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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.