antique weekend

how does it get so late so fast? i feel like a broken record cause every post seems to be made at the 11th hour, close to midnight every single day.

jw is packing for an early flight so i’m about to shut down and lend a hand. in the meantime, i’m posting pics of the antique show at the miami beach convention center. it’s a block away from where i live so it was easy to check it out and stroll through. i was going to blow it off but thought better of it, after all, who knows what ever lies behind convention center doors? it was so worth it!

it would have been easy to create my perfect suite in one fell swoop. sorry for the blurry phone pics.

believe it or not it was mainly jewelry but there was plenty of frenchy candy too tucked in between some FaNtAsTiC jewels.

i wouldn’t mind this little lingerie chest for myself.

even some of the home decor was bejeweled like this sapphire frame. florida ladies sure were fabulous.

below is one of a few favorite booths. this one was run by a woman from buenos aires, and she had gorgeous stuff. everything from this baroque headboard to fortuny antique shoes. www.sp-antiques.com.

(le aforementioned fortuny shoes)

i became obsessed with sonny ideker’s collection of rare and antique books. he let me dig in and really study them all.  it was heaven spending time with these precious gems. some were from the 1600s! (email: rekedi@aol.com)

i guess the white sets were calling to me

i may go back tomorrow and get this one if the fates align and it’s still there.

ok that’s my cue to scram, have a great night!

February 7, 2011. Antique Shopping, Flowers.

13 Comments

  1. Paris Hotel Boutique replied:

    Moaning over those tufted satin or silk chairs that look like they may have a sold sign. If not, how much? AMAZING show! go back!!

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  2. the paris apartment replied:

    you’re so right, i will!
    those chairs were sold #*! dang it!

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  3. Anaivilo replied:

    OMG amazing photos! I love all those books, I am a fan of ancient books.. and all that furniture…perfection!

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  4. FAY HART FLORENCE ITALY replied:

    ooolala ill take the books bed head and shoes please ENJOY wonderful fay xx

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  5. TimbarikaDoll replied:

    Oh my!! How wonderful a place!! I would really need to refrain from purchasing everything!! Those chairs are just amazing!! I’d be there all the time :))

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  6. Fabulous Finds Studio replied:

    It’s all so heavenly! I especially love the shoes and the books! I can’t imagine getting to touch a book from the 1600’s…sigh.

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  7. jeanne replied:

    I would love to get lost in a book shoppe with books like these. I am glad you decided to go. Thanks for sharing!

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  8. Cris replied:

    Hurry Claudia! It’s 10:11pm CST and I’m not seeing a new post yet ;-)

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  9. Amy replied:

    OMG! Claudia! I brought home a 1700s piece of that exact silk pattern on the first fauteuil years ago in the moooooooooooooooooooooooooooost delicious pale green.

    Awh. LOVE. :)

    Fortuny shoes and these books? That’s some icing on an already gorgeous cake here!

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  10. Tom replied:

    J’aimes beaucoups ces livres!

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  11. Lucinda Keller replied:

    LOVE old books … and that mirrored chest!!! LOVE. Think those shoes might be an 8 1/2? ;)

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  12. Kathleen Ellis replied:

    Oh Claudia…what a fun day you must have had! So many beautiful things to experience! Just gorgeous fabrics and furniture pieces…aaaahhhh! Thanks for sharing!
    Have a beautiful week~
    ;-D Kathleen

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  13. LimogesBoxCollector replied:

    What a fantastic collection! Nothing beats antique shopping.

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