Zak’s Creative Construction incorporated some olde good things (pictured below) to create great living environments that are warm and nostalgic.
“Grand Avenue Shop Is L.A.’s Raiders of the Lost Architecture”
The friendly people from the Los Angeles Downtown News visited our downtown LA store and published an article on their findings. Check it out!
We’ve got a spiffy new site for The Machinery People (that’s us).
Many Olde Good Things customers are already familiar with our work in the Caribbean nation of Haiti. Olde Good Things, a business entity, is owned and mainly operated by members of our church (see http://www.cbuhaiti.org). We’re running two orphanages with over 200 children and 60 Haitian workers and have been distributing food and supplies to thousands of needy people for over 30 years. Since this catastrophic earthquake we’ve received many emails and phone calls from customers stating their concerns and support for our people both American and Haitian working there. We want you all to know that everyone is well and accounted for and our houses only received very minor damage, truly God’s mercy towards us. In the days to come, we don’t know what will happen. Supplies and water are scarce and there will be many, many more children desperately needing help and a home. For these we plan to do all we can to help. We are among the very fortunate – so many to say the least, are far less fortunate.
Olde Good Things is the main monetary supporter of this work. Much of the profit from our business goes directly to supporting and building up this work. We also have received generous contributions of food from the United States government through USAID, and Feed my Starving Children and many, many other suppliers over the years. For this we are most grateful and in this time of desperation we are stepping up our requests for donations of supplies, especially medical, food, and water, and everything else needed for survival. We are established in Haiti and plan to continue and build up our work, as we get our bearings on just how to do so in these present circumstances. For sure there will be many displaced and desperately needy children – we plan to do all we can to continue providing aid and a home for them. Your continued support as customers is greatly appreciated and we appreciate all your concern.
La Ronda of Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, the last commissioned Addison Mizner work north of the Mason-Dixon line, was recently sold. With much controversy, the monumental home, considered Mizner’s northeast masterpiece, was slated for demolition to make way for the new owner’s estate. Olde Good Things was asked to salvage many of the historical architectural elements and preserve them for future use by Mizner fans all over. Now available are several pieces from this unique mansion, such as an arched stained glass windows and doors with medieval figural detail, and a hand painted pecky cypress ceiling, one of Mizner’s well-known handprints on American architecture. Feel free to contact us for more information.
Now available through Olde Good Things are some original lighting and other architectural details from a fine East 82nd Street, NYC, home. What follows is only a sample!
The lighting has been restored – only to be brought up to current specifications – otherwise we have maintained the authentic rich patina these pieces had when removed. We also salvaged a paneled room, hand-painted doors as well as several marble mantels. Take a look online as well as in our stores and inquire about availability and pricing. If you are interested in anything contact us.
Now available from any of our locations are customizable gift certificates. You choose the amount and the person you wish to give it to and they can bring it in to any of our locations and redeem it. These make great gifts for friends and family who love antiques or nostalgic architecture. So if someone you know is restoring a Queen Anne, collecting rare antiquities, or enjoys Altered Antiques, this may be the perfect gift for them. Contact us for more info.
If you are in the High Point, NC, area you probably know about Highpoint Market. We certainly do, and we have a display set up there now with lots of mirrors, stained glass, and more. If you are in the area come give us a visit, starting Saturday.
Here’s how to find us:
Enter through the main entrance at Market Square. You are entering on the ground level. Don’t go up the escalator–walk straight ahead past all the carpet booths and start looking at the signs on the red carpet you are walking on. Follow the arrows to Historic Market Square/Unique Boutique. Soon you will be directed to turn left and go up a few stairs and through two sets of doors. You have entered the Unique Boutique! Turn left and walk toward the glass enclosed room of beautiful mirrors, stained glass, etc. Welcome to Olde Good Things at High Point!
There’s more information and directions to the market at highpointmarket.org.
Get your table orders in early to ensure that we can fill them in time for the holidays. [Read more…]
A new container has landed, now unloading at our Grand Street store. Come on down for first grabs.