It's been a while, and I hope you are well! All good here, just a bit hectic and busy. Nothing monumental at this time. But, I may have exciting news in the near future - fingers crossed. That's all I can say for now. In the meantime, warm greetings to you all! And a few new photos of the shop.
Be back soon~
Be back soon~
I photographed this Gustavian blue-gray painted chest over the weekend. It is a classic Swedish Gustavian chest in many ways: the leaf-tip trim, clean lines, and 3 graduated drawers. A pair of myrtle topiaries from Snug Harbor Farm flank antique Swedish botanical legumes. The silvery-gold frame is from the 19th century.
Two Swedish painted tables with very different forms. The top is a round tea table with a lipped edge and guilloche trim. It makes a lovely center or side table flanked by club chairs. The bottom is a classical style console with candle slides. A pair of fanciful candlesticks would have been used on this console to illuminate a 19th century hall, I suspect.
Another Gustavian chest, only smaller. This would've been used as a bedside commode. Notice the unusual beading on the bottom. More updates will be posted to Tone on Tone's website soon.
Oh, we do have one change at home. I've become really fond of old Oriental rugs. Nothing precious or valuable, just the opposite. I've been on the hunt for tattered and worn Orientals....you know, almost threadbare. They can be difficult to find as most rug dealers will restore before selling old rugs.
Imagine my delight when Amy, a dear friend, told me about her grandmother's rug in attic. Me: Can I have it? Amy: Consider it a long term loan. Deal! :)
We love our rug - it's perfectly imperfect. And a warm way to cozy up the kitchen for fall. Huge thanks to Amy and Steve! Love you guys!!