I was happy for another opportunity to create a style board for Chairish. My last board featured Chairish bar stools in a sleek vintage chic home bar setting… more on that here. This time it’s all about the essentials every bar cart owner must have! Well now, this is definitely…
Tag: Audrey Would! Vintage Home
The Victoria Vintage Expo has come and gone for Audrey Would! , and I promised to share how our display island was created by working with pieces we already had – my favourite way to go! It was simple, seriously, but that’s often the case. Sometimes the hardest part is the…
If you follow along then you know I’m planning and prepping Audrey Would!’s booth for the HOTTEST vintage event on Vancouver Island! You will find us at the Victoria Vintage Expo on Friday and Saturday, September 25-26. So excited!!
This is the third year for the event, and we’re thrilled that it is also Audrey’s third year to participate. If you missed out last year, you can catch my wrap-up post here. Just a little taste of what to expect from Audrey Would!, top of the stairs in Booth #38! (Floor map of Booth locations here)
Thanks for stopping by, can’t wait to see you there!
We have so many new moments to soak up and enjoy… and we’re doing the best we can! In just a little over a week we have enjoyed taking in so many new delights, and are completely smitten with our new neighbourhood. We love its small…
I thought now would be a good time to take a small pause and share our news.
Soon we will be moving to a vintage home with a vintage view!
The story behind this area is fun and fascinating. It involves rum runners between here and the US during the prohibition years, a look out point, a cove that housed a dynamite factory in the late 19th century… and now a beautiful rural-feeling area shrouded in trees with the heart of the City just a stone’s throw away. The streets are quiet and narrow, more like a lane, and only lit by 2 lamp posts the entire way!
Welcome to where we will soon call home.
We knew in an instant it was calling our name.
There are many original features still in place…
We love the hardwood, the old heat-vent grate, the cove ceiling corners tucked here and there, and the addition of this stand-up bar in a Mid-Century way!
We will have two decks to enjoy, one up that gets full sun and takes in the view, and this lower one that steps out to the private back yard and is more shaded for the hot summer days.
We will have new neighbours, and some we didn’t expect to meet… the kind that borrow your yard to eat!
Life has its way of making changes come along. We are sad to be leaving our current community and all that it has brought to our life, but we are grateful that we will only be a short drive away.
If you have noticed fewer posts here or fewer new listings over at Audrey Would!, just know that right now we are neck-deep in purging and packing, and sorting our things… and prepping for our July 4th garage sale – 6283 Selkirk Terrace, Duncan – 9:30 to 2:00…ish! Yes, there will be 2 sweet, need-to-be-restored Mid-Century dressers in the mix that I ran out of time to fix!
Though we are moving it is not goodbye, it is another step in the journey…
Thanks for stopping by!
Photographs by Sheila Zeller. Please link and credit if you choose to use!
Tantalus. What in the world is that? The tantalus is a late-19th century introduction to keeping your liquor under lock and key. Liquor stored in decanter bottles was kept safe by the locking tantalus frame that held decanter bottles inside. The frame was designed in such a way that while…
My friend has a very keen eye and when she saw these gorgeous vintage Lenox cocktail coupes, well, she thought of AudreyWould! Can you see why?
Lenox is an American company and among the best of the best. It is one of the world’s oldest and most respected names in fine china tableware, crystal and gifts. You will find Lenox pieces displayed in museums with many awards attached to its name, and a preferred choice by presidents over the years. Lenox is the couture of table dressing in homes across America and throughout the world!
This particular coupe features a beautifully shaped bowl with a delicate flare to its gold rim. If you flip the coupe over you will find it signed, ‘Lenox USA’ with their logo acid etched into the base.
The detailed stem is octagon cut with sharp, vertical flutes stretching full length.
Notice the stem detail at the top where it meets the coupe bowl, and how it is rounded where it meets the base.
The stem is crafted like a very simplified Ionic column, with only partial scrolls atop the 8 flutes.
Did you know there are three column styles, the Doric, Ionic and Corinthian? Once you are familiar with them, you will begin to see similarities in the endless variations of stemware stems. It’s actually kind of fun!
If you look closely at the reflection of the coupe bowl you can see how pretty the top of the stem-work is. *If you’re reading this on your phone, seriously, you need to enlarge your pic in order to appreciate!*
This upside-down perspective really showcases the fine attention to detail in the quality craftsmanship of the stem’s finish.
These coupe bowls are also larger in size. Here you see the Corpse Reviver #2 cocktail in a single cocktail pour.
This classic cocktail fills just half the coupe, and that’s before there’s even been one sip!
We are a fan of the larger bowl, because it makes these coupes very adaptable. Picture them standing in for a decadent dessert dish!
Thanks for stopping by!
Photographs by Sheila Zeller for Audrey Would! Please link and credit if you choose to use.
As the weather warms and the heart of wedding season looms there’s one constant connector between the two. And that’s the appearance of punch at the party! Now we all know there’s a range in punch from the non-alcohol to the spiked imbibing with a kick! We…