Monday, February 18, 2013

Tiny's Store Liquidation!

Well, it's been a fun run (and I even managed to make a little bit of spending money).  Circumstances have made it necessary for me to work for the family law firm, meaning I just don't have the time to hunt down deals or sit at the shop.  But on the bright side, my law degree has not gone to waste and I can still write winning summary judgment briefs (woo-hoo)!  And Tiny's has been a fantastic experience.  I met other Lambertville dealers and learned a lot about antiques, pricing, haggling with customers, and how to survive in a brutal retail economy.  Hopefully this is information I can take forward with me should I ever try this again.

As of this post, Tiny's has 2 weeks left in my TINY room on the second floor of Broadmoor Antiques in Lambertville.  Luckily (for me), there's not much inventory left! The majority remaining is original art, which I've priced as close to cost as possible in an effort to clear out.  So if anyone's interested in any of these pieces, here's your chance.

Here's a peek at what's left:

Anyone for an antique folding school bench for 20? Currently in storage.

This antique parlor table is so cute; it has recently been refinished and has brass embellishments and beadwork all around.  Currently priced at 100, but if there are no takers I'll go down.  You can see it in the front window of Broadmoor antiques.

An antique wheelbarrow from a Lancaster barn would be perfect filled with potted plants on a covered porch (currently at 100) . . .

. . . and this 19th century cast iron English Pub table has a new marble top.  I will take 300.  Similar tables sell in antique stores for 600-1200.  Great for a sunroom or conservatory.

If you prefer a cast iron pub table REPRO, this one's in very good condition with a concrete top (currently in storage).  Will take 50!

I have quite a bit of art left, and original at that! I have priced all larger works competitively at 50-150.  Smaller UNFRAMED works are priced from 10-40.  Stop by and take a look!  This handpainted theorem is currently in storage but is one of my larger pieces (priced at 100).

This very large Crate and Barrel print is currently in storage . . . will take 30!

I am bringing more items to the Broadmoor as they sell and will keep you updated.

Last day is February 28, 2013!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

April 2012 Additions

Wrought iron window grates for 80 each, a cottage dresser for 420, and a 1940's wire dress form for 140!

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Tiny's Has Moved!

Hi folks! Guess what? Tiny's has moved! My showroom is located on the second floor of Broadmoor Antiques, 6 North Union Street, Lambertville . . . I'm still as Tiny as ever, but since it's a co-op, my hours are now bigger! Open every day except Tuesdays, 11-5.
My old location on the canal will now serve as my warehouse.  I will be holding monthly sales, and of course, am always willing to meet you by appointment!

Check out the latest additions . . . a 30's sideboard painted French Blue . . . a gorgeous 30s carved and veneered library table . . . an amazing carved Victorian-era lovebirds chair with ram's-head arms and garlanded trim . . . an antique inlaid mahogany octagon side table . . . antique iron window grates . . . the list goes on and on!

Thursday, February 23, 2012

I'm Sick of Winter

. . . but I'm never sick of vintage.  I'm busy sprucing up new inventory to prep the shop for spring! Look forward to Tiny's Sidewalk Sales from May through the summer months.

Currently on offer, a gorgeous oak side table/vanity with glass pulls, methinks from the early 1900s:

Don't forget this pretty antique gesso frame, painted and repurposed as a shabby chic mirror:

And what about a vintage chair, transformed for the farmhouse table with an authentic grainsack?

See y'all when the weather warms!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Baldelli Pottery Banks

I love mid-century modern decor, so it's no suprise I'm always on the lookout for fun finds from the 60's and 70's for the shop.  Recently, I scored a pair of ceramic animal banks from Baldelli Ceramiche, an Italian pottery maker located outside Perugina.

Baldelli produced a range of these banks, featuring different animals in various shades, for sale in US department stores during the 60s/70s.  They are highly collectible today -- especially the coveted cat bank, which resembles the work of mid-century Scandinavian artist Lisa Larson.  I sold this orange version of the cat earlier this year via my etsy site:

Ready to start your own Baldelli collection? Visit Tiny's online shop today!

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Matilda The Vintage Dress Form

Hi there, Tiny's customers.  Meet Matilda:

Matilda is a vintage dress form.  She has quite the bod.  And if you peruse Pottery Barn or Restoration Hardware catalogs, you know is SO HOT right now (Zoolander fans, anyone?).  Check out her original cast iron stand and her distressed finish.  To die for!

You like Matilda? I'm sorry (actually, happy!) to report she's already been promised to another.  Taken! Don't wait too long, Tiny's customers . . . the best stuff goes in a snap.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

The Latest and Greatest

Just in time for Christmas, I rescued this sweet thirties dresser with the beyond-awesome glove box.  Painted and distressed for that Anthropologie look.

Another great shabby-chic rescue is this cute French Provincial nightstand, shabbified for you.  I really enjoy the cut-out "windows" on the sides.

There's new chachkas in the offering, too! The discriminating collector should have some fun. How about a vintage Jere-style owl? (owls are THE thing right now, in case you weren't informed).

These vintage wood bowling pins are becoming quite collectible, now that they've been replaced with hard plastic pins.  Less durable, sure, but somehow more loveable.  Put one on your shelf and you'll look very "Restoration Hardware."