Tuesday, March 31, 2015


Halcyon House Antiques has just received the most gorgeous bracelets! They’re an amazing marbled resin, designed like a belt to encircle your wrist. They come in beautiful swirling colors, sure to work with something, or everything in your closet.IMG_9377IMG_9386IMG_9382IMG_9390

For more information, please contact Eric at Halcyon House!

Friday, March 27, 2015

Bags, Ladies!

Over the holidays, our wonderful ostrich bags flew out the door and now we’ve got the spring equivalent of those! These bags come in the most wonderful jellybean colors and are perfect for toting everything you need in your daily life.HH_Annabell2

If you’re interested in these bags, please contact our Eric at Halcyon House!

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Lettuce Entertain You!

Have you ever looked closely at a piece of lettuce or cabbage? The huge leaves and their gorgeous colors have deep interesting veins, and their shape makes a perfect container for a green salad or a composed salad.

For decades, potters have thought so, and have been making lettuce or cabbage ware. Wedgwood is one of the earliest makers of this, and you can find pieces of it at Halcyon House Antiques, along with more contemporary pieces. WedgwoodThe Wedgwood pieces don’t look exactly like iceberg lettuce or even cabbage, but they’re called lettuce ware or cabbage ware nevertheless. They are such a beautiful shade of green, and would be perfect for a summer place-setting.

At Halcyon House Antiques, we recently received a shipment which included some more contemporary pieces of lettuce ware. This serving dish will become a summer favorite, as it has two compartments to use. IMG_8971One of the great things about lettuce ware is that you can mix and match pieces.

During the recent auction of Bunny Mellon’s estate, there were hundreds of pieces of china and porcelain shaped like lettuce, cabbage, melons, asparagus and almost every other variety of vegetable you can think of.MellonFor many years, Dodie Thayer, a potter in the Palm Beach area made lettuce ware, each piece by hand, especially for a shop in Palm Beach. It was widely collected by socialites everywhere and it still much sought after. C.Z. Guest had a particularly good collection, and she had an image of it in one of her books with her kitchen pegboard and her strainers and lettuce ware.GuestAs with anything that’s a classic, it will be in style forever. From Wedgwood in the 1800s, to Dodie Thayer in the 1960’s, lettuce ware is one of those classics.

As always, if you’re interested in anything you see here, please contact Eric.

Adapted from The View from Halcyon Farm, a weekly column on BaltimoreFishbowl.com

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Tally Ho!

Just in time for the spring steeplechase season, Halcyon House Antiques has received a new shipment of gorgeous tableware perfects for your tailgate party.

New place-settings in a rustic hunt scene.IMG_8963

Details of the place-settings.IMG_8965

Foxy mugIMG_8967

Hound mugIMG_8969

Fox prowling on a lettuce-ware serving dishIMG_8971

Fox on a pitcherIMG_8973

Hunt scene pitcher.IMG_8976

Eric would love to show you this new collection, so pop in and see him and ask to see what’s new!