There is always some great mid-century modern vintage pieces at the Antique Fair. It's not my style, but I can totally appreciate it and this weekend I fell IN LOVE with these chairs! It could have been the blue upholstery that caught my eye or the shape of them. Either way, I was in a weird place loving them so much. If I had room for two more chairs (do you find me continually saying that statement?) I would have totally snagged these beauties! They were asking $425 for the pair.
The art for sale this weekend was kick ass. I usually can't find artwork that I like and for an affordable price, but this weekend was a little different. ;)
I loved this girl on the left. Finally some brown skin on these pieces of art! And the lady on the right was fat and cute. I loved the colors. Again, black hair? Such a breath of fresh air in the antique art world. (Nothing against the old, let's be honest, white people in most English, French, and American paintings and black and white photographs found at the fair. I think they're great.) Anywho, she was from the early 1900's and the seller was asking $100.
Newspaper from the 1800's. Pretty awesome. It would look great in an office, club room, lounge, mad men-esque room, library. Are you seeing it? And those vintage animal prints? Adorable. PERFECT for a child's room. I should start a collection of thrift/store/antique finds for my future children. In fact, us girls totally had a conversation about this. They were trying to convince me to buy this rad brass trunk that was 100 years old for my future kid's play chest. How THAT would have gone over with the boyfriend.
Speaking of children's rooms. Forget that stuffed giraffe that is in EVERY nursery right now! Just bolt a 4 foot brass giraffe to the ground. Better yet, bolt TWO 4 foot brass giraffes to the nursery floor. Because they were a pair. And they were awesome.
Somehow I slipped and I didn't snap a pic of the much talked about brass trunk, but I did like this navy trunk with it's characteristic inside.
I was super excited when I got home this weekend because I bought two pieces of art from the fair! You know one my Fabulous Challenges of 2013 (here and here) is to build a gallery wall with art that I ACTUALLY like. Well, I found two originals. Score. And one is from a listed artist who's work has been shown in the SFMOMA, De Young, and Smithsonian. Double, no, TRIPLE score. (Weren't we just talking about buying art here?) My first piece that is probably worth more than what I paid for it. I'll be sure to post pics of the art soon. I didn't get good shots of them at the fair.