I walked around for two hours and showed admirable restraint even when presented with vintage Hermes purses in their original boxes. The box alone makes me happy. Instead, I found the show to be bittersweet. So many pieces of people's lives who are long gone. There were walls of sterling silver flatware and fine bone china- plates for $1.00 and knives for $10. These were valuable once. I guess they could be again if bought by someone who will use and cherish them but much of it feels like 'stuff' someone wants to get rid of.
Next year I want to go with a friend who's knowledgeable in all things vintage. It would be fun to know more about the many beautiful things that are shown.
I love the handpainted detail on this clock
I used to have a vintage coat like this w/ a detachable fur collar. The fine boucle wool keeps you warm in any weather.
This was the one item I came closest to buying as we need a table lamp with a narrow shade for an end table. I thought the warrior motif would appeal to J.
I remember, as little girl, seeing bottles just like this on my grandmother's vanity. Arpege and Joy, oh my!
The style and croc embossed leather is very in right now. Of course, it may be real croc.
Steamer trunk from the 1800s. The workmanship on this lid is striking.
Do you have anything you collect or family heirlooms you treasure?