Fab Furnishings From La Feria!

If you follow the OM blog (and you should), you know by now that I am no decorator. I am completely and totally dependent on awesome people like Karen and the Object Mythology Earth-Scouring Treasure Finders (how cool of a band name would that be?) to provide me with an online catalog of fantastic finds and ideal ideas so my decorating forays are relatively fool-proof. The latest additions to the OM treasure trove are in the La Feria collection’s Home section. This newest lineup is a slam dunk of found objects with not a single air ball in the batch. Sorry, too much March Madness around here.

Whoever "they" are, they just don't make things like this anymore.

Check out this Vintage Seltzer Bottle, encased in metal and stamped “La Moderna.” Plucked from the markets of Buenos Aires, this limited edition bottle is a great little conversation piece for those of us looking to talk about something besides basketball. Really. Please, please, talk to me about something besides basketball. Anyone? Anyone? Beuller?

What I really dig about this piece is that it’s glass, encased in metal. The work that goes into producing something like this, particularly without modern methods, is truly something to think about. Plus, the fact that the glass is still intact after all this time is a real testament to the quality and craftsmanship that went into this piece’s creation. I love old-school craftsmanship. I value it when I see it in today’s products, but it’s becoming more and more of a rarity.

The other Vintage Seltzer Bottles in the new La Feria line are equally cool, each for a different reason. A couple of them are this gorgeous sea-glass green, and they make me think of walking along Jones Beach on Long Island as a kid, searching for shells and finding those rounded, smooth remnants of old 7up bottles, somehow turned into an incredible jewel of a found object, just like the bottles, over time.

What memories do La Feria’s found objects evoke for you? Share with us!

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