The Architecturologists got another nice supply of tropical ipe wood beams and decking, this time coming from a lower Manhattan pier. (The previous batch came from the Coney Island boardwalk). The existing pier is being demolished for the construction of a new shopping mall. Email for details if you have any interest!
If you have had a chance to visit our recently opened Madison Avenue location you may have noticed our new collection of Mid-Century chandeliers. For years we have been complimented on our wide variety of lighting with the exception of 40s, 50s, and 60s era hanging lights. As you’ll see below we now offer one-of-a-kind Mid-Century chandeliers that you must come in and see for yourself!
For more information including measurements and pricing please contact [email protected]
Right before the rush and rejoicing of Christmas is a holiday known as Thanksgiving. We’re sure you’ve heard of it. Thanksgiving is a time for food, family, fun, and festive Fall decorations. Families gather around the table to eat turkey and the carbo-licious side dishes, and then pile their plates with pumpkin pies. Once the meal is done, they fall asleep on the couch – victims of that pesky post-Thanksgiving meal fatigue. After they’ve napped, they pull on their caps and gloves, gather their lists together and make their way to the store wide wrestling match, also known as, Black Friday (only it’s really on Thursday night).
With all of that said, can you imagine having a Thanksgiving meal without the table? The first Thanksgiving meal took place at a table, or even a few tables, but those were probably crudely made using whichever wood was easiest for the Pilgrims to use (they weren’t particularly used to the environment of the wild Americas).
Tables come in many different shapes, sizes, and levels of quality. Does your table provide everything you need for a fantastic Thanksgiving meal? Sure, there may be enough spaces, but does your table offer something more than just a place to sit and eat? Does your table double as a conversation piece?
This table is crafted from salvaged wood and painted white in order to provide the perfect foundation for table decorations. Imagine setting the table with bright reds, oranges, and deep browns – place mats, plates, napkins, and centerpieces made of fallen leaves and cranberries surrounding tall, thick white candles.
Even before your guests sit down to eat and be filled by your Thanksgiving feast, they will see and be amazed by your table.
We at Olde Good Things are excited about spending time around the table with our families. We wish you a Happy Thanksgiving filled with lots of great food and grateful hearts.
We’re clearing out a huge warehouse in southwest Philadelphia, and it’s loaded with vintage Army surplus: batteries, meters, test equipment, projectors, tubes, really olde computers, and lots more. Click on an image to browse the gallery (warning, over 600 images!), peruse a partial item list after the jump, and let us know what you’re interested in.
We get to take something old, marry it to something new, and showcase the modern yet vintage piece for the work of art it truly becomes. Right now we are making tables out of reclaimed wood, reclaimed machine base legs, and new steel tabletops. The result? Ridiculously stable statement pieces that can function as dining room tables, game tables, or even just accent tables anywhere in your home or office.
These vintage industrial gems can be made to order anywhere from 3 feet wide and 4 feet long through 5 feet wide and 14 feet long. If you want something long lasting with plenty of old-world character, then one of these eye-catching beauties is just the ticket. Since you can create a size that fits perfectly within your space, it has never been easier to bring home something beautiful than now. Click here for more info.
We’ve added over 200 new arrivals to our online inventory since our last newsletter. (Not subscribed yet? Stay current! Fill out the form at the bottom of this page.)
This piece is an industrial architect’s table–a top of the line drawing table with a heavy duty lift made in cast iron and steel. Browse all our new arrivals here.
Now available at our latest location our “Capital Warehouse” in Scranton, PA (the old Capital Records Manufacturing building) is a unique grouping of special mill work items – including hand-carved mantels removed recently from a Chicago mansion. These maple and oak mantels as well as cabinetry all have th original finish and are in overall excellent condition and are ready to be installed. Take a look. Any questions – feel free to contact us at 888-233-9678.
Here’s just a few of our latest acquisitions. We recently acquired some very nice antique, industrial and mid-century modern furnishings. Take a look at a these pictures – and stop in soon for first dibs at our three great Manhattan locations. Remember – we have the “Most Interesting Stores in NYC” – one in Chelsea at 124 W. 24th Street, one at Union Square at 5 E. 16th Street and our newest location on the upper West Side at 450 Columbus Avenue. There’s a terrific selection of some really neat stuff – so stop in soon – make the rounds and see it all! Hope to see you soon!
Spring is finally here, and our beautiful terra cotta stones are ripe and ready to place in your landscape or garden design! What better way to combine history with beauty.
These are just a few examples of ornate terra cotta stone elements that we have extracted from buildings. You will find more on our website at reduced spring sale prices… and if you don’t see what you like, email us! We always have more than what we are able to display on our web site.
To the left are terra cotta dolphin friezes from the world famous Ellis Auditorium where Elvis Presley made his first debut in Memphis Tennessee.
Rich red terra cotta from the top of the world famous and well loved Hudson Department Store
Beautiful floral red terra cotta from an old Connecticut High School
Bizarre looking critters that once adorned a bank can now adorn your home!