Tuesday, April 15, 2008

new old finds at paris hotel boutique

one of my favorite lurker haunts is paris hotel boutique in san francisco. a treasure trove of some of the coolest, vintage and antique finds from around le monde.
huge ( 40" x 30") oil portrait of some woman from santa barbara. insta-ancestor.
gilty pleasure-60s faux bamboo gilt mirror. 32" x 25". get your hollywood regency on:
i love the color of these 'mid century' (their description not mine) lamps. this guy brings back total memories of my parents' friends the schmeltzers. they had one of these in their living room and i adored it. what is it? a footstool. or if you're five, a really cool toy. believe it or not this was what abercrombie and fitch started out selling (among various other 'gentlemen's lounge' types of gadgets)
they also have great prop books. which i know, i know, some of you think are ridiculous if you're not going to read them. it's my personal experience, that when i have guests over somebody is always thumbing through these vintage tomes.
oh, and this one is already sold. i just think its a great looking book.


Anonymous said...

I have always loved those elephant foot stools. I don't know why.

I have a beautiful old car blanket from the 20's (I think) from the old Abercrombie and Fitch. It is a soft camel colored melton wool on one side and fur on the other (unPC, I know, but it's a family heirloom). My great-grandmother's monogram is on the wool: IFJ for Ida Farish Jenkins. It is so beautiful and when I go into A&F now with the shirtless frat boys I just cannot believe it is the same place!

katiedid said...

Lovin' the portrait! I am going to have to check this place out. They have alot I could use. Thanks!

katiedid said...

OK, duh. I already have her link. I didn't recognize the banner. Is it new? I am going to have to get better at keeping up.


Love those blue lamps! Thanks for the post!

Style Court said...

Love all your picks Megan! Such good taste :)

Jessie said...

giraffe print + a book = yummmmmm

Amy said...

another great place to look for great antiques is:
I recently purchased an antique Italian lamp from them that is beautiful.

Pigtown-Design said...

I have my eyes peeled for that second Osa Johnson book at the Book Thing!

Cote de Texas said...

I BOUGHT IT!!!!!!!!!!! ahahahahah!!!! I'm the one made the SOLD sign go on the g-raffe book, yes indeedie folks - it twas moi!!!! jealous???? I am of myself, I have to say. I was so smart, I saw it and said MINE! eat your hearts out, suckas!!!
(I am really bored tonight!)

beachbungalow8 said...

well, ya. i'm jealous. are you just yankin' our chain? seriously, that's a hard book to find and it looks like it's in great shape.good score.

now, we'll be expecting you to give us a nice book report, when you're finished reading.

amy: thanks, i'm going to go check that place out!

simply seleta said...

I'm drooling over these lamps. The color, the lines, it's all perfect.

anne said...

Prop books rock. I have one (of many), with a very pulp fiction-ish dust jacket entitled, "The Husband Who Ran Away." Genius. I'll sell it to you.

beachbungalow8 said...

love it. i'll place it under, 'prozac nation' and on top of 'love story'


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