Typically I eschew places/things with an unnecessary “e”, or I purposely mis-pronounce them to make it clear that an extra e does not in fact make your store/neighborhood/favorite watering hole chic-er. Ex: The Shoppes of Tynecastle, I’d call them “The Shoppa-peez of Tyne-ycastle” just to be a pain.
However, I make a grand exception when it comes to the peeps at Olde Good Things in NYC- have you been? They specialize in architectural salvage and altered antiques, and wrote the book on crusty quatrefoil goodness. Titling themselves as “architecturologists”, they scour the world’s buildings for gems and make them available to us.
Below, a few of my favorite pix of what they have in stock. I am totally inspired by the paint-over-paint tones for our next design day.
I don’t know where I need this door in my life, but I need it.
Yeah, they make tables too- of course they do. This one is ridonk! Love the aqua legs.
Cast stone gothic arches from Mizner’s La Ronda – available through Olde Good Things . . . can they find a home in your life? Someone’s life?
Pistachio green wall tin from Olde Good Things
I know, I know- tell me to get over my quatrefoil addiction and I won’t listen to you.
Butter, amethyst, dove grey, navy, putty- what other tones do you see?
Avocado tin- i just want to take piles of these and do something cool with them.