Friday, July 31, 2009

Only in a consignment shop!

Here is an - only in a consignment shop story for you ...

Last week, I decided to take a day to go out on a marketing mission. I plotted my route, packed my postcards and left my shop securely in the hands of mom. After a long hot day of driving through traffic, parking, un-parking and distributing postcards, I was happy to get back to the shop and see how the day went.

How welcoming my little shop looked! It appeared that mom had a good day taking in chairs, trees and a number of other offerings. She sat behind the desk with her quilting loosely confined to my sales space visiting with one of my consigners. The three of us started reviewing the new merchandise and became particularly fond of a darling little old magazine stand that had just arrived in the flurry of things.

Our curiosity grew and we looked the piece over, under around and through for a sign of it’s history. “Oh ... here, right in front of us ...”, I exclaimed as I spotted what seemed to be an unusual way to carve an identifying stamp into a vintage magazine stand. None the less, we were happy to find it and in unison, we slowly read the vertical brand of our sweet piece ... “wur .. ship .. say ..tin”. Also, in unison, all three of our jaws dropped. It felt like we had just come face to face with an impostor.

Well, after a few moments of contemplative silence, we agreed this magazine table has been wrongly profiled. She just needs the “pretty” brought back into her life! I took a before picture then sent her off to my restoration facility. It may take a couple of weeks, but I have an inkling this piece will emerge fresh, fancy, and feature frilly little tea cart heels. Stay tuned!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Chair seeks new home!

While this Flexsteel chair shows wear on the outside, it is still pretty on the inside. It's called good bones! If you are looking for the perfect re-upholster or slipcover project, this is the chair for you. $125.00

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Echo Home Furnishings on Twitter

Be on the lookout for daily posts of new stuff I have coming into my shop! I'll be posting updates on Twitter. Please follow me at ( See you there!  Settee is SOLD!


Look for posts of the cool stuff I have in my shop!

Friday, July 24, 2009

Hellooooo --- It’s Friday!

I’ve spent the past sixteen years of my career in the food service industry, and I know for a fact that every December the collective “they” get together and proclaim ... cherries are the new pomegranates ... the year before, pomegranates were the new cranberry and so on and so forth.  Last December, my brother got in on the action and decided that squirrels were the new flamingo which I thought took the concept a step too far, but low and behold ... this year I’ve seen squirrels popping up everywhere.

Now I realize that I am a relative newcomer, getting back in the furniture business after a sixteen year detour ... but in the short four months that I have had my shop, I’ve noted a trend.  I am going out on a limb and deciding that mid century is the new antique! 

Every time a new 50’s or 60’s piece arrives at my doorstep, Mom (a mid century piece herself) makes a special trip down to the shop to peek over her blue specs and 

h-rumph “when pigs fly”.  Every time she does that, the piece flies right out the door leaving me with cash in my pocket!

Personally ... I love the stuff and you can see why!

Swing by and see my growing collection of  “new” antiques.  Bring your umbrella so you don’t get splatted by flying pigs!

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Saturday, July 18, 2009

Vintage Kitchen Chairs and Table Legs!

For the do-it-yourselfers out there, these vintage chairs also come with table legs.  All the set needs is a clever table top!  $50.00  SOLD!

Friday, July 3, 2009


Everywhere I look, I see bugs.   Mostly they are the mosquitos (still) ...  (you saw how much I like those in my earlier post), but today I'm going to talk about good bugs - as in fishing tackle bugs.

I recently got in a supply of great vintage fishing lure.  Now, I'm not certain how they would do in our Montana trout streams, but as far as a fetching collection goes, these bugs are top notch.   I've done some research and learned their names - I have everything from a Paw Paw frog to Flat fish and even a Fred Aprogast Jitterbug tossed in to add class and style to the gang. 

If you're in the mood for some fun with bugs, this is your spot!