Sunday, November 26, 2017

DEC ALAMEDA ANTIQUE FAIR, SONOMA SHOPPROGRESS

I am planning on attending dec alameda show, Sunday December 3rd , booths N-15,16. Hoping for a dry day! I will try to post photos here of vintage pick I went on recently, plus a complete new set of industrial pieces I will be bringing back Monday nov. 27. Stay tuned







This first set of photos are some pieces from pick I went on yesterday in SF. Vintage wood shelf unit. Amazingly heavy, the side wood is full 1” thick...
 Vintage wash stand








Monday, October 23, 2017

Hello from Sonoma county!

Just a note to update all. The last couple of weeks have been pretty crazy up here in Sonoma county. Leaving my house in the middle of the night with several fires eerily glowing on the horizon was not an experience I want to repeat. Within 24 hrs thousands of my neighbors had lost their homes and the awfulness continued for over a week and a half. The house I rent was on a property that the fire threatened later on in the following week but fortunately by that time there were thousands of firefighters up here and they were able to save our area. The job done by all first responders was amazing much gratitude to all!
        I AM STILL PLANNING ON ATTENDING ALAMEDA ANTIQUE FAIRE ON SUNDAY, NOV. 5, BOOTHS N-15,16. WEATHER PERMITTING of course. I have been buying some great industrial pieces over the last couple months and purchased an entire inventory of vintage items so will be well stocked with fresh pickings. I am making great progress on barn to shop conversion so should be up and running for custom pieces within the next 30 days. I WILL POST PHOTOS HERE OVER THE NEXT COUPLE WEEKS AS I GET  READY FOR ALAMEDA.



Monday, July 24, 2017

😎 I'M BACK 😎

Greetings everybody! It's been a while since I've posted, so much has happened. I am finally out of the warehouse in Oakland. Much thanks to everybody who came to my sales and purchased items.  Liquidating 9000 ft.² of random objects, wood, etc., quite a project! So very grateful that that chapter of my life has been completed. I am now located in rural Sonoma County,  outside of Santa Rosa near Kenwood. My neighbors are horses and llamas.  Life is good!  I am in the process of converting a barn into a shop.  I expect to be up and running by the end of September. In the meantime, I hope everybody has a great summer, and I look forward to reacquainting myself with people at Alameda. My ALAMEDA ANTIQUE FAIRE schedule for the rest of the year- I am planning to attend AUG,NOV,DEC.  Sunday August  6 is the  coming soon, I hope to see you all there. I will have lots of fresh inventory,  smalls, industrial, etc. I still have quite a few leaded glass windows from my warehouse inventory, along with remaining stock of architectural items. I will post a few pictures below, stuff that I've built this past year that never got posted.
Coffee table














Friday, April 7, 2017

Open warehouse sale!!

Its official! I have posted on craigslist an open warehouse sale all of this month- April  Open by appointment. Basically, just text me first make sure I will be here, 415-336-2784.  Everything goes. A little over six weeks until I leave here so I am making deals. Enough said.
Thank you to everyone for the last 10 years! It's been one hell of a ride. But as said, "it's a damn short movie", I'm moving on see what's out there😎

Thursday, March 9, 2017

UPDATE FOR WEEKEND OF MARCH 11,12

There will be no publicly advertised sale going on at my warehouse this weekend. As stated here earlier this past week, anybody is welcome to visit at anytime,  please contact me by text or email to make an appointment. All of my contact information is in the paragraph below. There will be an organized, public sale, next weekend march 17,18,19. Thank you, Bryan

Monday, March 6, 2017

LATEST UPDATE

It has been quite awhile since I have posted. Google has radically changed how I access and post photographs to this blog so I am apologizing here for quality and quantity of what is posted below. I tried to show a few of the pieces I have been making for folks last couple months. Here is latest schedule for warehouse on 26th st in oakland. Move out date -end of April. I will be selling inventory of furniture, objects, wood, metal, raw material etc., as of this posting. Anyone is welcome to visit and browse over 9000 sq ft. I ask that people email (bappleton01@yahoo.com) or text (415-336-2784) if wanting to visit, I am pretty much open 7 days a week from here on out. Alameda- management cancelled today's show and rolled it over to next sunday( 3/12)  We will be selling either there at alameda or sale here at warehouse. I will post by Wednesday 3/8 where we will be. I will be advertising on craigslist etc. Sales to the public will begin weekend of 3-18/19. No need to email or text at that point just show up! Alameda antique show on April 2, we are planning on attending at this point, weather permitting. My long term plans at this point are in flux. I know at this point that I am taking 6-12 months off. The cost of living/working from a warehouse here in oakland has gotten so out of control that I am not sure where I will end up. I do know that I am very grateful for the support from everybody that has bought furniture, etc. from me over the last 10 years. Thank You! I plan to get some dental surgery done while I am off, some long deferred r&r is due, and I will regroup and see where my creative energies take me! I will post here from time to time, and expect I will also attend alameda show from time to time.

Some more photos

Well I have been playing around with Google and I've managed to add a few more photos. First photo is of a vintage machine shop peace, very industrial, very cool.      


Here's a photo of some custom doors I recently made, provided by the client.   

 Very unusual  industrial object. I am thinking the base of a large table. It is cast-iron. I will be  including this in my upcoming public warehouse sale.



Small outdoor table made for client.

 I have six of these. Only one has a wood top like this. Several more look like the photo below steel top. They will all be in my sale. 


Some custom pieces built for a  boys bedroom.

 Burnished steel  dresser. Will be in the sale.