END of SUMMER SALE August 18th to the 22nd!

August 10th, 2010 § 0 comments § permalink


20% off the original ticketed price on everything but the art! (Does not apply to previously reduced prices.)

These extraordinary handmade Dansk stoneware dinner plates are designed by Niels Refsgaard SOLD

An obscure bone inlay box with a plum mohair velvet lining would be nice as a presentation for a beautiful piece of jewelry SOLD

At your next party, serve canapes on this vintage Couroc tray (has brass and wood inlay) SOLD

Hide secret things in this lovely hand painted antique box (has an embossed turquoise paper interior)

Hard to find canisters as beautiful as these!

Elegant place for your breakfast scones or croissants while the coffee is brewing

Monet’s favorite color combination

We love Dansk and Jens Quistgaard designs (Both SOLD)

Should be framed!

Look at the dragonfly cut into the paper

These handmade Dansk stoneware mugs (SOLD) are a favorite, and the cereal bowls are rare (And rarer still! Bowls SOLD)

Mid-century folding fruit basket SOLD

Who doesn’t love beautiful Sophia?

And her recipes look good, too! SOLD

Cannot believe this find…

definitely one-of-a-kind!

Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band badge SOLD

All dressed up and no place to go SOLD

Mother duck and duckings SOLD

A lot to see (Sterling Bud Vase SOLD)

Twelve gorgeous antique floral postcards…

…would look awesome decoupaged on a wall

Antique field glasses, possibly Civil War. SOLD

These graphics are amazing…and the contents funny. What a combo! SOLD

Authentic WWII backpack…

…with the original instructions intact

Haven’t seen these Dansk bowls anywhere. SOLD

The green elephant has officially become our mascot! (Dansk bowls, plates and fondue pot, black bear bottle, and Russel Wright salt and pepper shakers SOLD)

Maybe for syrup or olive oil?

Check us out in Time Out NY!

A Couple of Shots of the Store’s Interior

July 17th, 2010 § 0 comments § permalink

(Brass Bed is SOLD)

It Looks Like We Plan on Staying Awhile

June 23rd, 2010 § 0 comments § permalink

So we asked Richard Curasco of Royce SignWorks to paint our logo in goldleaf above the doors. Amazing work!

He’s a humble guy and an incredible talent. Water gilded goldleaf the way only the best “old school” sign painters know how. They’re a rare breed and the kind Brooklyn needs to keep alive,

especially for those antique numbers above the transom that could use a little sprucing up, so check him out sometime http://www.roycesignworks.com/.

Books! Books! and More Books!

June 18th, 2010 § 0 comments § permalink

We find new books every day.

Some have the most beautiful illustrations.

This book is so charming! SOLD

Look carefully for the 1st editions.

Amazing reference books that you wouldn’t have thought you needed, and yet…

Guerrilla warfare in Russia during the Nazi invasion. Published in 1942. A story worth reading.

What a hoot! This one is called, Joe, the Wounded Tennis Player. Doesn’t appear to be about tennis!

Art students and medical students…check it out! SOLD

A little old fashioned silliness.

Always something to learn from Aesop.

Our books are ever changing. If you’re a book lover, it’s worth a regular stop to see what’s new. You may want to ask about the books that will not go out on the shelves.

Even With the Rain, Yesterday Was a Beautiful Day at the Foot of Broadway

June 11th, 2010 § 0 comments § permalink

Decorate Your Summer Camp

June 4th, 2010 § 0 comments § permalink

Why rough it when you can have a folding camp sink? $220

Antique Adirondack splintwood fishing basket backpack (that’s not easy to say). You’ll still look cool even if you don’t catch any fish. $150 SOLD

Great resource for identifying all those beautiful wildflowers you find in the meadow. You may even consider framing some of these plates. With 400 of them who would notice one or two missing? $45 SOLD

Can you imagine…not only did they grow all of their own vegetables, but they hand carved these little birds to use for labeling them, too. Amazing, it’s only $7!

I don’t know anyone who has pictures of falcons. Do you? $20 each (One SOLD)

First hang them on the wall for decoration, but you’ll know that if you’re ever trapped by a bad snowstorm you can always run for help. Or send someone else…Snowshoes $175

If you do send someone else out for help, you can always sit in front of the fire and watch the clock in anticipation of their return. Fireplace clock (fire really burns) $60 SOLD

Antique Mission oak rocker with original leather seat $350, and vintage woolen blanket $25

Be a boy scout SOLD

or a trick rider! SOLD

Keep yourself busy. An idle mind is the devil’s workshop. $60

Sometimes even when the mind isn’t idle…(both SOLD!)

Ah! Let’s play craps…

…and do shots! SOLD

Multi-colored shot glasses SOLD

Mah Jong, anyone?

Time to put the kettle on. $20 SOLD

Vintage mugs $10 each (One SOLD)

Enamel pie tins $10 and $11 SOLD

Adirondack twig table $65 SOLD and candle lantern $15 SOLD. Set of 4 Hyllinge Mobler folding chairs, made in Denmark

Every camp has a bear $4 SOLD

and a frog $20 SOLD

Finally, shave that beard before heading back to civilization. SOLD

Sometimes You Just Gotta Have It

June 3rd, 2010 § 0 comments § permalink

Vintage radiator water can or gas can $85

Do you recognize this? It’s a “Creeper”!

I think it’s pretty rare. Used for gliding under cars. Put your tools in the side boxes and get to work. Or catch a nap while it looks like you’re working. (That’s probably why they’re rare. Who would want to give one up?) $225

The racetrack is that-a-way $50 SOLD

Say it ten times, fast…rubber baby buggy wheels. One more and we can build a go-cart. $25 each or 3 for $60

Maybe for 8 track tapes?

Elvis, the King…priceless

Cookware

June 3rd, 2010 § 0 comments § permalink

Elegant vintage Rosenthal lidded casserole $53 SOLD

Vintage Ben Seibel Old Orchard saucepan with lid.

The hollow handle reduces heat transfer $45


Wow! Accordions!!

May 10th, 2010 § 0 comments § permalink

Vintage Crucianelli accordion in excellent condition. Made in Italy

Accordions and their cases. Horns, too. (Horns are SOLD)

Antique wooden Hohner accordion. Made in Germany SOLD

Look at the inlay, and it has the original leather straps.

The Crucianelli is acoustic and electric. Both were professionally tested and they sound great!

(The Crucianelli is SOLD. The Hohner is still available.)

More things to see…

May 2nd, 2010 § 0 comments § permalink

Stacks of Dishes, from Limoges to Wedgewood

Charming and Beautiful Vintage Squeezebox  SOLD

Trumpet and Cornet for Marching SOLD