Vintage Treasures

The Huntress – Well Traveled

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“The beauty of Moroccan palaces is made up of details of ornament and refinement of sensuous delight too numerous to record.” – Edith Wharton, ‘In Morocco,’ 1920

Hunting + Finding Vintage Fabrics | D.L. Rhein

 VINTAGE GLASS GRAPES – $125 | VINTAGE EASTERN BRASS URN – $150

The back drop for this weeks vintage treasures is Moroccan Silk Velvet that I found in New York, the rich colors, amazing texture and updated classic patterns made these impossible to resist.  I bought them for inspiration and we have already turned most of them into custom pillows for our clients.  They match so perfectly with these worldly gems, it’s as if they were made for each other.

Hunting + Finding Vintage Fabrics | D.L. Rhein

VINTAGE CARVED WOOD BUDDAH – $250

Hunting + Finding Vintage Fabrics | D.L. Rhein

VINTAGE PARROT PITCHER – $75 | VINTAGE SET OF 8 PEDESTAL GLASSES/DESSERT BOWLS – $85

 XO,

D.L.

 

 

The Huntress – Vintage Barware

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“Sir, if you were my husband, I would poison your drink.” – Lady Astor to Winston Churchill

His reply, “Madam, if you were my wife, I would drink it.”

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Faux Tortoise Whiskey Glasses with Etched Greek Key Gold Bands, set of 6 $72

These fab beauties were amidst a table of glassware that we walked right by while hunting for our next great find. Disappointed that we didn’t find anything of interest, a second look proved successful!  Glasses this stunning call for a tried and true classic  Old Fashionedread more

The Huntress – Pachyderms

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“They say somewhere in Africa the elephants have a secret grave where they go to lie down, unburden their grey wrinkled bodies, and soar away, light spirits at the end.” – Robert R. McCammon, Boy’s Life


Vintage Elephants | @D.L. Rhein

Vintage Carved African Wooden Elephant – $75

Elephants are one of the most majestic creatures to roam the earth.  Maybe it’s how they walk with grace while being the largest land mammal in modern history, or the fact that babies follow behind their mamas holding onto their tail with their tiny trunks.  We have found elephants over the years here and there, but these vintage pachyderms were so unique,  it seemed to be kismet as we came across these all within the same month while searching for the next great find.

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Vintage Black Resin Elephants – $45 each

Elephants are pack animals.  This pair looks like it is roaming through the Serengeti.

Vintage Elephants | @D.L. Rhein

Vintage Brass Elephants – Large $300, Small $150

In Thailand, people revere elephants posing with their trunks pointed towards the sky as they believe they bring good luck.

Vintage Elephants | @D.L. Rhein

Vintage Porcelain Indian Elephant – $85

This beauty is adorned with fabric and jewels, perfect for the Maharaja himself.

XO,

D.L.

 

 

The Huntress

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“Our admiration of the antique is not admiration of the old, but of the natural.”

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

Fabulous Find of the Week: Statues | @DL Rhein

VINTAGE WEDDING COUPLE

Anyone who knows me knows that I can’t resist stopping in for a peek anytime, anywhere,  there is vintage or antiques to root through.   My kids roll their eyes each time I pull up with my car filled with new one of a kind finds.  I took Jess with me this weekend to look over all the things I had pulled at a funky vintage sale and I asked her if I was crazy?  “Crazy?!” she exclaimed.  “Crazy awesome!   You are like a huntress, always on the prowl, ready to pounce each time a unique piece catches your eye.”  She then helped me eliminate two items that we didn’t HAVE to have.   I love the way this vintage wedding couple looks against one of our antique Suzanis.

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INDIAN CHIEF BRASS ON MARBLE CANDLESTICKS

I have developed a huge appreciation for brass the last couple of years.  It can go with any color as it’s not as luminous as silver or gold.  And don’t get me started on marble, I’ve yet to turn down a piece made with that mighty stone.  These chiefs are so regal and I loved their larger than life appearance as they are much taller than most candlesticks you see these days.

Fabulous Find of the Week: Zen Statues | @DL Rhein

VINTAGE ASIAN WEDDING COUPLE

Be still my heart, another vintage pair!  I am drawn to so many things about these figures.  Maybe it is their serene pose, or the fact that they are adorned with vintage rhinestone jewelry.  The rings on their fingers just send me.  This is the beginning of a new journey that I will chronicle as we are constantly acquiring new curiosities each week.  For now, I’m back on the hunt.  Hear my roar…

XO,

D.L.

 

Asian Antiquities

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“The artist is a collector of things imaginary or real.  He accumulates things with the same enthusiasm that a little boy stuffs his pockets.  The scrap heap and the museum are embraced with equal curiosity…” – Paul Rand

Buddah | D.L. Rhein

I must have begun my fascination with curiosities and decor from the Far East when I was old enough to start noticing my mother’s love of chinoiserie and Asian antiques.  Over time, and always carefully picked, she would add to her collection with each perfect piece she came across.  Whether peering into her curio of carved figurines or admiring a beautiful jade necklace, I was entranced by the richness of color and intricate design patterns. This buddah was the first Asian piece I bought for myself when I moved into my first house and it has come to each residence since.  Like mother like daughter…  read more