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Vicky's Top Three Picks of the Month

Posted on July 11, 2011 - 0 Comments

Categories: Around The Shop, Uncategorized, Primitive Furniture, Urban Rustic, Urban Primitive, Antique Screen, Chest, Italian Wedding Cart

When you work at Victoria's Antique Warehouse you get the unique opportunity to be surrounded by some of the most interesting and beautiful antiques from France, Belgium and the states.  There isn't a week that goes by that one of our staff doesn't point out an item and comment on it's history and originality.  For that reason, we decided a monthly Top Three List would be an interesting and helpful post for our readers.  By highlighting selected merchandise each month, we can give you a more personal and focused view of what we have and why we like it. This month it's Vicky's Top Three Picks: space 1. Italian Wedding Cart space space This is actually the axle housing of an antique Italian wedding cart.  The center ironwork is hand-crafted in a delicate scrolled design.  The solid wood frame still retains its original paint.  It is a substantial piece and could be used for a variety of architectural accents. Vicky thought it would be stunning as a light fixture over a dining room table.  Wiring for electricity would be no problem and with the incredible selection of lights we have available today, you could become very creative illuminating it. We also thought it would make a great pot rack in a kitchen. Maybe over a kitchen island.  How spectacular would that be? Or a plant rack for your flowers and greenery. Or just simply hanging over a door or entryway would look fantastic. space 2.  Antique Screens space pace These lovelies are very old and in remarkably good shape. space space Depicting an English hunting scene, this screen is part of a matched pair.  Both are two-paneled in a beautiful pastoral tapestry.  The size and proportions of the screens create instant impact while still being versatile enough to fit into almost any room. space space French, old and gorgeous.  It actually has four connecting panels (we just folded one in to fit the space).  Done in a lovely silk botanical with beautiful hardware accents.  This is a perfect example of the ubiquitous dressing screen found in so many Victorian boudoirs.  We opted for a different take on an old theme and positioned it behind a bookcase.  It creates an interesting backdrop to the furniture and allows both pieces to stand out. space 3. Five Board Chest space space The epitome of primitive.  Handmade, rustic and dating back to the 1800's, we believe this piece originated in Pennsylvania.  Look at the hinges on top.  It just doesn't get any better than that.  And the paint color.  It's original and is actually milk paint.  That was a technique very popular in primitive and folk art. The interior is divided into compartments of various sizes.  Possibly for grain or seeds. To get a piece like this unaltered and in good condition is a rare find.  We love it for it's simplicity.  We love it for it's beauty.  We love it for it's functionality.  We just love it and we think you will too. Needless to say, there are many, many more candidates that qualify. The good news is that our monthly “top picks” will allow us to continually present a few more of our favorite finds for your consideration. If you'd like to know more about our featured pieces, stop by or call:

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Furniture from the shop on display at the Villages Contractor Showcase this Saturday

Posted on January 26, 2011 - 0 Comments

Categories: Uncategorized

space Want to see a wealth of remodeling and furnishing ideas in one fun sweep? Come out for the Second Annual Contractor Showcase in the Villages this Saturday, January 29. The tour, which lasts from 9 a.m to 4 p.m., is hosted by the Rotary Club of the Villages – Noon. Several houses on the tour feature furnishings from Vicky’s shop. And wherever you find them, you can pick up a coupon for 10% off anything in Victoria's Antique Warehouse. Vicky herself will be in different houses throughout the day. Here’s a great way to see how creations from our shop look in home settings like your own. Tickets are $15 each and can be ordered through the Villages Box Office, (352) 753-3229, or via their website. Parking for the tour is at the Laurel Manor parking lot. Look for the Rotary Club of the Villages – Noon tent where your Contractor Showcase ticket will be exchanged for a wristband allowing entry to the seventeen houses on the Tour. For more details, call Carolyn Willette with the Showcase at (352) 408-4309.

We're all set up for Renninger's Extravaganza!

Posted on November 18, 2010 - 0 Comments

Categories: Cabinets, Hutch, Kitchen Island, Booth at Renniger's, Uncategorized

space Here are a few pictures from our booth setup for Renninger's first Extravaganza of the season, Friday-Sunday, November 19-21. space space Our booth is located in spaces 527 and 528 in the covered "New Pavillion." space space We'll see you this Friday through Sunday! Should be tons of fun!