Friday, September 24, 2010

Accessory Love…


I’m a collector of things – pretty things. Here on the mantle is one of my list toppers.

Vintage and sculpture-like, these fun accessories are dual purpose – art plus vase all in one. I fell in love with the circular shape and the pattern at first sight, and have been collecting them ever since. I have a range of sizes. The ones shown here are saucer size, while my biggest is larger than a dinner plate - it’s absolutely stunning!

BUT I have to admit I’m still thinking about the one that got away…. It was small and too expensive so I passed. I’ve not seen one since, so now I’m obsessed with finding one. If you see it in your travels, let me know...

Well recently while shopping in SOHO I found plates in a similar pattern at the MOMA store. OK, I’m tight on space, but I Really want them. Looks like something will have to go…

So this got me thinking… What are you out there looking for?

4 comments:

Dream Mom said...

A few months ago I saw the most beautiful antique salt and pepper shakes on eBay. They weren't much but one of the tops was broken so I didn't buy it. I learned later that I could have purchased a top separately from an antique vendor. The pattern was Cambridge Rose Point and the one I wanted was the salt/pepper shakers with the sterling top; It's pointed and is much prettier than the other tops (they make them with multiple tops).

The other thing that I've never seen again is this parlor chair-I found it on Craigslist and it came with a sofa as well; I tried to purchase just the chair but he sold both. The back was unique, it was actually heart shaped with wood carvings and in a hot pink color. Granted, the fabric had seen better days but I searched all over the internet for one like it and I've never seen one like that.

kblutz said...

I collect vintage white pagodas.

Which plates did you like at MOMA?

Love the mantle.

kelly giesen said...

The pattern is dew drop. What they refer to as the platter is 12.5 inches, so I would use it as a dinner plate. They also have small bowls. The pattern like the vase is is concentric rings of 3D glass beads on the underside - very cool.

I had no idea you can get new s&p tops for old shakers - I am in need of a few of those myself! Thanks...

kblutz said...

Oh, those would make beautiful plates, if only I could afford it! And the vase sounds very cool!