One of my favorite bloggers, Patricia Gaye Tapp, is having an exclusive Tastemaker Sale tomorrow on one of my favorite websites, One Kings Lane. Her blog Little Augury is on my shortlist of places to visit whenever I need to feel a dose of style and beauty that's slightly off the beaten path.
Here are a few previews of what's up for sale:
1. A fine European trophy racing cup from the 1920's. So perfect for your fancy desk pens. Or your not-so-fancy toothbrush. Or as a bud vase. Or next to the kitchen sink to hold your wooden bristle brushes.
This is what race car drivers in the 1920's looked like. Wonder if the cup belonged to someone like her?
(The alluring Hellé Nice. Via here.)
2. A vintage French grey-painted step back bookcase and two drawers in the Louis XVI style. It would make a great bar cabinet, don't you think? (I would put a silver tray with spirits and liqueurs on the main shelf, stack glasses and accoutrements on the two shelves above, and hide not-so-pretty mixers behind the doors.)
And don't think this wouldn't fit in with modern furnishings. See photo below for proof that Louis XVI gets along with everyone.
(photo from September 2011 Lonny)
3. A 19th century Swedish settee purchased in Paris with original paint and gilt.
I'm a sucker for any kind of long bench like this because I really do feel that you can put them everywhere. At the foot of your bed, against the bottom of the staircase or at your dining table, like I do in my house (see below).
(Photo by Marcia Prentice via Apartment Therapy.)
The sale is live at 8am PST Thursday. See you there!