Monday, January 6, 2014

Out with the New, In with the Old

White Italian Bead Mirror; White vignette
Happy New Year 2014! Out with the new, and in with the old, I say -- with gorgeous
antiques, that is!

I recently discovered this white Italian bead mirror (above) at one of my favorite antique stores in Los Angeles, The Mart Collective. This mirror is one of the many treasures I've
taken home from The Mart Collective, a design-lovers' dreamland featuring vintage and antique pieces from dozens of vendors.  I'm obsessed with the variety, the beautiful presentation, and lovely owners and staff.

On my latest trip, I gathered more wonderful ideas, took some photos, and may have even picked out a few more gems (don't tell my husband :) ). Here is a photo tour of the store's latest...

Antique chandelier, paintings, tables, and chairsGold leaf chandelier; stacks of gold and ivory wood tables; shabby chic pillows and a chair; a wonderful still-life painting

Antique gate, school globes, and paintings
An antique gate; old schoolhouse globes; plein-air painting with blues, greens, and turquoise palettes

Antique urn, linen chair, old books, and egg print
A cast iron, weathered urn holds dried hydrangas; Louis XVI armchair upholstered in gray linen; old volumes of books; an egg print

Antique urn, linen chair, old books, and egg print
Vintage corbels; iron sconce with leaves; sea fans and beachy decor; a sun mirror


THE MART COLLECTIVE
1600 Lincoln Blvd
Venice, California 90291
United States

Owners: Robin Messick and Anthony Hudson
(310) 450-5142
Website: http://themartcollective.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheMartCollective

Hope you enjoyed, and Happy Decorating 2014!




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