Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Our Newest Shipment!

Well, hello there!

Remember me :) ? It's been toooooo long. Apologies for being out of touch. Lots going on, and life has been crazy busy.

Tom and I are still living at the apartment while work continues at our Tudor cottage. I'd share photos but it's kinda yucky during construction. 

What have we done? Let's see...we've gutted a bathroom, boarded up a window, removed a bulky radiator, installed a wall of bookcases, rebuilt the fireplace box, added ceiling beams, updated the HVAC system, etc, etc. Oh, the asphalt roof will be replaced with slate tiles very soon. I know, I know: we need an intervention. Help!

We've also been swamped unpacking our newest shipment. The collection is a bit eclectic with a mix of styles. From Art Deco to Georgian, the point of view is slightly different but still edited. I had fun putting everything together. Hope you like my latest finds. Shall we have a look?
There are many new mirrors, including ones with gilded, painted and stripped frames. Of course they all have their desirable old glass plates; some of the mercury mirrors are fabulously foxed.

Here is a pair of French round mirrors that have retained their early painted surfaces. I've hung them over a pair of Swedish Gustavian chests. Flanking a French marriage armoire (with beautiful carved doors), the mirrors and chests would look equally lovely on each side of a doorway or fireplace.
This 44" x 60" (large) Italian mirror has been stripped down to its gesso surface with much of the carved wood showing. It's a piece with understated presence.
Now for a little pizazz: a French gilt mirror featuring an undulating piecrust border. 
Three centuries of style in this corner. The mirror above the garden statues is 18th century French. Another 18th century find is an English Georgian arched transom having great scale. From the 19th century are two Swedish pieces: a tall Gustavian sideboard and an Empire console table. Then from the 20th century are a Belgian bobbin bench and French Art Deco Champagne bucket.
Measuring 56.5" wide x 29" high, this transom makes a statement. Can you imagine how grand the door must have been? I'd love to see it mounted over a linen headboard or fireplace mantel.

Below the transom is a pair French Directoire cast iron urns with exceptional patina.
Here's another architectural piece: a 1700s Italian carved panel featuring a fretwork window. Again, wouldn't you like to see the room it came from? I'm picturing decadent silk panels tied back with ornate tassels.
This French faux bamboo mirror with its heavily foxed mercury glass is more of an art piece than mirror. The frame is carved walnut.
Mix darkwood with painted finish? Yes, try it! Look how the beechwood armchair pops in front of the painted desk.   
In addition, there are lots of tables that just arrived. This Italian glass-top table (51" diameter x 30" high) has a gorgeous baluster base in reconstituted limestone. As a center table, it makes a dramatic focal point. As a small dining table, it stylishly seats up to six comfortably.
Above is a French chestnut farm table with a casual yet elegant spirit. By the way, most of the French farm tables are in cherry, so this is a bit unusual.

Speaking of unusual, this American industrial slate and steel piece makes a cool coffee table. Check out those chunky castors.
From the mid 1900s is a French cocktail table with a beveled glass top and shapely iron base. Tres chic!
At Tone on Tone, there is always a selection of silver gilt mirrors. When I saw this tall beauty, I scooped it up right away. Though from the late 1800s, there is a streamlined modernity about that silver frame.
I've got the blues! A selection of pieces in shades of cool.

The vivid colors, textures plus movement in this still life painting take my breath away. 
Two blue-gray French accent chairs; the right has a Belgian woven linen slipcover. 

Who needs a sink vanity base? How about converting this original painted French sideboard?  
As always, lots more in the shop. 

And, as always, thank YOU for reading. I can't wait to start sharing photos of the Tudor. Soon, my friends :)

Cheers,
Loi 
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38 comments:

  1. All your mirrors are just beautiful: full of texture and subtle color. I love them all. Still hoping to get to the shop in the not too distant future!

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  2. I so wish you lived here Loi - I could buy every piece! They really are all individually exquisite, and the way in which you arrange them is so elegant. Looking forward to seeing the pictures of the renovation - sounds like quite a project! I think you have every excuse for your absence from blogland. Hope it all goes well...

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  3. Loi, another exquisite shipment! I so enjoy getting to look around your shop. Makes me wish I had an empty house to furnish! ;-)
    You have exceptional taste and an eye for finding just the right pieces. I'm eager to see the transformation of the Tudor. Good luck with all the details. Hope you and Tom can keep your sanity. '-)

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  4. All very charming ... Each photo better than the previous. Love the beading on that French mirror. Good luck with the renovation.

    Karen in VA

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  5. Oh my gosh Loi!...What an incredible collection of furniture and accessories you collected from your last trip. You find the most fabulous items!....and I spy a gorgeous iron base table with the two myrtles! Sounds like you two are working 24/7 between the shop and the new house!

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  6. Hello Loi, So many treasures...I am liking the contrast of a few darken-toned wood pieces amid the lighter palette, and each one of those mirrors is better than the next.
    --Jim

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  7. that faux bamboo mirror is incredible! i love it!

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  8. Dear Loi,
    "Mirror Mirror on the wall which one is the fairest of all?" Answer: ALL OF THEM
    I can not wait to see your "new" Tudor cottage . In addition to an intervention you and Tome need a week in a SPA!
    xo
    Patty

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  9. Wow... so many beautiful things!! Can't wait to see your new home.

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  10. All so beautiful! How do we find the prices and information for purchasing? Thank you, Valorie

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  11. I love all of the furniture, you always select the best pieces. That said, it's the paintings and accessories that always steal my heart.
    I'm so excited to see your new place once it's come along a bit more.
    xo,
    Karen

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  12. Such a cool mix in this shipment, Loi, and absolutely breathtaking the way you have arranged it all. I love the glass topped pedestal table and I have my eye on the bobbin bench - I know I have a place for that!
    xo
    Phyllis

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  13. What an incredible collection! So inviting. I especially love the faux bamboo mirror and that incredible still life.

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  14. What a fabulous shipment! That painting is exquisite...love it all.Happy holiday weekend.

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  15. Hello, Loi!!!!

    I came by earlier on my lunch break off my phone, but I can't leave messages from there. I wanted to say how peaceful each one of your posts is whether on your blog or on Instagram. The grays and whites and blues that you treat are exceptionally put together to great that MOOD. Thank you! Enjoy your weekend and I can't wait to see your tudor cottage! Anita

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  16. Hi Loi, I've been missing your posts (and you). Yep, you guys have been super busy. The new treasures and the shop look amazing. I love the mix. Now, perhaps you can put your feet up for a bit. xoxoxox Mary

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  17. dreamy indeed, i am smitten........
    debra

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  18. Wow! So much loveliness! That 44x60" mirror is such a stunner! It must be amazing to live in your world...constantly surrounded by such beautiful things! Good luck with your renovation!

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  19. Happy Summer Loi! I love your new shipment- very fun! Good luck with your renovations and a full plate. I hope you enjoy a vacation or trip to Maine soon! xo Nancy

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  20. Leaving me speachless....and that armoire what can I say. The cabinets of Swedish beauty, the arrangements of perfection. The topiaries amaze...everything you touch loi turns to beauty.

    Oh to stand in your shop overtaken with sighful tears.
    Looking forward to all the beauty to come.

    Xx
    Dore

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  21. AND...y'al seem to even work BETTER under pressure!!! franki

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  22. it's heavenly, loi. truly. and in true post-tone-on-tone-blogpost fashion, i shall begin to stack the dynamite to put this midwest cottage (which may be able to boast it is a former crack house!) out of its misery. so much beauty in these new acquisitions, and i can imagine them in a light filled modern, maybe masculine house with steel windows to balance out the refined femininity of the pieces inside. what an eye you have. i still have never visited DC area. was in the hudson river valley this weekend and LOVED smelling the roses in the italian gardens at the Vanderbilt mansion. rambling now! peace to you, sweden.

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  23. What a lovely collection this latest shipment is! Especially love that gorgeous silver mirror and the matching Swedish chests! :))

    Again, as always, I wish I was closer and could come see these beauties in person!

    Sheila

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  24. Hi Loi - So happy to see this post and to know that you and Tom found a cottage! Can't wait to see the photos. It is sure to be beautiful when the renovation is complete. We are in the planning / permitting stages of our own renovation. I may have to fire up my blog again to post about it. I'll be looking to you and your blog for inspiration. Our home renovation seems daunting (our first), but you and Tom have beautifully managed your renovations.
    xo,
    Deborah

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  25. All I can say is SWOON!! Also how do you keep your myrtle so healthy I am having issues with mine!! xo K

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  27. Congratulations for your blog! We will follow you on social networks! Greetings from Barcelona. http://www.vaciart.com

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  28. That transom is calling my name. I don't think I have seen a prettier one. I agree it would be lovley above a bed! So many wonderful things this time!

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  29. GREAT mirrors...and I do love the mix of stained and painted finishes. Pretty farm table, too.

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  30. I love that champagne bucket! I am here to officially nudge you and share some remodel photos :) miss your posts but suppose I can understand. Hope you and Tom and the doggies are well despite the chaos.

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  31. I wish i lived in Washington or failing that I wished you lived on the Isle of Skye in Scotland. Your images are stunning. I love your antiques but the way you present them is an art in itself. All so beautiful.

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  32. Hi Loi,
    The Castine House and Garden tour looks like it promises historical beauty and lots of interesting information. Must be a delightful tour. Lovely new shipment. I am loving the washed color's of softness and be still my heart the foxed hand carved walnut mirror is stunning,
    Happy Summer
    xo,
    Vera

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  33. Everything in your store is exquisite Loi! Your topiary stands out though and that marvelous blue painting. May I ask how much that painting is?

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  34. Hi Loi,

    As always, impeccably curated and such a joy to see. I really cannot believe all that you guys do... Run a business,(a store no less--That right there, would put me under) renovate a new home, maintain a second home several hundred miles away, travel, garden and blog. Can't wait to see your new home and congratulations on your home and garden tour in Castine! xoxo ~ Laurel

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  35. Very nice pieces, but especially, an extraordinary style to combine them of an exquisite form. Tthanks and regards from Barcelona. Arpironti.com

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