done until next year. Bah Humbug!!! Thank you @lilyjcollins for another fabulous celebration and being without a doubt the best daughter ever!!! Also let's not forget your incredible baking skills!!! You outdid yourself on every level of greatness!!! 🌲🎁🎅🏻
#lilycollins #waverlyondoheny #christmasinthecountryside #christmasinengland
Ready for Santa!!! Cookies and milk... Stockings laid out on the hearth... Both handmade, one for @lilyjcollins for her first Christmas by her Nannie (my Mom) and the other one for @waverlyondoheny many, many years ago... Tradition is everything!!!
HAPPY CHRISTMAS to all and to all a good night!!!🌲🎅🏻
Christmas is here again!!! Tree is up and decorated with @lilyjcollins working her magic with the ornament placement. Let our countryside holidays officially begin!!! Better late than never... 🌲🎁🎅🏻
HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!! The stores will be closed now until January 8th. Time to head across the pond. Until next year!!! 🌲🎁🎅🏻
#gifts #uniquegifts #unusualgifts #wehoshopping #designer #decorator #vintagedecor #holidaywindows
Celebrating the holiday season with a trip @thegrovela with @lilyjcollins!!! Definitely the place to be to get in the festive mood. You can't really help it!!!Last day at Waverly on Doheny before we take off for England.
#lilycollins #thegrovela #wehoshopping #gifts #uniquegifts #designer #decorator #vintagedecor
What an interesting way to spend a Sunday with @lilyjcollins. We attended the Breakthrough Prize awards at the NASA AMES Research Center where it was all about scientists changing the world. To be amongst all those amazing people who have dedicated their lives to finding answers is quite humbling. Lily presented the Breakthrough Junior Challenge Award to a very inspiring young woman named Hillary Andales from the Philippines who is still in high school!!! Her topic was relativity and the equivalence of reference frames. Way beyond me but fascinating none the less!!! #lilycollins #nasa #breakthroughawards2017
Christmas Greetings catalogue Created by National Detroit containing designs of 25 Christmas Cards which one could order with your name imprinted for only $2.50!!! What a deal!!! Yes please!!! Their main office was in Detroit but they were also located at 3328 Subset Boulevard. Los Angeles 26, California. Each one opens to reveal a message inside and the name or names of the people who ordered them. Such fun to read!!!
#gifts #uniquegifts #unusualgifts #designer #decorator #vintagechristmascards #vintagedecor #vintagesign #wehoshopping
Exactly one month until Christmas Day!!! Time to get festive!!! The countdown is on. Shop Small Business Saturdays. Open until 7:00.
#gifts #uniquegifts #unusualgifts #wehoshopping #designer #decorator #vintagedecor #presentperfect
I am thankful that my daughter @lilyjcollins still wants to spend time with me!!! She is my best friend and being with her on Thanksgiving is what I am most grateful for. I Love You Always & Forever XO😘🦃 #lilycollins #thanksgiving2017
Closing up a bit early. The streets are pretty quiet out there. This vintage paper mache American Indian head was picked up today to use as a centerpiece on a Thanksgiving table. Novel idea!!! 👏👏👏HAPPY TURKEY DAY EVERYONE!!! #gifts #uniquegifts #unusualgifts #decorator #designer #vintagedecor #wehoshopping #vintageamericanindian #vintageglobe
I found another Caro Nan basket purse at the Long Beach Antique Market last Sunday. The penny on top dates the purse to 1967. This was their signature along with their actual signature inside the wooden lid. They were created in the 1960's and 70's by Carolyn McDaniel and Nancy Steele out of Jacksonville, Mississippi. The two friends started making purses as a hobby which grew into a business that included local housewives. Nancy's daughter had the job of gluing the pennies on top of the baskets. The baskets enjoyed wide popularity in the South and soon sold throughout the U.S. One distinguishing feature of Cari-Nans is the village painted on the sides. Many of the baskets were customized for the places they were sold and the shops and buildings depicted actual shops and buildings in the town. Other designs were custom painted for the owners and sometimes decoupage elements were added to the lid or rim of the baskets, and a floral or checkerboard lining covers the inside. This one has the towns of Montecito, San Ysidro and Santa Barbara and the store name of 'Tweeds & Weeds' printed on it and some decoupage words and pictures on the lid along with a penny. It is quite charming. Out of curiosity I looked up 'Tweeds & Weeds' and it is still there!!!
#gifts #uniquegifts #unusualgifts #decorator #designer #vintagedecor #caronanbasketpurse #longbeachantiquemarket #wehoshopping
Found at the Long Beach Antique Market this morning. This elephant is a vintage chalk-ware bank. His trunk is pointing upwards which means good luck. There is s slot to put the money in but you had to smash the bank in order to get it out so for this to survive is rare. I thought it was a timely purchase as well in honor of elephants everywhere. They deserve respect!!!
#vintagechalkware #vintagebank #elephant #longbeachantiquemarket #designer #decorator #vintagedecor #vintagechildrensdecor #longbeachantiquemarket #wehoshopping #gifts #unusualgifts #uniquegifts #