Remember all those cool lighting fixtures I told you about a few blogs back? Well, here they are...they came from a REALLY swanky place here in Bonita Springs called 'The Colony' there isn't a house in that gated community that is less than a million dollars. They are located only about 15 minutes away from our gallery...soooooo score on some awesome stuff!
These I totally love...they have acrylic insets that are actually orange in color..they rock!
Here's another shot of the art nouveau looking fixtures...fun and funky...perfect for my little gallery!
Better shot of the awesome spoke looking fixtures...these cost $1700 EACH retail!
Can you EVEN imagine? Nope...not me either!
This one was hard to get a descent shot of...but it's UBER cool. Copper ceiling pendant with 3 copper lights hanging and frosted glass. I'm sure it cost a fortune to.
Another hard one to appreciate with all the stuff going on in the background...but VERY cool it would be perfect over a bar...long with 7 light bulbs and rock salt panel insets. Soooo interesting!
I totally love these Tommy Bahama lights...Tommy has lost a little of his favor in decorating style but plenty of people want that Tommy look when they first move down from the northern tundra...so Tommy style and cottage style always have a home in my gallery.
What's old to one is new and excitng to another...just the theme of my gallery. "Rethink, reuse, restore, and recycle! Mother Earth will love you!"
Here's a MOST EXCELLENT barrcalounger in leather...looks BRAND new!
I'm SO in
with this hand carved Wellsley Guild dresser...it's the bomb. Can't figure out why it hasn't sold yet...other than the fact that everyone WANTS it...but they don't want to cough up it's value! Oh well...the right SMART buyer will come along...just as they did for that fabulous custom sectional. Sometimes you just have to be patient...DH would just give the stuff away to clear out space...but I have to protect my consignees and their pricing so I'm much more mindful of what things are worth!
This sectional was the BOMB! It was the most beautiful shade of soft aqua blue and the fabric was a yummy chenille...sooooo comfy! It finally sold for it's true value of $2500...I had people offering me $600~what the?
It was all custom and it's retail was over $7,000. The people got a good deal and knew it! I LIKE INFORMED buyers...not crazy people!
Better shot of it in the customer's home. I do 'whole house' appraisals and occasionally if the stuff is sensational buy out the entire contents. That frees up paperwork AND the dreaded paperwork of paying out once items are sold!
Here's another gorgeous item. All hand cast..it's an art table with dancers in the most beautiful colors with a custom lamp. Same deal here...everyone WANTS it...they just want it for next to nothing...no can do!
Here's a shot of the showroom from up above on our second level. It's SOOOO crowded right now..much more than I like it to be...but I just can't turn down cool stuff! I always find a spot for it somewhere!
Luckily a big sofa, console, big leather Pottery Barn Chair and lamp are going to a new home today! That frees up a little space...but it won't be long til we move stuff back over from the warehouse.
Well that should let you know what's up at the gallery. Remember this is NOT any type of solicitation...it's just showing you what I do on my day to day. It's a FUN job if not a HARD job...you'd think I'd be a LOT thinner than I am pushing, pulling, running up and down that long flight of stairs.
But sadly, it's not SUSTAINED exercise...so I still have to depend on good ole' 'Slim' my treadmill...and I've gotta push myself for strength training on the next 5% challenge...muscle burns more calories...know it..gotta DO it!