Saturday, May 10, 2008

I Want To Live In This Store - Antiques On Jackson

Simon's funky love shack of a studio
Nearly every store on Magazine Street has one of his signs

Portrait of the shop dog with tiara of course, at Antiques On Jackson

Primitive cupboard stocked with china

Lovely oval mirror

Store front with Simon's famous folk art signs

Maria has a great collection of Florentine smalls

Florentine trays, small size $85.

Great sofa with fab lampshades with music print on them

Love this super huge lantern

Water stained prints

Yummy gilded tole sconces on French chair

Baroque candlesticks and chandys

Regency X bench $500.

I could move right into this vignette - I love the blue shoes

Lovely old velvet folding screen

In an age of slick design, Mid 20th Century, Hollywood Regency, Domino Girl Chic, it is good to go into a place like Antiques On Jackson and be reminded of the beauty of decadence and decay. If you've ever visited Havana or Venice or New Orleans, you know that the faded, crumbling, forgotten, tattered and tarnished, can hold a particular kind of beauty.
Maria and Simon (pronounced see-moan, in the French way) Hardevled have such a place on a huge corner lot. There is a main store that houses the fabulous antiques and primitive pieces, and there is an outdoor love shack that houses a studio were folk art is made on a daily basis. There is also a huge outdoor lot with large architectural pieces.
While I was in the store, a gentleman purchased a chandelier with aqua Venetian glass drops, a Mary and Joseph statue, and some turtles (which I didn't see, and have no idea what they might be).
Simon's folk art signs are very famous. I love the one in the deli across the street that says "Shalom Y'All." We have one that says "Tango Tonight." They are very reasonably priced starting at around $40. for a custom made piece. He will ship, but you have to call to order, since they do not have any inter net access.

Antiques On Jackson
1028 Jackson Avenue (corner of Magazine)
New Orleans
504 524 8201

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