Thursday, September 6, 2012


If you find yourself taking a fall weekend out East, Sag Harbor is the perfect town to shop in for antiques and home decor with seaside charm. Several great home shops are a must-shop. Be sure to hit Sylvester and Co for modern housewares and clean design, Ruby Beets for rustic finds mixed with new pieces that seem old, and Jed next door for fabulous antiques and stylish unique pieces. There are more shops to look forward to, that I will share in Part II tomorrow!

  Sylvester and Co. at 103 Main Street calls themselves a "Contemporary General Store", which is a perfect way to describe what they are. They have a little bit of everything, all of it supremely well edited. Since 1989 they have been welcoming shoppers in this charming town.

Tabletop and trays for entertaining.

A view of the back where artwork is on display and natural fiber clothing is available.

Cool down from the heat. Cold-brewed iced coffee is one of my favorite things, and they offer Dreamy, in a retro fridge upfront.

A mix of warm modern tables in wood and metal.

Colorful pillows to perk up a summer rental house.

Oversized white slipcovered furniture is popular with the summer set.

Entertaining essentials.

Everything is beautifully displayed on long tables, and it's easy to see why people run in to pick up gifts constantly.

Eco conscious bamboo plates and kitchenware.

Shoppers congregate.


Honey Wolters and Sharone Einhorn have created something very, very special. Ruby Beets at 25 Washington Street is so jammed with amazing rustic and refined stuff it is hard to capture the magic here. The shop is a stylists dream with the old tempered with the new. There is always something totally unexpected there, that they have unearthed in some far-flung corner of the world.

The display is just that good-

Rough hewn tables sit beside striped dhurries.

Colored glassware sits next to large vessels in the window.

A view of the front of the shop as you enter-- you have to walk around things to get a closer look at the endless inventory.

This white chain lamp has such style

Another stylish table lamp with the right amount of rusticity.

Shelves hold more dhurries.

Artful arrangements are everywhere you turn.

An all-white encaustic canvas was terrific.

Even a mortar and pestle looks great mixed with shiny objects.

An overall scene setter.

Matte resin veggies in an old wood bowl.

Vases upon vases.

A bit of mid-century modern lurks.

Vessels galore.

Need lamps?

This Victorian woven table has such character.

Throws, the perfect way to add some cozy to a rental.

White with color.


Next door to Ruby Beets at you will find JED. Jack Deamer's antique shop is punctuated by hits of color, unique one of a kind antiques, and cool finds.

You have seen the copies, this is how it all began. An original Italian Brass Occasional Table.

He has some cool re purposed industrial finds.

Don't get me started on this petite charmer in the palest pink glazed chintz.

Or this chair, with a painted wood frame and chocolate chintz.

Chic! Navy upholstery and a white painted frame.

Need a personality piece?

An inlaid table with divine bookends.

A rope wrapped lamp with original shade.

A nice collection of simple Black Basalt.

I have never seen a chair like this, the silhouette is darling.

Making the most of the space, Deamer added a suspended lucite shelf so it looks like the chairs are floating.

Smaller object perfect for styling bookcases.

Artwork rests on red-legged benches.

Some dainty chairs.

This mirror! Gorgeous.

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