Sunday, December 8, 2013

Check Out Our New Space!

Our friends at The Trove have expanded, and you can find Willow Tree Antiques in a new space in the expansion.

The Trove's expansion is in a separate building behind their first section, just down the driveway, next to the Electrical Wholesalers. You'll find my space along the back wall, to the right of the exit door. When you hit the booth with a ton of drawers, you've found me.

See? Drawers. I may have a bit of a problem. And some great vintage shutters with a conveniently seasonal pine tree cutout.

Here we've got a really, really awesome barrister bookcase. An antique Globe Wernicke with four traditional glass door sections and one double-door cabinet. Not really pictured, but the sides have beautiful copper fittings with a nice dark patina.

Inside we've got my sister's collection of vintage Nancy Drew books. And on top is a little New Year's collection: ice bucket, champagne flutes, and noisemakers.

To the right, an antique table in new white paint with a dark finish top. The poor thing was in rough shape and I was happy to rescue it. I also love the paint on this old dresser. A chippy green with tan drawers and a flower detail.

Here's a close up of the flowers.

On the dresser, we've got shiny stuff! A Cambridge Glass Co. epergne, mirrored vanity tray, a round antique copper tray, a little goldtone midcentury-style tray, and a pair of silver candleholders. Clearly taking pictures of lit lamps isn't my forte.

Hanging over the dresser, there's a great old picture frame in gold paint with this neat detail on the top.

This set of antique silhouettes are one of my favorite things in the booth. If they don't sell quickly, I won't be sad because they may make their way back home with me.

Continuing my other thing of "things with chippy paint," here's a bookcase in white and dark gray. From the bottom up, we've got vintage light up faux fireplace logs, various Limoges and Noritake china, a red wire market basket, and an adorable child's stool. "This little stool is mine / I use it all the time / To reach the things I couldn't / And lots of things I shouldn't!"

Moving up, we've got a sweet vintage toy rocker shaped like a swan, and a 1972 National Geographic globe and stand.

Back down guessed it, another chippy paint thing, this time a shelf.

And over to the table. This table is great, antique and made for small, old kitchens. Bright red paint on top and vibrant apple green on the legs, making it a great piece for Christmas.
I'm using these Victorian sewing drawers as shadow boxes for all sorts of little neat things: dog figurines, a silverplate coffee scoop, antique tin ice cream sample spoons, a brass snail, and a transferware bowl, among other things.

And again with the chipped paint! Turquoise in the kitchen cupboard with Pyrex butterprint bowls and dishes.

Detail of the cupboard to show off the neat aqua paint beneath the white.

And here's one of my other favorite things, this set of amazing old industrial drawers. Given their style, I'm guessing military from around WWII.

I made the little number labels to slip in.

And last but not least, let's take a look at these great antique sleigh bells on a leather strap.

17 old bells.

And that's all for today! Stop by The Trove and check out the space, or keep an eye on the Etsy shop as always.

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Closing Sale May 1st-5th

Willow Tree Antiques
Store Closing Sale
Wednesday, May 1st through Sunday, May 5th
Furniture priced at final markdown
Everything else 50% off

As we come to our final week, we're getting ready for our big Store Closing Sale. All furniture will be marked at final price, while everything else will be half off. We'll be open for our regular hours (10-5 Tues-Sun), and we're still taking credit and debit cards through to closing.

So stop in for some great deals in our last few days!

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Store Closing

I'm very sad to announce that Willow Tree Antiques will be closing its doors after Sunday, May 5th.

We've had a great couple years of fun and neat finds, but as our lease comes to an end, we've found that it's time to pursue other opportunities. But don’t worry too much; we’re not leaving the business by any means! We’ll soon be branching out to space in at least one local multi-dealer shop (announcement forthcoming), and our Etsy shop is always open.

Through May 5th, we’ll be open for our regular hours (10-5 Tues-Sun). Right now, enjoy 20% off all items in the store, with more discounts coming soon for our final week. Many of the store fixtures will be available for purchase as well.

And if you’ve been eying anything in the Etsy shop, you’re in luck. You can also receive 20% off everything there as well. Just enter coupon code SPRING20 at checkout, and Etsy will automatically discount your item’s price.

Lastly, I’d like to thank our customers and the Hebron community for all of their support over the past two and a half years. We couldn’t have done any of this without you.

Thank you all so very much,
Willow Tree Antiques, Owner

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Surprise, I have not fallen off the face of the Earth! Between keeping the store full/arranged/cleaned and an upswing in Etsy sales, I've been running around like mad, and the blog fell to the wayside a bit.

We’ve brought in a plethora of new pieces recently, which I’ll be getting to next time, but this post is mostly to show off my new store counter:

It’s an awesome piece of Franken-furniture. I’m pretty sure the bottom was added on at some point, and it looks like work may have been done at the top. But I love the hardware and the old robin’s egg blue paint. We plan on filling the drawers with all sorts of interesting things (our loose Scrabble tiles, perhaps…?), so be on the lookout for that soon.

Aside from that, we’ve got tons new on Etsy, including:
As always, check out the Etsy shop for more!

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Work in Progess

Welcome to "How much work did you put into that thing?!"

I've been meaning to do a before and after post detailing just how much effort goes in to repainting a piece of furniture. It really isn't all that easy, especially if you do it right! So I took several pictures of a painting job in progess, just to show all the steps we go through before a painted piece ends up in the store. Apologies for some of the pictures; I took them on my phone camera because that was the only one I had on hand at the time.

So remember this distressed white fireplace mantle?

It once looked like this. Yeah. That's paper stuck on to make it look like faux green marble. Yup. Aside from that, it had some other cosmetic issues close up, mostly on the top, and really, the piece needed a bit of help. To see how I did it, follow me after the jump:

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Spring Has Sprung!

Okay, not quite yet. But it almost feels like it with how warm this winter's been! I'll take this kind of winter least until they spend the summer telling us we've got a drought because there was no snow to melt.

Anyway! With Valentine's passed, now's the time to get out the greens for St Patrick's Day and the pastels for Easter. Our greens aren't quite done yet, but here are some pictures of the other things we've been working on.

The mantlepiece is decked out with an azure shade of blue. We've got all sorts of pretty odds and ends - a cup that reads "Remember Me," a 1930s chrome dish, a 1940s Cambridge double candleholder. In the middle is a vintage blue glass basket designed by Fenton for Princess House (available here on Etsy).

Pastels behind the desk - milk glass and soft pinks and blues and jadeite green (lidded bowl available here and Fire King Jane Ray plates here).

Now for the big thing we've been doing...

Welcome to the bedroom! The room in the back of the store is a little odd - I've found out that it used to be an indoor pool for the motel that was here - and we always thought it'd be neat to set the whole thing up like an actual room. We've finally gotten to it with this bright little bedroom. It's a work in progress, as everything is, but the main bits are all here. Miraculously, no one's tried to jump on the bed yet. Though I've been very tempted to take a little nap, some days.

Lots of new things on Etsy as well, including:

File under "Things to Look Forward to," only a few more weeks until Hebron Maple Fest. So if you're in the area March 10th or 11th, stop in and say hello!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Be my Valentine!

So it's a good thing my New Year's resolution wasn't to blog more often, because that would've been a wash! In my own defense, January's flown by. It seems like we were just putting up the Christmas decorations! Now they're down, and we're all decked out for Valentine's Day. So here we go:

So we've done some shuffling around! Our table now has a pretty pink flowered cross-stitch tablecloth, the white cabinet's now filled out in red and white, and our tree's been repurposed with some glittery red hearts. In the cabinet, we've got a cream and red reproduction coverlet and a set of Royal Staffordshire Safe Harbor pattern china. On the cabinet is a Mason's Trefoil Pink creamer and sugar (here on Etsy), a red painted box, and some off-white pitchers.

Now here we've got a soda crate on its side filled with all sorts of pink and white knickknacks. The vintage lamp has pink and green roses handpainted on a white background, and there's a Hazel Atlas Moderntone pink creamer and sugar (here on Etsy).

The mantle's shiny and red with a silverplate serving dish and cake plate, a cut glass vase and creamer and sugar, a pair of Avon champagne flutes, and jars full of peppermints.

Pink Depression glass in the entryway. Can't tell from the picture, but there's some very pretty details on these pieces. All these are on a backless white bookcase on top of a little retro table. Next to the table we've got an adorable little pink painted bench with roses on the seat cover.

More red and white, with white flowered plates, ruby glass, and a set of charming restaurant-ware cups with pink flowers. Also some vintage Valentine's cards are in there somewhere.

Now for two big new pieces! Gorgeous old dresser; the mirror has some wear, but the detailing on the front of the drawers is beautiful. To the right, a vintage spindle bed, full size. The bed is complete with headboard, footboard, and rails (not pictured). In front of that, we've got this great glossy bench.

And last but not least, primitive kitchen has made its way to the closet. Here we have an old shelf painted in New England red on top of a drop leaf table, also New England red. Then all sorts of old kitchen tools and pans and two shabby spice tin sets (here and here on Etsy).

Well, that's it for the displays, but I do have some other cool news as well. As of last week, I'm volunteering as a leader/moderator for the Vintage Lovers Team on Etsy. Check it out for discussion, help, and all things Etsy-vintage.