Monday, December 27, 2010

The Wall Street Journal loves Sunburst Mirrors...who knew??

While perusing the WSJ website, I stumbled upon an article titled Why The Sunburst Mirror Never Goes Out of Style. The article covers not just the long-standing appeal of the sunburst mirror, but the interesting history of how they came to be. What a pleasant surprise! Click here for a great read. And scroll down for a few of our new arrivals...
 A tiny yet darling metal sunburst mirror $48.
 Carved wood sunburst mirror $465
 A stunning 17th century French wood and gold leaf Soleil Mirror. 
Price available upon request.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Burlap Dog Chaise

Isn't this the sweetest thing???? We used burlap on this little chaise and trimmed it with nail heads. It's a pint-size replica of our chaise lounge and perfect for your pampered chien! 
Burlap Dog Bed $195

Pint-sized Chairs

A child's chair is just about one of the sweetest things around. Something about them just makes me sigh with wishful thinking....
Vintage school chairs $48 each
Lovely child's chair, early american $85
Pair of antique french chairs with original fabric $1200 for the pair.
Child-size rattan chair, made in Holland $75 each

Monday, November 1, 2010

Aviary Linen Arm Chairs

We thought our Linen Aviary fabric would look great on these chairs - and it does! $1600 for the pair.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

New Arrivals - Linen Upholstery

We are just madly in love with linen. It is simply gorgeous on just about any piece of furniture and imparts a fresh perspective one timeless classics. We do our own upholstery as well as custom orders. Our amazing in-house upholsterer can bring back to life treasured family heirlooms or revitalize out-dated furniture. Here is a sampling of our latest linen upholstery arrivals.

Barrel Chair in Natural Linen

English Roll Arm Sofa in Natural Linen $2400 SOLD

Down pillows in a lovely script print on linen $125 ea.

Linen Settee with Nail Heads

Vintage McGuire Sofa in Natural Linen

Set of four Saladino chairs. We found these with badly damaged leather and decided linen would pay appropriate homage to the great Saladino $450 each. SOLD
A pair of wing backs in a refreshing fern print  on a linen/cotten blend.


We've been working hard on making the store look intriguing and polished...with our constant flow of goods it can be challenging but this display is hands down my favorite ever! Customers always say that they love the store because we always have such unique and interesting things..well this is our response to that..welcome to our Curiosity Shop...

Curios galore! A beloved vintage work bench anchors our window display.

A pair of love birds and their nest forever together in a vintage bell jar.
Framed in shadow boxes, these giant insects are wonders of nature.
A vintage book press rests on bound archives of the New York Times.

A lovely vintage dress mold with cast iron base.

A vintage metal globe.

Vintage metal letters never get old!

I always wonder what letters were typed out on this antique typewriter..

Imagine all the wine that fit in these vintage wine jugs!!

Here is a close-up of the still-working clamp on the vintage work bench.
Instead of throwing out the pages of a bound NYT archive book that fell apart, we re-purposed the pages of history as wall-paper.

Friday, September 3, 2010

A Quick Note...

At best, our blogging of new arrivals has been unimpressive! Truth be told we have no excuse, its so simple and easily one of the best ways to archive our most treasured our defense we have been busy little bees...besides our shopping adventures from Brooklyn to Mexico, we have had the best two months ever!! So many thanks to all who have visited our store/blog/website, we love what we do and are grateful that you appreciate our heartfelt efforts. We promise to update on a regular basis and keep bringing in the best, most fabulous finds!! xoxoxox Celia & Tina

Sunday, July 18, 2010

New Arrival - Huge Antique Books!!!

This hands down one of the best things we've had at E T C E T E R A S! These giant books are about 30 x 20!! They are bound archive volumes of the New York Times. Each volume covers half a month of newspaper and we have dates ranging from 1920s to 1950s. Their massive scale alone is impressive! We've been having so much fun imagining fabulous ways to use them...stacking about 20 of them under a piece of glass would make a stunning coffee table!!! We have about 100 books priced $95 each.

Vintage Glove Molds

Vintage porcelain glove molds have arrived. The vintage glove molds are a perfect addition to a collection of curios or a great way to display jewelry or photos/postcards. $72 ea.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Vintage McGuire Chairs - Set of 8

This set of 8 vintage McGuire chairs feature gorgeous rawhide bindings as well as woven rawhide seat and backreast - no seat cushion required! The set includes two arm chairs and six side chairs in a creamy off-white. This classic chair is a must-have! Priced at $295 ea. SOLD

Vintage Industrial Wheels?

Not exactly sure what these old wood wheels where used for, but they sure are beautiful! They are thick, and well-crafted in ways that things just aren't made anymore. They would look great hung on a wall as a set of three or leaned against a wall just like the picture. Set of 3 $795

Industrial Vintage Coffee Table

We just brought in a bunch of things salvaged from an old industrial wharehouse. The industrial cart is the real deal, not some reproduction! It would make a great coffee table or display space in a retail store. It is priced at $495.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Swooning in Antique Suzani Heaven

We've just brought in a gorgeous collection of antique suzani textiles from Uzbekistan. As you might know, suzanis are fabulous embroidered blankets, wall hangings, table covers....we are going to be making some of them into throws, pillows, and duvets. So lovely!!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

New Arrivals...

Just a few of the fun things that came in today....

Vintage Tin Watering Cans

Yellow & Red Candlesticks

Vintage Wine Bottles

Mounted Bird

Mounted Antlers - Austrian??

Antique Side Table

Friday, May 28, 2010

"Vintage" Destination Signs - La Jolla Beaches Sign

Our customizable "vintage" destination signs have been a huge hit! Our exclusive La Jolla Beaches sign is impossible to keep in stock. We now carry the sign split into two 30" frames, which still has the same graphic impact with a bit more spacial flexibility. Also, we can customize the signs to your hearts desire! The custom signs make great, meaningful gifts like no other. Another shop that carries the signs, Watson Kennedy in Seattle, was featured in the House Beautiful May 2010 issue. Please visit our website for pricing and more information.

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New Arrivals

We know its just about summer and time for outdoor decor but we can't help ourselves when it comes to timeless classics like these: leather club chairs, buffalo bone daybed & dresser, distressed leather settee, horn table, an iron chandelier, and a wall mounted skull...