New York Gift Fair | Recycling the Past

While I of course love seeing what’s fresh at vendors I know, part of the fun of attending the New York Gift Fair is the hunt for new companies and merchandise. One of my recent favorites in the category of making the old new again was Europe2You. Started in 2003 by Stacy Borocz, the company imports European flea market finds as well as merchandise from former factories, military bases and warehouses. These found objects are then dated and authenticated with the assistance of local experts and museum curators.

New York Gift FairIn addition to the antiques above and below,

NY Gift Fair

New York Gift Faira terrific selection of hotel silver,

New York Gift Faircharming vintage linens

New York Gift Fairand unique glassware,

New York Gift Fair

New York Gift Fair

antiques are augmented by a collection of new accessories, “authentic accents” inspired by the originals,

New York Gift Fairmade from sustainable vintage timber, finished with organic oils and natural beeswax, as seen above and below. After a few commercials pizzas, the reclaimed pizza boards will look just like the originals!!

New York Gift Show finds

Antique grain sacks are repurposed for trunks and lampshades

New York Gift Show finds

and a personal favorite, the beautiful and dramatic Demijon cloches.

New York Gift Fair

Whether original or recycled, artfully added antiques lend a certain grounded gravitas to any type of interior.

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8 Responses to New York Gift Fair | Recycling the Past

  1. mary says:

    The trunks and the demi-johns are calling. Have a great week-end. Mary

  2. Franki Parde says:

    That “extra step” .. it shows. Just delightful! franki

  3. Sounds like what I do, but at a MUCH bigger scale/level, so I am impressed! Beautiful items – both old and reproductions.

  4. Stacey, I love this! Thanks for the introduction to Europe2You…there is nothing I love more than the perfect vintage find – if I could, I’d spend all my time at European flea markets, but barring that it’s great to have resources such as this.
    Happy weekend!

  5. pretty pink tulips says:

    I think there is a ready made market for these fabulous wares! I hope to hit Portobello Road when I visit London next year, but this is the next best thing!!!

    Always fun to discover new talent!

    Have a wonderful weekend, Stacey!

  6. I skipped this booth, having OD’ed on reproductions and thinking it was just more of the same-old stuff. I’m happy to know Europe2You sells authentic pieces.

  7. Great products! Love the small chests and the the plate ware.

  8. ann says:

    Ok, i want everything in this booth! I mean everything!

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