Meat Carving Utensils with synthetic carved handles. Made in Japan. Knife is 13 1/2 inches, fork is 11 1/2 inches. We have had the knife professionally sharpened. Fork and knife blades are stainless steel. Just in time for holiday carving. This pair make a pretty presentation for your formal dining table. Set is $30
LOVE Plaque, hammered tin item. Hand crafted in Haiti. If you care to distress it, we suggest leaving it out in the elements for several weeks. We have sold these slightly “rusty” and they seem to be a huge hit. Bracket included in metal for hanging. If you wish to frame it, this plaque makes an awesome presentation. Measures 16″ x 18.” Selling on etsy. com at ContessasHome for $65
The most beautiful vintage pressed glass hurricane/candlesticks, adorned on the top with crystal clear, new hurricane vessels. Each candlestick is adorned with Crystal prism drops. The prisms are 4 1/2 inches and each candlestick has ten prisms. The center candle receptacle bracket is vintage brass and holds a standard taper for illumination. They are stunning. Purchased in Cape Cod. Each stands 20 1/2 Inches tall. The hurricanes are 10 3/4 Inches. They are a perfect pair. No scratches or flaws. What a wonderful holiday gift or purchase to adorn a beautiful mantel. Check them out on Etsy.com at ContessasHome – $325 for the pair
Petite Asian (Horchow style) motif, wooden occasional side table with carved and raised Asian design on table top. Pie crust scalloped edging on table. Classic ebony and gold leaf colorations. Legs are tapered stretching into three extremely curved stems with vintage claw feet. Table is perfect as an occasional side companion to a decorative chair. Table measures 24 1/2″ in height. Circumference is 18″ and spindle style center shaft is 13″ from underside to where the three legs intersect. It’s a lovely piece with a perfect patina from age. Very sturdy and the gold leaf is in wonderful condition. We have included pics of table adorned and on its own. Purchased at a local Virginia Estate Sale. A lovely “find.”
We stopped by the school today and the great organizers are almost ready. The entrance and the front of the school looked so Fall and festive. This is going to be a fun event. We are working hard to prepare. Contessa is very happy to have been invited to participate. Looking forward to tomorrow. Please do come by.
Towards the later part of the week we will be in Heritage Hunt, a gated community in Gainesville, VA for our latest Estate project. Pics will be forthcoming.
We will also begin preparation for our Country Market at Alexandria Country Day School. Specifics to be posted as we get closer to the event date – October 17th
Hope everyone had a great summer with relaxing and fun vacations We enjoyed ours
My dear son, Jon
Wishing u a great day. August 29th your day of birth. I remember going to Bethesda Naval Hospital which was an hour from Reston. Made it in time for your birth. Once off the elevator at the hospital u were born in about 20 minutes. U came quick. My labor was brief
You have been a good and honorable son Very proud of you. Have a wonderful day tomorrow. So thinking of you!!!!
love Momma xo
A new home this week in a nice area near Falls Road. Pretty, 1970’s multi-level house. Extra large rooms. A strong French flair. Lots of art, French and Italian pottery with an emphasis on Bunny collectibles. An abundance of quality lamps. Wrought Iron toy collection. Mid-century modern and French collection of country furniture pieces.
Expansive collection of linens. Blue and white pottery and plenty of glassware and serving pieces. It is obvious a lot of entertaining was done in this home.
Tomorrow we will post some pics We are going to have fun here. Most likely we will need the whole week to get everything valued. Yet again, another great home and assignment.