I am SO glad summer is finally here...everyone in my house got a late start but we are finally seizing the sunlight!
The store is full of inspiration to add the unique touch to your "relaxed" homes...I have a quote on my website top left that notes what too many of us fall into...."playing it safe decorating" . Sometimes we make the mistake of wanting our homes to look like so many rooms we have seen before and instead of relying on what responds to us REALLY we buy what we have seen over and over. We end up with rooms that lack spirit and personality. The best way to add the warm personal touch to interiors is to acquire one of a kind antiques.....there are lots of both beautiful and fun choices available that reflect your interests. Just buy what you really like!! (we can help put it all together....)
(the early 19th century desk above also makes a beautiful end table)
This is one long antique sailfish ...(although we had a shark attack at the store and now he is 3 inches shorter.)..I bought this from the famous restaurant on Sunrise Highway in East Hampton with the hand written or should I say scribbled sign "CLAM PIES" out front. If you go to the Hamptons this curious sign (that wasn't for sale, by the way) is one of the few icons that never received a glitz makeover out east. Well the restaurant is now closed and I landed this whopper. He is currently on sale for $625.00 and I must say his blue is brilliant and goes great with tangerine orange!
Can't imagine having to wear a bathing suit without lycra, can you?? In stock right now are 5 framed antique wool swimsuits $725.00 each. The one above is a rare green color.
Pictured is a 19th century 6 drawer cabinet from a New England general store...totally restored, it would anchor a wall mounted television and provide great storage. Resting on the cabinet is a vintage oak framed chalkboard, with the shelf to hold the chalk from a school in Brooklyn. The white distressed shelf , top right above, would be great in a mud room or any area hooks are necessary. We have a similar piece in the bunk room at the beach. The vintage chart map behind right is of the east coast noting all the major vacation points....funny thing is I found this American map in FRANCE! Also available are Nantucket maps and a vintage Hamptons map noting all shore points in a beautiful green/blue.
Iron cafe table from France and always lots of baskets. The one above is a grape gathering basket from the champagne region of France. Adds texture with a history and also a great use for beach towels or toys and sports equipment ....
Lots of original art with lake and seascape themes available. A linen vintage flag with hand sewn stars, above.
Please email me with any questions....check out the new additions to the website ...items can be shipped out immediately to you. Right now I wish I was shipped somewhere as I sit in traffic on the Long Island Expressway...have a wonderful week!
We are closed Sundays and Mondays in July and August.
Happy Summer Days!!
Bonny Neiman Antiques & Artisan
12 Beechwood Road Summit, NJ
Summer Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 10-5:30