Saturday, April 24, 2010

Exploring Summerland Part 1

A couple of weekends ago I finally got a chance to explore Summerland and I think I'm in love! Such a pretty town, right above the 101 freeway (which is heard but mostly hidden by a lovely hedge of green vine with orange flowers) and it seems like every house has a view of the glittering water, so peaceful and picturesque.  I even popped into a local market and found lots of organic produce and products.  Plus, of course, some fabulous antique stores, including the Summerland Antique Collective and Rue De Lillie!

Pair 19th Century French Elk Sconces with mirrors & crystal:

Oil on Board by Faye Hammons, apparently a Californian who painted in the 40's:

Sicilian Wedding Cart circa 1920:

The dealer told me that these were carved by Sicilian men for their brides, and the more detail, the more you loved your wife.  This guy must have really loved his wife!  Stunning, and $8,500!!

Gorgeous Moroccan lantern, a different shade of glass one each side:

Pair of Mirrored Sconces, so gorgeous! 

I bought this fabulous gold cuff, plastic stones, but so fun!  I'm trying to convince myself to put it aside for a certain someone as a Christmas gift, (yes, I am starting my Christmas shopping this early!) but it's so tempting to keep it!

I also bought an amazing bracelet labeled "unknown white metal and crystal" (bottom center) that I wear almost every day, plus a stunning pair of chunky (but hollow) sterling silver hoop earrings (on the left):

Amazing cow head, life size, made of fiberglass crackled in the black areas so it had a kind of mosaic effect, love it!

Stunning carved deer head, circa 1900 purchased by the dealer in France.  Gorgeous, but $7,995 each!

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