Our Art Deco room has had quite the change-around, hasn't it?
If you don't know what it looked like before, check the black and white-themed pic in the sidebar.
We're totally loving this club chair- not to mention the Deco carpet, which I'm told is not yet for sale.
As soon as I saw this upholstery, I knew I recognised it from somewhere- yet I couldn't place it. So I showed my mother this close-up, and she reminded me that my grandparents had had a lounge suite in this exact fabric....I wonder if this is one of the chairs??
We also came across this set of 1920s wooden snow skis in our travels, they still have the original poles.
The area around the fireplace (pot belly stove) has been cleared for some winter action too. I've been a right little firebug this past week, it's not too cold yet but I've practising lighting the fire for when it is. We can't expect people to try on clothes in a cold shop!
Sue brought in her own pair of antique snow shoes to complement the display and hung a pair of 1940s leather Canadian ice skates underneath.
Now all we need is the snow!!!
Also new are a selection of vintage cookbooks....some of which I find very funny. (What IS he holding there??)
Several, like this one, just look like appliance guidebooks but in fact they contain a ton of excellent recipes.
This one is nearly 400 pages long- crazy! Perhaps the 50s housewife needed a lot of distraction??
Beautiful ink blotter
This will go to a collector, I'm certain.
Can't you just picture it on someones desk in a movie (unsurprisingly I'm thinking of Brideshead Revisited here), say in a period film?
Lovely mother of pearl inlay on the marble top.
Sue and I are both such suckers for bakelite we just had to have this lidded bowl in the kitchen. We couldn't go past the Deco shape to the lid knob and marbled sides.
Art Deco German bronze, an Aryan athlete doing the Nazi salute.
Deco Czech brass vase, I love this one and will be sad to see it go.
Incongruous to the largely Deco theme of this post- but I love it so it's being shown here regardless- a Thunderbirds book.
I used to love watching the Thunderbirds, it was on at something like 6am on a Sunday morning when I was a little kid. I just wish there was a Miss Penelope style file to go with it, she was ace!