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Delicious displays at Sawbridge Studios near Chicago.

Arts & Crafts Emporia

by Patricia Poore on October 10, 2012

in Travel

ABOVE: Delicious displays at Sawbridge Studios near Chicago.

A handful of the suppliers that follow have “virtual stores”: your visit is made online. Many, though, have both a bricks-and-mortar retail shop and an online catalog. See furniture, lighting and hardware, textiles, tile and pottery… The beautiful products of the Arts & Crafts Revival are suitable for your Bungalow or Craftsman home, for Tudor Revivals and California Ranches, and for any artistic house.

American-style shopping at the mall is in every way antithetical to an insistence on fewer, better things. But we dare you to resist the urge to shop in these special stores, which display a range of truly beautiful, artisan-made goods.

Bend Bungalow: Bend, OR (541) 383-2992, bendbungalow.com A retail shop and web store that stocks a variety of A&C-style decor and gift items, including lighting, pottery, rugs, books, and artwork. Celebrating their tenth year.

The Copper Shop Gallery: East Aurora, NY (716) 655-0261, roycroftcampuscorporation.com Operated by the Roycroft Campus, this retail store features Roycroft artisans works as well as Arts & Crafts gifts. They also offer classes, demonstrations and tours.

The Craftsman Home: Berkeley, CA (510) 655-6503, craftsmanhome.com Furniture (from W. Hile plus antique and custom), lighting, ceramics, artwork and frames, textiles and rugs, metalwork. Catalog is online; orders taken by phone only.

Craftsman Homes Connection: Spokane, WA (509) 535-5098, crafthome.com Order “andirons” to “welcome signs” by phone or online. No retail store; catalog only.

Dalton’s: Syracuse, NY (316) 463-1568, dalton’s.com Retail store offers carefully selected, complementary furnishings and decorative objects created in the Arts & Crafts tradition.

Eastwood Gallery: St. Paul, MN (651) 695-1902, eastwoodgallery.com Specializing in Mission furniture and decorative arts from the American Arts & Crafts Movement (1890-1920) in their retail establishment.

Fair Oak Workshops: River Forest, IL (800) 341-0597, fairoak.com Many makers represented, also design and commissions: clocks, prints, tiles, art glass, stencils, metalwork, leather, china, mica lamps. No retail store; phone and online orders since 1995.

Historic Lighting/HL Ranch: 114 East Lemon Ave., Monrovia, CA (888) 757-9770 and (626) 303-4899, historiclighting.com and hlranch.com Quality production home furnishings with a representation of artisans, especially those local to area. Lighting and interior design service. Craftsman, Western, and Rustic furnishings. Big showroom Wed.–Sat. Online catalog.

Some retail stores display objects in room settings.

Some retail stores display objects in room settings.

Historic Style: 404 – 3960 Quadra Street, Quadra Centre Victoria B.C. (250) 592-4916, historicstyle.com Fabrics and wallpapers by Morris, Voysey, Mackintosh, Silver Studio; also Art Nouveau collection, traditional fabrics and papers by period from Federal through 20th century. Tile, hardware, some furniture, tapestries, accessories, gifts, art pottery, kitchen textiles, clocks, mugs, jewelry. Showroom by appointment; online catalog, sample cutting service, and historic-design consulting.

J.R. Burrows and Co.: Rockland, MA (800) 347-1795, burrows.com Online collection of English and East-Coast American Arts & Crafts fabrics and wallpapers; rugs from Morris and Voysey, Candace Wheeler and Jennie P. Jones; period carpets from Federal through Victorian and 20th-century periods; Scottish lace curtains including exclusive A&C designs. Small showroom, by appointment.

Liberty of London: 214–220 Regent St., London, England liberty.co.uk Famous retailer founded in 1875, still selling aesthetic goods including antiques, carpets, textiles, furnishings, and lighting. Historic interior is worth a pilgrimage, or browse online.

Michael Fitzsimmons Decorative Arts: 144 North Oak Park Ave., Oak Park, IL (708) 763-8220, fitzdecarts.com Large inventory of Morris carpets, fabrics, and wallpapers; stencils, watercolors, tile, lighting and lamps, antique and reproduction Craftsman and English A&C furniture, fabrics and wallpapers both English and American, tabletop wares, garden accessories, pillows, metalwork, ceramics. Prairie designs. Retail showrooms and online.

Mission Guild: 222 Main St., Worcester, NY (607) 397-1808, missionguild.com Not academic reproductions but guild-produced goods in the Craftsman tradition. Prints, tiles, mirrors, frames, pottery, art glass, paintings, tables and bookcases, Morris chairs, lamps, custom furniture. Invitationals through the year, no retail store; online catalog and custom orders.

Modern Bungalow: 2594 So. Colorado Blvd. at Yale, U-Hills Plaza, Denver, CO (303) 300-3332, modernbungalow.com Under one roof, a large collection of A&C and Craftsman home furnishings: furniture, lighting, pottery and tile, rugs, accessories, books. In-stock and custom work. Store open daily 10-5, Sunday 12-5, Mondays by appointment. Or browse online and order by phone, email, or PDF order form.

Nest & Company: 15 South Fullerton Ave., Montclair, NJ (973) 509-9488, nestandco.com Wide range of goods from furniture to accessories. Retail only, Tue.–Sat.

Oak Park Home & Hardware: 137 N. Oak Park. Ave., Oak Park, IL (708) 445-3606, ophh.com Furniture, hardware, rugs, garden items, accessories, art glass. Lighting in Prairie, California, and Asian modes. Online catalog; showroom by appointment only.

Rejuve Seattle: 2910 1st Ave. So. (at Forest St.), Seattle WA (206) 382-1901, rejuvenation.com/seattle Gorgeous second store, for lighting, hardware and house-parts 1890–1960. Seven days a week, sales are retail, online, and through printed catalog: (888) 401-1900

Rejuvenation: 1100 S.E. Grand Ave. at Taylor (Grand Ave. Historic District), Portland, OR (503) 238-1900, rejuvenation.com Since 1977, this store has grown to 38,000 square feet and is indescribable. Reproduction lighting, Stickley and Rejuvenation furniture lines, rugs, Douglas fir moldings, hardware, house-parts, artisan accessories—plus antique restored lighting and architectural salvage. Seven days a week, sales are retail, online, and through printed catalog: (888) 401-1900

Rejuvenation Los Angeles: 8780 Venice Blvd. (Helms Bakery District), Los Angeles, CA (310) 400-1872, rejuvenation.com/LA Third store, just opened! Reproduction lighting, hardware, and house parts. Seven days a week, sales are retail, online, and through printed catalog: (888) 401-1900

Sawbridge Studios: 897 Green Bay Rd and 1015 Tower Court, Winnetka, IL (847) 441-2441, sawbridge.com Many and diverse artisan furniture collections include Arts & Crafts, casual and contemporary, farmhouse, historical, Shaker, and painted. A&C goods show Mission, Prairie, Asian, and transitional influences. Art pottery, clocks, lamps, tabletop. Winnetka store expanded to absorb Chicago location, Mon.–Sat.; online catalog.

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{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Jeff Herrmann October 3, 2011 at 4:13 pm

Might I add Pier 1 imports to this list? Haha, just kidding :)

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2 Patricia Poore October 3, 2011 at 5:09 pm

Oddly enough, Jeff, I just edited a story about preservation architect David Heide’s Prairie house, to which he added a kitchen addition and a separate summerhouse–and one of his listed sources was Pier 1 Imports! That’s where he got some garden furniture and a nice lamp. (Look for the story in the Winter 2012 issue, which’ll be out in December.) When you have a good eye, you can mix antiques and reproductions with affordable new stuff from companies that have good design sense. (I personally love to roam around at Pier 1!) Thanks for reading. –Patricia Poore, Editor

3 Martin Vernon November 9, 2012 at 6:46 pm

Patricia,
I note that there are no suppliers mentioned supplying wall tapestries. So, if I may, I’d like to suggest http://www.thetapestryhouse.com/tapestries/category/arts-and-crafts-3 being worthy of inclusion.

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