Sunday, March 13, 2016

UPDATE: It's coming. IT'S HERE!!!

It's coming.  IT'S HERE!!!  It is spectacular and it will be delivered this week.  Have I grabbed your attention?  When it arrives, I will update this blog post.  

Swoon, oh so swoon.  I have watched this stunning, Germantown, Pennsylvania, American Black Walnut bookcase be auctioned off four times at my local auction house.  Each time it was put back on the auction block for not meeting the consigner's reserve which was several thousand dollars.  I have coveted this piece since I first saw it 6 months ago. Everything that pushes my buttons, American Walnut wood, an American piece and Lady Liberty at the top impediment.  

Well, lucky me, the consigner lifted the reserve and the usual folks who would have made my ceiling their opening bid were not at Saturday's auction and this Sea Witch was the winning bidder.

I think this piece knew it wanted to come home with me as I will cherish it so.

American Empire, ahh, a furniture period I adore.   More popularly known as Minerva (Athena) on Empire and Revival furniture, stalwart Pennsylvanians preferred Lady Liberty.   Next to my spinning wheels and captain's desk, this is my most cherished piece of furniture.
Thank you for letting me share my enthusiasm with you.

For now, I am already overjoyed with the time change.  I have been a whirling dervish of activity...cleaned out the second inventory room, took another vehicle load to Goodwill and I can now see inventory clearly and can access it quickly.  I am so glad I finally got these two rooms reorganized and now it is on to the garage.  

Made a visit to Vintage Village to see the spring treasure.  This shop only gets more beautiful as the seasons change.  Spring abounds here with garden goodness and Easter chicks and bunnies.

My Vintage Heart always finds the prettiest pieces and this dreamy white, kitchen cupboard with maize yellow inserts is "the bees knees".

Get your garden on with bunnies, spools and flowers.

 Pretty vintage umbrella with blue Goose box. Darling decorative elements.

This space had marvelous vintage books and garden pieces.

Sweet vintage look bunny and basket is looking for a home.  He is about 14" inches tall and just so cute.

Peeps are hiding throughout the shop.

This little peep is nesting in an old clock body.

Sometimes the framing of display pieces is perfect. This dealer brought together lovely vintage items with faux peonies against a vintage screen, back wall and antique shutter.  Lighting was perfect and this is the shot I captured.  I adore the "painterly" look this has. 

So many pretty things to find here.

 You can never have too many utensils, especially with the warmer weather coming. Everyone loves to cook and eat outside.

Pink feathers and sequins on sassy hats and a pretty beaded handbag.

Click your heels three times and say, "There's no place like Vintage Village, there's no place like Vintage Village."

 Great folding wooden chairs would look cozy at a lake or mountain home.

Darling vintage Cutex kit is the perfect gift for a nail technician.

This dealer has the best American Primitive pieces, EVER!

Faded roses, chippy gathering basket and pretty linens.

This adorable cherub makes me laugh.  If I had a tall cupboard in my bathroom, this little imp would be above it with a handtowel to give me.

Came home with a bag of treasure from Vintage Village following morning auction wins.

Lovely, hand hammered silverplated bowl.  

Darling little decorative lamp is an Antiques Roadshow offering.

Won a box lot of antique books.  French, German and British publications and some as early as 1831.

Nice box lot of German mugs and steins.

One of the sweet little bunnies that was running around Vintage Village.

Lovely, hand crocheted filet panel of spring flowers.  Circa 1900s

As I downsize at home, I am bringing in pieces to sell.  This heavy and solid oak table with drawer has so many layers of paint on it and a perfect end table.  

An auction win, this stunning and heavy pair of vintage candlesticks are silver over copper. They polished up beautifully.

Nothing here really relates but I do like the way it came together. LOL

Another personal piece that I am selling as part of my downsizing. About 10 years ago, I purchased a huge lot of acrylic on canvas pieces from an old man who painted non stop.  He would reproduce a variety of "master's" works and this one is called the "The Blue Fox" by Marc Franz, 1911.   This piece always makes me smile.

Going to be a busy week for me as I am having work done on the house and then a total repaint.  Will be working from home all week as I wrangle contractors.   And of course, "it" is coming.  Wishing you a lovely week and blessings to you and those you love.  SeaWitch


Unknown said...

Thank you for posting about our wonderful store and including me in the post. Your blog is an inspiration to me...Nurture your Vintage Soul

Sea Witch said...

Thank you for your sweet comment. I adore the "new" Vintage Village. It is such a reflection of Debby's heart and soul. Your space is lovely there.