I’ve officially been positioned in New York for one week now, and what a week it’s been. My mom spent time with me for the first few days and we tired ourselves out trying to do it all. On our best day, the two of us ventured off to Stamford, Connecticut, to check out a few antique shops suggested by Andrew Flesher (of Andrew Flesher Interiors – http://www.andrewflesher.com/). We had no idea what we were in for. I have never before in my life seen so many gorgeous pieces in one place. We spent hours and hours browsing approximately 144,000 square feet of antiques (yeah, I did the math). Sometimes it’s frustrating to find things you love and not be able to swing the shipping costs halfway across the country to get the items home, but it was so fun to browse. I went crazy taking photos of items that I deemed worthy. Let’s take a gander at some of these gems.
The shape of this piece is so elegant.
This would be so cool in a bathroom….storage galore.
I really love this chair. The patterned fabric cushion is a great juxtaposition against the frame.
I’ve never seen anything like this at home. Even if it isn’t your style, it is so beautiful. The double caning is to die for. The photo simply does not do the piece justice.
I have a weird draw to this little fella. One of those ugly/pretty items that needs a good home and the perfect setting.
Pretty pretty pretty pretty. I see this being great combined with some more modern pieces to create the eclectic look that I love.
Quirky cherub light….I love him.
Putting a little baroque in your life. Trust me, you’re all the better for it.
And now on to the curiosities portion of the presentation…!
Mom thought these were creepy, but I’m giving them the benefit of the doubt.
Ok…here we go. An ugly/pretty item. The majority of the world might find this to be completely hideous but I seriously contemplated the purchase. Ugly or pretty? I’m leaning heavily toward “pretty” — and if not “pretty,” maybe “unique” fits the bill. Either way, a decision could not be made.
Stay tuned for posts cataloging found items from The Antique and Artisan Center and Hampton Antique Galleries.