Tuesday, October 10, 2017

CAR SHOW October 14, 2017

Add this event to your Facebook Event Calendar.  Don't miss the upcoming Car Show.  Combine that with some of the best Antique Shopping in Las Vegas.  Sponsored by Laura's Treasures. 

Mid October weather in Las Vegas is normally the best you can find.  A perfect time of year to browse cars in the parking lot, then hit several shops in the immediate area.

This is just north of Arizona Charlies.  South-West of the intersection of Alta and Decatur.




Sunday, September 24, 2017

SLAB STONE PAINTING

The is a beautiful high quality piece of art.  Painted on a slab of natural stone we are fairly certain is brown and cream colored Onyx.  The painted slab then fits into a grooved base of the same natural material.

Measures approximately 8 inches by  8 inches when set up.

This one is going in the shop today (9/24/2017)




Image of Signature/Date - Bottom Left of painted slab.


Vendor #24  Charleston Antique Mall
Charleston Antique Mall
560 S. Decatur Blvd
Las Vegas, Nevada   89107
702 228-4783 
 Click for Map to street address 
 Glass 6ft case just inside the main entrance
Early 2016 we expanded into a Booth area too - Ask front desk for both of our locations
Gemstone lapidary specimens finished and Raw
Amethyst Geodes cut and polished
Carved Stone Asian figures - Amethyst, Fluorite, Jade, etc
High end collectibles, Lalique, Baccarat, Crystal, Purses
Sterling & Costume Jewelry
Art & Unique Collectibles

Collects - Sells - Buys
High End used-opened Merchandise and Merchandising products

Monday, August 28, 2017

FAIRY LAMP


This was a piece that would have otherwise been discarded. 

The original 110V electrical wiring was in disrepair.  This was "Picked" to be used outdoors in our "Fairy Garden" area.

The old wiring was completely removed along with the lamp socket.  New 12V landscape wiring was pulled through the lamp.  A T10  light socket lamp base pigtail was soldered on to the new wiring.  The soldered connections were covered with "heat shrink"

This was connected to our existing 12V landscape system.  A bulb plugged in and there was light.  It is tucked in among some potted spice plants on one of our bakers racks.

Re-purposing at its finest!









BLOWN GLASS OIL LAMP


This is a beautiful hand blown glass oil lamp.  It is lighter white, than shown in the image.  More of a pearl look to it.  The exterior finish has a iridescent sheen.


This is a great "as is" piece.  It also has the potential for uses in "re- purposing" projects such as glass flowers, lamp base, decorative lighting, or specialty yard landscape lighting.





Vendor #24  Charleston Antique Mall
Charleston Antique Mall
560 S. Decatur Blvd
Las Vegas, Nevada   89107
702 228-4783 
 Click for Map to street address 
 Glass 6ft case just inside the main entrance
Early 2016 we expanded into a Booth area too - Ask front desk for both of our locations
Gemstone lapidary specimens finished and Raw
Amethyst Geodes cut and polished
Carved Stone Asian figures - Amethyst, Fluorite, Jade, etc
High end collectibles, Lalique, Baccarat, Crystal, Purses
Sterling & Costume Jewelry
Art & Unique Collectibles

Collects - Sells - Buys
High End used-opened Merchandise and Merchandising products


WOOD CARVED RELIGIOUS FIGURE

This is a carved wood religious figure.   Book or Bible held in crook of the right arm, while clutching a pendant with the right hand.  Perhaps a Sacred Heart Pendant?  Possible resemblance to Jesus Christ, St Peter, St Francis, St Francis Xavier?

Appearance vintage. Weathered paint/patina with some cracking in the wood due to the material drying out.  Approximately 17 inches tall

Our appraisal range for this type of  statue would range  $2000-$4000 retail.  Based on the fact it seems to be fairly old perhaps as old as the 1700's?  An oddity, that will not easily be found.    Worth is subjective, covering a range that is dependent on condition, availability, current market trends, and buyer modivation.

The base (the underside) of this particular piece shows signs of minor decay or insect damage.  Thus lowering its value somewhat.  It is still a prime collectable piece. 





Friday, August 18, 2017

Another Vintage Glass Flower creation

This is another in our series of Vintage Glass Flower creations.

This was a custom request.  Using our same basic configuration. 

Rebar for the stem, Our welded nut affair for attaching.  A vintage glass piece the customer supplied.  A large crystal glass lamp ferrule to represent the Pistil of the flower.




Thursday, August 17, 2017

COCA COLA BAR CART

Here is one of our better "re-purposing" Projects.

Marilyn found a rusty old utility cart at a garage sale.  It had great bones and heavy duty wheels.  We immediately saw the potential.

After a trip to a local steel supplier some square tubing was welded on for risers and cross supports. A few vertical retaining tabs were added, and to complete the design we needed the glass bar top.

For the upper floating glass bar we had a piece of custom tempered glass cut and finished. 

The larger surface of the original cart top was fitted with a plywood top.  That plywood top was painted the same red as the rest of the card.  Then the lettering was stenciled in white.  A sheet of 1/4 inch glass was fitted and silicone sealed over the plywood top to protect everything.

A heavy gauged Coca Cola street sign fit perfectly without alteration to become the exterior side of the back splash.