May 10, 2013 § Leave a Comment
Les Vins de Bourgogne is an original vintage poster illustrated by Guy Arnoux advertising wines from France’s Burgundy region. The poster shows a 17th-century military captain reclining under a canopy of grapes, hinting that the wine has been aged to perfection. This beautiful piece was printed in the 1920′s using stone lithography.
If you visit Paris, make sure to go to Place des Vosges, a lovely park in the Marais which was built by Henry the 4th and inaugurated in 1612. Place Des Vosges is a formal garden, it features plane trees planted in allees, and triangles of grass. There is a perfect geometry to the place. It is surrounded by well appointed buildings, with shutters and steeply pitched blue slate rooftops.
As is the case in much of Paris, the bottom floor of many apartments is used for storefronts and restaurants. You can have lunch at Ma Bourgogne, and watch the steady stream of people walk in and out of the gates of Place des Vosges. Visit their website to get a taste of this wonderful place.
This post was written by Karlie Drutz, Vintage European Posters special projects coordinator, and Elizabeth Norris, owner of Vintage European Posters.
You can visit our showroom at 2201 Fourth Street in Berkeley on Tuesdays and by appointment.
Call us at 510 843 2201 to schedule an appointment.
Our next pop up open weekend is May 18-19 2013. You can see our collection at www.vepca.com
April 10, 2013 § Leave a Comment
We’ll be rolling up the door this weekend, April 13 & 14 to debut some exceptional new poster finds. Please join us for our Berkeley showroom’s ONLY open weekend in April, for what promises to be a truly spectacular poster experience.
Elizabeth has been on the hunt of late and has turned up over 50 new gems: Italian Art Nouveau, modern travel, tennis, golf, flamenco, bicycles – posters in all shapes and sizes and styles! Honestly, we’ve been up to our ears in cataloguing and the tubes keep rolling in! And now comes the best part: sharing them with you.
After this we take the collection south to the very cool LA Modernism Show, so do come see us and the new posters now while you can. They will not be live on the website until May, when we return.
Don’t forget to measure your walls! We look forward to helping you find just the right original poster for your space.
See you then!
Location: Vintage European Posters Showroom “Outpost”
2201 Fourth Street, Berkeley CA 94710
Saturday April 13 from 10-6pm
Sunday April 14th from 11-5pm
This post was written by Charly Leys and edited by Emily Jackson www.vepca.com
Vintage European Posters was established in 1997. We are the West Coast’s Largest Dealer in Original Vintage Posters from France and the United States. See us online anytime at www.vepca.com and at our Berkeley Showroom OUTPOST 2201 Fourth Street, Tuesdays and Thursdays.
February 6, 2013 § Leave a Comment
Hello Clients and Poster Friends!
We are excited to share our collection of original vintage posters at the Hillsborough Antiques Show this weekend February 8-10 at the San Mateo Event Center.
We have exhibited at Hillsborough for 13 years! In that time, we have seen you choose beautiful posters, helped you frame them, enjoyed photos of your homes adorned with your collections, met your children, met your parents, and thoroughly enjoyed being your source for original vintage posters.
We have benefitted tremendously from your referrals, from your good will, and from your enthusiasm about our collection, and our business. Nothing gives us more joy than your anticipation of our recent acquisitions, and geeking out together on dating a poster based on the evolution of the WWI German helmet, or the development of propellers on commercial planes.
Some of you know that we added a new framer a few years ago. We are delighted to work with The Studio Shop in Burlingame. Working with such a talented and professional framer helps fulfill our goal of being your full service poster dealer, choosing frames that take your posters from ‘great’ to ‘stellar’ on your walls.
We were introduced to the Studio by dear clients Harley & Vicki, who raved about the work of this second generation family business. The Studio Shop has been framing for 99 years, and they offer a wide range of frames – from the simplest stem mouldings to hand-carved, water-gilded, closed corner creations, as well as design consultation and installation services.
This weekend, stop by our booth and say hello and pick up a $25 gift card to the Studio Shop. It is a pleasure to refer you to such professionals.
Charly and I head to Palm Springs next week for the Palm Springs Modernism Show, so come and see us now before LA snaps up all of the posters! Due to a date conflict with LA Modernism, we will not be exhibiting at the April Hillsborough Show, so see us on the Peninsula while you can!
With Every Good Wish,
Elizabeth, Charly, and Emily
Vintage Poster Concierges
Vintage European Posters
2201 Fourth Street
Berkeley, CA 94710
San Mateo Event Center
Delaware Street Exit from Hwy 92
Visit the website for discount admission coupon
January 30, 2013 § 1 Comment
Dear Friends in the South Bay,
Please join us this weekend at the 43rd Annual St. Christopher Ladies Guild Antique Show February 1 -3. This is our fourth year at the show and we are honored to be a part of this delightful community event.
We are also honored when you choose to put a vintage poster from our collection into your home. We know this is an important decision; in fact your artwork is a focal point, and you will have it for a life time. As they say “start with the art”.
We have worked very hard to find the very best original advertising posters in the finest condition. We bring them to your zip code once a year. Sadly, there are no other South Bay Shows on our 2014 roster*- so now is the best time to see our collection in person. I bought 180 posters in France over the summer and we have great pieces to share with you.
What did I find in France you ask? French Rail Posters, Mid Century Posters, Spanish Travel Posters, teaching posters and many more things than I can describe in an email.. You have to see them all!
Do you want to leave with a poster? If so, measure your walls. Set aside 1-2 hours to see all of the posters in our stacks. This is a considered purchase. We do know that once you have your poster, you will be happy to see it on your wall every time you arrive at home.
For more information on the antique show, read Antiques Columnist Steve Yvaska’s column about the show (with a nice mention of us)!
With Every Good Wish,
Elizabeth & Charly
Vintage Poster Concierges
· We have enjoyed seeing many of you over the years at our annual show at Anne Johnson’s Post 61 in Los Gatos. Anne is a talented interior designer of residential and commercial projects and a connoisseur of vintage posters. She has moved her office, and is busier than ever. Find Anne at email@example.com (mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org) or by calling Anne at (408) 832-1692
· If you would like to host us at your business in the South Bay, and think you have the right location, please let me know!
August 16, 2012 § 1 Comment
Last Year, Grace Street Catering really impressed us with their impeccable menu for our 13th Annual preview show. I have known owner Erin McKinney for more than a decade and have always been impressed with his delicious food and his impeccable food styling.
Here is this year’s menu for our 14th Annual Preview show, inspired by what we ate in Paris, Bordeaux, and other secret spots where posters are stashed in France!
Tomato Saffron Bisque
Shrimp Tempura (Beignets Crevettes)
Twice Cooked Potatoes (Potatoes Lyonaise)
Oyster Market Cart
Fresh Market Oysters with Mignonette and White Wine Sausages
Assorted French Cheeses
Tapenade Nicoise with Crostini
Strawberry Lemon Tartlettes
Fig Raspberry Compote Shortcake
The event this year will be held August 23-26th at our shop. Vintage European Posters’ ‘Outpost’ 2201 Fourth Street in Berkeley, at the Corner of Allston Way. Thursday night from 6 til 9 pm, Friday from 10-7, Saturday from 10-6, Sunday 11-5
We hope to see you there!
Elizabeth and Charly