Father’s Day ~ Antiques in Style!

Antique French EngravingSunday, June 15 is Father’s Day ~ a wonderful time to get together with family and friends and celebrate the great man in your life!  It is the time that every son and daughter scramble to find some new and great gadget or gift.  Granted, it is not easy to come up with original ideas that make this event more special every year.

Of course, Dads are notoriously hard to shop for, and you by now are possibly running out of noteworthy finds.  You may try something different and memorable by giving one of a kind antique and vintage pieces ~ possessing both history and charm ~ to you awesome Dad.

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At our showrooms we love to help you make unique selections, which always prove to be thoughtfully original ideas, as most antiques are extraordinary in so many ways ~ just like your Dad!

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It is also so easy to shop at our online store www.inessa.com, and to make it even better I have created the Pinterest Board “Father’s Day Gift Ideas” to help you with even more great suggestions.  Have a wonderful and fun weekend! We would love to hear from you and help you make Father’s Day 2014 both memorable and great!

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More Highlights of Antique Finds

Antique French EngravingAs many of you that know, from the very beginning of our business over 23 years ago, my husband John and I are the only buyers for our two large antique showrooms, including our online antique store. We personally select each and every item that we bring to our stores in the USA. We have never relied upon anybody else to pick these items while we amassed our incredibly definitive collection of time-honored relics. This explains why our merchandise has remained so consistent over the decades in its quality, beauty, and value!

It is a joy to share our antique shipments ~ containers brimmng with centuries of treasures ~ with you, our clients. The opening of each crate brings with it inspiring, transforming ideas, creative design solutions and the storied legacy of the past. Each hectic buying trip brings new surprises and rewards that we are always so thrilled to share! As we are getting ready to unpack and tag our latest shipment arriving in the next couple of days in Dallas, I wanted to impart some of the highlights of the buying trip…

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The spring was bursting out in blooms everywhere during my travels, and to my amazement I discovered original works of art that were also blooming on canvas! The talented painters who rendered these many works have captured spring and the sheer beauty of nature so eloquently, with such artful expressiveness.

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Can you imagine my surprise when I found this spectacular “Wisteria” painting after seeing it bloom all around us during our stay? We have wisteria growing on the wall behind our apartment in Europe and just down the street is this charming Bed and Breakfast, called “Wisteria house”.  Enjoy the view!

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Take a closer look at this grand, important signed work by listed artist Louis Loncin from late Impressionism, circa 1910. The artist loved the natural surrounding of the Ardennes, which he portrayed with such depth of movement and emotion. We love the soft colors, textured brushstrokes and graceful romantic tones of this wonderful artwork, survived in its original period frame which is also in excellent condition.

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We just adore sharing tales of our trips, the history of our finds, and find the perfect venue during our open houses and container unloading events. We are uniquely involved in every aspect and element of sourcing for both huge showrooms, utilizing an accumulated quarter of a century’s worth of European contacts. We love applying our experience with careful restoration and our continuing education in history and art. I think, however, the most driving ingredient of our quest is our passion for what we bring to our galleries, and the joy and love that art and antiques embody once they enter your home ~ and even you heart!

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And don’t forget to enter our blog giveaway here for a chance to win this lovely vintage watering can!

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A Glimpse into Bargain Brocante Antiques

Antique Letter EngravingIf you have not discovered our Bargain Brocante Sale, you’re in for some amazing surprises! Find the best values and selection that will inspire and delight you, as we bring the best of the Flea Markets of Paris right here in our showrooms. In this spirit we are pleased to introduce Bargain Brocante, which captures the essence of the open air flea markets of Paris, where you can roam among the stalls and find keepsakes and treasures to last a lifetime, just like in our showrooms!

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Come join us for weekly and sometimes daily surprises, new arrivals, and bargains. There are so many In-Store-Only Specials; you’ll have to visit our showrooms often so you don’t miss the best deals! The merchandise comes and goes so fast there’s sometimes barely enough time to get pieces unpacked, and it’s out the door to be treasured again!

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We’ve done all the hard work scouring the European cities, villages and countryside ~ using Inessa’s keen eye to gather up the best and most interesting finds that are both well-preserved and particularly good buys for the money.

 

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We have always enjoyed bringing intriguing, stylish and quality antiques and vintage items from the Continent to our shores for all our wonderful clients. Since we do this on such a large scale our efforts also result in a fine value for your hard-earned dollars!

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And don’t forget to enter our blog giveaway here for a chance to win this vintage watering can!

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 Inessa Stewart

Antiques in Style is a source of joy for me to create, and hopefully will be a source of inspiration for you! The variety, artistry and history of the antiques and vintage pieces that surround us every day provide pleasure, beauty and sometimes even intrigue.

The classics never go out of style, and each era, country, and even artisan's interpretations create an environment that is always full of surprises.

It is truly a pleasure to bring such timeless style together for every client and follower of my blog. And of course, your input is always welcome!

Featured Antiques on www.Inessa.com

French Louis XV Walnut Banquet TableFrench Louis XVI BookcaseProvincial Wrought Iron & Crystal Chandelier

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  • Hand-carved inside and out from solid French oak, this Gothic French bed with linenfold panels is the perfect daybed to cozy up in for the upcoming winter while built to last for centuries!
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  • Coffee break time! Have you visited our site recently? We have hundreds of antique and vintage pieces now on our website that are new or soon to be arriving at our stores. Enjoy!
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  • Ready for the weekend? Let’s celebrate!
    Both our stores are open until 5pm today and open Saturday from 10am-5pm as usual. Stop in and enjoy fantastic in-store only sale prices worth celebrating!
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