Saturday, January 30, 2016
Tuesday, January 26, 2016
Mercury, the patron god of financial gain, eloquence and luck, is handsomely depicted on this ebonized and patinated brass lamp. While we can't guarantee you this sophisticated little lamp will bring you great fortune or financial gain, we can guarantee it will be a smart addition to any room in your home. 16" h., 8.5" diam. American, c. 1960's SOLD
Friday, January 22, 2016
Wednesday, January 20, 2016
No one will care about your cooking when your dining room looks this super stylish! This set was produced by Founders Furniture and is attributed to Milo Baughman. The Honduran Mahogany pedestal dining table has a polished aluminum edged base and two leaves which attach to each end. The grain in the leaves is perpendicular to the grain in the table for an interesting modern design effect. The table comes with its' original table pads which along with the leaves are in their original felt zippered bags. The very comfortable six chairs are in their original blue velvet which is in near mint condition. They have just been professionally cleaned as well. The credenza has polished aluminum accents on each end and on the base. The two center doors open to four drawers. The doors on each end open to two adjustable shelves. This is the chicest set we have seen in a long time and in terms of design, quality and condition, one of the best we have ever had in the shop. Table, 68" l., 38" w., 28.5" h. with leaves, 8' 4". Credenza, 78" l., 19" w., 30" h. American, c. 1970 SOLD
Thursday, January 14, 2016
Tuesday, January 12, 2016
Friday, January 8, 2016
We hope everyone had a very happy holiday season and that the new year is off to a good start. We are going to be resuming our regular postings today, but thought this would be a good one to kick off the new year. A friend shared this story on Facebook this morning and it seemed timely, and timeless, and worthy of another share. Happy 2016!
The 92 year old, petite, well-poised and proud lady, who is fully dressed each morning by eight o'clock, with her hair fashionably coifed and makeup perfectly applied, even though she is legally blind, moved to a nursing home today. Her husband of 70 years recently passed away, making the move necessary. After many hours of waiting patiently in the lobby of the nursing home, she smiled sweetly when told her room was ready. As she maneuvered her walker to the elevator, I provided a visual description of her tiny room, including the eyelet sheets that had been hung on her window. "I love it," she stated with the enthusiasm of an eight year old having just been presented with a new puppy. "Mrs. Jones, you haven't seen the room....just wait." "That doesn't have anything to do with it," she replied. "Happiness is something you decide on ahead of time. Whether I like my room or not doesn't depend on how the furniture is arranged, it's how I arrange my mind. I already decided to love it. It's a decision I make every morning when I wake up. I have a choice; I can spend the day in bed recounting the difficulty I have with parts of my body that no longer work, or get out of bed and be thankful for the ones that do. Each day is a gift, and as long as my eyes open, I'll focus on the new day and all the happy memories I've stored away, just for this time in my life." She went on to explain, "Old age is like a bank account, you withdraw from what you've put in. So, my advice to you would be to deposit a lot of happiness in the bank account of memories. Thank you for your part in filling my memory bank. I am still depositing." And with a smile, she said: "Remember the five simple rules to be happy: 1. Free your heart from hatred. 2. Free your mind from worries. 3. Live simply. 4. Give more. 5. Expect less."
Monday, January 4, 2016