Sports Decor – Olympic Inspiration at Home!

With the Rio 2016 Olympic Games catching everyone’s attention, I thought it would be fun to look at some arty and nostalgic sports decor that will fit gracefully into your home, even if you’re not the sporty type! But it you DO play tennis or golf or love watching the gymnasts do their thing, you’ll definitely like these!

Vintage Tennis art printAnyone for tennis? I love this Edwardian style couple ready to serve up in a game of mixed doubles. How on earth did women play tennis in skirts like that? Let alone the wasp waist corset and the perky little hat! This is one of the amazing vintage art prints we’ve started to stock from a collection of vintage art.

The vintage prints are restored and digitally reprinted and they are available framed and printed on fine art paper (Giclee) and canvas. We have so many different images with so many subjects, the easiest way to find one is to do a search by topic on our antiques and home decor website.

vintage Delft clock sailing boatsHistorically, when you look back over more than a century to 1896, the USA along with Great Britain have won many more medals for sailing than any other country competing in the Olympic Games,  This charming vintage Delft clock dating to around 1950 celebrates sailing with a hand-painted vista of a sailing regatta. The vintage clock is perfect for a boating enthusiast or to decorate a coastal home.

Cycle Vintage Art PrintThe USA has already won a gold medal for road cycling at the 2016 Olympics, but I don’t think the road cycling at the games is quite the same as the rather racy cycling in this vintage art print.  I’m pretty sure the competitors don’t get to ride along with their arm on the shoulder of a motorcyclist!

Still, this fantastic Art Deco Favor cycling print is so streamlined and chic, I had to show it to you.


Polo horse player bookends

Horseback polo is no longer part of the Olympics, but it was an Olympic sport from 1900 to 1936. I wonder why they dropped it when there are still so many other equestrian events? Anyway, here’s an interesting fact for you: The United States did actually compete in those games and won several medals for polo! The new polo player bookends in the photo are hand-cast and hand-painted as a custom order. The resin bookends are beautifully detailed. Gymnasts sculpture cast iron

Our American gymnasts have done brilliantly at the Olympics, and the sculpture of these two male gymnasts shows the grace, strength and poise typical of the best gymnasts.

The new sculpture is cast in iron and it stands on a marble base. It’s an elegant 34 inches high,  so it makes a great focal point for a space that can take a narrow but nearly 3 feet tall signature piece.

The style is reminiscent of classic sculptures and it has a wonderful sense of aspiration. It is weighty in its substance but somehow also light and heart-lifting.
I could look at this piece all day!

Golfer BookendsWe have a lot of home decor for golfers in our online store, probably because it’s such a popular sport.

Our pieces include golf statues and bookends and other golf decor including wall sconces, vases, and vintage art prints.

I saw that a British golfer just scored the first ever hole-in-one at the Olympic Games – how cool is that? He must be very pleased with himself.

This vintage style chap is certainly swinging for a hole-in-one! The hand-cast and hand-painted bookends are a wonderful gift for any golfer.

Vintage Art Print Golf Monte CarloAnd for the lady golfers, this young woman also looks like she’s aiming for a medal. She’s very determined.

The Monte Carlo golf vintage art print has such a wonderful feel to it, with her billowing white skirt, the bright blue sea and the puffy clouds in the sky.  It’s just very exhilarating and it takes us back to a more innocent era. Also, an era when she probably had a servant to launder her white clothes and keep them so immaculately white after a day on the golf course 🙂 But let’s not let our nostalgia get bogged down with reality. This vintage art is pure wonderful escapism!

But do you think this guy can escape….?

Vintage Wrestler Headlock Art printHeld in a headlock, I wonder if this guy can get away from his wrestling opponent? This is one of several vintage art prints of wrestlers that we stock – it’s marvelous, isn’t it?
As this post is published, we are going in to a weekend of wrestling competitions at the Rio Games. The USA has many wrestlers competing, so good luck to them and GO USA!
At the very least, I hope they give their opponents some attitude like this wrestler does.

What’s your favorite sport at the games?  Do you have an sport themed decor in your home? We’d love to hear about it… just tell us in the comment box.

AimeeAvatarAimee owns with her husband and best friend, Greg. Aimee sources amazing antique furniture, vintage lighting, & high-quality reproduction furniture to help her customers decorate their homes in a unique way. She loves her 8 (you read that right) fuzzy children and is renovating a 1920s bungalow in South Carolina. Find us on Facebook or connect with EuroLux on Google+. Or you can sign up here to receive this blog in your inbox.

2012 Holiday Gift Guide

We normally use this blog to share decorating tips and design inspiration to help you enjoy living with your antiques. But perhaps you’ll indulge us during this festive season to shamelessly self-promote for a moment.

During our Black Friday sale, which begins today and runs through Monday, November 26, we’re offering 20% off everything in our gallery, plus our usual free shipping!  Since many of our readers are only just getting to know us, we thought we’d share some holiday gift ideas from our own inventory. All of our antiques are one-of-a-kind, of course, and we also offer high-quality reproduction furniture and accessories that suit all tastes and budgets.

Here are some great ideas for all the people on your Nice (and Very Nice) List this year. Use code SHOPSMALL at checkout to receive your discount. Happy shopping!

For the Antique Furniture Lover

French Brittany Armoire/Bookcase/China Cabinet

This lovely cabinet dates to 1880. You might use it to display your heirloom china, books, or collectibles this holiday season.

French Art Deco Buffet/Server

Burled walnut veneers and a mirrored back add the “wow factor” to this lovely server, which dates to 1920. Picture it sitting in your dining area, wrapped with a big, red ribbon!

We have antique furniture choices to suit every taste and budget. Find them here.

For the Collector

Vintage French Art Deco Pink Tulip Chandelier

One of our favorites, this delicate chandelier features its original paint. It makes a lovely gift for your loved one.

Antique Goddess Figural Mantel Clock

As featured in our newsletter, this sensational mantel clock will make an impressive gift and a stunning display piece for any clock collector or bronze sculpture enthusiast.

Vintage Goddess & Unicorn Majolica Medallion

If you prefer your goddesses with unicorns (and who doesn’t, really?), this sensational medallion or plate will wow you. A thoughtful gift for any unicorn-lover on your list!

For the Eclectic Decorator

Who among us doesn’t have to cope with the issue of mixing inherited pieces of various vintages with items that reflect our own taste? The items featured here help bridge the gap between antique and modern decorating schemes.

Dale Tiffany Gold Plated Chandelier with Crystals

Traditional in form but modern and upscale in its gold plated finish, this high-quality reproduction chandelier is your ticket to fine living. Heirloom quality, this chandelier is the item your kids will fight over when you’re gone.

Polished Nickel Console Table with White Stone Top

Traditional French design gets an update in the shiny, polished nickel finish and white stone top. Makes a great gift for the young person who’s living with a bunch of hand-me-down ’70s furniture and could use something shiny to cheer up their decor.

For the Budget Conscious

We said we have something for every price point, and here’s the proof!

Vintage Seagers Gin Tray

Straight from Old Blighty comes this sensational old advertising tray. This would make an excellent host/hostess gift for your next holiday cocktail party! And it’s yours for a mere $41.60 after applying the Black Friday discount!

Vintage Transferware Blue Delft Plate

Seasonally appropriate and perfect for any skating enthusiast on your gift list, this lovely vintage plate also will please any collector of blue-and-white ware. You can get it for just $47.20 after the Black Friday discount.

Vintage Belgian Butterfly Beer Glasses

Another fantastic host/hostess gift, this pair of vintage beer glasses dates to 1950. Know any home brewers? They’ll be delighted to receive these! Only you will know you spent just $23.20 after the Black Friday discount.

For Small Spaces

If you long to live the antiques lifestyle but find yourself inhabiting a cramped urban loft, pied a terre, or cottage, you’ll be happy to know today’s exceptionally high-quality reproduction antiques are sized to fit your space perfectly.

Mirrored Accent Chest

Traditional styling meets modern sizing in this petite chest that measures just three feet wide by 32 inches high. The fun deco-inspired design and mirrored finish will add an antique touch to your small space.

French Versailles-Style 3-Drawer Chest

This sensational chest of drawers looks just like a real antique, but it’s actually a high-quality reproduction. Yes, that’s hand carving on the front! Best of all, this little chest measures a petite 32 inches wide by 35 inches high, so it will fit into your apartment, condo, or loft.

You’ll find 63 more small-scale items by searching “petite” at our website!

Thanks for shopping We welcome your comments, questions, and phone calls!

 Aimee owns with her best friend, Greg.  Aimee sources amazing antique furniture, vintage lighting, & high-quality reproduction furniture to help her customers decorate their homes in a unique way.  She loves her 8 (you read that right) fuzzy children and is renovating a 1920s bungalow in South Carolina.  Connect with or sign up to receive this blog in your inbox!

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Franklin, TN

Kimberly in Franklin, TN, just loves Blue Delft and we don’t blame her!  The larger the collection of Antique Blue Delft, the more beautiful and impressive it looks.  Kimberly mentioned that she has Antique Blue Delft in nearly every room in her home, and was thrilled to find a Vintage Blue Delft Chandelier at EuroLux Antiques to add to her ever-growing collection.

We love it when customers send us photos of their newly-purchased pieces in their homes and Kimberly was happy to comply!

Kimberly added her own unique touch by finding beautiful silk chandelier shades to match the Vintage Blue Delft Chandelier.  You can also see she has added shades to a pretty Rococo chandelier in the dining room to the left.

We can glimpse a few pieces of Kimberly’s wonderful blue and white collection, as there are two blue and white plates on the wall at the left of the photo, a soup tureen filled with flowers on the table in the dining room to the left, and a beautiful Antique Blue Delft Ginger Jar Vase on a marble-top cabinet in the hall to the right.

I personally love the antique burled walnut Secretary Bookcase that is visible in the corner of the dining room, directly under the Vintage Blue Delft Chandelier — what a stunning piece!  Thanks Kimberly, for sharing these photos of your lovely home for our EuroLux Antiques Blog readers!

And thank you for stopping by the EuroLux Antiques Blog.

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 Aimee owns with her best friend, Greg.  Aimee sources amazing antique furniture, vintage lighting, & high-quality reproduction furniture to help her customers decorate their homes in a unique way.  She loves her 8 (you read that right) fuzzy children and is renovating a 1920s bungalow in South Carolina.  Connect with or sign up to receive this blog in your inbox!

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