Decorating with Antiques

  • Downton Abbey Style

    Our Sunday night obsession is back and I, for one, could not be happier.  Written by Julian Fellows of Gosford Park fame, the award winning “Downton Abbey” series is addictive.  The compelling tale centers upon a British aristocratic family living in a spectacular manor house refrered to only as “Downton.”  The story begins in

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  • Your Foyer is a Window into Who you are…

    Your foyer is the entry into your home and your world. A well decorated foyer can speak volumes about who you are, and what you are interested in. It is a reflection of your home, your style,and the welcoming point for friends and guests. It is the first impression you make on anyone, so

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  • Mahogany Tables Still Work in a Modern Decor

    Your classic mahogany dining table, whether it be Regency or Sheraton style, is out of fashion… just now.  There was a time 15-20 years ago when these superbly crafted tables, many with intricate banded inlay around the edge or beautifully swirled inlay patterns in the wood, sold for $1000.00 or upwards a foot.  That

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  • Born Again Benches

    I am always looking for new and exciting ways to use furniture. Often, I fall in love with a particular piece, but don’t have the space or the need for it. Pinterest is a wonderful place to get inspiration (and first-timers beware…it is highly addictive!), and I stumbled upon the fabulous idea of converting

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  • Gracious Grandfather Clocks

    I often walk through our 1850’s barn or auction gallery to get inspiration for a new blog post.  Sadly I noticed  several beautiful old grandfather clocks lined up like forgotten soldiers against the back wall of the barn.  These amazing pieces are elaborately carved of mahogany or other wood, some with intricately handpainted dials

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  • Terrific Trunks !

    Antique Steamer trunks evoke the images of long transatlantic voyages or the British and European nobility embarking on the “Grand Tour”.   Though out of fashion as a form of luggage, they are fabulous and versatile as pieces of decorative furniture in today’s décor. We recently sold this Louis Vuitton Steamer  Trunk with Tray

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  • New Life For An Old Chandelier

    painted chandeliers

    From The Luxury Spot (http://www.theluxuryspot.com/decor-spotting-pop-of-color-chandeliers)

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  • Nautical Novelties…

    Decorating a seaside home this year ….be sure to check out our yearly Nautical sale which takes place every summer in July.  It features wonderful, and affordable decorative objects and paintings with a nautical theme…the perfect time to acquire a marine painting . A wonderful antique nautical painting of a sailboat or a schooner

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