Wednesday, May 27, 2009

installations antiques.

how unusual is this leather headboard constructed from a gym mat from the czech republic, circa 1930's-1940's? that element of texture, perhaps have it monogrammed? so interesting and a fabulous conversation piece.

this swiss army ammunition box circa 1950's would make an interesting addition not only for it's unique shape and design but the element of texture it would bring to any environment. perhaps full of fresh clean towels in the bathroom? or kids toys in a bedroom? filled with cut wood on a front porch? so many possibilities.

i adored this cute little industrial cart from the american colson corporation, circa 1970's. what could you store or stack on this cart, china? books? cookbooks in your kitchen? both? love the color for that punch of bright.

american barstools, 1960's, new upholstery in vintage grain sack fabric. these would work well in a rustic kitchen for sure.

how about one or two of these vintage, worn chairs for your kitchen table, or perhaps your screened in front porch? german, circa 1910.

this i found exceptional, a "breakfront" cabinet, german, from the 1890's.

bright yellow bench, from hungary, circa 1900.

sofa/parlour couch, american victorian period circa 1900 with new fabric.

i was drawn to installations antiques through a visit to remodelista's great blog. since its inception in 1995, installations antiques is housed in a 100+ year old warehouse in the historic heights district of houston, texas.

"owners becki and jur van der oord have drawn
on a lifetime of experience collecting, refurbishing
and styling to create this unusual space where antique and modern furniture mingle seamlessly
with highly stylized installations and imaginative industrial creations from their custom workshop.

with an exceptional collaboration of design and
style, installations antiques embodies a dynamic
and welcoming atmosphere where ever-changing environments provide a stimulating backdrop to
the comfortable showroom, making each visit a
unique experience."

keep popping by installations antiques to see what they get their hands on next...like that brightly painted worn bench seat for your entryway, or the entryway to your commercial space? a vintage storage cabinet, or an eclectic chair or two to add to your dining area, or kitchen table because you just don't want all of your chairs to match. i love that. enjoy!


Jules said...

amazing post robin :) what a great round-up of unique finds. i LOVE that yellow cart - i'd either use it as a little bar cart in the dining area or stack cookbooks and maybe some dishes in the kitchen - oh, and i'd set a vase of pink flowers on it!

Georgia B. said...

yellow bench and yellow cart. love love love! wow, great finds. if i bought every fabulous piece i ever found in antique stores, i would be broke—actually bankrupt, and i would need a bigger house! i love buying old things over the new. there is just so much that is more interesting about them to me.

Anne @ The City Sage said...

what an amazing place this would be to visit! everything is just smashing---i can only imagine that i would squeal like a little girl if I were to see it all in person!

A "cheery" disposition said...

great finds. love the yellow cart.

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