Saturday, July 4, 2009

Curbside Coup: Lloyd Loom!

Happy 4th everyone! I hope you all have a wonderful and safe day spent with the ones you love!

I would like to apologize for not being as attentive as I should be with the blog lately. I own a small vintage cottage style shop with my mom and we've been very busy gearing up for the "season". I will try to be much better about this in the future!

I wanted to share something with you today which is an example of American ingenuity, and one of my favorite finds to boot: a vintage PINK Lloyd Loom hamper.
Lloyd Loom furniture looks like wicker but was actually made from twisted kraft paper in a process created by the founder Marshall Burns Lloyd. You can read more about the history here. Lloyd Loom can be recognized by its destinctive weave, its sweet feet, and its signature trim.

Once again I was out with my mom and it was her sharp eyes that spotted this at the booth of a man at the Waynesville Spring Antique Show which is held on the streets of Waynesville, OH. I shrieked when I saw it. The sweet man, had marked it $16 dollars but told me I could have it for $14. I still have a hard time believing it! This is my second piece of Lloyd Loom ( I also have a smaller rectangular shaped turquoise hamper). which is often gold.


  1. What a little thing of beauty! Not your typical hamper, for sure. I didn't know you owned a shop. I hope you'll show some pictures of it! Glad you're back, and Happy 4th!

  2. I haven't seen a hamper like that...COOL!!
    I would love to see photos of your cottage shop!!
    Happy 4th !
    Deb :)

  3. That is a great old hamper and oh how I love the rusty candle holder!! Great finds, Blessings, Janna

  4. This is great! Thanks for coming by dear one. You are welcome in my enchanted land anytime. I laughed and laughed just now because as I was reading I saw Pink Lloyd, but, not knowing what that is, thought Pink Floyd, hee hee. Still laughing. A Pink Floyd basket, oh boy. Anyway, you will get used to my goofy ways, I hope. All light and blessings to you.

  5. That's a great find! I am an antique dealer and always appreciate when bloggers include a little history along with their fabulous finds.