Vintage Picks of the Week – The Office

Vintage Picks Of The Week

It’s time for our series, Vintage Picks of the Week! We scour the internet looking for just the right piece of vintage to add to our decor, and include ideas on how we think these pieces could be used.

The Picks this week are brought to you by Dot at Attic and Barn Treasures.

 

Antique French Provincial Fruitwood Carved Writing Desk, circa 1875-1895

Antique French Provincial Desk by Keils Antiques

 

What I Like About It: It’s all about the style! The graceful lines of this desk combined with the beautiful smooth top speak sophistication.

How I Would Use It: I would love to have this parked in front of a window looking out over a garden or park. Grace and beauty meets function.

 

English Mahogany and Red Tufted Leather Side Chairs, 1950s

Red Leather Tufted Chairs by Negrel Antiques

 

What I Like About It: I love red and I love leather for it’s durability. Most leather office chairs are stuffy looking as well as uncomfortable. These look to be the exact opposite! The curve of the wood frame gives a graceful look and the tufted leather makes them look inviting.

How I Would Use It: These would look lovely on either side of a small table. Making for a nice conversation area in a large office.

 

French 19th Century  Mahogany Bookcase, circa 1850

Mahogany Bookcase, cica 1850 by 145 Antiques

 

What I Like About It: I love the height of this piece (87″ as per the listing). Very nice for a office with high ceilings. Enough room for books with a couple of antique collectibles mixed in.

How I Would Use It: I would place this near a corner with the table and chairs referenced above. Either near or a window or accompanied by a vintage floor lamp.

 


So there you have it! My three favorite vintage picks for the week! Make sure to check back to see what items are on the Pick List next week!Hand pointing right | Antique Design Illustrations

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Vintage Picks of the Week – Anatomically Correct Valentine’s Day

Vintage Picks Of The Week

It’s time for our series, Vintage Picks of the Week! We scour the internet looking for just the right piece of vintage to add to our decor, and include ideas on how we think these pieces could be used.

The Picks this week are brought to you by Laurie at NextStage Vintage.

Dog heart anatomical model 

What I Like About It: It’s unexpected. It’s colorful. It’s something you don’t see often, that’s for sure.

How I Would Use It: I have a fair number of metal and ceramic dogs, I’d nestle it in with those. 

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Anatomical dog heart model by Mighty Vintage on Etsy.

Vintage anatomical heart painting

What I Like About It: The rich saturated colors. The way the artist skated the line between pure anatomy and illustration.

How I Would Use It: To soften the empty hole in decor after Christmas gets packed up for the year.

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Acrylic and pen and ink painting from NePlusUltraStyle on Etsy.

Anatomical heart nightlight

What I Like About It: Alright, it’s not vintage, but the workmanship and creativity make it a piece that will be enjoyed for years. Divine.

How I Would Use It: To light the night, probably in the kitchen so it would be at counter height where we could all enjoy it. 

Resin anatomical heart nightlight by Dellamorte & Co. on Etsy.

 


So there you have it! My three favorite vintage picks for the week! Make sure to check back to see what items are on the Pick List next week!Hand pointing right | Antique Design Illustrations

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Vintage Picks of the Week – Oh My Heart

Vintage Picks Of The Week

It’s time for our series, Vintage Picks of the Week! We scour the internet looking for just the right piece of vintage to add to our decor, and include ideas on how we think these pieces could be used.

The Picks this week are brought to you by Pam at Vintage Renude.

It’s that time of year again, when we all run ragged shopping for our loved ones. But lets not forget the fun of decorating for the holidays. One of my weaknesses has always been ornaments. Here is a selection of ones to display this year. All vintage of course!

Signed Shultz Red Bakelite Heart and Arrow Brooch

What I Like About It: I love Bakelite, and hearts, and a signed Shultz piece is even better.

How I Would Use It: This would be the perfect compliment to any outfit on Valentines Day.

Offered by JGallegosArt on Etsy

Ornate Footed Sterling Silver Heart Shaped Dish by Whiting

What I Like About It:  What a beautiful and delicate design. I adore the detail and the sweet engraved initials.

How I Would Use It: The perfect candy dish to set out for company. Filled with foil wrapped heart shaped candies.

Offered by Hill Country Galleries on Ruby Lane

Vintage Fenton Perfume Bottle

What I Like About It: So many things to love !I love purple, iridescent glass, hand painting, perfume bottles, Fenton Glass, and hearts of course.

How I Would Use It: This beauty would sit on display on a vintage vanity tray right on top of my vintage dresser.

Offered by itsagoodthing on Etsy

So there you have it! My three favorite vintage picks for the week! Make sure to check back to see what items are on the Pick List next week!Hand pointing right | Antique Design Illustrations

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Vintage Picks Of The Week – Blue Moon

Vintage Picks Of The Week

It’s time for our Vintage Picks of the Week! We scour the internet looking for just the right piece of vintage to add to our decor and include ideas on how we think these pieces could be used.

Today’s picks are brought to you by Mary Ellen at Aunt Hatties Attic Vintage .


Tonight if the sky is clear, we will experience a Super Blue Moon and for those of you lucky West Coast inhabitants, a Super Blue Moon, Blood Moon Eclipse. So this inspired me for my Vintage Picks Of The Week. Some vintage items can be found in multiples, so you can select the best price or best condition when you go to purchase. Other times, something comes along “once in a blue moon” and you know you may never come across another one like it. I love selling both of those kinds of vintage! I had so many lovely blue moon themed vintage things to choose from.

Antique Art Deco Blue Moon Chocolate Box

What I Like About It:  The sweet romance of it

How I Would Use It:   Every once in a while, I’d bake my husband’s favorite cookies and fill the tin with them. It also could hold candy or a love note or gift certificate.

Sigh! To be out under the stars and a crescent moon would be so romantic. From WonderCabinetArts on etsy

Erte Matted Print – Crescent Moon Lady in Blue

What I Like About It:  This is a beautiful design and matted to mimic the moon, which I love to watch.

How I Would Use It:   I would hang this in my bedroom as she is so serene and lovely.

 

She is floating so blissfully a queen of the night stars and moon. from AllThingsBrooklyn on etsy

Vintage Moon Globe on Stand

What I Like About It:  I love the cool blue color and the uniqueness of it. I didn’t even know that these existed!

How I Would Use It:  I would like to pore over this and then compare it to lunar photographs. I wonder if I will only get there in my dreams.

Very cool in more ways than one. from MightyVintage on etsy

 


So there you have it! My three favorite vintage picks for the week! Make sure to check back to see what items are on the Pick List next week!Hand pointing right | Antique Design Illustrations

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Vintage Picks Of The Week – Pull Up A Chair

Vintage Picks Of The Week

It’s time for our Vintage Picks of the Week! We scour the internet looking for just the right piece of vintage to add to our decor and include ideas on how we think these pieces could be used.

Today’s picks are brought to you by Linda at Selective Salvage


 

Gregson Modern Chair Pair, c. 1960’s

What I Like About It: The pair features classic MCM lines but with a bit more upholstery than many mid-century chairs have, so they look comfy too. 

How I Would Use It:  They would be a fun addition to my office. The bright red color certainly fits my style.

Vintage accent chairs offered by HangarOneDesign on Etsy

Rare Upholstered Rocking Chair, c. 1930’s

What I Like About It:    Again, I love the lines. The circular arms are fabulous and the clean look makes it an exceptional art deco piece.

How I Would Use It:   In my bedroom. Nothing beats reading or napping or just plain thinking about the world in a rocking chair. 

Art deco rocking chair offered by BouncingHare on Etsy

Victorian Lawn Chair, c. late 1800’s

What I Like About It: It boasts eight reclining positions! What’s not to love? 

How I Would Use It:  On my back porch where it would be the perfect spot to bird watch from a fully reclined position. 

Victorian recliner offered by 86Home on Etsy

So there you have it! My three favorite vintage picks for the week! Make sure to check back to see what items are on the Pick List next week!Hand pointing right | Antique Design Illustrations

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Vintage Picks of the Week – Acrylic Serving

Vintage Picks Of The Week

It’s time for our series Vintage Picks of the Week! We scour the internet looking for just the right piece of vintage to add to our decor, and include ideas on how we think these pieces could be used.

The Picks this week are brought to you by Laurie at NextStage Vintage.

Vintage acrylic has always been one of my favorites. Our birthday cake cutting knife is an acrylic knife I purchased at the real Filene’s Basement in Boston back in the early 1980s. I have never been happier to have a vintage trend ignite.

1970s acrylic ice bucket

What I Like About It: Crystal clear filled with crystal ice. Could there be anything better?

How I Would Use It: For sure at a summer soiree (as if!). And I would definitely freeze some edible herbs and flowers into the ice cubes. Or use silicone modes to make round cubes.

lucite ice bucket
Octagonal lucite ice bucket from Etsy shop Swanky Chaparooo.

Bi-level lucite bar cart

What I Like About It: The clean lines, the transparency, the utter simple elegance.

How I Would Use It: I like to mix and match styles and I’m much more likely to water a plant than I am to make a cocktail, so I would probably fill this modern piece with some of my cozy McCoy pottery filled with succulent plants.

lucite bar cart
Bi-level mirrored lucite bar cart from Iconic Design Gallery on Chairish.com

Briard gold acrylic bar glasses

What I Like About It: Again, the simplicity. The color. The size. 

How I Would Use It: Small sweet beverages, maybe something like a strawberry smoothie with a nice juicy strawberry as garnish on the rim.

Briard cocktail glasses
Georges Briard acrylic cocktail glasses by LillianMary on Etsy.

 


So there you have it! My three favorite vintage picks for the week! Make sure to check back to see what items are on the Pick List next week!Hand pointing right | Antique Design Illustrations

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Vintage Picks of the Week – The Atomic Age!

Vintage Picks Of The Week

It’s time for our series Vintage Picks of the Week! We scour the internet looking for just the right piece of vintage to add to our decor, and include ideas on how we think these pieces could be used.

The Picks this week are brought to you by JayDee at ThirdShift .

Ah… pieces from the Atomic Age are some of my most favorites!

Atomic Chairs

What I Like About It: My favorite home decor is sleek, minimal, modern and contemporary with a bit of vintage flair. I love things that are unique and unusual, and I think these chairs fit with all the things I love!

How I Would Use It: Oh, these chairs would definitely be used in my office around a table. I would have to change the color of the seat cushion to black, but other than that, they would fit right in!

Plastic Stacking Dining Chairs from MidMod414 on Etsy

Sputnik Chandelier

What I Like About It: I love the shape, the colors, and even the name of this chandelier! It’s cool, unique and full of character.

How I Would Use It: I could see this chandelier used in an entry way – what a grand entrance it would be!

 

Sputnik atomic Chandelier from Tweedeleven on Etsy

Retro Plant Stand

What I Like About It: I love the simple lines, and the metal part of the stand. It’s a bit industrial, and I really love that look.

How I Would Use It: This plant stand would be a perfect addition to my home office! I love plants and this stand would show them off in style!

Vintage tripod planter from SadRosetta on Etsy

 


So there you have it! My three favorite vintage picks for the week! Make sure to check back to see what items are on the Pick List next week!Hand pointing right | Antique Design Illustrations

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Vintage Picks of the Week Antique Wildlife Lithographs

Vintage Picks Of The Week

It’s time for our series, Vintage Picks of the Week! We scour the internet looking for just the right piece of vintage to add to our decor, and include ideas on how we think these pieces could be used.

The Picks this week are brought to you by Dot at Attic and Barn Treasures.

What is a lithograph? Simply put it is a particular type of print process used to make reproductions of original works of art. They are authorized by the original artist and often created by the artist’s own hand. Now, on to our picks! 

Downy Squirrel Lithograph c.1844

Downy squirrel lithograph available from AnneHallAntiquePrints.com

 

What I Like About It: I have a fondness for squirrels and these two look like they are cousins of the ones at home. The detailing is superb and their inquisitiveness was captured perfectly! 

How I Would Use It: This would make a wonderful addition to a library or den. I would place this in a quiet place to enjoy as I listen to the sounds of nature.

Eagle Owl Lithograph c.1838

Eagle Owl print available from PrintsOldAndRare.com

What I Like About It: I love the color detailing in the owl’s feathers. The print is a small size that it would work well framed as a group or framed individually and hung within a grouping.

How I Would Use It: I think I would mat this as a center focus surrounded by black and white prints of like birds. It would make a wonderful conversation piece for my office!

European Butterflies Lithograph c.1900

Matted butterflies print available from AntiquePrintBoutique on Etsy

What I Like About It: Love the colors and movement in this print! Framed, this work has the potential to enhance any setting or decor. 

How I Would Use It: I believe this print would be lovely hung beside a window so the light (while not direct enough to harm the print) would add to the movement captured in the lithograph.

 


So there you have it! My three favorite vintage picks for the week! Make sure to check back to see what items are on the Pick List next week!Hand pointing right | Antique Design Illustrations

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Vintage Picks Of The Week – The Vintage Classroom

Vintage Picks Of The Week

It’s time for our series, Vintage Picks of the Week! We scour the internet looking for just the right piece of vintage to add to our decor, and include ideas on how we think these pieces could be used.

The Picks this week are brought to you by Tina at GirlPickers.

 

Vintage Schoolroom Chalkboard

What I Like About It:  I like that it has a wood frame and it’s on a stand so it could be moved as needed.   

How I Would Use It: I take a lot of photos and this would make a cool backdrop for those.  When I wasn’t using it for photos, I would write motivational quotes on it.       

Vintage chalkboard by vintagewall.etsy.com

 

Vintage School Chairs

What I Like About It:  I like that they are wood which has such a warm feel.    

How I Would Use It:  These chairs are small and could be used for plants or in a corner to display other vintage treasures until they are needed as seating. 

Vintage school chairs from Mint Mini

 

Vintage Laboratory Workbench

What I Like About It:  Everything!  I love the swing away seats and all those drawers!  You can see the history in it’s finish.  

How I Would Use It:  This would make an awesome island in the kitchen.  It would also be an excellent work area in my office.  It’s already sold but I just had to show it to you. 

Laboratory workbench by Urban Remains

 

So there you have it! My three favorite vintage picks for the week! Make sure to check back to see what items are on the Pick List next week!Hand pointing right | Antique Design Illustrations

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