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GIVEAWAY: Vintage Sculptural Pieces

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One of the things I enjoy most when visiting new places is finding unique stores with local flavor. Every time we go upstate New York to visit our friends Debbie, Chris and little Willa we do our routine stop at one of our favorite shops in High Falls. I remember the first time we walked into High Falls Mercantile, a fine antique and home furnishings store in the Hudson Valley, we were captivated by how charming the whole place was staged. It was very welcoming and everything looked beautiful. Its owners Larry Ruhl and Jeff Serouya always do an amazing job putting together an exquisite selection of home decor and artwork from all over, which changes all the time. Part of their mission is to find odd and unique objects that add a fresh dimension to the store, which opened back in 2004. 

I love to spend time browsing through every little corner of their shop as they always have something new and exciting — that's why I always leave the store with shopping bag on hand. “Taking what is sometimes the most ordinary object and making it extraordinary is one of the highlights of what I do at High Falls Mercantile,” explains Larry. As a matter of fact, one of my favorite pieces is an old iron tong sculpture I bought a couple of years ago from their collection of custom-crafted and professionally mounted found objects. They're unique and quite especial.

So, guess what? You guys are in luck! To celebrate High Falls Mercantile's 7th anniversary, Larry and Jeff are partnering with me to bring you this amazing giveaway. Like many designers and collectors Larry loves things in multiples, especially in odd numbers: 3 and 5 being two of his favorites. That's why one of you will have the amazing opportunity to win, not one, but three of these one-of-a-kind sculptures from their collection (pictured above). Thank you guys for your generosity and congratulations of your ongoing success.

POST a comment telling us WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO COLLECT? And please, don't forget to include an active email to notify you if you're the prizewinner.

PRIZE: Collection of 3 Vintage Wrench Sculptural Pieces
LAST CHANCE TO ENTER: Thursday, June 9th at 8:00 pm EST.
THE RULES: This giveaway is open to readers worldwide. Only ONE entry per e-mail address is permitted. The winner will be selected by, and will be announced on Friday, June 10th on that day's post. So don't forget to check back to find out if you'll the lucky one to display these beautiful one-of-a-kind sculptures in your pad.

 Images courtesy High Falls Mercantile 

Reader Comments (11)

Those are so awesome! I collect eggs! The older the better! And I mean the kind that are hand made not chicken made lol!
Jun 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTheresa
What gorgeous pieces and what a wonderful giveaway! It's perfect for me, since I love to collect industrial pieces -- especially anything having to do with work/tools/manual labor.

I really enjoy The Designer Pad and draw inspiration from your daily posts. Hope this is a great week for you!
chairs + birds are my favorite collections.
Jun 6, 2011 | Unregistered Commenternatalie
I have developed a pretty decent collection of flowerpots. They don't all have plants in them, but they all found various uses around the around.
Jun 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterEllen
printed images / posters / photos of a certain theme, then fill any wall of my house with them.
Jun 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMaite
Great pieces. I have just the place where to put one of these in my apartment that I'm now renovating. I collect vinyl records.
Jun 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDejan
Those are beautiful sculptures! I have a growing collections of anything owl related. They are such gorgeous birds, and although I can not own one, I love to bring representations of the bird into my home.
Jun 7, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterYesenia
I couldn't have said it better myself. Entering the High Falls Mercantile begins an incredible sensory experience. Larry, Cait and Jeff make everyone feel so welcome. I have coveted these wrench sculptures for over a year now... pure genius.

I collect everything.... from rusty things to dragonfly wings....
Jun 7, 2011 | Unregistered Commentercanace
I love collecting skulls of any kind. And I also collect everything related to them, like T-shirts, bracelets, earrings, etc..
Jun 7, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCarole
These are gorgeous, and such a simple, creative idea!

I personally love collecting old things that are unconventionally beautiful. Like rusty objects, old photos of long ago family portraits, or miss-match bottles.
Jun 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTorie
What lovely sculptures!

I collect various oddities, the kinds that would be found in a Cabinet of Curiosities.
Jun 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJacquie

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