Summertime and the Livin' is Easy

We can't say for sure that the fish are jumpin' or even that the cotton is high but we know that folks are shopping this summer at Hiden -- for summer house furnishings, tabletop accessories, vintage jewelry and tons of mid-century modern for new digs. Here's a sampling of what dealers are showing in time for the 4th of July.  (Move cursor off arrow to read descriptions.)

Spring Fever

"It's spring fever. That is what the name of it is. And when you've got it, you want -- oh, you don't quite know what it is you do want, but it just fairly makes your heart ache, you want it so!"   - Mark Twain

We've got spring fever at Hiden. Dealers have cleared out estates far and wide, scoured Brimfield and are coming back from shopping forays abroad and Down South. It's fair to say that, in their booths, June will be bustin' out all over. Come visit!

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Objets of desire

Here's a look at what's new at Hiden. Dealers are bringing fresh inventory in every day!
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Aprille Showers

"WHAN that Aprille with his shoures soote,
The droghte of Marche hath perced to the roote...."
                                             Prologue to The Canterbury Tales
OR: "When fair April with its showers sweet
Has pierced the drought of March to the root's feet."

Evidently, the winters of 1382 - 1390, when Chaucer was penning his prologue, were nothing like the winter of 2014. There was no droghte of Marche this year -- except in California. No matter: the sweetly springing "flours" are now budding, and spring is in full bloom at Hiden. Here's a peek... 

Gallery browsing at Hiden late March

March is going out with the lions in this post: specifically, a lion's head garden bench and an antique mantel with lion decorations. We also have a 1950s French poodle tray but whoever heard of March going out like a poodle?