Saturday, November 28, 2009

Antiques Walk in Antwerp

For the 31st time the Antiques Dealers of Antwerp keep their annual Open House weekends. So this weekend and the next weekend they invite us to go to admire all their exquisite pieces of art!

So here I name a few of the participating dealers. To learn to know them all, please visit www.antiquairs-antwerpen.be.


Quality curiosities, works of art, natural history and maritime art.




Roman bust of a young man, Adonis.
1th century B.C.
image website of Herwig Simons



Beautiful 17th century red coral on guilded base together with a Memento Mori ivory skull, probably German end 17th or early 18the century.
image website Herwig Simons


Rare 19th century model of a topsail shooner.
image website of Herwig Simons

Axel Pairon

Antiques and Interiors



Impression
image website of Axel Pairon




A french oak table 19 th century.

image of website Axel Pairon


A plate stand, mahogany, ca 1780 England.
image website Axel Pairon


Furniture and works of art,18th and 19th century.


Impression
image website Frank Van Laer




Bakery Table French ca 1900
image website Frank Van Laer



Chair.
image website Frank Van Laer




Coffee table
image website Frank Van Laer





M. Bascourt Antiques
Specialized in 17th and 18th century Chinese porcelain, Dutch Delft and English and continental furniture.


Set of 6 plates Chinese "Lady with an Umbrella ",Chine de commande, Qianlong period about 1735/40
image website M. Bascourt Antiques




Louis XV plaque Dutch Delft , 3rd quarter of the 18th century.
Landscape with Shepperdess and Kneeling Sheppard.
Border with shell motif in relief.
image website M. Bascourt Antiques



Cupboard oak , England 1800/1820.
image website M. Bascourt Antiques



Hertoghe Antiques

Specialized in mostly English furniture, silver and decorative items from the late 18th century to the Victorian period.




Silver beaker, London 1855, by D.& C. Hands
image website Hertoghe Antiques




Regency mahogany brass inlaid sideboard, England 1815.
image website Hertoghe Antiques



Cuttlery box transformed in desk rack.


both images webside Hertoghe Antiques



Silver Objects - Cabinet de Curiosities
Specialized in 17th and 18th century silver and rare cabinets of curiosity.



17th century ebony embroidery cabinet, Flanders Antwerp.
image website of Silver Objects




Early 17th century silver fork and spoon in leather case.
image website Silver Objects




A lot of 19 th century wooden objects.
image website Silver Objects




Georgian Gallery Antiques

Specialized in period Georgian furniture and decorative works of art.


Mid 17th century oak table.
image website Georgian Gallery Antiques




A pair of Regency style chairs.
image website Georgian Gallery Antiques



George IV mahogany canterbury ca 1830.
image website Georgian Gallery Antiques


Collection of carved and stained fruitwood inkwells in the shape of a dog head.
image website Georgian Gallery Antiques



Archaeology, furniture, oriental art, works of art and silver from the 17th to the 20th century.



Egyptian dignitary statue, circa 900 B.C.
image website Axel Vervoordt



Gothic oak trestle table.
image website Axel Vervoordt



Baroque console table.
image website Axel Vervoordt

If you want to see all of the Antwerp Antiques Dealers, please go to www.antiquairs-antwerpen.be.
I hope you enjoyed this walk!
Have a nice weekend,
xx
Greet


Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Flemish Interiors of today

The Flemish interiors of today are characterized by the use of natural (new or recuperation), materials and elements.
Oakwood for furniture and woodpaneling. Parquet, natural stone, terra cotta tiles or brick as flooring materials.
Lime paint on the walls. Linen used as seat upholstery or slipcovers and as curtains fabric.

The interiors of today give you the impression as if they were created a long time ago and never have been changed for years.

Our Belgian designer Axel Vervoordt has been a trendsetter for the look of a lot of these Flemish interiors. Did you know that this week he is named by the British design house Andrew Martin as "Designer of the year 2009" ? If you want to read more about it, you could visit the garvinweasel blog. James, the author of the blog did a post about the nomination (here).





Oak beams for the ceiling, terra cotta tiles.




Wicker chairs in the orangerie of Brigitte and Alain Garnier.


Painted wood and terra cotta.


Boulders used as flooring, lime paint.



Natural decorative elements and furniture.
Walda Pairon






Oak table, beautiful decorative elements.


Oak wood for the table top. Notice the table wheels, a glimpse of industrial furniture.
Wooden beams.





Terra cotta tiles.




Parquet floor.




Oakwood paneling and natural stone floor.




Oak parquet, linen, beautiful decorative elements on the wall.
Orac Decor





I wish you a nice Thanksgiving!
xx
Greet
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Monday, November 23, 2009

Winner of my Pay It Forward Give away

I have to thank all of my readers for leaving a comment on my 3 last posts!
So today I have to name the winner of the Pay it Forward give away!


All the names of the readers of my 3 last posts I putted in this bowl.




Pay it Forward logo

So I asked my son Anthony, with his innocent hand, to pick a card out of the bowl!


And he did....!!!!

Oh so exciting!!



Can you read it??????!!!!!




The winner is Mélanie from Le Petit Cabinet de Curiosités.





Congratulations Mélanie!!! You have won the tray!

I hope you are happy with it!!


Mélanie, I would ask you to read my earlier post of the Pay it Forward award (here) for further instructions and to send me your address by mail please!!









To all of you, DON'T FORGET TO VOTE FOR THE WINNER OF THE BRICKMAKER'S COFFEE TABLE GIVE AWAY!!!!! The voting starts today!!!
So please go to Brooke her blog VELVET AND LINEN , where you can vote between Monday the 23rd at 8.00 am until Sunday the 29 th of November at 8.00 am.



The Brickmaker's table to win!







I want to thank my friend Brooke for asking me to be one of the judges in the contest. So I had to choose my Top 5 entries! I can't wait to see the results on her blog!!!
I wish everyone good luck!!!
xx
Greet

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Pay it Forward

This morning I received by mail a package all the way from Canada! Yes! It is from my blogger friend Cindy from the Oakview Cottage blog.

Cindy is one of my first contacts in the blogger world and became a very good friend.

Her blog is so beautiful. She writes about all things beautiful that surround her and which make her feel happy! Like being a mother and a grandmother...She really is a person who enjoys the little things in life! She loves her children and adores her grandchildren, she loves walking in the beautiful region where she lives and she is always a helping hand to people in need!

Her cottage is very beautiful and charming.

Reading her posts makes me feel calm and peaceful!



So a few weeks ago I received from her this Pay it Forward award.






I was so thrilled to open this Pay it Forward gift I received from her today! So exciting!



Cindy sent me this beautiful self made apron!!!! Together with some memocards!

Isn't that wonderful!



And I also found a beautiful hand-written postcard from Cindy in the package!




Thank you so much Cindy!
I will always think about you when wearing this beautiful apron!
So, now it is my turn to give this Pay it Forward to another blogger!
If you want to join this, all you have to do is to leave a comment on this or the following posts before Sunday the 22nd at midnight.
And you have to give this Pay it Forward award to another blogger the moment you received your Pay it Forward package from me!
What will you receive? This oak tray that I designed and which is made in the working place of our company Lefèvre Interiors. The tray is one of a Limited Edition of 20 pieces.

Oak tray to win!



At the backside of the tray you will notice the brandmark of our company.
J.Lefèvre 1890
It was my father who started to use this brandmark, so the letter "J" is the first letter of my father's name Jacques.
1890 is the year that our company was founded by my great-grandfather.



How can you use this tray?

As I did here.




Or here....



...or here.
It is up to you to choose!
I wish you good luck! On monday the 23th I will post the name of the lucky blogger I will give this Pay it Forward award and who will receive this Pay it Forward tray!
xx
Greet