Saturday, December 6, 2014

A Few of My Favorite Things

A fun day of shop-hopping to some of my favorite haunts - such a delight to see champagne buckets filled with greenery and golden ornaments - enough so to put even the Bah Humbugs among us in the holiday mood.

This was always a time of year that we filled the shop window with fabulous items collected over the year especially for our holiday windows. Oh how we loved enormous silvery entree domes, clean white ironstone, gilded architectural fragments and cherubs - a piled-high collection of our most special finds.

This year I'll resort to a virtual window and share some of my favorite things with you, minus greenery. You can also visit with me in person at the Sugar Chest Antiques Holiday Open House, Saturday, December 13. And I'm working to have things posted for online shopping this weekend. So much to do, so little time! Must be the holidays!

Antique French apothecary jar, red coral, architectural fragment on stand and mercury glass stoppers

I love Mid-Century! Tack Schmid's "Spanish Fly" egghead, Gunnary Cyren's iconic antelope, Fornasetti's whimsical recipe plate and classic architectural design espresso cup.

Who doesn't love an Abercrombie leather bulldog footstool, or the humble style of his carved folk art friend?
The graceful form of a swan's head on a gilded chair

 Happy shopping, wherever you are! Wishing you all your favorite things - marilyn

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Friday, November 14, 2014

Maisie, I've a feeling we're not in Chestertown anymore!

Perhaps it was the palm trees that gave us the first clue. Or the fact that instead of furry boots, scarves and coats we're breaking out the sandals. But maybe it's just the tropical blue skies. Regardless, here we are.

If you've followed Sophisticated Vintage in the past you know that it was a charming little weekend shop in historic downtown Chestertown on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. But life changes, and we move forward. And in this case, forward is to Florida where Sophisticated Vintage has taken up residence at the Sugar Chest Antique Mall in Pompano Beach where we offer a selection of great finds - from antique to post modern - in both a booth and a showcase. It looks like this:

We're calling this endeavor Sophisticated Florida, and with any luck at all, we will soon open an Etsy shop in that name so you can browse our finds in your PJs. And I just might need some luck because my plate's a little full right now with another new addition, our wire fox terrier puppy Maisie. As you can see, she's already a fan of zebra!

So here's to new adventures in Florida. We'll be sure to keep you posted!