Isn't she lovely........ I went to Newport Beach to buy lampshades--yes, they were expensive, but I buy USA-made products whenever possible and you simply CANNOT put crappy (excuse my French) lampshades with amazing lamps. Next door to my lampshade guy is a super consignment shop; so I just had to pop in. The shop was filled to the gills and it was hard to spot the great stuff as there was so much good stuff. But there she stood, all surrounded and covered up with things. I have never previously bought (or been attracted to) antique wicker; so I was a bit hesitant. My instincts were telling me "buy"; so I bought. It turns out that this little table is a turn-of-the-century Heywood-Wakefield table. Look at the fantastic beaded detail
the curls, the woven "balls" and curvy, sexy legs
But the piece-de-resistance is the woven-lace design caned top (my photos were taken of the table turned upside down in the car):
She is now sitting pretty in the shop and tomorrow I'll photograph her for submission to 1stdibs. The only similar tables on 1stdibs were from Newel, a top-level New York dealer. Oh, yes, I forgot to mention that this little gem is in near mint condition and tight as a drum.
This has been a very good month for little me; so now I really need to acquire inventory and step-up my shopping quotient. There could be worse situations to find oneself in... tomorrow is auction preview and I'm expecting to uncover a few sleepers.
Jones looks super handsome with his new haircut and he has been super naughty.
Blessings for the new month.
Mary & Jones & Cole