Tuesday, November 29, 2011

A Segmented Mirror

There's something I love about a segmented mirror. Maybe it's the antiqued, smoky glass.  Or the modern-cut mirror inside the simple, unadorned frame. This pretty version is featured in the new holiday edition of Traditional Home

Traditional Home

And I just unpacked this one inside my booth this week. Can you see the little gilded rosettes in the picture? They really make the mirror. And the glass is antiqued without being too distressed. It would be beautiful over a French chest or inside a pretty powder bath. 

Shipping is available through:
Lindley Arthur Antiques at Antique Row
5013 West Lovers Lane
Dallas Texas 75209

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Vintage Turkeys

Aren't these little vintage turkeys the cutest Thanksgiving decoration? They are made of paper mache and originated in Germany after World War II. My mom has been collecting them over the years, and at Thanksgiving they sit proudly on the English chest in her foyer. 

Happy Thanksgiving! 

Monday, November 14, 2011

An English bamboo table

The first antique I owned was a tiny English bamboo side table. It's been a workhorse over the years, sitting next to my couch, bed and finally beside a chair in my office. 

The versatile size is what I love most about these pieces, which first became popular in the late 1800s in England. Joni Webb of Cote de Texas has photographed many rooms over the years with English bamboo tables:

Cote de Texas

Cote de Texas

Cote de Texas

I found this version on my last buying trip. The top has been covered in a pretty leopard print, which makes it even more charming! It's for sale in my booth at Antique Row, $325. 

Lindley Arthur Antiques
Antique Row
5013 West Lovers Lane
Dallas, Texas 75209

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Leontine Look-alike

There are monograms. And then there are MONOGRAMS. If you've ever seen New Orleans-based Leontine Linens, you know what I'm talking about. Their modern marks put the simple script to shame.

I've had my eye on these Leontine dinner napkins - that's my Herend china pattern! But at $140 a piece, well, it just wasn't happening in this house.

So one night while hunting on One Kings Lane, I  found a set of white linen napkins with coral scallop trim. When they arrived, I took them to Madison, a beautiful gift store in Dallas' Highland Park Village. It's not Leontine, but their monogram styles are a close second in my book! 
And here they are. Madison did a beautiful job, and at a fraction of the price. I think this calls for a dinner party!