Wednesday, May 07, 2008

All About Mom

Why is it Mother's Day seems to creep up on us? We know it's coming, we may even mark it on our calendar, but not until the week (the day) before do we decide to go shopping. No pressure here as we try and find something special for mom in the eleventh hour. This is when I think Curious Sofa really shines. We hear over and over- this is where you like to shop to find the unusual gift and we think mom's of all ages deserve that. You won't find pantyhose or talcum powder here- but take a look at some of the new antiques we got this week as well as our popular consumable items.

Vintage Mother poem.

Collage art print from Sally Jean. (New charms from her are on the way!)

Lovely floral oil painting.

Something cute for the young mother: vintage inspired floral aprons.

Fancy French soaps, lotions and candle diffusers from Durance, Lepi de Provence and Cote Bastide. This is what a special gift is all about, something decadent we all want but would rarely buy for ourselves. $5.95 - $48.50.

We always have a large range of jewelry from new to antique: tiny chains, lockets, crosses, china pendants, beaded chokers, rhinestones, bangles and rings- and always a large selection of vintage clip-on earrings.

I looked around this week and noticed what a great selection of handmade textiles we have.

Above, a Victorian style door valance.

Hanging from this antique drying rack are a few of our lace tablecloths.

From above- our Santos hold our popular crochet towels, in white or ivory. $9.95

This crochet bedspread was a rare find.

I have heard these called snowball or popcorn coverlets. This one is a bit worn but with the pointed edges would make a great dust ruffle by laying it over the box springs.

Round lace tablecloth.

Another crochet coverlet in excellent condition.

And some other merchandise and new antiques just in:

Painted nesting tables.

Florentine music box and frame.

Burlap seat cushion.

Blue and red paisley quilt.

More blue transferware.

Our ever-growing silver collection.

New grey-wash pots and galvanized pedestals.

Brown transferware and canvas print.

Grey pearl frames.

A wire fragment good for displaying just about anything.

Old light fixture with frosted glass shades.

And finally, my favorite item of the week: this tiny ruffled child's slip.

Keep watching this month as we bring out the red, white and blue for Memorial Day, seashells for summer and prepare for our first Insider Art Show during the Prairie Village Art Fair, May 30, 31 and June 1. Details soon.