It’s been a cloudy rainy week in Houston and today was no different. During this afternoon’s rainstorm, I spent a few hours on my day off wondering around Memorial Antiques and Interiors with my friend, Matt. The store was a sight for sore eyes! Here, I’ll show you around the store… 🙂
A full-sized carved wooden dog greats visitors.
I couldn’t figure out what this was…
…until reading the tag. It’s a cranberry gatherer.
The tool has a similar shape as this 1900 patent design.
Each booth here was picture perfect.
The different textures of fragile coral fans in an iron urn were eye catching.
These terracotta column capitals were stunning. They’d make great side or coffee tables. Below are two stacked on top each other.
A wooden gear paired with a mirror caught Matt’s (Mechanical Engineer) eye.
An early 1800s French copper wall fountain, or lavabo, was once used to wash hands before a meal.
This old wine corker would be neat in a wine bar or tasting room.
I really liked this old Patisserie wall shelving.
It’s hard to tell the scale of it from the photo, but the shelves are about 7-8 ft long.
Grouping together like-items and displaying them in a glass case can make ordinary objects become art. Here, a simple collection of antique kitchen utensils looks smart.
These iron wall sconces caught my eye.
And the price was right, so I grabbed them! They’ll need to be rewired before hanging in one of our bathrooms.
A real abandoned beehive was transformed into a light fixture which I thought was so neat!
I wonder what this Belgian scale was originally used for? Initials D and B were in the cast iron base.
A French baby bassinet was priced to sell.
Apparently, this 1800s French butcher’s table was used to display the best cuts of meats in shop windows. This one was already sold; similar found here.
I’m not sure about these cherub heads on Lucite blocks… Quirky!
A full size bookshelf was made with an amazing dollhouse-like exterior. I wonder if this was once in a child’s room? The top door panels open out, revealing wooden shelves inside. And two bottom drawers pull out for additional storage. Real glass fills the tiny window frames.
I think it says 17-8.
The brass doorknob is tiny!
Matt was intrigued with this glass condenser coil.
I’ve been meaning to read one of Leslie Sinclair’s books before we dive into our finishing work at the farmhouse, but this one seems to be sold out.
I hope you enjoyed this tour and are staying high & dry this weekend! By the way, MAI is having a sale thru Sunday on everything in the store if you happen to be reading in the Houston area.