I have a thing for vintage furniture. Every now and then I have to swing by my favorite shop in my neck of the woods, Surroundings at 5200 Charlotte Avenue, to see what’s “new”…..as it were…..
This partition is made of a wood frame with a metal latice-work screen in the panels. The doors in the middle are on hinges. There is this really cool bit of green patina on the screen, and bits of green paint in the doors, which gives it cool character…..I could see this acting as a casual room divider in an open, modern space – maybe held in place with metal straps…..
This Parisian bistro table is of very sturdy metal, 30″ round and 30″ high. Why is that important? Because it makes an awesome living room or study laptop table – very vogue these days…..tall enough to pull up to and surf the web, maybe drink a cup of tea…..
This large, 19th century African American quilt is just the coolest. Love the red and light blue set in the soft greys. Love the almost-contemporary abstract composition. It’s made of clothing remnants, and you can even see some button holes in it up close. If I had a big house, I’d put it on a big wall somewhere…..
Surroundings is open from 10am to 4pm, Monday to Friday. Tell Jo Ella or Sandy that Marcelle sent you…..