August 15, 2008

I Love A Good Sale

Earlier this month, I mentioned that my friend David, owner of McLain Weisand, was having a sale. I had planned to camp outside the shop to be there when they opened at 10 this morning. Unfortunately, work got in the way, so I had to wait until lunch. Luckily, my friend Lulu did some reconaissance work and reported that it would be well worth my while to get down there, post-haste!!
The first thing I snagged was the wonderful mug with the engraved pictures of chairs on it. It's by Christopher Vine Design out of Australia. The mugs come in a nice round box and would make a great little gift.
As I browsed around, Lulu grabbed me and told me that the treasures were out in the workshop. David makes a lot of beautiful reproduction furniture and this sale was clearing out some floor samples, as well as some of his accumulated "stuff", so there were some great finds! I picked out two pieces of wrought iron swirls and and then later went back to look at some other architectural ironwork from Miss MA. These are about 2.5' long and were $2/each.

There's also a wonderful sink that I found that might work in Miss MA's beach house that she's building. This sink is porcelain and has gold ribbon and reed pattern surrounding the bowl. It's by a company called Sherle Wagner and they have some other gorgeous bathroom fittings and fixtures.
However, the real killer piece was the most incredible square chandelier that was hanging in the workshop. It's covered with a scrim of dust because it's hanging in an actual working workshop.
My other favourite part of David's shop is his amazing curved book-cases, filled with design and decorating books that he uses as references when building furniture. Here, David and Lulu are discussing David's dog.
Great sale, lots of fun and I could have bought a ton of stuff!


  1. Ooh, I love that bookcase! And, the square chandelier!

  2. Love the bookcase!!!!! What a fabulous place. I am dying for one of those chair mugs and can't remember where I have seen them before.

  3. The bookcase is sensational! Wow!

  4. I need that quatrefoil mirror. I LOVE quatrefoils. Any chance it's still available?

    PS -- Love the new header, too.

  5. Looks like a great sale. Wish I could have made it up there. Love the sink - I tried to squint and read the price but couldn't. That bookcase is amazing!

  6. What beautiful pieces! Baltimore must have lots of residences with good taste.

  7. Wow - so many good things to find - wish I could have gone! I love the book room!


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