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Saturday, March 2, 2013

Saturday sneak peek

A few new items coming to the shop today. And yes, I realize it's been a while!

First up, we have, for your extreme country chic pleasure, two vintage curtain panels in a classic 1950's country theme, featuring floral and gingham squares. These panels are in excellent vintage condition. The curtains appear to be made of barkcloth as the front-facing fabric has all the features of barkcloth: nubbly and coarse to the touch. Zoom in to get a good sense. The reverse side of the curtain appears to be plastic, which has some yellowing from age. The curtains are in excellent vintage condition with zero tears, stains or holes. There's a small crack to the plastic on the inside on one of the panels. It doesn't transfer through to the barkcloth side/isn't visible on the outside. They're in really amazing condition. They appear to be handmade and the stitch work, IMO, looks like it was really well done.

The curtains measure 41 inches in length, 21 inches across the pleated top and 41.5 wide across the bottoms. These curtains would look amazing hung over a kitchen window or any window that could use some cheery, vintage flair.

Here are some pictures of these beauties:


Next up, some octagon-shaped bowls from Arcopal, France. These white, milk-glass like bowls are in mint condition with zero cracks, chips or fleabites. We have 4 small bowls and 2 larger bowls up for sale. Larger bowls measure about 5.5 inches in diameter while the smaller ones clock in at just over 4.5 in diameter. These are in the "Anais" pattern which features a flower in yellow, pink and black on every other side of the octagon. Marked "France 24" and "Arcopal" on the bottom.

Here's a little interesting reading on Arcopal:

Arcopal dinnerware is a popular, highly sought-after dinnerware because of its lightness, strength and ease of use. The dinnerware is thin, about half the thickness of regular chinaware. Arcopal dinnerware is a high quality, tempered glass dinnerware with a fire glazed finish that is resistant to breakage. Even though the material will break, breakage results in smaller pieces without shattering like other glassware products. The material is strong, nonporous, microwave and dishwasher safe. 

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