Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Antiques & Revivals

After the Celebrity Bus Tour we did a little antique shopping in downtown Palm Springs.

I took them to an amazing antique shop where Kelly Wearstler is known to frequent.  Wouldn't it have been cool if she and Eddie had run into each other?
I've been lusting after one of these large silver food domes forever.

Maybe one day...

I thought this venetian chandelier was incredible.

I see a lot of paintings by California artists when I'm in Southern California.  They are usually framed in these simple wide gilt frames.  They really are quite beautiful framed in this manner.

I love the finish on these chairs.

You don't see antiques like these every day, some look like they belong in a museum.

Eddie was loving these unusual sconces.

Here he is checking out the china. No surprise there!

We loved this tented ceiling.

We crossed the street to check out another amazing shop

Gotta love these bikes.

Believe it or not, this is a real stuffed dog from the Victorian period.

This shop has the most amazing vignettes.  It's the best I've seen next to my favorite shop LOOT that I blog about occasionally.

Love the hand-painted coral detail on this upholstered chair.

Eddie was fascinated with these ostrich eggs.

After seeing all the fabulous things we couldn't afford we found a chain of 5 thrift stores spread through-out the desert called "Revivals" and visited every one on our way home!

Here are the treasures I picked up along the way...

I love this pair of hand-painted blue bottles I scored for $4 each.  Eddie said they would make great lamps.  What do you think?

Eddie snagged this hand-blown hurricane signed by Simon Pearce for $4.99 and then decided he didn't want to deal with getting it home, so I was the lucky recipient!

I found this cool, tall ice bucket with a lucite handle for 3 bucks.

Lightening fast Eddie pointed out this ironstone platter and I grabbed it... for 2 dollars.

Eddie & Jaithan brought me this gorgeous pearl handled spoon from the Rosebowl Flea Market.

I found this globe sans stand for a couple bucks.  I love all the navy blue and pink and figured it would make a great addition to my growing collection.

Another find was this old distressed silver plate footed bowl.  For some reason I couldn't pass up its wonderful patina which reminded me of hotel silver.

I also picked up this pair of silver plate candlesticks.

But the biggest score of all...

was this amazing piece of hotel silver engraved with an anchor and USN.

I figure it must be from a naval ship.  How cool is that!  And the best part is it was only $15!

What is your favorite thrift store score?
Inquiring minds want to know.


Kathysue said...

Terri, I just love to virtual shop with you. You got some amazing pieces. It always feels so great to find some fun pieces at great prices. Love the blue bottles!! The silver Naval piece is very cool. Looks as if you had a blast. How could you not with Eddie and Jaithan and thrift stores. xoxo Kathysue

Unknown said...

Love that ice bucket! The only thrift store shopping I have ever done was for clothing and accessories...now I am taking notes over here, as you seem to have this down!

A Perfect Gray said...

babe, all those fantastic antiques plus E & J, too? no way! AND THOSE BOTTLES. You know I am a bottle girl. LOVE those!

Beach House Living said...

Your right that USN anchor bowl is a keeper.
How nice of Eddie to leave the hurricane bowl. I have the matching ice bucket my mothers hand me down it is from the early 70's....As for the bottles they are interesting but don't seem to fit your world...sorry dearie


Andrea said...

Im dying over that venetian chandelier! Sooo gorgeous!

susie q said...

Those blue bottles are AMAZING! And the ice bucket! And hotel silver! Wow Terri -- you have the best eye!

Marija said...

Love all of your find! But I have to say the thing that has me the most envious is the fact that you bump into wonderful art like that all the time!?! Love it!

Hamptontoes said...

I saw quite a few things I liked between all the thrifting you did! Love that you shared it all with us. I've never been to a thrift store, but thinking I might start. Just started not long ago with tag sales, so thrifting is next I guess! I'm going to blog this summer about the tag sales in the Hamptons...perhaps I will score some great stuff?

Tracy Watier said...

Ok, that does it. I'm taking my husband out for a day in the desert, stat! While it's still cool enough to go in the convertible. Thanks for the inspiration, Terri!

Tuuli - Lumo Lifestyle said...

I also collect hotel silver, you did some great shopping (again)...

Loved (of course) that giant cloche you saw, but not the stuffed dog. Love dogs, but to stuff them... not a good idea.

joanna said...

Love all the loot you scored and thanks for the walk about with J & E -- I do love finding little things -- like those littlest paintings you shown.

My best find item(s) was a pair of Limoges French miniature chairs and an Eastlake dining hutch with marble top
and beautiful carved mirror and attached side shelves for candles.


Will @ Bright.Bazaar said...

That tented ceiling and chandelier are a breathtaking combo!

Privet and Holly said...

Okay, Teri, I'll admit it....I'm DROOLING over the things that you bought. And CRYING because I didn't know about these stores in PS! I thought they were all too fancy-dancy and expensive for me! Next year I'm THERE! xx P&H

Mermaid Glass said...

You got some bargains! I can't believe that bowl was only $15.

Cashon&Co said...

Now, THAT is my kind of store!!! I love plein air california paintings...and the victorians were so quirky, yeah? you got GREAT bargains! wow! Those blue glasses are my favourite. I can see two hot pink peonies in each one. oh I love these posts to go virtual shopping and see whatcha got. !!! xoxo

Patti's Artful Design said...

Hi Therese! That looked like quite a shopping trip.....beautiful items! Except that stuffed dog......a little much for me.

Angie said...

I LOVE the blue bottles and the globe you found!!! The dog creeped me out though! ;)

La Dolfina said...

I know the dog totally creeped us out too!

Splendid Willow said...

You scored!!!!

I have said it 15 times before and I am saying it again - I am soooo going shopping with you one of these days. Maybe next time we go to Santa Cruz.

Much love,


Unknown said...

SO jealous (except the dog, not jealous about missing the stuffed dog!). How much beautiful stuff is that, just amazing! You know, I totally wasted the 4 years I spent living in NYC, I didn't do as much vintage/thrifting as I should have. Now I don't have nearly as many resources, argh! Hindsight is always 20/20, right?! ;)

ashlina {the decorista} said...

ok so.....i went to that same antiques store this weekend with clarks mom. we totally scored. i saw those bamboo chairs with the white leather. LOVED them but too pricey, the needed to be reupholstered, dont ya think????
and, are those pics from 849? that place is fantastic.
clarks mom and i went to HEDGE...its my new fav store in PS. loved it.
I LOVE THE ICE BUCKET! you snatched that. i would have died for it! im obsessed with ice buckets.
love you sweets.

Unknown said...

I love your icebucket - what a trip you must have had! xoxo

Sanity Fair said...

wow - you really made out like a bandit! This stuff is awesome!
Love the antique store's selection, especially the painting (the wide frame style reminds me of a simplified version of the gilt framing treatment Thomas Dewing gave to many of his works).
I would not enjoy being left alone at night with the stuffed dog.

Paris Hotel Boutique said...

Terri, WOW! I've just caught up with my blog reading and it seems that you had the trip of a lifetime! I am embarrassed to say that I didn't know who Eddie Ross was when I first read your post (I had heard his name before), so I googled him to find out that he had worked for Martha Stewart. Very impressive that you got to spend so much time with him and his friend. And, was that Ron Morgan I saw in one of the photos? How did this all come to be?

So glad you had such a great time!

Anonymous said...

How fun! Looks like you saw some very interesting things and came home with some great stuff! Hope your having a great week! xoxo

Debra@CommonGround said...

Wow, this really does look museum quality goods. Love those small California oil paintings, really gorgeous! Thanks for taking us along!

Living It At Home said...

Wow! Lucky you and I wish I was there. I really like all of your finds. I cannot believe the prices!

Cristin // Simplified Bee said...

I visited the same antique store while down in the desert. What an amazing selection. Still drooling.


Anonymous said...

What an incredible array of goodies. I love your eclectic style!

Vær våken said...

Thanks for the tour! I love all the chandeliers!! Happy Saturday to you!!

:) Kristin

cjsullivan133 said...

I can't believe you found those bottles for only $4 each. Score!