Thursday, June 12, 2014

A2Z Vintage


For you locals, I wanted to give you a heads up about a new place to
check out. I've talked about Darby Road a few times before--it's where
my "store counter" kitchen cabinets from--but the former Darby Road
warehouse has a new business called A2Z Vintage that carries vintage,
antique and one-of-a-kind items.

I thought I'd give you a tour of their 10,000 square foot warehouse 
to show just a little a bit of their eclectic mix of items.


Right outside is one of the coolest things I've seen in a long time.
These are faux bois columns for a pergola.  You can see in a few 
places where the beams go in.  The tops actually collect water and
drain it down to the bottom.  Wish I had a place to use these. 



A great piece for an unfitted kitchen.  I love the touch of old green paint.



A nice variety of "mantiques."


If your name is Joseph and you have a cafe, here's the perfect sign for you.



A great pair of urns.  Notice the fish motif in the second one?



A 1840s painted armoire.



A monumental 1850s English pine cabinet.  Just gorgeous!



A great collection of vintage and antique rugs.



I flipped for this antique Heriz.  I asked Paul to measure to see if
it would fit in my living room.  It does!  It seems these rugs were out of style for
a while but have you been noticing them being used more in modern settings?



There was a pair of these great driftwood sconces.



The perfect stool for a princess to put on her glass slippers.



Look at the marble top on this antique Italian-style vanity!



There's also a little bit of mid-Century mod furniture,
lamps and accessories.  Perfect for your '50s ranch!


The owner, Jon Ames, has a great eye for paintings.



There's also a nice selection of Asian pieces.



I love this blue color.



Victorian settees aren't really my style but I'd love to see this recovered
on something like a grey tweed or herringbone pattern.



A beautiful little faux bamboo table perfect for evening cocktail.



Baa Ram Ewe!



Okay, so blue damask might not be your thing but look at the beautiful
frames on these Louis chairs!  Again, I'd do these up in men's suiting
to balance their feminine curves.

Be sure to check out A2Z Vintage soon to take advantage
of their 20% off Grand Opening sale.  Let them know I sent you!

A2Z Vintage
39 Green Street
Waltham, MA  02451

Hours are WEDNESDAY-SATURDAY 10-5
and by appointnment.




36 comments:

  1. Steve I love it all, so many fabulous finds! That Heriz would be perfect, I love the color palette and design!

    xoxo
    Karena
    The Arts by Karena

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  2. Thanks for taking me shopping with you. I love antiques!

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  3. What wonderful things. It would be such fun to browse through a store like that!
    Claudia

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  4. Steve... I'm always 12 steps behind you ... you always know the greatest places. Can't wait to check this out!

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  5. You and I seem to have the same taste in antiques ... yes to big, original, and awesomely real stuff, and no to damask, Victorian, and fussy.

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  6. I am so glad this place is too far away from me to just pop in now and then. I'd go broke! Its all wonderful.

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  7. oh wow great shop - too bad it's so far away :-(

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  8. Looks great! Wish I were local. Thanks for sharing.

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  9. Fleece be true!

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  10. What a great place! My pick would be that pair of rams, such a relief from all the lions!

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  11. How fun - I love when you go shopping and bring your camera! Thanks Steve!

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  12. Ooh thanks for the tip! I might have to put this shop on my Summer Bucket List.

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  13. I love what an eclectic mix they have. Will definitely visit one day. Thanks for the tour.

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  14. OMG. I'm in love with those rugs. I want to flip through the whole pile. How are the prices on them? COVET! I may need you to go and photograph all of them for me (with measurements - too much to ask?). Haha. Are you getting it for your living room? These add so much charm to an otherwise fairly neutral decor.
    Wonderful other odds and ends too. Need to make a Boston trip before long...!
    xo Terri

    xo Terri

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  15. Not too far away for ME!!! I'm going!

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  16. Fun place, which I could be in there with you! Loe that pine cabinet! Have a great weekend. xo Nancy

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  17. I am soooooo coveting the french chairs with the mens suiting fabric. And the settee with the grey tweed, TO DIE FOR. Great eye and how I wish I lived in your locale...

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  18. I really love the blue on that cabinet
    and now you have me wishing for a 50's ranch home again.

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  19. Want that English pine housekeeper's cupboard!!! I am using a lot of pine in Maine. Just bought a mirror with pine frame, a pine cricket table, etc. Will have to see where I can use that piece when I go up in July.

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  20. Boughtt a new rug 2-3 years ago that is evry, very similar in both colorsand design to the one you found. Have loved it. Hope you are as happy with that one.

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  21. What a great store. Sorry I'm not a local. Steve, You have solved my dilemma on how to cover my Louis dining chairs - don't mind if I pinch your idea do you? Love the Baa Ram Ewe!!!!!!!!!!!!! and just about everything else. Wish I could find such a store here in Australia. Best wishes Tricia

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  22. I actually feel relieved I don't live in your area, as I would be POOR with a capital P -O-O-R if I did! Beautiful stuff - you definitely have a good eye.

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  23. This looks like a place that could get me in a lot of trouble! Those rams are amazing. I am going to email them about them right now! By the way that rug is absolutely gorgeous...love the soft colors...

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  24. You have amazing taste! And, I share your opinion on the Louis chairs with a masculine fabric....love that look!! Your visions are very inspirational :)!!

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  25. I'm so glad you posted this! I'm visiting the area, and I was able to pop in today. I've got my eyes on a couple of things. Thanks for publicizing this treasure trove.

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    1. Thanks for letting me know. I'm glad you were able to make it there.

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  26. This store is definitely right up my alley.....looks like I could be happy roaming that place....

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  27. Looks like someone has really been scouring the hinterlands, French and otherwise. Some really great stuff there!

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  28. That painted armoire - I just spent the day looking at furniture like that in St. Gallen, Switzerland, as it's very typical for the region (Appenzell and Toggenburg 1600-1900) so I wonder if it's Swiss?!
    The first apartment I rented was an attic in an 18th century half-timbered Swiss farmhouse. There was a large cupboard (much older and rougher than this type of armoire!) and a huge chest, both painted, probably easily 17th century, with enormous locks and fittings (and keys!) and both much too large to be taken out of the apartment, so they stayed there permanently, regardless of who rented the place! Beautiful and useful...

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    1. The owner was thinking German but you could be right that it's Swiss. I would love to rent an apartment that came with such a piece of furniture!

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