Treasuring the Consignment Store

Treasuring the Consignment Store

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Tanya Lacourse
Jan 14, 2010

New Hampshire doesn't offer much in the way of contemporary design stores, but it makes up for it by having an extensive selection of consignment stores. Everywhere you look you can find great (dirt cheap) consignment shops. Some are multiple stories, some feature hundreds of third party consignment vendors, and others offer their own signature look by refinishing furniture in a particular style.

When I go consignment shopping, I like to have a plan. There is so much to look at and dig through, that it seems best to look for one or two specific items. On this recent trip, my goal was to find china to hang in my kitchen. As you can see from the pictures, I got slightly distracted. Apparently, I have a soft spot for well-worn, aged brass as many Apartment Therapy readers do. And admittedly, I have a weakness for buying planters, too.

WHAT I FOUND

1 Elephant hook from the Consignment Gallery in Amherst, New Hampshire.

2 Mitterteich hummingbird candy dish from Oldies Marketplace in Newburyport, Massachusetts.

3 Square brass planter with tulip detail from Twice As Nice Consignments in Amherst, New Hampshire.

4 Framed Victorian vignette on velvet marked E.A. Riba Co. Brooklyn, NY from Twice As Nice Consignments.

5 Johnson Brothers green Florentine bread and butter plate from Oldies Marketplace.

6 Small brass planter with modern design from Oldies Marketplace.

7 Green depression glass serving tray from the Consignment Gallery.

Images: Tanya Lacourse

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