Spring 2016 High Point Market begins April 16

Dealers welcome!  We are now setting up at the Spring High Point Market.  We have an amazing selection of all our manufactured altered antiques merchandise carefully handcrafted from reclaimed architectural elements.  You’ll see a great variety of mirrors made from reclaimed copper roofing and 100 year old ceiling tin.  Also lighting, hardware and a selection of home furnishings including a collection of our unique line of tables.

Come see us at the Suites at Market Square on the 1st Floor.  Suite 1-534.  Show Dates are April 16-20, 2016

Hope to see you there!

Here’s just a sampling…

Large selection of full length mirrors being staged at our display at High Point

Large selection of full length mirrors being staged at our display at High Point

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Various table tops handmade by our craftsmen on display at Suites at Market Square

As we get more set up – we’ll post more pictures.

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Jam-Packed Outdoor Show Weekend 4/9/16 – 4/10/16

Directions

Eastern Market, Washington, DC
Brownstoner’s Brooklyn Flea
Clover Mart, Chestnut Hill, PA
Nyack SpringFest 2016
Dumbo Flea, Brooklyn, NY
Rosebowl Flea Market

Upcoming Show Notice:show_edited-1 (Custom)

Spring High Point Market – April 15-20, 2016
1-528, 1-535 – Suites At Market Square, Floor 1

 

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OGT pops Brooklyn all of April

If you’re out and about in Brooklyn NY this coming month, stop visit Olde Good Things’ new popup location. Come see our unique architectural finds and our signature salvaged material farm tables, copper mirrors, tin mirrors, tin panels and Altered Antiques!

289 Court Street, Brooklyn NY 11231
Near the F & G train
Thursday through Sunday 10 am to 7 pm
Directions

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OGT pops up in Brooklyn

If you’re out and about in Brooklyn NY this weekend, stop & pop in to Olde Good Things’ new popup location. Come see our unique architectural finds and our signature salvaged material farm tables, copper mirrors, tin mirrors, tin panels and Altered Antiques!


289 Court Street, Brooklyn NY 11231
Near the F & G train
Directions

Opens Saturday March 19th & Sunday March 20th from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.

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Big Sales at OGT Chelsea: this location closing

Original Chelsea Store at 124 W. 24th Street in Manhattan

Original Chelsea Store at 124 W. 24th Street in Manhattan

As many of our customers are already aware, a move of our original Manhattan Chelsea store at 124 W. 24th Street has been in the making for quite some time. Well, now the prospect of moving has become a reality. We lost our lease, with only a month or so before new tenants will be taking over the space. That being said, this 9000 sq. ft. location which is stocked with merchandise from nearly 20 years of acquisitions, will be quite an undertaking to move; so we at Olde Good Things are making deals on all items!

Please remember that we have three other fabulous locations in NYC and are losing just this location. We are still going strong in NYC. We also have a huge store in Los Angeles, two warehouses in Scranton PA and an extensive web site with all the same great merchandise you have grown to love at our Chelsea store.  We are also actively looking for one or two replacements for this location in Manhattan and will keep you posted about that as well!

If you have ever visited our 24th Street store, you know we have a great variety of architectural treasures including original lighting, antique fireplace mantels (both wood and marble) and original hardware.  We also have architectural stones, doors, and a great selection of altered antiques, unique and practical furnishings made from reclaimed materials including our famous farm tables and tin mirrors and wall panels!

Come shop with us this month at Olde Good Things Chelsea for great deals.  Maybe there’s something you’ve been eyeing for a while and have been hoping to get a better deal.  Well now’s the time, come in, shop and enjoy the discounts while time permits.  We hope to see you there!

Chelsea Store:  124 W. 24th Street, NY, NY (between 6th & 7th Ave.) 212-989-8401.  Open 7 days 10am to 7pm except Sunday 11am to 7pm.

Visit our other NYC locations 7 days at:

302 Bowery (between Bleeker and Houston)  212-498-9922
5 E. 16th Street (between 5th Ave. and Union Square West) 212-989-8814
149 Madison Avenue (at the corner of 32nd & Madison Ave.) 212-321-0770

Do the "Olde Good Things Walk" in NYC

Do the “Olde Good Things Walk” in NYC

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It’s fireplace season

In 2008 we were privileged to acquire 200 marble mantels from the Plaza hotel in New York. Designing luxurious rooms for glamorous clients, the stone was hand-selected, sent to Italy where it was carved, chiseled and polished into a sheen. Intricate attention and skill was applied, resulting in nothing short of art.

The Plaza Hotel closed its doors in 2005 and went under a massive renovation in which we had the opportunity to salvage these pieces. Since then, we have less than half of what was originally acquired. Here is a favorite of what remains…

e103507This hand carved piece is decorated with bronze gilded ormolu. Measurements and more information are available here.

Following The Plaza, in late 2010 Old Good things bought the entire inventory of Danny Alessandro & Edwin Jackson mantel company, the second oldest mantel dealer in New York City. There we found gorgeous hand-chiseled marble mantels, as well as replicas of mantels, andirons and tool sets. Available both in-store and online, below is a piece recovered from the early French Regency…

j180247Here we see the style of the 18th century in the hand chiseled design of the center frieze as well as the way the leg motifs curve out. The marble is a soft white, contrasted with gorgeous eggplant and oxblood veining. A true work of art, the frieze is a foot deep and the marble extends down to the legs. Captivated? Click here for more.

The search never stops. Just last week we recovered marble mantels from a brownstone on the Upper West Side. The week before, we acquired more from a private residence in central New Jersey and another from Columbus, Ohio. Here is one of our most recent finds…

ar03mm2An intricately carved Baroque piece, it is made of Duquesa Rosa marble and is most likely from the Provence de Guipuzcoa, Spain. Find more here.

Hand-worked stone, marble mantles are more than a glorified shelf for cocktails and picture frames. They are the frame to your fire; a timeless piece of sculpture for your home.

Find more  Danny Alessandro & Edwin Jackson mantels here.
Find more Plaza Hotel Mantels here.
Find more new acquisitions here.

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Customer Showcase: BLANK SLATE

blank_slate_outsideDesigning a restaurant requires attention to detail, creativity and sometimes, a little customization. Recently we were privileged to work with BLANK SLATE, a café, coffee bar and marketplace offering sandwiches, salads, small plates and more. Drawing from the old to create something new, the result is something truly unique.

Just a few months ago, Blank Slate was literally that, the perfect opportunity for owners, Ashley Jaffe and Zach Israel, to create the café and kitchen of their dreams. Located on 121 Madison Avenue, “We wanted to evoke an extension of someone’s living room… a place where people wanted to just cozy up with a cup of hot chocolate and stay.” says Jaffe.

Dedicated to their vision, the couple chiseled through 6-inches of plaster to unearth a beautiful brick wall, worked with designer Lauren Mabry of Hunter Mabry Design to create a comfortable yet efficient floor layout, and had the furniture custom made. “The key was placing the right pieces throughout the space,” explains Jaffe.

It was that search that brought Blank Slate to Olde Good Things. There, Jaffe shared her thoughts with Jim D, of 149 Madison Ave. “She looking for mirrors that seemed as if they were floating in their frame,” he shared. Wanting to guests feel most comfortable, Jaffe didn’t just want any mirror. “I wanted antiqued glass,” she specified.

Working on a tight timeline, samples of hand-silvered glass were sent from the warehouse in Scranton for Jaffe’s review. Searching for the right amount of distress, the second round hit the mark and the team designed patonated steel frames to create a floating effect.

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Jaffe was pleased and the designers made another suggestion. “I sent my marble tabletops to Olde Good Things and they were framed in darkened steel as well,” says Jaffe. That same metal formed legs for two high-top communal tables handmade out of old growth oak. Harvested from very old oak trees that fell after heavy rains and extreme winds, the resulting wood is dense and extremely durable. Available in multiple finishes, Jaffe picked a smooth top with a driftwood finish.

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The entire process for Blank Slate took about six weeks.  The result? …Timeless.

To design, and build with Olde Good Things, contact us HERE. Photos taken by Sasha Israel Photography. Blank Slate website found HERE. Website for Hunter Mabry Design found HERE. To find about our hand-silvered antique glass, click HERE.  To find information on custom made tables click HERE.

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One of Kind Chicago Market

We are showcasing our handmade masterpieces at the 15th annual One of Kind Show in Chicago starting today. We are fully stocked with tin mirrors, copper mirrorstin panels, farm tables & tops, antique hardware,  industrial lighting,  printing press lamps & antique silvered milk jugs.

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Location: The Merchandise Mart,
Date & Time:
Thursday, December 3    11am – 8pm
Friday, December 4      11am – 8pm
Saturday, December 5    10am – 7pm
Sunday, December 6      10am -5 pm
Our Booth: 7th FL, Booth 3104
Tickets: $12 (age 12+)
Directions

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Holiday Shopping List: Vintage Andirons

Marilyn Monroe once said, “I don’t want everybody to see exactly where I live, what my sofa or my fireplace looks like. If only she knew about OGT andirons…. She may have changed her mind.

As we waltz into this holiday season, OGT brings an incredible selection of statement pieces for your hearth. With many people preferring simple, functional log holders, Andirons may not be typical, but isn’t that more reason to pay attention?

Forged in the late Iron Age, andirons are the oldest fireplace accessory. Andirons lift the wood from the ground, increasing air circulation, yielding a better burn. Initially, basic designs adhered to their practical use. However, art infiltrates all aspects of life and it wasn’t long before the hearth was no different. By the medieval era, blacksmiths had begun adding minor decoration to andiron guards and the trend continued…

Renaissance designers, inspired by ancient Greek and Roman statues, casted beautiful figurative pieces, while the 18th century metal workers depicted animals such as horses, griffins and dragons. Metal began to deviate as well, morphing from ferrous wrought iron to brass, bronze, and even precious silver. By the 19th century, andirons were not just a practical addition to the home, but adornment for the centerpiece that the hearth was and always will be.

As the temperature drops, we too turn to the fireplace. Online and in-store we present andirons ranging from gothic to early American designs in brass, bronze and wrought iron. One pair, found at our store in the Bowery, features wrought iron horse heads holding a ring.

j149263Online, one can find a French pair with flame finials (item number M215442).

m215442Or even a clean but classic design featured in brass (item number K190674).

k190674Bronze, brass, or wrought iron, antique andirons are a beautiful compliment to your hearth and home. If only Marilyn had known…

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Holiday California Container

 

Holiday Conatiner

It’s that time again!  A container full of amazing Olde Good Things has just landed at our LA location.  Yes, a fresh selection of antique ceiling tin mirrors, panels, reclaimed farm tables and altered antiques.  As well as architectural finds from years gone by.

Stop by our South Grand Avenue store today and get the best selection.  Hope to see you there!

1800 South Grand Avenue
Los Angeles CA 90015
213-746-8600 or 8611
213-210-7675 cell
Mon – Sat 9 am to 6 pm
Sun 10 am to 6 pm

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