WWII Medical Field Bag
A favorite find, a dulled and worn 1930s leather first aid bag sits atop two colorful, Vietnam-era ammunition crates, barely used. An unlikely pairing, the juxtaposition of these items brings long and heavy conversation.
Carved somewhere around the middle of this century, we have named this statue The Reasoning Mind after Ayn Rand's quote, "...everything we are and everything we have comes from one attribute of man – the function of his reasoning mind." Interesting that even with her ideals of individualism, during most of her lifetime the reasoning mind was only male.
Farm Table and Chairs
In vogue these days, the French inspired farm table is the center of the kitchen. Adding an even more cottage feel to the table are three vintage Ball Mason jars with dried baby's breath.
Wild Silk Scarves
Featured Fair Trade Product: Hanging on the rungs of the ladder are traditionally-crafted wild silk scarves from Madagascar. The process begins with sustainably harvesting cocoons from the tapia forest. This ancient art includes drop-spinning the thread. One scarf takes 15 people "Silkies" a month or longer to complete. Click on the photo then the link at the bottom to meet the women who make the scarves.
Round and round and round we go.... round dishes with concentric circle patterns, round faux fur chair seats around a round veneer-top table. Table and chairs have chrome pedestal bases. Bonus on the chairs is that they spin for even more retro-style enjoyment!
Leather Tufted Sofa
Though not what many think of as a "Chesterfield", this Brazilian wood and leather 1970s sofa fits the description. The 4th Earl of Chesterfield (1694-1773) would certainly agree that its distinctive deep buttoned, quilted leather upholstery and low seat base qualify it for the description, however unconventional. Then again, one client described it as a baseball mitt. Go Nats!
Glover's Pepper Sauce
Featured Product: Produced locally at DC's Union Kitchen, Glover's Pepper Sauce can be added to just about any culinary concoction. Click on the photo then the link at the bottom to learn how Jamie Glover picked a peck of pickled peppers.
Modern Table Setting
Grandmothers will wonder if their heirlooms have been properly dressed if you add antlers and Roman statues on your table instead of flowers in crystal vases. (We have crystal vases too!)
L C Smith Typewriter
With the missing "1" on the machine, our price photos might read, "$i95", which is one hundred and ninety five dollars and not a reference to Interstate I-95.
Choose your leisure time, a game of darts or a good book.
White Chipping Paint
On a vintage metal milk can or an antique concrete finial, paint weathered naturally with age and wear gives the ultimate patina.
Parlor Room Settee
On today's home decorating scene almost anything goes, featured in this vignette is a silk upholstered Victorian settee posing in front of a chain-link fence harvested from the alley behind the warehouse.
Oh the stories our suitcases could tell.... one may have taken a traveling salesman on a mission to sell vacuums and another taken a student on the bus to college.
What a Catch
A large fish can actually be mounted and admired for decades, as is the case with this huge Marlin jumping over the bar.
Not all vintage pieces can tell a story, but this 1950s dentist chair was witness to the introduction of nitrous oxide sedation in dentistry, and floss silk (aka dental floss) as a prophylaxis.
Reclining Moon Lady
Oh to be so graceful..... an Austin Productions bronze Art Deco nude.
Concrete Lawn Jockey
What would the heavy lantern boy (circa 1930) who stood strong to hitch horses have to say to the Carnival Barker (circa 1940s) who stood tall to take tickets?
Strategically paired, an antique French armoire, a velvet French bergere, the back of a French fauteuil.... and a laughing metal rooster.
The Other Thinker
What Rodin's "Thinker" might have looked like if he had been a winter model.
This ugly duckling grew up to be a beautiful, black swan. (Someone said it might be a goose, but in either case she's beautiful!)
Flan on the Table
Though the bowls are actually empty, there is a nice assortment of vintage dishes, depression glass, vintage tea towels, new and gently used table linens and kitchen accessories in the showroom.
Black and Lime Green Arm Chairs
Not everything looks better in black and white, including these gorgeous lime green cushion arm chairs that look like they've been to Oz when the film is in color.
This wood-carved animal is no Ordinary Pig. He would give Wilbur a run for his money.
In Chinese culture, a dragon is a symbol of power, strength and good luck (to those who deserve it.)