Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Black Bamboo

On the other end of the spectrum (from yesterday's post, you're following, right?) is Black Bamboo.

Also in the Crossroads District, in fact, right down the hill from Webster House, Black Bamboo specializes in Asian antiques and modern furnishings. And, speaking of great chests (yes, we have been) the one above is quite swoon-worthy.

A sleek yet engaging aesthetic draws you in and keeps you engaged through your entire tour.

Tabletop, accessories and new furniture round out the selection of truly lovely antiques.

Mr. Blandings and I spied the "perfect table" for our long living room wall at Black Bamboo during First Fridays, which is our art walk, on a breezy summer evening a few years ago. We'd had a couple of glasses of wine so I deemed buying furniture risky business and declared, "I'll come back."
Foolish, foolish girl. Gone, of course, on Saturday, the mocking "sold" tag swinging jauntily from the drawer handle.

Not one to give up I went back. And back. And back again until the second "perfect" table appeared.

Drop in at 1815 Wyandotte. It's good to mix things up. And while I cannot endorse drinking and driving, drinking and buying is now enthusiastically encouraged.


Suzy said...

Yes, I've done that with art many times now...and I highly recommend it!

Kwana said...

'Drinking and buying' I love that!I'll be sure to run it by my own DH! A every good idea and you won't miss your dream table. But always check return policies. LOL.
The accessories there were just gorgeous. Thanks for the pics.

LondonCalling said...

Sounds like something I'd do. Currently trying to break myself of it. My new mantra is "If you don't get it now it may not be here when you get back." LOL

Style Court said...

Oh is this where Mr. B found your Chinese turquoise beads?

Mrs. Blandings said...

Courtney - you have a good memory. No, he bought them in a shop that closed a while ago in Crestwood, but they have great ones here.

Pigtown-Design said...

Great beads, and I love the last picture, are those vases?

In(side) the Loop said...

Some of my best purchases have stemmed from "drinking and buying" - I never over think the purchase and wake up the next morning excited all over again that I bought something I really didn't "need."

Cote de Texas said...

great name! I love that chest in the second picture. love that!

thanks for the comment, too - much appreciated!!!

David in KC said...

Love Black Bamboo, for both the furniture and the table top items. GREAT lacquer trays.