Tuesday, December 30, 2014

The Big Black Desk

This big black desk came back home with us after our last show at Scott's and she's a beauty.  If I had a new-build home with one of those offices right off the entrance, she would be a keeper.  But, I live in a 1940's little cottage-style house and the rooms are not big enough.
This is how I staged the desk for the Scott's show since our show had a Christmas theme.  It looks so lovely with reds.
I found a 100-year old L.C. Smith typewriter  to display on the desktop.  The typewriter was mammoth, but almost looked small on the desk.
I displayed this vintage framed photo of a fox-hunt with it loving the mixture of the black and red.
There's something about this photo that I really love, but it doesn't match my décor, so I listed it on Etsy hoping to find it a loving home.
Until I find the desk a new home, it is residing in my living room.  It has been fun playing around with different vignettes on the top of it.  This is how I arranged it for Christmas at our house.
With it's large top, it allows for a lovely display, a table lamp, and still plenty of ample room for working.
 This desk came from The Ohio State University, where I'm sure it sat in an office or classroom for years.  It had a formica top on it, which I took off and replaced with new oak veneer.  It is solid oak and I painted it black and distressed it to give it an updated look.  I found a solid period chair that looks as if it came out of a school library to go with it, making them a lovely couple. 
But what I love most about this desk is the lovely scalloped trim along the bottom edge of it.  I think it takes what could be a masculine-looking desk and gives it a feminine touch.  I find that beauty is so often in the details.
I sure hope I can find this black beauty a new home where it will be loved as much as I love it because it truly deserves another lease on life where it will be used and cherished for years to come.

Monday, December 22, 2014

Scott's Antique Market

Our first time selling at Scott's Antique Market in Columbus, Ohio was to say the least, a learning experience.
We try with every show to present a different color story.  Since this show was Thanksgiving weekend, we focused on a Christmas theme, painting our furniture several shades of green, red, off-white, and black.
I'll let the pictures do the talking and start with the greens . . .

  Next are the reds and blacks . . .
And the creamy whites . . .


Now that this show is over, we will take a long rest over the winter and return to doing shows in the spring.  As always, some items came home with us, like the big black desk that needs to find a home since it takes up a lot of space in my already crowded home.  Other small items, I've been able to list on Etsy, and are finding their way to new homes. I have found through experience, that over time . . . everything eventually sells and finds a new home where it can be loved.
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