Archive for March, 2014

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URBAN FRENCH AT AMERICAN HARVEST

American Harvest carries a large and eclectic line of French antiques in addition to our nice line of American antiques and collectibles.  We combine different elements into a cohesive display of French antiques and new items.  We call it Urban French.  You can combine coal buckets, religious items, cameras, movie projectors and so much more to make inspirational vinettes.  Don’t be afraid to use items that at first may not seem like they would go together.  Find a common thread, such as color, texture or theme.  Again, don’t be afraid to use unrelated pieces.

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The wings help to anchor the collection of mercury glass containers.  A small dress form holds necklaces that were inspired by antique rosaries.

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The wine bottle is from France.  The two small St. Theresa statues are from France, while the two Madonnas are newly made.  The wall hanging is actually a bamboo floor mat.

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The French coal bucket makes for an impressive vase when filled with a large plant or flowers.

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Do you have old family photos of unfamiliar faces?  Display them with vintage cameras.

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A movie projector and reels are a great addition to your family room, den or office.

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An antique brass and copper fire extinguisher holds necklaces, a  great way to keep your chains from getting tangled.

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A lighted arrow and two clocks seem to say, “Time flies”.

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We found this beautiful sterling silver chain purse in the Province area of France.  It is in a display case filled with French compacts, jewelry and old tin types.

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Glass items look very enticing when displayed on glass shelves.  These vintage lampshades are from the Phoenix Studio.  The green iridescent hues are magnificent.

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This is a set of 8 lavender glassware with gold trim.  It is not easy to find a set of 8 antique glasses that are all in perfect condition.

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Sharon has a large collection of vintage wedding cake toppers.  She has released a few for sale recently.  Display them with wedding crowns or tiaras, along with vintage wedding photos and other memorabilia.

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Do you remember when a telephone was a means of communicating by voice and not a means to text, Tweeting, Facebooking or photo opting?  This is a heavy duty dial phone.  In front is a glass desk caddy.

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Here is a French watering can with an antique label.  Sorry it just sold as I was posting this picture.

We have so many more French and American antiques in the store right now.  Why don’t you come in for a visit?

 

 

 

 

 

 

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DEBBEE THIBAULT’S COLLECTIBLES

Debbee Thibault announced her retirement on December 31, 2013.  We have carried Debbee’s American Collectibles right from the beginning back in 1997.  She became a friend to us immediately.  Her precious creations will become more and more collectible with time.  We have a small handful of her pieces still available, but are selling very quickly.  Please give Sharon a call at 925-485-1577, if you would like to add one of Debbee’s creations to your collection.  Sharon will answer your questions regarding these wonderful pieces and their availability.

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This is all that is left, so please do not hesitate to call us at 925-485-1577.

Thanks, Debbee for 17 years of great collecting of your wonderful creations!

 

 

 

NICOL SAYRE DOLLS – GARDEN PARTY 2014

American Harvest is proud to say that Nicol Sayre is one of our dear friends.  Nicol’s dolls are precious works of art.  We have a small amount of her dolls available as of today, March 16, 2014.  Please call Sharon at the shop for more details and prices.  925-485-1577

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These are beautiful creations by Nicol.  Please call for availability.

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GARDEN PARTY 2014

You are invited to a Garden Party at American Harvest this Saturday, March 15 from 10am to 5pm.  American Harvest will be loaded with great vintage finds from France and the good ol’ USA.  From Easter & Spring decor to French antiques, from vintage garden statuary to handmade jewelry…we have the best spring gift ideas for your home, family and friends.

Please enjoy the pictures and we hope to see you this Saturday at American Harvest.

In addition, Sharon and I want to express our heartfelt thanks for your continued support and patronage these past 17 years.  We appreciate all of your nice comments and encouraging words.  As you know, the last 4 years have been a struggle for all of the small businesses in the USA.  We have made a commitment to continue to bring the best in holiday decor, handmade gifts and vintage & antique finds to Pleasanton and the Tri-Valley.

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We look forward to seeing you this Saturday at the Garden Party.