Most of our antique finds go straight into the EuroLuxAntiques.com gallery so they can become someone else’s antique finds! But sometimes we come across antique or vintage pieces that we keep for ourselves. Here are some of our own antique finds that we love right now.
Therese is our Shipping Manager and she also handles some restoration work and many other behind-the-scenes jobs for our family business. (Therese is Greg’s aunt.) When she’s not helping us keep the wheels spinning at the gallery, she spends her spare time collecting spinning wheels! Therese is such a big fan of spinning and textiles that at one point she owned 40 spinning wheels, although she’s downsized her collection now.
This is one of Therese’s antique finds. It’s a Canadian production wheel dating to circa 1900. There was a resurgence of interest in hand spinning in Canada around the turn of the century, which was too little too late in the face of the industrial revolution. Therese found this wheel at an antique market in Atlanta, GA. It has a cast iron treadle and tensioning device. “I had been looking for one for some time, and turned the corner at the sale and there it was,” says Therese. “It was the last day of the sale, so I was able to get a great deal on it. It is wonderful for spinning a fine yarn based on the ratio of the 30″ drive wheel to the small spindle.”
This Norwegian wheel circa 1980 is another of her vintage treasures. The brand is Thy Roc and it is made of ash. Therese wanted one of these when she started spinning in 1988, but they were no longer being made. “Many years later, I found an ad for this one in a specialty magazine,” says Therese. “Even though it was an old issue of the magazine, it was still available. I bought it immediately. It is a smooth running wheel good for a thin to medium thick yarn.”
I already blogged about how I fell in love with the great vintage clothes and home decor at the Flower Child store in Columbus, Ohio. I found a fab pair of 1960s purple platform heels and bought a vintage 1960s dress to match. You can see me modeling my groovy new outfit in my vintage life post.
On the same road trip to Ohio, Greg and I also picked up this 1937 Art Deco Zenith Radio while we were hunting around for some ‘new’ antique finds. The radio is about the size of a large nightstand, and that’s how we plan to use it.
Our 8 cats and dogs are fluffy finds rather than antique finds, but they are certainly our favorite finds! We are passionate about our fuzzy brood and EuroLux Antiques donates a portion of every sale to help rescue homeless pets at Pets Inc., a no-kill animal shelter in Columbia, SC.
Lenny and Ozzie have been especially keen to “help” me out lately. Here’s Lenny, helping me with the laundry, and Ozzie, affectionately known as Mr. Kittles, helping me check my emails. However would I manage without them?
We’d love to hear about your antique finds – and your favorite fluffy finds too! Tell us in the comments box below.
Aimee owns EuroLuxAntiques.com with her best friend, Greg. Aimee sources amazing antique furniture, vintage lighting, & high-quality reproduction furniture to help her customers decorate their homes in a unique way. She loves her 8 (you read that right) fuzzy children and is renovating a 1920s bungalow in South Carolina. Connect with Aimee on Google+ or you can sign up to receive this blog in your inbox!