Announcing..."As Luck Would Have It" -- the Website!

FINALLY! The "As Luck Would Have It" Website has launched! Now, in addition to the offerings at Home Store Manassas, my carefully edited collection of vintage treasures are available thru Be sure to check it out daily, as there are many more pieces of inventory to be posted. And tell ALL your friends, family, co-workers, strangers you meet in bars....Trust me, they'll thank you for it! At least I will...!

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Time to FLEA!

It's that time again!  "As Luck Would Have It" will be participating in the DC Big Flea Market November 6 & 7, in the South Building of the Dulles Expo Center in Chantilly, Virginia [4368 Chantilly Shopping Center, Chantilly VA 20151].  For this occasion, I'll be presenting a new and exciting collection I've dubbed "Exotica: 20th Century Eclecticism".  The pieces in this collection are truly unique, and represent decades of fabulous design -- from handcrafted early-1900s American to mid-century European modern, to 1970s traditional!

Mid-century Walnut Bench
1950s Stiffel Lamp
Pictured are but a few of the items in this collection:  a curvaceous mid-century walnut bench; a stunning 1950s Stiffel ceramic lamp of generous proportions; an early-1900s sewing table with beautifully turned legs; and, a mid-century folding rope chair in the style of Hans Wegner, marked “Made in Yugoslavia”.

Early-1900s Sewing Table
There are also many other pieces so recently acquired that they haven't yet been photographed -- the Flea will mark their public debut!  Such items include: a pair of 1970s barrel chairs upholstered in a bold paisley in shades of rust and brown; an awesomely unique English mid-century desk that folds into a cabinet; and, an assortment of ornately carved wooden frames.  Oh, and something not to be missed:  a fabulous pair of early-1950s lemon yellow ceramic table lamps with green tiered shades, designed as abstract male and female forms – simply amazing!!

And once again, I will have my ever-expanding collection of Russel Wright ‘American Modern’ dinnerware. These iconic pieces, manufactured by the Steubenville Company 1939-1959, established Russel and his wife Mary as the original lifestyle tastemakers.  Now, in addition to my original collection in coral, seafoam, and granite, I’ve begun adding pieces in the richly bold colors of chartreuse and black chutney.  I will be showing many new, very rare and hard-to-find items in all the colors, including a stunning Open Carafe in coral.  As Luck Would Have It is the Flea’s definitive source for ‘American Modern’! 
Hans Wegner-style Chair

Of you're in the Washington DC-metro area, I hope you’ll be able to visit me at the DC Big Flea.  (And if you're not in the area, well, book your flight TODAY!)  My exhibit area is in Row C, spaces 173-174, to the left of the main entrance and near the front.  With colors and textures reminiscent of a Moroccan bazaar, the As Luck Would Have It offerings will be hard to miss!