“Buck and the girls”

Jane has been busy this rainy Thursday transforming an ordinary stool into something much more fun for the cottage or camp.

This French needlepoint called “Les Cerfs dans la vallee” (elk in the valley) was just the perfect thing for this footstool. We’ve nicknamed him Buck and the girls!

"Buck and the girls" footstool. $85

“Buck and the girls” footstool. (SOLD)

Jane transforming the footstool.

Jane transforming the footstool.

Signed and dated

Signed and dated

 

 

Oriental flair boudoir lamps

These “Oriental” boudoir lamps from the 1940s were meant to go on either side of your dressing table, giving light to each side of your face while you applied your make-up, sitting, of course, on a gorgeous vanity stool!  Although most women today take two minutes to “do their face” in front of the bathroom mirror, these lamps can still add a touch of glamour to your bedroom!

Oriental lady and man lamps. $195

Oriental lady and man lamps. $195

The pair – a lady and her gentleman friend playing the lute – are Plaster of Paris, very nicely detailed and painted in a trendy grey and red combination. The thing that makes them, in my opinion, is the pair of custom shades.  I had ordered these years ago for another pair of lamps, but when they arrived from the fabricator, they just didn’t do a thing for the lamps I wanted to use.  So I put the shades away. Two moves and 10 years later, I discovered them and brought them to the store.

The lamps, with their shades, are priced at $195 the pair. You won’t be finding them anywhere else, so if you need a shot of glamour in a bedroom, on a bookcase or bureau, come on in to Mrs. Nicholson Home and snap them up!

Close up of the Lady

Close up of the Lady

Lamp man

Close up of the Man

 

Fabulous barkcloth curtain panels

Aren’t these divine?

Three beautiful barkcloth curtain panels from the 1940s. Newly washed and ready to hang. Would be perfect in windows or even just as wall art.

Three beautiful barkcloth curtain panels.  Each panel is 78 inches long and 41 inches wide. $175 for the three. McCoy bird vase in grey and mauve $120. Vintage grey and mauve lamp $110. Royal Copley vase in mauve and grey $42. Little deer vase $18. Vintage cotton tablecloth (51" x 64") $45.

Three beautiful barkcloth curtain panels.
Each panel is 78 inches long and 41 inches wide. SOLD.
McCoy bird vase in grey and mauve $120.
Vintage grey and mauve lampSOLD
Royal Copley vase in mauve and grey $42.
Little deer vase SOLD
Vintage cotton tablecloth (51″ x 64″) SOLD.

Sourced, staged and snapped up!

Jane and I sourced these fabulous turquoise lamps over the winter…

Finding the turquoise lamps.

Finding the turquoise lamps.

And then we set them up in the store…

Turquoise lamps at Mrs. Nicholson Home.

Turquoise lamps at Mrs. Nicholson Home.

And then Sheila came in and took them home!

The turquoise lamps in their new home with Sheila.

The turquoise lamps in their new home with Sheila.

Thanks, Sheila for allowing us to post the picture.

A new home for a vintage piece

It’s always fun for Jane and I to know where our pieces end up!

This vanity chair was a project of ours and now it looks perfect in this corner of Barb’s house.

Delightful.

Thanks Barb for letting us post this picture!

 

Vanity chair in its new home!

Vanity chair in its new home!

Vanity chair as it came to us.

Vanity chair as it came to us.

The finished vanity chair.

The finished vanity chair.

 

Now stocking beeswax candles!

Jane and I are really happy to be able to offer our clients wonderfully fragrant beeswax tapers and votives.

We’ve teamed up with Nova Nectar Apiaries to be able to bring you these locally made products.

You can practically see the bees from the store…

Nova Nectar candles Dipped tapers $10.95/pair Votives $4.95 each

Nova Nectar candles
Dipped tapers $10.95/pair
Votives $3.95 each

Yankee Clipper Three-Masted Clock

This 1950s three-masted mantle clock would be a great addition to your decor!

Called the Yankee Clipper, this clock was made by Mastercrafters.

The sails and masts are made of “gleaming chromium” – according to an old advertisement for Mastercrafters clocks –  and it has a solid wood base with walnut finish.

It features a Sessions movement and works perfectly!

Yankee Clipper  $75

Yankee Clipper $75

 

Who says cats and bears can’t be friends?

Yoda has found himself a comfy place to snooze this afternoon.

As you may know, Yoda is not our cat. He belongs up the road at Bistro East restaurant, but he often comes in for a visit and snooze!

He’s irresistible.

Yoda (not for sale) Harrod's bear $200. Set of three fish dishes $45. Lovely purple and white quilt $175. Red bolster cushion made of a vintage Paisley shawl $95

Yoda (not for sale)
Harrod’s bear $200. Set of three fish dishes $40.
Lovely purple and white quilt $175. Red bolster cushion made of a vintage Paisley shawl $95