Monday, June 29, 2009

Sunny Saturday On Cape Cod

After a week of dreary rainy weather Saturday was close to perfect! Holly Lane Antiques participated in the Brewster Historical Society Antiques Fair at the Drummer Boy Grounds in Brewster Massachusetts.

We shared pieces from our Antique Haviland Limoges China collection as well as our early English White Ironstone and Transferware. As always our display was accented with our vintage linens and quilts and vintage glass and silver pieces.

Everyone was in high spirits enjoying being outside in the sunshine and amazed at the wonderful day. We have really had too much rain here in New England - mostly every day!

Early English White Ironstone was our top seller with many of our favorite pieces leaving our booth for new homes.

This beautiful large flow blue platter also found a new owner.

It was a special day getting reacquainted with some previous buyers and actually meeting one of our internet buyers.

Next Saturday - July 4th - Holly Lane Antiques will be at the Tiverton 4 Corners Antiques Show in Tiverton Rhode Island.

Many of the items pictured can be purchased at Holly Lane Antiques Internet Store on the Antique Arts website - click on the banner below

Monday, June 22, 2009

Mount Hope Garden & Antiques Fair

Holly Lane Antiques spent the weekend participating in the Mount Hope Garden And Antiques Fair in Bristol RI. All of the booths were located in a large tent on the grounds of this historic house. It was a beautiful show combining unusual plants along with the varied antiques. The dealers provided a wide assortment of antiques from garden antiques to country primitives to the more traditional furniture and china and linens and rugs. The drippy, rainy weather continued all weekend but did not dampen the enthusiasm of those who came to enjoy this experience.

Holly Lane Antiques featured the Antique Haviland Limoges China in the Meadow Visitors pattern that has been discussed in previous blogs along with their very popular collection of early English Ironstone. Also featured and quickly sold were several unsual antique Haviland plates with a garden theme in border vignettes.

Many of the items pictured can be purchased at Holly Lane Antiques Internet Store on the Antique Arts website - click on the banner below

Rare Haviland Piece In A Special Pattern

We recently purchased this rare piece as part of a life long collection of Antique Haviland Limoges china in the Meadow Visitors pattern. Must admit that this piece sent us in the research direction. Our time was well spent since we found our answer.

This charming piece is a Butter Basket. Chilled water was poured into an opening on the side. This kept the butter pieces firm.

With its twisted handle and ribbed shape accented with gold trim it is lovely. When the butterflies are added it becomes uniquely beautiful!

Haviland produced several special use pieces along with the usual dinner serving pieces - such imagination!

This one is most rare and one to treasure!

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Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Antique Haviland Limoges - Meadow Visitors - Revisited

Holly Lane Antiques recently purchased a life long collection of the very special Meadow Visitors Pattern of Antique Haviland Limoges china.

The Meadow Visitors pattern is an exquisite pattern and difficult to find. This early and unique pattern of Haviland dates to 1876 - 1899 and has been identified by Arlene Schleiger as #1155. Each piece of Haviland Meadow Visitors features different grasses, flowers, birds and butterflies and is highlighted with hand touched enamel accents.

We are always excited to see the unique and various combinations of butterflies and birds placed so creatively on this china. However, we were surprised to become aware of the variety of blanks that were used with this pattern.

In an earlier post several plates were pictured on the smooth blank to emphasize the uniqueness of the pattern on each plate.

In this collection we also found this pattern on the Osier Blank #211 with an embossed basketweave border, the napkin fold blank #1118 and the gently scalloped blank #4.

Edge trim on the smooth blank can vary from gold to a variety of colors.

This rare covered tureen with 4 corner handles is wonderful with its ridged blank.

And this ice cream dish has a blank reminiscent of a shell.

The Haviland china decorators were also very creative combining the Meadow Visitors butterflies with fruit and other flowers and also using color in backgrounds and borders.

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Monday, June 8, 2009

Blue And White At SoWa Antiques Market

Holly Lane Antiques returned for a second Sunday at the SoWa Antiques Market in Boston's South End.

This week Blue and White was featured with a combination of our White Ironstone and Blue Transferware pieces joined by additional blue and white collectible china.

As always we completed our booth with some of our large collection of Antique Haviland Limoges China, vintage glass, silver, linens, antique quilts and other accent pieces.

The SoWa Antiques Market combines with an Arts and Farmers Market every Sunday through October.

Many of the items pictured are available on line.

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Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Sundays At SoWa

A new adventure in Antiques Markets started this Spring and will continue every Sunday through October.

Holly Lane Antiques participated in the SoWa Antiques Market in Boston's South End last Sunday.

"The SoWa Antiques Market is Boston's answer to the great European antiques bazaars. Every Sunday, different dealers assemble in this historic trolley barn displaying and selling unique items born in another era."

This trolley barn is the perfect setting for selling special items of the past. The structure itself delighted this former Geometry teacher.

There was a lively excitement among the crowd as they explored the booth offerings on a perfect sunny Sunday - many with their babies and dogs in tow.

"Located in Boston's SoWa Arts District in the South End, the SoWa Antiques Market is one of 3 big markets which make up SoWa Sundays." Outside the trolley barn there is an Arts Market along with a Farmers Market. These three markets combine to make a fun Sunday experience.

Holly Lane Antiques booth was a combination of early white ironstone and transferware, antique Haviland limoges china and vintage silver, glass, linens and quilts.

We enjoyed selling our treasures in this festive environment and will return to the SoWa Antiques Market next Sunday and whenever our schedule allows throughout the summer months. We hope you will stop by for a visit if you are in the area. We love to have the opportunity to meet our internet customers.

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