Tuesday, May 31, 2011

The Perfect Piece: Plant Stands

Hello Summer! Though we haven't officially welcomed summer this year, it seems to be heating up a bit early in the South. With this hot summer weather, I can't help but think about planting my favorite summer herbs and flowers. Wonderful basil, chives, dill, and Italian oregano are on my list of summer herbs to plant.What better way to display those lovely pots than to adorn your yard, porch, or sun room with a most lovely iron plant stand.

These multi-level racks serve many purposes, the most obvious being excellent storage and display for all of your favorite plants. They work beautifully as functional space for all of your greenhouse necessities. Fill it with baskets to store your gloves, trowels, and and garden line. They complement your outdoor space as well as a rustic indoor space. One might even use two of the demi lune plant stands atop a round table to create a fabulously fashion-forward, yet traditional and classic centerpiece stacked high with plants. These plant stands have a light and airy feel while actually being very sturdy and strong. They add just a bit of space to a room without adding any weight. They have that light summer feel...

The painted corner rack would perfectly fill that wasted space in your sun room. I see it fitting wonderfully in that empty little corner and being filled with books and plants, and little knick-knacks. These marvelous French plant stands are circa 1880. They have a fantastic French simplicity to them while being positively chic. Pile these Perfect Pieces with an eclectic array of mismatched pots, or carefully arrange stacks of books and little gadgets for a little extra living room space. Whether you plan to use one of these French plant stands for plants or as a bookshelf, one thing is for sure, these are the perfect summer pieces.

For information on this and other pieces, or if you'd like our help in finding your next perfect piece, e-mail us at McIntoshCottageAntiques@gmail.com.
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Thursday, May 5, 2011

Interiors Marketplace

Ladies and Gentlemen,

We have made a successful move into Interiors Marketplace in Charlotte, NC. I urge you all to view the link here, to see their e-newsletter that features McIntosh Cottage Antiques!

We are thrilled to be featured in this e-newsletter and are offering a 20% discount on everything (excluding books) for the month of May!

If you're in the Charlotte area, check out our new space! You can also see the Interiors Marketplace, and their other store, Post and Gray, here.

We're excited about our progress! Stay tuned to learn more about our Perfect Pieces!

Friday, March 25, 2011

Our Next Move

Ladies and Gentlemen,

Our business began in a tiny shop in Jackson, GA in 1985. We then moved to Low Country Walk Antiques in St. Simons Island, GA in 1987. We started with a small space and managed to grow to occupy, and now own, half of the store. We grew from St. Simons into a small space in Madison, GA at Madison Markets in 2005. We currently occupy four spaces in Madison Markets...and now, the growth continues.

We are pleased to announce that we will be joining Interiors Marketplace in Charlotte, NC starting April 2. We're thrilled to be entering the Carolina market and are excited about the future with Interiors Marketplace. If you'd like to take a peek inside Interiors Marketplace you can visit their website.

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Get excited Charlotte, we're headed your way!

The Perfect Piece: The French Oak and Elm Nightstand

This is a curious piece, a curious yet exceptional piece. This circa 1800 French oak and elm open front nightstand is quite the little treasure. It is a most simple concept put together in a most complex way. The undulating lines of the side panels and the delicate rim on the top shelf show the time, effort, and creativity that is used in creating even a simplistic nightstand.

This table would be the perfect addition to your bedroom, or act as a perfect little cocktail table, large enough only for a book and your drink of choice. The depth is perfect for nestling in an alarm clock. The shelf would hold your favorite read as well as a small lamp. The deep color of this piece and the different variations of color add even more character to this already unique find. The imperfect grain of the wood used to create this little gem makes it even more spectacular.

It is rustic, yet posh. It is feminine, yet exudes a certain masculinity. It would fit perfectly in a study or library. It would nestle in next to your comfy chair in your favorite reading nook. It is a perfect piece in all it's uniqueness.

Now, we're moments away from the big reveal...today's next post will announce our next move...

For information on this and other pieces, or if you'd like our help in finding your next perfect piece, e-mail us at McIntoshCottageAntiques@gmail.com.
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Thursday, March 24, 2011

The Perfect Piece: French Wrought Iron Grilles

The French, what a wonderful people, a wonderful, rich culture. The French have created a most elegant country chic, a perfectly posh decor. All in all, I must say that the French are a most stunning bunch. With that said, I'd like to introduce these fantastically whimsical, yet strong decorative items.

The French Wrought Iron Grilles presented throughout this blog are wonderful artistic pieces that capture the essences of nature, fortitude, and most simply, geometry. Whether it be hanging on the exterior wall of your own personal palace, or acting as the headboard for your "shabby chic" bed, wrought iron is the picture of protective elegance. 

Wrought Iron grilles can be used as elegant doormats, or simply decorative wall accents. These grilles are delicate, yet most sturdy. Wrought iron, a malleable iron, has fibrous inclusions known as swag, that give it the appearance of having a wood-like grain. 

This elegant iron was not always used for its decorative nature. When it was discovered it was used to make more functional items like railroad ties, nails, and even horseshoes. But now, wrought iron is no longer produced on a commercial scale leaving its main purpose a purely frivolous one. WIthin this group of iron grilles is the perfect piece for that empty wall. the perfect piece to decorate your garden. They are, perfect pieces...

Don't forget, the countdown is still on...Tune in tomorrow for the big reveal...

For information on this and other pieces, or if you'd like our help in finding your next perfect piece, e-mail us at McIntoshCottageAntiques@gmail.com.
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Monday, March 21, 2011

The Perfect Piece: The French Armoire

I can see it now, that void. It is standing in the way of progress. You want desperately to complete this room, but what large piece would function as both an anchor to your room and manage to store all of those bits and bobs that you don't want cluttering up your little retreat? Ahh, don't fret. I have the perfect piece. This beautiful, rich paneled oak armoire is the answer to your decorating dreams.  
The warm red hue of the beautiful oak adds depth to the decor in any room. Standing 7ft tall and nearly 4 1/2 ft wide, the size of this circa 1800 armoire makes it an ideal anchor and focal point for any room. With three shelves and a drawer it's perfect for storing linens, harboring clothing, hiding a television, or even stashing books, blankets, and other living room necessities.

The simplistic carved decorations adorning the facade of the piece add a subtle elegance, making this even more perfect for a living room in a posh apartment or a quaint bedroom in a mountain house. 

This lovely armoire, originally from Burgundy, likely spent time in a most wonderful French chateau or country home. The interior, as you will see pictured, is slightly worn but in perfect condition. The exterior is pristine; it has a beautiful range of colors and an ever so slight shine from a fresh coat of wax. It has most certainly served a wonderful first life, all the while exuding a subtle elegance. And now, it is looking for a new home, somewhere wonderful to start its next life.

We have exciting news for this piece and many more...Stay Tuned...

For information on this and other pieces, or if you'd like our help in finding your next perfect piece, e-mail us at McIntoshCottageAntiques@gmail.com.
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Friday, March 4, 2011

The Perfect Piece: A Champagne Rack

Ladies and Gentlemen, it has arrived. After much mucking around in fields in Europe, our buyers have brought you a new line of perfect pieces. They've combed through the chaos, and selected one of the most versatile, elegant, and eclectic collections McIntosh Cottage has ever featured.
In celebration of Spring, and last week's National Wine Day, I give you our first Perfect Piece, the Champagne Rack.
What better way to kick off your spring in style than to pop open a bottle of bubbly! This stunning, double-sided Champagne bottle rack holds 120 bottles of pure celebration. A perfect piece for your wine cellar or even your shabby chic library or study. This beautiful French piece is double hinged at the top, with a rustic chain to stabilize the structure, making it simply perfect for storing your drink of choice. All of the components of this piece come together to create a subtle, yet show stopping piece,
Can't you picture this tucked in a corner of a kitchen? This is the perfect piece for the Champagne connoisseur. It is the perfect piece for any vineyard. It is this season's first Perfect Piece.

For information on this and other pieces, or if you'd like our help in finding your next perfect piece, e-mail us at McIntoshCottageAntiques@gmail.com.
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