If you like vintage patina, reclaimed treasures and crowds, the world-famous Brimfield Antiques Show is the place to be in May. First stop: I share sourcing needs for our various design projects with Michael at Capitol Salvage.
From sun up...
our intrepid design team was on the hunt for really good things on behalf of our wonderful clients. It is always a joy to reconnect with favorite vendors, and to meet new artisans — like Patrick, who crafts work tables with industrial storage bins on steel sliders.
So many great finds...
This large Shaker-style chest with hidden hanging wardrobe last saw service at Bill Murray's summer house on Martha's Vineyard.
Now, where to put it?
This massive mirror will soon reflect beautiful views outside the family room windows for our MEADOW HOUSE clients.
The entry cabinet I designed for TURRET + STONE will be graced with beautiful things from Seed to Stem, a cool boutique whose motto is "connecting humans with their roots". (Thanks for your excellent service, Virginia!)
Over 2' in diameter, this chunky bowl, is headed for the stone walled garden at our PRIVATE BEACH project.
Paired with some modern seating, this 10' biergarten table from Germany will soon overlook the pool at MEADOW HOUSE... and host many fond memories to come.
I love putting interior windows into my designs. I don't have a place for this rare beauty at the moment, but it would clean up nicely and add fantastic architectural interest.
This vintage seed counter, with its 30 display drawers, would make a grand statement as a kitchen island. It could be left as is, or painted a great color. A wider stone top would create sufficient overhang for seating on the other side. Heavy duty casters could even make it mobile. Fun, fun, fun.
Tap, tap, tap. One can only imagine the sweetest prose springing from those vintage keys.
Great sentiments to live by! Thanks to Kelly, our VP of Joy, for spotting this one.
Oh Hercules. Your mossy gaze was tempting, but we left you behind. If you haunt, we will call for you.
'Til we meet again, Brimfield... a fond adieu.
From the desk of LISA THARP
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