Friday, May 14, 2010

A Tour On the Art of Reclaimed Wood & Upcycled Pieces

We have been quite pleased and excited about some of the new Reclaimed Wood pieces we've been getting in the store. The movement of using reclaimed wood, which is wood that was previously used in the building of another structure, has been growing by leaps and bounds over the past few years.
 For obvious reasons, reclaimed wood is a "green" alternative to furniture that uses new woods.  But from a design aesthetic, reclaimed wood furniture offers a rustic and blemished appeal that gives each piece a bit of charm and character.  Your imagination can run wild thinking of all the possible exciting origins your reclaimed piece may have been born from.

The pieces we are featuring in our store are from Indonesia and are hardwood, with a waxed finish.  The finish means each piece's unique coloring will be protected, and the ease of care is superb.
Take a look below at some of the newest Reclaimed Wood pieces we are featuring in our showroom.  We have a bit of everything, including coffee tables, interesting benches and dining room tables. 

In addition to unique Reclaimed Wood pieces, we have some other interesting up-cycled pieces including this amazing one-of-a-kind antique art storage box.  The signs of distress add an instant vintage flea market appeal.
Last on our up-cycled tour are these amazing hypo-allergenic decorative pillows fashioned from vintage feed sacks.  The artwork is pure French chic and adds a bit of old-world feel to any room. 
We hope you've enjoyed this tour of the latest pieces we are loving in our store.  Please contact us with any questions, or stop on by and have a look for yourself.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Trunk Show at Chartreuse

Come to the store this Thursday, May 6th from 11 am -7 pm for a very special trunk show featuring 3 unique and distinct local artisans.

Lisa Faye Dawson is a Long Beach artist best known for her mixed media pieces featuring interesting papers, quirky and witty sayings, and artistic touches such as deers and sumo wrestlers.  Preview a sampling of her artwork and take home a one-of-a kind piece for your home or for a gift.

"The Plant People" will be on hand to design a gorgeous custom silk floral arrangement perfect for any setting.  Bring in your favorite vase or container and they will fill it with a fabulous arrangement made of the finest, most life-like silk flowers available. 

Leisa Johnson is the creative genius behind Soul 2 Silver jewelry.  Each piece is handcrafted using various metals and natural stone elements.  Preview her latest collection of necklaces, bracelets and pins and take home a perfect Mother's Day gift.

We hope to see you tomorrow!