Weekend Sample Sales and Consignment Shopping

The weekend comes and goes faster these days.  With the daylight hours shorter, I rushed to get the Christmas decorations out of storage.  The weather was mild for December, perfect to decorate the outdoors.  (Pictures soon to come.)   I had a little time to attend the Galbraith & Paul Annual Sample Sale.  Located in Philadelphia, PA, the studio open its doors to the public for one day only.  They carry pillows, lighting, wallpaper, fabric and rugs.  It’s a great opportunity to update your room  at a fraction of retail costs.  

Looking for a few items for a project, I stopped by One of a Kind, located in Princeton, New Jersey.  It’s a furniture consignment shop.  You’ll find beautiful rugs lamps, art, china, jewelry and more.

Consignment Shopping:

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I fell in love with these French  blue toile antique chairs.   There is a set of four chairs, with distressed white paint and nice carved floral details on top rail, bottom rail and knees.

I could see myself hosting Christmas breakfast in the kitchen with this plank-top, oval gateleg dining table.    It measures 92″L x 54″W, when collapse it measures a mere 19″W when the leaves are dropped. The legs and stretchers feature wonderful turnings. The table is accompanied by six ladder-back chairs with rush seats. Chairs measure 35″H.

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If you are a collector of  Staffordshire dinnerware,  here it is waiting for you.  They have a collection which includes dinner plates, luncheon plates, side plates, pitchers, sugar bowls, sauce tureens, centerpieces and platters.  They all date to c 1840 ( 1820-1850), and some are very rare patterns.  It makes a wonderful gift.  I love the buffet and hutch they are displayed on.  

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Just in time for your holiday party, they have a gorgeous vintage (c1940’s) sterling tea set in Gorham’s English Gadroon pattern. Four-piece set consists of tea pot, coffee pot, creamer, and sugar bowl with lid.  105 ounces.

I am always amazed at what I find in the consignment shops these days.  If you are looking for a special item, email me at info@ivydeleon.com



About Ivy de Leon

From decorating and home staging to entertaining and gardening, I enjoy bringing traditional style to each project. I love to combine new and vintage market finds to create elevated and inviting spaces for today's modern lifestyle. CONTACT: IVY@IVYDELEON.COM
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