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See Our Antique Furniture in Customer Homes

Our series of client spotlight blog posts shows how our antique furniture and lighting look in our customers’ homes.  These are some of our most popular blog posts among people who read our antiques blog! Anyone who is interested in home decor enjoys a sneak peek inside someone else’s house. It’s also a good way to see how other people live with antiques and incorporate them into today’s homes. Plus, thanks to the kindness of our customers, we get a mini tour of some mighty fine homes!

Here is a roundup of our antique furniture customer spotlights for the last six months, in case you missed seeing them. Click the links to read the full story and see more photos.

South Carolina Historic Home PictureThis is an example of one of those mighty fine homes I was telling you about! We delivered a handsome antique French Renaissance buffet to the this gorgeous historic home built in 1810 in Winnsboro, SC.  Read the antique Renaissance buffet blog post to see photographs of the interior including our intricately carved antique buffet in the charming dining room and several of our vintage chandeliers hanging in other rooms.

French Antique Brittany Bed

Greg and I personally delivered a stunning French antique Brittany bed and a Brittany buffet to our customer May in Pensacola Beach, FL. May retired here but she used to travel a lot to Europe and she loves Paris, so she especially enjoys buying antique French furniture. May bought an 1880 chestnut wood French Brittany antique bed, heavily carved with scenes of villagers and windmills. She also bought a Brittany style buffet dating to the same year, and asked us if we could alter the buffet to fit a TV for her bedroom. We could and we did! See more photos of the converted buffet and of May’s 14th floor apartment with its lovely views in the Antique Brittany Buffet and Bed blog post.

Vintage French Rococo Dining ChairsFran P. in Concord, NC, bought this beautiful set of vintage French Rococo dining chairs for her dining room. The six mahogany vintage French dining chairs date to 1950 and the chairs feature curvy lines from the cabriole legs to the carved curlicues.

The soft pinky beige fabric upholstery is also pretty in Fran’s dining room. It blends very well with the colors in her rug and the gilded Rococo mirror,

See more of the story and photos at my Vintage French Rococo Chairs blog post.

 

Antique French Provincial Armoire repurposedWe delivered a handsome antique French Provincial armoire to our customers Paul and Lane near Clemson, SC.  for them to repurpose into a unique gun cabinet!

The armoire is carved in the Normandy style, dating to 1890, with a large carved vase of flowers on the top and many carvings of birds.

Paul is going to convert the armoire himself. Lane is pleased to have a terrific full-length mirror in the master bedroom and she likes the fact that the mirrored doors will hide the gun collection.

See our blog post Antique Armoire Repurposed as a Gun Cabinet for more pictures including the antique Louis XV Buffet the couple bought from us for their dining room and another example of how a bookcase was repurposed as a gun cabinet!

See more client spotlights at this link, including new, vintage, and antique furniture and home decor.

AimeeAvatarAimee owns EuroLuxHome.com with her husband and best friend, Greg. Aimee sources amazing antique furniture, vintage lighting, & high-quality reproduction furniture to help her customers decorate their homes in a unique way. She loves her 8 (you read that right) fuzzy children and is renovating a 1920s bungalow in South Carolina. Find us on Facebook or connect with EuroLux on Google+. Or you can sign up here to receive this blog in your inbox.

Things We Love: New Container of Antiques for Christmas!

Container of French Antique FurnitureChristmas came early at EuroLux this year! When a new container of antique furniture from France lands with us, it is like Christmas – and this time, it happened at Christmas!

We’ve been waiting with excitement for our latest selection of vintage and antique furniture to sail its way across the Atlantic ocean and finally the boat arrived.

It quickly cleared customs and we were told the container was on its way to us for the final leg of its long journey.

The 40-foot container arrived as promised and right on time at 8 a.m.

Container of Antiques from France

We were ready to start unpacking  and it took four of us about three and a half hours to unload it – I think that was a new record for us!

Unpacking French Antique furniture

We had quite a few sets of French antique chairs arriving on the container. At a rough calculation, I think we bought about 45 chairs in all. Here’s Greg carrying one of the chairs inside, He’s still smiling at this point. One chair down, another 44 to go!

Unwrapping antique French furniture

While Greg, Frank and John Earl finished carrying all the furniture off the container, I set to work unwrapping everything.

French Antique Furniture just arrived from France

It actually looks like an antique explosion happened because all of the large furniture comes apart in pieces and each piece is meticulously wrapped in bubble wrap, corrugated cardboard and tied with twine.

Antique Furniture just arrived from France

We put in a full day’s work, but it will take another two weeks to get it all unwrapped, cleaned, waxed, and rebuilt in the EuroLux Home Gallery. We’ll tell you more later about the amazing pieces we received including some fabulous Art Deco buffets! But for now it will have to wait because it really is Christmas week! At time of writing, Greg and I are sneaking off to our favorite getaway for a few days of much-needed R & R and then we’ll spend the rest of the week with family.

I hope you enjoy your holidays too!

AimeeAvatarAimee owns EuroLuxHome.com with her husband and best friend, Greg. Aimee sources amazing antique furniture, vintage lighting, & high-quality reproduction furniture to help her customers decorate their homes in a unique way. She loves her 9 (you read that right) fuzzy children and is renovating a 1920s bungalow in South Carolina. Find us on Facebook or connect with EuroLux on Google+. Or you can sign up here to receive this blog in your inbox.

Join Us On An Antiques Buying Trip!

Here at EuroLuxAntiques.com, Greg and I enjoy talking to a great many people across the world about buying antique furniture.  Most of our customers are very curious about how and where we find our pieces and what actually happens on a buying trip.

Most believe it must be very glamorous – from meals eaten at fine restaurants to sight-seeing at famous sites and museums across Europe and Asia.  The truth is that it is not glamorous at all – it is a great deal of hard work.  I’m not complaining – I love my job and can’t imagine doing anything else!

But since most folks just roll their eyes when I mention the long, 12 to 16 hour days, the markets that start before the break of dawn, and all of the loading and unloading of heavy, antique furniture – I thought I would invite you along on our most recent buying trip to experience some it with us.

So without further ado, here is the first video in our Antique Furniture Buying Trip series. Jump on the plane, buckle your seat belt, and join us on a European Buying Trip!

 

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 Aimee owns EuroLuxAntiques.com with her best friend, Greg.  Aimee sources amazing antique furniture, vintage lighting, & high-quality reproduction furniture to help her customers decorate their homes in a unique way.  She loves her 8 (you read that right) fuzzy children and is renovating a 1920s bungalow in South Carolina.  Connect with or sign up to receive this blog in your inbox!

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