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New Additions: Colorful Watercolors

Posted on February 09, 2014 by M+D | 0 comments

Any time of year is the right time of year for brilliant botanical paintings in watercolor.  In the springtime they're an indoor celebration of growth and renewal, in the summer they emulate the beauty outdoors in full bloom.  In fall and winter, a gentle reminder of the cycle of life while things wind down.  It is said one of the greatest carpets of all time (yes, another Old New House specialty aside from Wall Art includes antique area rugs!), The Spring of Khosrow Carpet, as it was known, was created for King Khosrow's as he longed greatly for his well manicured gardens during the cold winter months in Persia.  We hope you too find this section of our shop to be warming, inviting and of course inspirational!  Be sure to take a look at our new arrivals where many of these watercolors can be found, as well as our botanical section and of course, Old New House antique carpets.

 

No watering required!

 

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Huge Vintage and Antique Pull Down Maps

Posted on February 07, 2014 by M+D | 0 comments

There's nothing quite like having a piece of real history on your wall.  Antique pull down maps are one of those wall art pieces that are stand alone + amazing. 

Maybe it's the golden patina, perhaps its the crackling texture, maybe it's the subject matter - Europe, North America, or an antique pulldown World map...  At the end of the day, we think it's a combination of all these things + the story:

Often used as educational guides in schools, libraries and public institutions. These maps and charts were pulled on, rolled (at times slapped up too quickly) - sometimes several times a day.  What an amazing thrill it was to have a break from the squeaky chalk board and have one of these maps rolled out in front of a classroom.  Perhaps these are the very maps of yesterday that inspired the likes of future politicians, dignitaries, architects, teachers and more.  Perhaps geography wasn't everyone's strength in school, but I think we all had a secret thrill from seeing something different during the school day - especially the ever-so-welcome colorful outlines of these relics.  It's amazing to see these in the condition they are - some of the antique pull down maps we offer are 50, 75, 100 years old.  A few are even pre-Civil War! 

As a testament to this beautiful and mysterious world and the education process where today's learning aides and classroom tools seem to be ever so easily replaced with digital, we hope you too can find inspiration from these maps and charts.

M+D

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Manhattan Vintage Show - Come Meet us in NYC!

Posted on January 06, 2014 by M+D | 0 comments

We could not be more excited to be a part of our first ever vintage show experience in a couple of weeks! January 17th + 18th -- we will be at booth #44 with a small never before seen vintage clothing collection as well as lots of our ONH shop vintage textiles (rugs) + other lovelies - with the specific collection availabile for pre-viewing here (there will be some new items, mainly rugs, as well!)

If you come to see us at the show + simply mention the website, we will have a little gift for you, will give you an instant 20% off of anything in the booth AND we will even credit your admission towards a purchase -- so buy your tickets here +  come on down! Can't wait to meet you! And although the beautiful model below will not be there (we don't think) some majorly awesome vintage fashion will be -- including one of our favorite pieces that indeed has black sequins galore. 

 

 & Just one of our beautiful antique rugs we will be bringing:

Also, we are taking special requests if there is anything from our shop that you would like us to bring down so that you will have an opportunity to view it in person before purchasing. Just e-mail us at md at oldnewhouse.com and let us know when you plan on attending + the item of interest. 

 

See you there!

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Hanging with Paper

Posted on October 18, 2013 by M+D | 1 comment

As huge fans of all kinds of unique wall art, we were so excited by our latest acquisition of tons of vintage paper ephemera. The holy crap this stuff is awesome moment came when I found a 1979 cardboard insert poster with a poem that was on NYC subways - like so cool that it makes me question if I have the ability of selling it.

We come across this question a lot but we always reason that the person buying the piece must think it is as awesome as we do and if we didn't sell all of the cool pieces we acquire, we'd simply be hoarders. We likely will be full-fledge hoarders one day but I'd like to think we aren't yet! For now a huge collection of old paper gems (from signed drawings to obscure posters to one-of-a-kind literary book proofs to of course my favorite, some maps) awaits the click of my shutter and I can barely wait to hop skip to it! Stay tuned for an update of our latest acquisitions coming this weekend...

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