This is the tenth anniversary of what Chris and I call a “Freakin’ Tiquen” summer antiquing excursion. Our first one was back in 2005 when we hit the road to Kentucky and Ohio. Since then, we have explored Indiana, Canada, Michigan and Texas. Now we are off to New England and for the first time the Brimfield Antique Show in Brimfield, Massachusetts. For this trip, we are hoping to give daily updates of our “Freakin’ Tiquen'” adventures and Art Deco finds.
To get in the Art Deco frame of mind and get some inspiration for the trip, Chris and I went to see a screening of Ernst Lubitsch’s 1932 sparkling comedy Trouble in Paradise, starring Miriam Hopkins, Kay Francis and Herbert Marshall. The fantastic art direction was by Hans Dreier (1885-1966), the set that he created for Madam Colet’s (Kay Francis) is one of the best examples of the Moderne style of the early 1930’s, seen in any film. Here are some frame grabs of that set.
Here are the some of the clocks that are featured in the film:
With this as a kick off we can’t wait to see what we find at Brimfield and beyond on our “Freakin’ Tiquen'” road trip.
Chris and Anthony (The Freakin’ Tiquen’ Guys).
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