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…
The long awaited 2014 Victoria Vintage Expo has come and gone with a bang!
With vendor booths sold out and an eager crowd lining up at the doors, the Expo got started off in full swing. Vintage goodness was overflowing, and customers were ready to shop. The entertainment over this 2-day event was stellar, and the vintage attire donned by vendors and customers alike was way too much fun!
In a venue like this it’s hard to really capture the presentation of each booth, because visually there is just so much going on all around you. I promised to share pics of Audrey Would!’s little pop-up boutique and did my best to freeze-frame a few sparkly moments in spite of the visual goodness at every corner and turn.
This is my set-up, and honestly, I did iron the table cloths before-hand. Eegads!
Here are some close-ups of the displays…
A few of my favourite pieces that sold, the Ronson cigarette box, and some Coppercraft Guild coasters. More on Coppercraft Guild coming soon!
Ooo-la-la, the sparkle of gold and the Culver ‘Valencia’ ferris wheel cocktail caddy which has found its way to a new Los Angeles home!
The silver pieces brought many questions about cleaning, and one kind lady shared that she used to clean silver many years ago with Polishing Wadding. I haven’t heard of that, have you? Do you know where it can be found??
The China Ritz set is another of my favourites, and it too, has found a new home. #Happy sigh.
Steak knives with Bakelite handles were also a conversation hit. A few gentlemen shared stories back and forth from when they remember using them ‘back when…’
I also promised to show you how the little retro table got integrated into the set-up. Here it is set on top of a lower row of tables. I did this to create an elevated surface allowing for more pieces to go on display.
And just for fun I decided to show you a few of the pieces in this section that sold. I think this little table was a stroke of good luck and meant to be!
For Audrey Would! this was a very successful event. It was so nice to see familiar faces from last year, and to meet new ones this year. I would like to thank everyone who stopped by the booth – your support is genuinely appreciated.
I look forward to bringing more vintage treasures to you soon, and don’t forget Audrey Would! online. If you don’t see what you are looking for, drop me an email – I might have it but it may not be listed yet, and if I don’t have what you are wishing for I’m happy to go searching!
Thanks for stopping by, I’m so glad you did!
Photographs by Sheila Zeller. Please link and credit if you choose to use. 🙂
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…
One of the services I offer through Audrey Would! is treasure hunting by request. There is no guarantee that every request will be met with success, but you can be assured that I will scour and hunt, look in every nook and cranny to try and…
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!…
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!
I bought this vase a million years ago when Superstore was a new phenomenon and I was enamored with a $7.00 price tag.
I never really loved the colour, but at the time it fit my decor. Shhhhh, hush with the gasps!
Well, all that has changed. My less-than-a-look has turned into a look-for-less by using up part cans of spray paint, first a primer and then a gloss.
If I wasn’t using up paint I had on hand I probably would have opted for matte instead of gloss, but in the end the high gloss isn’t so bad.
What do you think?
This is how the transformation looks from all sides…
And from a distance in context…
I didn’t go out and buy anything for this makeover, and it took me about an hour from start to finish – most of that time was spent ‘watching the paint dry’ as they say!
I know the lines may not be exactly classic Mid-Century, but I’m okay with that for this faux variation.
How about you? What knockoffs have you DIYed lately?
Thanks for stopping by!
Photographs by Sheila Zeller. Please link and credit if you choose to use! 🙂
You might have seen this little teaser from the weekend… Are you wondering what it is? This piece is not major in terms of its size or even addition to the actual decor, but it is a major piece when it comes down to function…