My friend Leigh, a native New Orleanian now Los Angeles transplant, was so eager to drive around last time she was here. She was the first to volunteer to pick me up at my office downtown and bring me "all the way back" after lunch Uptown. She explained this eagerness by noting that everything is so adorably close together here. I believe her word was "provincial." We have been called worse. She reminded me of her daily one hour commute each way to work in LA. The horror!
I'm really sorry to have scared you...and potentially gotten you fired.
Before you get to this....
DYING!! The entire set of this Sarrinen-style table and tulip chairs was 1395.00. After thirty days on the floor, the price is reduced if not sold. Then, it is reduced again if it still is not sold after another thirty days. Now, I am not a proponent of knock offs, but this baby was in good condition and the price is right! I would personally break up the set and rock the table separately from the tulips (re-upholstered).
And this....Dying Part II! Gorj Barcelona-y sofa. And, there were two. And, they were under 1K each. And, I would have to have both.
Check out this lil guy...
oo la la, no? He was under $100.00 and had just been listed so his price could drop. He was very handsome for an outside side table! I may have to snatch him up before someone else does.
What about this lovely?
I would paint this baby kelly green or white and call it a day. $400.00 first listed.
Last, but certainly not least....Great candlesticks. I think they were like $20.00 each. As I was paying for my merch, I actually saw someone in line holding two of them. Smart girl. Ignore Beethoven/Mozart/Bach in the background. Unless you like him. He was $45.00.
Now, let's quickly play a game that I like to call "Fab or Fug?" I think it may be sad that this is a question I have to ask myself (and any unwitting victims) at least once a week. Here she is...
I think she would be cute and fun for a vintage table setting for a shower or ladies event. She could even be a girlie soap or tissue holder in a gilded Liberace-fabulous powder room with dark walls? Again, I may need to be lectured. She is questionably fug, but I like her.
I snapped many many more shots of great and some less great items at Renaissance. The merchandise changes daily because they are constantly getting new shipments and things are always getting snagged by savvy collectors, designers and hoarders alike. I have been very successful selling some furniture as well as a graveyard of cut crystal wedding gifts there. I highly recommend that you make the trip to Renaissance whether you are local or visiting. You can hit Tar-jay and then drive thru CC's Coffee after you score your finds!
Here is the link for all of the info on Renaissance. You really have to see it to believe it.
P.S. I also purchased a set of four vintage 1950s martini glasses for $3.25. They were originally a whopping $7.00, but had been there since November. Once I finish styling up our new bar, I will show you my find!