Here’s what’s new at the trio of Stars Antiques stores…
All three stores are packed full! Dealers have been coming in and restocking and the selection of goods is at an all time high. Let’s take a walk through the stores and enjoy the collections of our favorite haunts. There is no end to what you will find as you browse through Stars, Stars and Splendid, and Stars Too. Remember, if you see something you love, buy it because it may not be there tomorrow.
With summer in full swing, the sidewalks are also filled with more great finds that our dealers bring in on the weekends. From bold color to white on white, from salvaged gates and bed frames to furnishings built from reclaimed materials, from vintage and collectibles to weathered and worn antiques, you are sure to find inspiration and fresh ideas as you hunt and gather.
Popular vintage patio table sets designed for the outdoors are just as suitable for the sunroom and dining area. The colorful interplay of Bauer plates and bowls just makes meals taste better especially when served al fresco.
While you’re changing out the rooms, take the iron bed outside for warm late afternoon siestas. Better yet, position it strategically in the yard or on the porch and sleep outside for the cool breezes that carry the fragrance of jasmine and honeysuckle through the evening air. Think about taking an old garden gate and hanging it on the fence for great shadow play as the sun passes through the yard. Hanging it indoors, the gate quickly becomes a wire grid clipboard of favorite photos and notes.
Pillows of burlap and bows give a quick update to any chair, sofa, or bed in neutrals at Stars.
If you want more color try out the colorful silk souvenir pillows complete with fringe at Stars Too.
Grab a book to curl up with from the sorted and categorized book cart found outside of Stars on the sidewalk every weekend.
Better still, if you feel daring, pull a few volumes from the many books artfully arranged in the cupboard at Stars Too.
If you love the notion of repurposing and buying found objects, check out the salvaged windows and architectural elements that are displayed in all the stores.
From corbels and balustrades to newell posts and cornice pieces — everything old is new again when you find a new function for it.
Salvaged and repurposed wall mounts of glass, porcelain, and brass are combined with escutcheons, cover plates, and even plumbing parts to give a one-of-a-kind look to your hall, pantry, or bath and clear up clutter at the same time.
Reclaimed Douglas fir floor joists and beams become solid, sturdy, and functional tables in all shapes and sizes. Teamed with welded, blued bases of steel the turn of the century materials merge with the current industrial craze.
Indulge yourself as you shop at Stars Antiques, Stars and Splendid, and Stars Too this summer. Brighten up your interiors by pulling out your collections and displaying them in full view for everyone to enjoy!
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