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French Primitives

Posted on January 15, 2012 - 0 Comments

Categories: New Arrivals, Around The Shop, Work Table, French Finds, Industrial Cart, Primitive Furniture, Urban Rustic, Urban Primitive, Seating

Our last container from France brought in an abundance of antiques from all walks of life.  From the rustic to the refined, Vicky chose an eclectic blend of "something for everyone." FRENCH PRIMITIVES is our featured post this week. space space It doesn't get more primitive than this.  An authentic, LARGE feed trough.  All hand hewn wood and very, very unique, this trough is actually multi-functional.  One customer used it as a sideboard.  During the holidays she filled the trough with greenery and pinecones and topped it with a piece of glass.  You could line it with zinc, fill it with ice and use as a beverage station.  Great on the porch or lanai.  Great as a planter.  In short, it's just pretty great! space space How about some wagon wheels.  As you can see we have all shapes and sizes.  Some are wood, some are iron.  Some are painted, some are natural.  We have them suspended in our window and nestled in our trough.  Wonderful for architectural interest on walls, windows, or even turned into small tables. space space Speaking of tables, this beauty combines casual with elegant.  The table and matching chairs have a simple, solid design accented with a dry-brush paint application on table legs and chair frame.  Belgian linen in a deep, rich grey was used to cover the back and seat.  A natural wood top creates a nice contrast and completes the look. space space Another example of casual elegance.  Beautiful antique French chairs are covered in a muted taupe linen.  We sanded the arms and legs just enough to give it that "exposed wood" look.  The animal hide stool adds some interest and fun and the antique barrel "vase" continues the theme of rustically refined. space space More animal print?  Absolutely.  This antique arm chair combines primitive with POW!  Vicky selected a gorgeous animal print to cover the arms and seat.  The original leather back has aged to a soft, worn patina.  Incredibly compatible with many decors, this one needs to be seen in person to fully appreciate. space space A study in simple beauty.  This rustic workbench is a rare find.  Handmade with original vises, peg holes and tool tray, these benches are now being used as buffets, media centers, bars and kitchen islands.  We've used ours as a display piece and topped it with an exquisite antique French cross, large handmade twig basket and vintage wood bottle carrier.  If you're looking for primitive, it doesn't get any more authentic than this. As always, this is just a small sample of the vast selection we have in our shop and warehouse.  You can view more items on our PURCHASE NOW page or simply stop by and browse through our store.  We'd be happy to help you make your house your home.

Our Urban Primitive Collection Is In!

Posted on June 15, 2011 - 0 Comments

Categories: New Arrivals, Around The Shop, Coffee Table, Farmhouse Table, Entertainment Center, Industrial Cart, Primitive Furniture, Urban Rustic, Urban Industrial, Urban Primitive

space We just got a new shipment of old pieces which we like to call our "Urban Primitive Collection." They arrived last week and already several have sold. They're enormously popular, unique and super versatile. Here's a sampling of what we have: space

Look at these carts! What beautiful lines. What a great synthesis of primitive and modern. We have a variety of sizes and styles. They are multi-functional and work so well in so many decors.


This one makes a great buffet …


 … Or it could be an entertainment center.


The smaller ones make great kitchen islands or mini bars.


Looking for a fantastic coffee table? Here it is. These beauties are turned upside-down but it gives you a good view of the incredible wheels each one has. They were originally used as luggage carts in train stations. Others were used in garment factories to transport textiles. They come in a variety of sizes and truly sell almost as soon as we get them in.


This farmhouse table is "to die for." A classic blend of primitive, rustic and industrial.  The pine top is made from old barnwood. The base is solid forged steel.  It is a standout piece and definitely one-of-a-kind.

Come by and check out our large, eclectic inventory.  We'll be happy to help you mix and match some of these wonderful pieces to suit your home decor.

Our Rustic Vintage Vignette

Posted on March 25, 2011 - 0 Comments

Categories: Cabinets, Around The Shop, French Finds, Industrial Cart, Primitive Furniture

We have packed a lot of primitives in this photo. Don't they look great? These pieces are mostly from France with a few finds from around the United States. Here's a quick rundown: French Industrial Cart Fantastic cart from the Metz region of France. Dating back to the early 1900s, this piece is constructed of a solid metal frame painted a beautiful French blue (original paint!). Wide pine planks provide top and bottom shelving. Four sturdy wheels provide easy mobility. Great for a kitchen, bar or porch. Could easily be utilized as a media center. Versatile, beautiful and definitely one-of-a-kind.Jelly Cupboard Jelly cupboards have always been popular because of their beauty and adaptability. This gorgeous piece is from New England (around the early 1900s). Featuring clean simple lines, ample storage and a one-door enclosure, this piece represents form and function in its purist sense. Also, it’s painted a charming "Sprout" green. Homemade French Cabinet What a find!  Dating back to the 1800s, this diminutive piece manages to include drawers, shelving and cabinet doors for a nice amount of storage. It’s entirely handmade and still retains the original muted yellow paint and lovely rustic hardware. A true diamond-in-the-rough, and a lovely example of simple, homespun beauty. French Shutters and Wooden Pitchfork These are fantastic! We're always looking for authentic, interesting antiques and these two pieces definitely fit the bill.

  • The shutters are a matched pair and are uniquely tall and narrow in design. Dating back to the 1800s, they still retain their original smoky-gray paint. Joined together by pegs (from an older age of carpentry) with rustic latches and hinges, this piece would easily add depth and interest to any room in your house.
  • The wooden pitchfork is craftsmanship and design at its best. Carved by hand and made from a single piece of wood that is then split into three prongs, the mastery of this piece needs to be seen to fully appreciate. Not only is it a wonderful architectural statement, it’s a great conversation piece, representative of a skill and expertise long since past.

Also in the photo: More architectural pieces in the form of a newel pillar from St. Louis and a column from Florida. Also sprinkled throughout our vignette: handsome old andirons from France, a charming wood strawberry box, lovely sea glass blue seltzer bottles, old storage tins and a happy mix of china, silver and flower urns to complete the picture.Please stop by and browse through all the choices we offer to compliment any decor in your home.

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NOTE Victoria's Antique Warehouse will be closed: April 7, 8 & 9 (Thursday, Friday & Saturday) We will reopen: April 11 (Monday)If you need to schedule for a pick-up or have a special order, please call (352) 728-8668 to make arrangements. Thank you.