13 May 2009

look what the cat dragged in (our finds from the weekend)

everyone was all abuzz last saturday about the domino tag sale in NYC, so m21 thought he'd share with you his finds from the weekend too- just to prove that you don't need to go somewhere fancy like a magazine editor's tag sale to find the good stuff- our two finds are from a yard sale (the screen) and a flea market (the table).
we've never seen a chinoiserie screen in beige lacquer before, so we were thrilled to find this one, especially with the cool large carved lotus motif- quite chic we think. if we go for darker tone walls in our living room, this light colored screen will look lovely (we're thinking a teal- just thinking right now, mind you). the table could be in better condition, but who cares? it's an original dorothy draper espana collection piece from the 1940's, and we got it for a song (not to rub it in or anything). lamp and chair are some old pieces we had hanging around in le garage, brought in to flesh out our vignette a bit.

richard likes our draper table too, though he was disappointed it was already in less then perfect condition- he prefers to be in charge of the destruction himself! oh well, he'll just have to be satisfied with shredding the last remaining bits of our sofa fabric- when we reupholster, we're gonna use chain mail! it's a trade off- you can either have pretty things in pristine condition, or you can have pets, and live with the damage inflicted. we'll take the pets, and a bit of a disarray, thank you! furniture is replaceable, the love is not...

10 comments:

hello gorgeous said...

Great finds!

I love the stuff you had in the garage! It's like in those redecorating shows when they pull a fabulous chandelier out of the basement! (I never believe that though.)

mary said...

Great finds !

Tracy said...

Fantastic finds! I really admire your talent for gathering great stuff from so many random places and then displaying it all together so beautifully.
(I especially love the placement of the red rubber ball on the floor in the first photo -- it brings out the pinks in the screen -- or did one of your "associates" put that there?)

Whitney Gray said...

i am enamored. http://enamored-alifeofindulgence.blogspot.com/

YSLGuy said...

Great finds! I really love that screen

maison21 said...

thanks, all! i've been living with the screen for almost a week now, and i'm loving it's totally 80's vibe (80's in a good way, of course).

and tracy- i moved two chests to another wall to make room for the screen, and found about 300 cat toys underneath them! (and fur, AND dust, and two big spiders- gross!)

Suzy said...

Love that table. In total agreeance on the pet love...my sofa has been shredded...too scared to pay to recover it because I know in about a year it will look the same. But I wouldn't get rid of them for all the sofas in the world!

Brilliant Asylum said...

Richard prefers to be in charge of the destruction himself. lol.

Lauren said...

Jealous! Great finds...I'm a sucker for a big screen!

Anonymous said...

I was wondering about the side table. I also have one with brass feet... This is the only other one I have seen this way. I think they were earlier versions of the table, or people cut off the brass caps when they had them relacquered.