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Great finds at local shops 'Global Consignments' and 'Just Shades'



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Treasure Hunting

Greenwich homeowners in the market for fine furniture and antiques have a new place to shop, global consignments. And those who are downsizing and want to edit their collection of furnishings, china, silver and art can also turn to this high-end consignment store to sell their treasures. “We really deal in quality, and in furniture and antiques from all over the world,” says Charlene Miller, a former retail executive and international buyer who founded the business with Ellen Hancock, an ex-IBM and Apple exec. With these savvy women in charge, the store’s merchandise is changing constantly and dealers visit from New York on a weekly basis. Recent finds include antiques such as a Brazilian rosewood buffet, a Thomas Wheeler longcase clock, a black lacquered Chinese armoire, and more contemporary pieces like a six-year-old Baker dining room set originally purchased for $13,000, now selling for $6,000. Charlene works closely with real estate brokers to identify new sources (she offers them a referral fee for the first ninety days). Charlene also plans to host events in the 3,600-square-foot space.

205 Railroad Avenue, (203) 869-1534; globalconsignments.com

Made in the Shade

One of the easiest home makeovers: switching up your lamp shades. just shades, which opened in the space next to Tiger Lily’s, is a top source for custom and ready-made shades of all varieties, from elegant sconce covers to giant drums for standing lamps. Bonnie and Marc Engelson own a store by the same name in SoHo that’s been outfitting New York living spaces for forty years. With the added real estate of their Greenwich showroom, the Engelsons can stock more shades as well as new and antique lamps. “We can custom-make anything,” says Bonnie. “But we always offer stock options and we have a huge number available,” including shades in metallic, burlap, rawhide, mica and patterns such as stripes, florals and ikats. If you don’t find the style you’re seeking, Bonnie will Skype the New York store in search of options. What’s hot now? She says that drums have been “it” for the last few years, but people are opening up to different shapes like ovals. For a free design consultation, bring in your lamps and fabric swatches. Bonnie says, “We’re trying to make custom looks available to the average customer.”

154 Prospect Street, (203) 681-2757; justshadesny.com

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