Vintage Inspiration: 1stdibs Wishlist

23/01/2011 § Leave a comment

A bit of vintage inspiration for our frosty weekend!  I’m gearing up to visit the Winter Antiques Show at the Park Avenue Armory, so I did a little (a lot) of perusing of the virtual offerings on 1stdibs. Not your average corner flea market, both the show and 1stdibs showcase items so amazing and extravagant that I can only use them for inspiration purposes at the present time.  But a girl can dream of the future.  If only I could make all these beautiful things mine!

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Not a smoker, but I am obsessed lately with cigarette holders!
Here is a beautiful one from the 1920s by Cartier.
This spring I am obsessed with elegant statement brooches.
A seahorse in malachite with gold and diamonds? J’adore!
This beautifully ornate (and rare) Gripoix Chanel pendant brooch,
designed by Coco herself, dates to the 1920s.
Currently on the hunt for objet d’art perfect for a ladylike desk.
This glamourous 14K Dunhill desk lighter is parfait!
(Perhaps we should discuss my growing interest in smoking accessories,
considering how much I loathe the habit?)
Eternally lusting after LV to put my own initials on,
this Courier Steamer from the 19th century is gorgeous.
I love that it is in Damier, and not Monogram.  Love the crown.
Spring into spring in a delightful frock by Christian Dior, dating from the 1960s.
Until this wretched weather lets up, I would wear this around the clock at home.
Fashion as therapy for seasonal depression!  J’adore!
I need more Foo Dogs in my life. I want to make Dorothy Draper proud.
I am on a mission to find some doggies like these in Chinatown...

I was especially excited about the news this week that 1stdibs will be setting up shop at the New York Design Center on Feb 1!  Promise to follow up with a report of the beautiful things at the show this weekend!

Bises, M.


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