I am beyond excited to finally get to see #OKJA today!!! It is officially out on @Netflix and showing in select theaters. I will be viewing it on the big screen and I can't wait!!! Another PROUD MOM MOMENT brought to me by @lilyjcollins!!!
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The framed photograph depicts a theatre production line up most likely taken as the cast came out to take their bows. The orchestra has stopped playing as their performance for the evening has come to an end as well. If anyone can identify the play by the wonderful costumes please enlighten me!!! Behind this charming photo is an antique bronze elevator floor indicator that shows floors 1-19. (minus 13 of course) These dials make wonderful wall art and they are getting more and more difficult to find. This is quite an elaborate one and I only wish I knew what building it lived in for all those years directing people to the various floors!!!
#vintagephoto #vintagephotography #antiqueelevatorindicator #gifts #uniquegifts #decorator #designer #vintagedecor #wehoshopping #architecturalsalvage
Who doesn't love a stack of travel battered vintage suitcases? Hard to resist for me anyway. Oh the journeys they have taken and the places they have been!!! The stories they could tell...
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These two antique silk embroidered postcards are connected in the most charming way. The top one is addressed to Master Cecil Reynolds, Stockton, Mo. and the message simply says "Best Wishes from uncle Grover". The year of 1918 on the front is in honor of the end of World War l and the words 'Souvenir of France' indicate the country Uncle Grover was most likely stationed in during the war. Notice the patterns in the embroidery within the numbers 1918 as they depict the various countries' flags that were involved in the war. The postcard below it is addressed to Mister Cecil Reynolds, from March 8, 1919. It is from a military camp but I can't make out the name. The message on this one reads, "Hello Cecil, How are you be a good boy and take good care of grandma and pa till I get there Grover". This postcard's front message is 'I'm Thinking of You'. The war had been over for a year yet uncle Grover was still in France. Was he injured? Why hadn't he returned home? Did Cecil do as he was asked? What became of them all? Inquiring minds need to know. The postcards were never mailed and it was suggested that maybe they were included in a package that was sent back home. Their condition is like new considering they are just shy of 100 years old!!! The small white kid gloves with the tiny beadwork were found last weekend and I just added them to the photo for the overall look. Personally I like to imagine that they belonged to the lady who embroidered the postcards but that is just my imagination working overtime!!!
#vintagepostcard #vintagegloves #gifts #unusualgifts #decorator #designer #vintagedecor #wehoshopping
This hawk was casually perched right outside my window this morning watching the birds and squirrels at the bird feeder just waiting to pounce. Had to scare him away. Hawks are ruthless!!!
#gifts #unusualgifts #decorator #vintagedecor #wehoshopping #hawks
Was very tempted by this display yesterday but ended up passing on it. The vendor gave me a price for everything including the cart, which he claimed he had never offered to sell before, but for some reason I was content to just have the photograph of it. Sometimes the impulse buy turns out to be buyers remorse and just because I hadn't had a great day of finding fabulous finds didn't mean I had to buy something just to make the trip worthwhile!!! Ha! Ha! All good!!! There is always next time!!!
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Found today at Long Beach Antique Market is this large Victorian painted terra-cotta roof ornament brought back from New Orleans. Would work either inside or out. I love everything about it!!!
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Just a little spot of randomness in the Gallery. The vintage blue painted chippy child's chair holds a massive medical book titled "Library of Health" 1925 edition with a folk art box covered in vintage stamps resting on it. The fresh cream sign leaning against the chair back has just the right amount of rubbed age to it to make it interesting and it would add a touch of personality in a kitchen or dining area. Sometimes I find vignettes magically appear as I layer something already existing. Then I sell something and another object replaces it and the look alters entirely. I like the ever evolving change that happens in the stores. At home I tend to place things and then they stay where they are as I am not selling them on. Not yet anyway!!!
#gifts #uniquegifts #decorator #designer #vintagedecor #vintageliving #wehoshopping #folkart #vintagemedicalbook #vintagechildschair #vintagesign
Sometimes I like something so much I buy it again without realizing I already have it. This is the case with these fabulous 1930's Trojan horse head cast bronzed bookends most likely made by Ray Dodge Inc. I was so excited when I found them but when I returned home and went to place them where I had envisioned them to live, lo and behold there was already an identical pair sitting there!!! Oh well it is a good thing I have a shop to sell them in. They really are stunners and in amazing condition. I would probably buy them again if I came across them!!! Ha! Ha!
#vintagebookends #vintagehorseheadbookends #gifts #uniquegifts #decorator #designer #vintagedecor #wehoshopping
Occasionally I part with something out of my own collections and this is one of those pieces. It is an early Meerschaum pipe. It is made from the mineral sepiolite. Meerschaum is German for foam of the sea and is sometimes found floating on the Black Sea and is rather suggestive of sea foam. The porous nature of meerschaum draws moisture and tobacco into the stone. The first recorded use of meerschaum for making pipes was around 1723 and quickly became prized as the perfect material for providing a cool, dry, flavorful smoke. This is a particularly nice hand carved Turkish example. It came in it's own custom velvet lined case and is quite regal in appearance. I bought it in England many years ago and have enjoyed being it's caretaker. I was showing it to someone not to sell but as a conversation piece and they became obsessed with it and convinced me to sell it to them which I did a few days later. I wanted to make sure it was not an impulse buy and that they really wanted it, which they did. Now it is off to it's new home. That will teach me to bring things in the store that I really have no intention of selling!!! Oh my!!! Lesson learned...
#meerschaumpipe #gifts #uniquegifts #decorator #designer #vintagedecor #wehoshopping
I bought this a couple of weeks ago on one of my shopping excursions. I fell for it and couldn't seem to walk away. I tried but went back for it pretty quickly. She seems so peaceful. I would date it from around the 1920's. I wonder what she is thinking about?
#1920svintage #gifts #unusualgifts #decorator #designer #vintagedecor #wehoshopping
Going to a new home today. The gentleman who made this costume trunk supplied a lot of them to various theaters over the years. Oh the tales this trunk could tell and the things it has seen backstage!!!
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Early morning find at Pasadena City College Flea Market. This is a very heavy vintage wrought iron garden chair in a lovely distressed green. Could be used indoors or out. The leaf pattern is quite unusual. Might be a keeper!!!
#vintagegardenfurniture #vintagewroughtiron #gifts #unusualgifts #designer #decorator #vintagedecor #wehoshopping #pasadenacitycollegefleamarket
I just saw this parked outside as I was closing up and it made me smile!!! Awesome license plate!!! Nice one!!! Memories of Prince...
#princewhendovescry #wehoshopping #gifts #unusualgifts #designer #decorator #vintagedecor #wehoshopping
These are so cool I can't stand it!!! They are mid-century gilded half bird cage frames each with a hand painted bird perched on a brass key behind glass enclosed within the bars of it's cage. They are absolutely stunning!!! The fact their the cages are slightly different shapes only add to their uniqueness. LOVE!!!
#midcenturymodern #gifts #uniquegifts #vintagedecor #designer #decorator #wehoshopping
Many pieces of broken china were used to cover this vintage WM Rogers and Son "Triumph" silver plated bread tray circa 1925. This decorative use of broken pottery was used quite often in Victorian times and is still in practice today. Nothing was ever thrown out and this was quite the done thing. Really a form of early recycling before the concept even existed. I especially like the randomness of the design. It tells quite a story. I do love anything that has a visual history!!! #gifts #uniquegifts #vintagedecor #designer #decorator #wehoshopping
I also picked up two more vintage cocktail shakers at the Melrose Trading Post. Both are from the 1950's. The one on the right is by Hazel Atlas and has a Gay Nineties theme which includes 7 different drink recipes. (I know this is probably not considered politically correct wording anymore but that is how it is referenced when you look it up). The one on the left has multiple various outlined drink glasses along with 9 various popular drink recipes. I am thinking a collection of these would look fabulous on mirrored bar shelves so that you could see the fronts and backs of them. They are very visual and so much fun!!!
#vintagecocktailshaker #vintagebareware #gifts #unusualgifts #decorator #designer #vintagedecor #wehoshopping #melrosetradingpost
Last Sunday I also snapped up this 1980's Replogle 12 inch World Horizon Series Globe on a fantastic lucite base!!! I was surprised it was still sitting there at closing time. Both the globe and the base are in immaculate condition!!! I find it fascinating seeing the older names on countries before they started to rename them. For instance the 'Union of Soviet Socialist Republics' no longer exist with that moniker. The Soviet Union, also known unofficially as Russia, was a socialist state in Eurasia that existed from 1922 to 1991. That was your brief history lesson for today. Check out old globes when you see them and try and find countries whose names have changed over time. It is also a great way to date them.
#replogleglobe #gifts #unusualgifts #decorator #designer #vintagedecor #wehoshopping #melrosetradingpost
I stopped by the Melrose Trading Post about an hour before it closed. I parked so far away as I refuse to valet at a flea market. So LA though. Ha! Ha! I picked up a wonderful souvenir Statue of Liberty made out of pot metal that is quite weighty and larger than the ones I usually come across. The heavy glass Cock'n'Bull Ginger Beer bottle was made by Arrowhead Beverage Co. in Los Angeles, Calif. in the 1960-1970's. I used to go to the Cock'n'Bull restaurant with my parents. In looking it up the description reads as follows. "The famous Cock'n'Bull Restaurant on Hollywood's Sunset Strip was favored by notables ranging from Jack Webb and Richard Burton to rock singers Jim Morrison and Rod Stewart. Quite the hangout!!! I miss that restaurant. It had a great olde world English atmosphere. The picture frame was only $1.00 so I had to buy it if only to frame the vignette!!!
#vintagesouvenir #vintagebottles #gifts #uniquegifts #decorator #designer #vintagedecor #wehoshopping #melrosetradingpost
I wonder who this little girl was and what she became when she grew up? Anyone care to name her and tell her story?
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