1st DIBS PICKS: ANTIQUES FOR $120 OR LESS

posted by on 2012.03.20, under 1stDibs Picks
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If you’ve started your annual Spring Cleaning, then that can only mean that you’ve made space for a little something new—and by “new” we definitely mean “old.” Here are some of our favorite 1stDibs picks for $120 or under…
 
Backward bling for the wall, this 1920’s wooden printing block would make a great detail in any nook or cranny. $85.

Seeing Dollar Signs USA 1920's Wooden printing block

 

A broken clock may be right twice a day, but this charming vintage one looks spot on 24/7. $75.

Small Vintage Clock

 

The eerie patina of mercury glass makes it one of my favorite finishes for display pieces. This little bowl would make a great console catchall. $45.

Mercury Glass Dish

 

The 1970’s meet The Renaissance Fair on these four ceramic goblets, and I say “aye.” $60.

Set of four glazed stoneware goblets by Victoria Littlejohn

 

You’d want to check the status of your last tetanus shot before buying this iron pestle and mortar, but imagine how awesome it would look on a counter or used as a doorstop! $120.

Vintage Iron Pestle & Mortar


 

2-IN-1: CLOCKS!

posted by on 2010.09.24, under Accessorizing
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I’ve always been a big fan of clocks. Not only are they extremely handy when you’re running late, but they make a great artistic statement as well. A handsome piece such as this graphically striking example below can instantly become the stylistic centerpiece that pulls a room together. Today, I’ve gathered some favorites of mine and found some lower priced alternatives…

This ultra mod extra large Retro Modern Clock (above) by Karlsson is a 3-dimensional timepiece and Pop Art for your wall. It retails at Conran for $350, but you can get it brand new for less than half the price on ebay!

Add a touch of classic nostalgia with this adorable 1930s Gentleman Classic Black Kit-Cat Klock for $40.



Quality vintage electronics like this 1970s-inspired GE Retro Clock from PeacockEnvy’s shop on Etsy ($25, below) is sure to liven up your kitchen.

Why spend $165 on the Mr White Wall Clock from Conran, a modern elegant piece that will fit in with virtually any decor…

…when you can get this practically identical clock for less ($49.95) from Crate and Barrel:

clock

Another monochromatic white aluminum piece from Conran for only $26 is minimalism at its finest:

And finally, spruce up your home with this beautiful vintage modern Sunburst Clock by Kenneth Wingard for $119. Just over 2 feet in diameter, this clock is bound to make a statement.

It retails for $25 less than this similar Pluto Sunburst Clock from Conran for $145!


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