Say it with Vintage

Vintage Tiered Mahogony Sise Table at Glam Vintage & Moderne

Vintage Tiered Mahogany Side Table at Glam Vintage & Moderne

Vintage Brass and Glass Side Table at Glam Vintage & Moderne

Vintage Brass and Glass Side Table at Glam Vintage & Moderne

Quality vintage pieces lend credibility to your sense of style.  How many times have I heard the “catty” describe their friend’s decorating style as strictly “Homesense” (meaning it’s chock full of cheap faux distressed lightweight reproductions).

We décor challenged watch decorating shows for trends and “the rules of interior design”. Here’s what I’ve learned from Richard. “When you feel yourself sliding down the path of cookie cutter decorating, losing your sense of style all you need to do is  slip a vintage find or 2 into the mix.”

Adding a good vintage piece says “I am secure in the knowledge that I got at least one part of this room right”.

Faux Vintage Find

Vintage End Table at Glam Vintage & Moderne

Braided Granite & Bronze Metal End Table at Glam Vintage & Moderne

The beauty of this end table is not only in the details, it’s in the dimensions.  This table can be placed next to a couch for a nice compact end whose depth mirrors the sofa’s.  It’s height is sheer perfection next to high armed pieces.  As a  console, its slim lines and smaller width would be exquisite in a hall with a gold accented mirror above it.

mirror reflecting window

Arched Antiqued Gold Mirror at Glam Vintage & Moderne

Vintage End Table

The details are stunning.   A braided trim of bronze metal goes all the way around it and is finished on 4 corners with gilded tassels. Your friends will marvel at your ability to ferret out such a wonderful handcrafted “vintage” find.  Resist temptation to buy one of these spanking new tables for every room.

Marble-ous Carrara Ends

Global End Tables in Carrara Marble at Glam Vintage & Moderne

Global End Tables in Carrara Marble at Glam Vintage & Moderne

Silvery hand forged “global” metal bases are topped with Italian Carrara marble to give these ends a sumptuous “old world” look. These come in 2 different heights so one should work next to your favourite occasional chair.

The beauty of a white Carrara marble-topped end table is really all about the “afterglow”.  Without a coaster, clear glass gets those wet puddles when you place your favourite cocktail upon it.  The next day you have the nasty little dried rings (and dust) to Windex.

Marble Topped Cocktail TableIf you do notice anything at all on white marble a quick damp cloth will eradicate it.

You can get back to thirsting for anything but what you had the night before and trying not to cave to your uncontrollable urge for french fries.

Simply marble-ous.

50% off…now I’m excited

Boxing Day discounts generally don’t get me too excited.  Generally the sale stuff is leftover Christmas that I don’t have room to pack away for next year.  15% and 20% off gives me some incentive but 50% has me teetering on grabbing stuff I don’t even need.  Here are a few examples of the real deals:

Vintage French & Fur

Vintage French Mahogany End Table & Fur Pillow

While “diamonds” may be a girl’s best friend, all things “vintage” and “french” might be close runners up.  This sweet mahogany end table has both of these sought after attributes.  Richard pairs this with a Canadian made “brittney” chair dressed with a mink pillow he had made from yes a “vintage” stole

“If you can’t wear it you might as well decorate with it.”

The only thing that could eclipse this end table find is finding “two” and Richard did.