Monday, December 16, 2013

Holiday Weekends


This past weekend was busy as most weekends tend to be during the holiday season. I've been unable to decorate for the holiday unfortunately but I was able to do a little something to bring some of the Christmas spirit into my own apartment.
At an estate sale I visited this past weekend one of the many scores was a large box full of vintage glass ornaments from the 1930s and earlier (for $2 no less)! I placed these in clear glass vases throughout my apartment for some color and Christmas cheer!
 Another find was this vintage brass lamp with an interesting paper shade. An antique print of an Italian square was mounted to the shade after the windows in the scene had been cut out and infilled with Mylar paper. When the lamp is lit the windows 'glow'! I love the neoclassical brass shaft which I polished along with the marble base as well as the red stone finial. You see it here in my dining room.
I also visited my favorite shop, Artisan. They have tons of new merchandise you have to check out (online as well as in person) and as the owner was telling me, they make perfect gifts. I love the modern take on a classical empire chandelier seen above. The elegant antique French crystal chandeliers in the background are a perennial favorite as well!
Perfect for the arts and crafts house or bungalow is this unique iron and painted glass fixture. Why buy cheap new fixtures when you can pick details that will shine and make your house a unique home!  What are you doing to your house for the holidays?

13 comments:

David said...

You got SUCH a deal on those ornaments, people pay a ton for those this time of year. Love them in vases, I do that myself sometimes.

The lamp is awesome as well.

Windlost said...

Merry Christmas Stefan. I love your wonderful and perfectly charming ornaments. And not a bad price either.

xo Terri

designchic said...

One of my favorite holiday looks is vintage ornaments in a bowl...love the ones you got!!

A Perfect Gray said...

great shade, but I am totally jealous of your ornament score. I don't run across good vintage boxes often, but when I do, I get all I can.

Karena Albert said...

Stefan I love your vintage ornaments and what a fabulous lamp!

xoxo
Karena
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Mark D. Ruffner said...

That's a cool lampshade, Stefan. I can imagine that you've enjoyed it in an otherwise darkened room.

Paisley Curtain said...

Glad you could catch up and do Christmas decor. I am a big fan of glass ornaments, I too use them all over the house in glass Vases and bowls too. Seems all the great minds think alike:) but not lucky like you to find such a good deal.

best wishes

Daniel James Shigo said...

Oh, good catch! I love old ornaments, as you probably have guessed. Yours are quite lovely! Wishing you a wonderful Holiday Season. Daniel

My Notting Hill said...

Great finds. I love vintage ornaments too. Hey, I think I went to the same estate sale - was it on O St? I got a vintage balinese print, wastepaper basket and necklace that I need to post about.

deana sidney said...

Wow, love ancient ornaments. My ex ended up with the collection (and the house). I miss them and only have a few now. I need to get one of those $2 boxes!

I also LOVE the lampshade with the lights. How magical it looks.

Here's wishing you a happy Christmas and new year!!!

Ann said...

Merry Christmas, Stefan! Love these festive touches (especially that unique lapshade!). Enjoy the holiday week! xo

Picture of Elegance Blog said...

Merry Christmas to you too Stefan. Have a great holiday!

Lord Cowell said...

Merry Christmas Stefan. Wishing you a happy festive season and a new year packed with unexpected joys.
David & Peter.