When sourcing pieces for Audrey Would! my eye is typically taken to items I like. In retail that’s not always best practice, but with this vintage niche I find it generally works for me. Awhile ago I featured this pretty amazing statement piece. It’s a silver plated punch bowl by Towle, and I…
The warmth of copper has made a comeback to the style table, and this season is right up there with ‘seen and to be seen’. There are many great pieces to choose from, especially when it comes to vintage barware and home decor pieces made by the well known yet short…
I was approached by online company Chairish, to take part in creating a style board for an ideal home bar using one of their barstool options as my jump-off. If you haven’t heard of Chairish, here is a quick introduction for you, taken directly from their website…
Chairish.com makes it fun and easy for design lovers to buy and sell pre-loved decor to one another. Our shop exclusively features curator-approved treasures in a full-service and trustworthy environment.
Buy. Sell. Adore.
I chose this set of barstools from the options Chairish provided.
I love industrial chic, and with these handcrafted barstools I was drawn to the rich reddish-wood colour and metal frame combination. Another thing I like for a home barstool is a comfy back. Don’t get me wrong, there are fantastic sleek barstool options baring no back, but for a home bar comfort is key.
Since we’re nearing the threshold of the Holiday Season, I went with grunge industrial chic meets ooh-la-la sleek!
Love, love, LOVE these Chairish spiral pendants made from salvaged industrial-grade steel!
What’s your idea for an ideal home bar? Is it grunge, sleek and chic?
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Photographs for Chairish pieces taken from Chairish.com – click on image for direct link. All other photographs by Sheila Zeller. Please link and credit if you choose to use!
If you’ve been following along then you know I’ve been having fun in the sun in San Francisco this past week. And I can tell you, I now know first-hand why Tony Bennett sang about leaving his heart in SF – yes, I have fallen in…
If you’ve been following along then you will remember all the DIYing that went into ‘propping’ for Audrey Would!’s booth at last year’s Victoria Vintage Expo. If you missed all the frenzy, there was… (1) A pine bookcase that got Hollywood Glammed! (2) A piano bench that jumped…
Yes, it’s that time again and Audrey Would! will be there!
This year’s Victoria Vintage Expo is taking place on Friday and Saturday, September 26-27 at the historic Crystal Gardens at 713 Douglas Street! Friday the doors open at 4:00 pm and are staying wide open for longer this year until 10:00 pm. Can we say, ‘excited much’?! On Saturday the doors open at 10:00 am and don’t close until 6:00 pm! Whew! I’m excited and I hope you are too! Will I see you there?
So, I bet you are wondering what Audrey will feature this year? Well, I can tell you it will be more of the same, but this year there is a greater focus on the Art Deco era and all the Gatsby-like entertainment ware and paraphernalia that goes with it! So that means barware, tabletop pieces, and pretty much anything that sparkles and is Gatsby cool!
Here is a little glimpse of some vintage ‘Downton Abbey’ activity-inspired barware, but don’t worry, there is more sparkle and glam coming, too!
Fox hunting, pheasants and flasks! Fun, right?
What vintage treasures are you hoping to find? If you send me a message I might just have what you’re looking for, and will be sure to tuck those treasure aside!
Thanks for stopping by – I hope to see you at the Vintage Fair!
Photographs by Sheila Zeller. Please link and credit if you choose to use.
It’s not what you think! I was so excited when a long time family friend offered Audrey Would! this silver plated Art Deco cigarette box. I love featuring unique pieces like this, and of course, giving you first dibs to find them in the boutique!…
I’ve had this pretty cool set of chunky glass votive holders for quite a few years now, but have stopped using them. In fact, I even set them aside to donate with my next thrifting purge.
I still actually quite like them, but you know how it is. Sometimes you just move on.
And I really had moved on… until I brought home a bunch of tulips the other day. I have vases, but I was feeling restless, and wanted a change.
For some reason these votive holders came to mind, and then it all fell into place.
Sometimes it pays to think outside of the box!
An unexpected bonus – the inverted dip for the votive became a great stabilizer for holding the tulips upright and in place!
I have decided to keep them after all. Whether or not they’ll see candles again is hard to say, but I know they’ll see tulips again soon… I have three of these chunky vessels and I think a trio for Easter might be kind of nice!
How about you? Have you given something a new purpose lately? If so, what did you do?
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Photographs by Sheila Zeller; Please link and credit if you choose to use! 🙂
So you love Mid-Century vases – modernist – matte white porcelain, Kaiser, made in Germany circa 1960s. Are you okay with the ‘look for less’ concept? I am. You know I love my authentic MCM pieces, but I couldn’t resist this DIY temptation any longer!…