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This just in: lion planters, front doors, newel posts and more…

Dated Posted: April 1st, 2010

Written By: Leila

First of all, a reminder: we will be closed on Good Friday, but open on Saturday 10-6.  Closed Sunday & Monday as usual.  (Normal hours: Tues-Sat 10-6).


New this week…

a pair of these heavy cast iron lion-head planters, about 15" square

/a pair of these heavy cast iron lion-head planters, about 15″ square/

lion planter II   brackets

/another view of planter, plus over a dozen of these brackets/

queen anne door I  queen anne door II

queen anne door III  queen anne door IV

/four Queen Anne exterior doors, two of which have been stripped/

utility drawers

/We love stumbling upon utility drawers like these – handmade and entirely quirky – from basement workshops and “ye olde” hardware stores.  We have some of them in our own workshop, and even use the old washers and nuts that came in them!  If you’re ambitious, these look amazing built into custom cabinets, but for the 10-minute decorator they’re also handy just the way they are./

newels I  newel II  DSC02943

/Newel posts almost never come in, but this week we’ve had 8 new arrivals!/

washstand I  wash stand II

/This little metal wash stand has a flip-up top with a swiveling soap dish.   Small enough for a powder room, it would look great all plumbed up and fitted with a  little basin./

before...  ...after

/Update…this door was featured a couple of weeks ago.  It’s back from being stripped and is looking fantastic.  Two available./


/Just an unusual piece…this engraved plated pitcher is actually a thermos – it is double walled to keep your hot and cold beverages just that./

mantle I  mantle II

DSC02941  DSC02940

/Two mantles from the same home…one with an urn motif, the other with fruit basket and garland detail./

fireplace insert  stained glass

/cast iron fireplace insert and newly repaired stained glass window/

foot bath I  foot bath II

/cast iron foot bath – could be re-purposed as a super deep vessel sink in a laundry room/bathroom/etc./

vintage pallets  steer head

/vintage skids and steer head/

 green bucket shelf I  green bucket shelf II

bucket stand III  bucket stand IV 

/Five little green bucket stands…a place to rest your buckets when you came in from outside.  No buckets?  These would also make very sweet play furniture pieces for small children./

 pair doors  drinking fountain

/there are two of these victorian door which open side-by-side and are sold as a pair, also a stainless drinking fountain/

arched pine doorway   arched pine doorway detail

/arched pine doorway (shown here against a large Egyptian door) – there is no door for this piece, but it would look incredible mirrored in a large space/

…that’s all for now.


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