Monday, April 28, 2008

whoa! daddy

shane brown's 'big daddy antiques' is known in the l.a. design and landscaping world for its showroom, filled with vintage & antique garden decor- including fountains, urns, planters, stone water vessels, troughs and wrought iron garden decor, antique furniture and found objects.
tucked among a row of warehouses in an industrial area of south los angeles (off of the 110 freeway), it's easy to drive right by the unassuming building. but it's definitely worth the trip. brown's extensive stock is constantly being updated.
how about a giangantor clam shell, filled with ice to chill your drinks this summer. that albaster lamp base is simply serene and beautiful.
take a number ....
he sells sea shells rusty bust anyone?
the urn on the far right is an old olive container. the iron number on the far left is 'sold'.
besides the garden decor, brown carries unique pieces for the indoors, unearthed from resources, here, in the states as well as, asia and europe. check out all of the little treasures tucked into this shelving unit, below, i love those wire, locker room baskets.
recently, brown's opened a big daddy antiques outpost, in corona del mar. i hear it's not as huge but it's just as fabulous. the trouble with this sort of joint? you'll want one of everything.

8 comments:

Jessica Billings said...

oh my! I love it all... I went to the website and now I'm wishing I lived closer to Cal. (it would be a far drive from FL). I really want the lamp and the urn, and well, one of everything...

Cote de Texas said...

I like that lamp with pink shade! so sweet. needs to be in a little girl's room - you have one? ;)

beachbungalow8 said...

pink shade?? where?oh, with the alabaster base? those were more of a cream color!

Richie Designs said...

What an awesome source! I'm so happy I want to go now. thanks for sharing

simply seleta said...

I need the metal based lamps. Badly. Great finds!

katiedid said...

I could spend some serious time here. Uhuh!

Chantal Hanen said...

I love BD's and shop there often but my favorite spot where they have a lot of the same suppliers is Vintage Weave Interiors in Hollywood (i know the owner of Vitnageweave and big daddy's buys from some of same people). And the owner there (cathy or karen??) has great follow up when I am looking for something. I never get calls back from BD's or returned emails but there stuff is great but I can't always go in person on the hunt for clients. Also vintagewave ships all over as they shipped directly to my client in atlanta.

beachbungalow8 said...

you're so right. vintage weave has really similar stock. i haven't had any issues with communications. but that can be super frustrating and not uncommon here in l.a. it's always great to know that a business is willing to help out designers.

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