Tuesday, August 23, 2011

New Auction Window: Out of the Woodwork

If the modern lines of last week's lucite auction weren't really your thing, perhaps you'll be into our "Out of the Woodwork" collection.  Featuring a teak sewing cart, elongated wooden bowls, and a rosewood waste paper basket, this auction celebrates the rich textures of one of nature's greatest gifts . . . trees!

A cascade of Playskool toy blocks atop a cowhide rug adds the perfect hint of nostalgia. Other notable items  up for grabs include a pair of steel and leather chairs, a Mid-century lamp, and a hand-numbered Kandinsky print.

You could knock on wood and hope for the best with this auction, or you could get down here and place your best bid right now! Bids may be placed in person or by phone (212-871-0777) on the auction clipboard near the register. Auction ends Tuesday, August 30 at 8pm

Happy Bidding!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Meet Maria

Don't let her pint size fool you; Maria packs a mean one-two punch. Whether she's furiously cleaning housewares (a favorite task) or telling you like it is, our little mama is exactly that. From dishing out advice on how your boyfriend should or shouldn't be treating you to how to find winning lottery numbers in your houseplant leaves (you read that right), Maria is both street smart and spiritually wise. If she calls you nene or nena, two Spanish terms of endearment, then trust that you are golden in her eyes; if you're referred to simply as "that boy" or "that girl" instead, well, you may want to rethink how you're living. The wise one has spoken.

Stop in and say hello to Maria.
Ella habla español!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

New Auction Window: Nothing but Clear Skies

While no one appreciates a surprise thunderstorm (say goodbye to another pair of sandals), we're all about a little romantic rain inspiration. This window display takes its cue from a collection of wonderfully carved umbrella handles, each auctioned separately, so that you may pick and choose your favorite rainy day accessory.

Vintage umbrella handles (detail).

Black umbrella stand is also available.

Calling all lovers of lucite! This lucite tray table, bar cart, or serving tray would be the perfect addition to a glam-meets-eclectic style room. Their near invisibility provides a lightness of being necessary for decorating smallish New York City apartments, while their functionality can't be beat.

Add flourish with a sprig of peacock feathers, a pair of glass lamps, or a wrought iron screen, heavy on the scrolls.

Hand painted vintage shot glasses.

And Bakelite collectors, we didn't forget about you. Along with the apple green bottle opener, we know you'll appreciate the red-handled cocktail shaker and Bakelite and chrome ice bucket.

Auction ends Tuesday, August 9 at 8pm. Bids may be placed in person or by phone (212-871-0777) on the auction clipboard near the register.

Happy Bidding!