Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Pop Up Flea

WW2 Army, Navy and Workwear galore! Just the beginning of the pile of the vintage clothes, accessories and knicknackery that's going to alongside the jewelry this weekend at the Pop Up Flea. Here's all the details for anyone in NYC this weekend:

Pop Up Flea

159 Bleecker Street (at Thompson Street) | December 2nd, 3rd & 4th 2011
Friday 3pm - 9pm (kick off with drinks)
Saturday 11am - 7pm
Sunday 11am - 6pm

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Texas Blues

These were all awesome finds but the best was the Levis denim jacket, did a little research and the style number dates to the early 50s!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Out of Town

These old accordion hinges are really pretty & impossible to find

The old rippled glass pharmacist lamp is definitely my favorite
Was out of NYC for the weekend and stumbled on a real gold mine, a hardware and general store opened in the 20s and closed since the 50s. Everything was still in the glass cases, untouched for 50 years. The building had just been bought and the new owner had just started to clean it out. These are just a few of the things I got and going back in a few weeks when they start pulling things out of the 2nd floor, hopefully to pull out some deadstock denim...

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Twin Cities 1924

I initially grabbed it because of the sheer volume of people they managed to pack into the photo and of course the clothes. But there's a little history there as well, did a little research and it seems it's from the 1924 Republican National Convention in Minneapolis.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Monday, July 11, 2011

WW2 USAF Foot Locker

This little gem was hiding under a work bench in a basement and was completely filthy, I didn't even see the bomber painting on top till I got it back to the studio and wiped it down. I checked in with the National USAF museum and it turns out Capt.Tyndall was a P-47 pilot in the 19th Fighter Squadron who flew missions over Saipan from 1944-45.

Norman of England

This is going to be a fun little project, over all it's in pretty great shape for being pulled out of a barn. Did a little research on the brand, it seems like a lot of  companies, they started out making motorized bicycles around and dropped the motorized versions around the 30's. 

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

4th of July

giant brass clip & old yacht patch

ivory bangles

just for scale...
A few picks from my flea digging up in Maine over the holiday. I'm dying to know what the story is with this huge brass clip, any guesses?

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Studio Garden

Cukes climbing up the window

Unless you've got a backyard with some proper ground, gardening in NYC can be a completely thankless endeavor.  After battling with rats, aphids and ants my little studio fire escape garden has finally yielded some results and it all seems worth the trouble. Those will the world's most expensive cucumbers.

Finally Found One

These WW2 denim laundry bags are pretty readily available on Ebay, but I've been determined to fine one myself...

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Friday, May 13, 2011

Friday's Haul p.1

live .38 ammo...

pretty patching detail
50s denim apron with selvedge edges

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Friday, May 6, 2011

42 Stars

I know the Ace already beat out everyone in the biggest flag contest but this thing was too pretty not to hang up in the studio It measures just over 11' wide by 5' tall, the 42 star version of the flag dates to around 1890. I just found it crumpled in a ball at the back of a crawl space in a house built around 1910.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Hanging out

Commission Merchants

I was pretty excited when these turned up in a box of old letters, they seem to be a relative of figural cameos which are even more beautiful and completely impossible to find...