Antiquing in the UK is particularly noted for leathers, blisteringly shiny brass, transferware, great art, signage, and equestrian........, all with a masculine bent. I'm smitten!
Here's a peek at a few of the finds, all destined for the shop.
Birds seemingly were the theme this year........this pair was spied across the room, excitement barely contained, I felt myself
The panel wall they are displayed on is also coming. This piece was one of many that once encircled a room
or pensive like the lad below in pencil. Male art dating from the 20's through the 50's, particularly, piques my interest
The young woman below is another pencil that captured my attention
I have asked
Parisian Urns. I currently have the large version in the shop, this is the small and dainty size. Imagine these on a large harvest table in a tall-ceilinged room, chock full of stems, divine!
The British dislike of 'brown furniture' is experiencing a turn-around so when I can find a piece with interesting lines, and still reasonable, I pounce.
Slated for a clients project; a Scottish pub
If I were able to manufacture, this Victorian piece would definitely be reproduced. Did you guess a wine pourer? In the shaft are several holes, simply screw into the cork, open the spigot and pour. The spigot then closes to preserve the wine. Brilliant I say!
The Bakery Cafe Mushroom Bruschetta
One thick slice of artisan bread
A splash of olive oil & sea salt, toast for a few minutes in the oven
Sauteed portobello mushrooms cooked with a few greens of choice
Crumbled stilton cheese
Dash of Olive oil
Broil until the cheese melts
As always, thank you for visiting!