Thursday, August 21, 2014

Rising Autumn


Are you ready? I'm ready. As much as I love summer, I think I look forward to Fall more than any other season. I start getting excited for it around mid-June. There's just something so alluring and mysterious about Autumn. Weather-wise, foliage wise, scenery wise, it's easily our best season here in New England. There's also something special about it because my birthday, on August 27th, always closes the summer. This year I'm turning 30. Next week is my first week doing Heir and Space full time and not living a 9-5 life. It's a big fall for me. Lots of big changes.
I've never been happier. So let's look at some pretty Autumn pictures.


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The three gorgeous oil on canvas paintings I bought on Sunday. They'll be hanging in the master bedroom.

I bought this sweet vintage apple painting last year. I like to put it in the guest house for fall.

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Bought this a few weeks ago. I'm going to fill it with mini pumpkins for Fall.

I'm thinking of displaying this antique olive green bottles on the mantel.

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One of my favorite paintings ever. I'll be hanging it in the reading nook in the master bedroom


This has already been painted a spicy orange, and is almost ready to go into the dining room as the new sideboard.

Picked this up a few weeks ago. I'm going to hang it in the upstairs hallway for fall.


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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Garth's Americana Auction: All the Beautiful Colors

My favorite auction house, Garth's Auctions, has one of their incredible Americana sales coming up on September 6th. You can view the entire catalog on their website here . I thought I would branch off from my typical auction review so that we could examine the breathtaking array of lovely colors of painted furniture they have in their sale. I think it's always good to remember that antique does not at all mean dark, heavy, or drab. It's a kaleidoscope of beautiful colors! What's your favorite? I think the bright yellow cabinet is mine. Just picture that in a gray entryway - Yum!
























Monday, August 18, 2014

A Solid Oak Kitchen Island

I picked this handsome vintage kitchen island up at a house call a few weeks ago. The original owner told me it was bassett, though I couldn't find any markings on it. It's certainly high quality and well built. I sanded, stained, and sealed the top and painted the base in a rich gray, called Portland Twlight.
It measures 36 inches wide by 24 inches deep, and 34.5 inches tall.

Also- I forgot to show you my antique pig cutting board that I bought at the New Hampshire Antique Dealers Show two weeks ago, so I used it to stage the island :)










Flea Market Finds and New Acquisitions

It was a lovely day yesterday- despite the erroneous weather reports threatening rain. I finished a couple furniture projects and went to the flea market in the morning. I bought a coffee table set and a set of four solid mahogany shelf back dining chairs to be refinished. I also got three cool pieces of vintage wire (two giant baskets and a smaller one), and three gorgeous Autumn oil on unstretched canvas landscapes that I'm keeping for myself.