Thursday, March 5, 2015

We're back on Beechwood!!

It's been really crazy over here moving from the warehouse back to my store after I was notified early the renovation was complete.  The BEST team in the world, packed, carried and unpacked and not one thing arrived broken!! My head was on a swivel with boxes and furniture parading in one after another. It snowed on our move in day, (no surprise if you have been following weather in the northeast) Also, my granddaughter Madison was flitting about the whole day ( I can never say no to spending the day with her ) and we were making sales all at the same time!! A REALLY FUN and exciting day!!
Everything has fallen into place nicely (with a lot of help) and "pinch me" it's gorgeous!!
The outside hasn't been touched (weather, sigh) but it will be beautiful inside AND out soon!

I thought you would like a few photos because, darn it!! you guys who don't follow on Facebook and Instagram miss so much.

My husband put this classy sign up at the warehouse so no one would be wondering where we were!

Another snow day!

Late one night while we were setting up, I was delighted one of my favorite people, Jaime,  from Parkers Petals dropped by to spread her good karma around along with the king of positivity, magic and happy support Matt Allegretta and Rog. Take a visit to Jaime's instagram page to see the most beautiful floral arrangements you have ever seen. If you are in the northeast you can escape to springtime with one click HERE to her site.

While we were setting up the vignettes our local artists stopped by with new pieces.

We all will miss Pete, in the red, who took such good care of all of us and our customers while we were at the warehouse. I really appreciate happy people and both Carmine from Valley Contracting and Vic Guidetti the happiest and best plumber you will meet made the process easy. Vic's father was a plumber and both his sons work with great is that? They do everything with a smile. If you need a plumber in the Summit,  NJ area give Vic a call. 908-464-1810

A genuine super heavy clam shell or should I say wine cooler, food display or just plain gorgeous!!

I was so happy to see my friend, Gabrielle. Gabrielle is the manager of Second Time Around on Springfield Avenue in Summit.  She has transformed that store and is a real sweetheart style maven. I can always find great clothing, shoes, handbags, everything there and with her sunshiny help in putting it altogether it's such a pleasure to visit. She posts designer and stylish pieces several times a day on Instagram offering shipping as well.  Her Instagram name is stasummit. You will be addicted to all the great pieces.

Nancy from No.18 Boutique on Maple also stopped by and was so happy with her new pillow. Another "must visit" shop in Summit, NJ is No.18 Boutique on Maple St. Chic, current and stylish women's clothing and accessories and Nancy is a doll!

Following are some of our store pics...

It's a candy store for pillows in luscious colors and fabrics

With the expansion I have been carefully hunting for and choosing only those lines and artisans that compliment the great unique pieces we have always had. A second generation upholstery family, eager to please, create quality sofas and chairs many of you already are enjoying. 

Pictured behind the checkout desk with magical Matt is my dear friend Nan. I am forever grateful for her brilliant advice, her positive outlook on everything, our daily laugh sessions and most of all her friendship. Love you Nanners xo

I don't know which vignette is my fav but I know I love this one.
Vintage swivel chairs, thick butcher block cocktail table, leather loveseat, feather photos, industrial mirror, vintage side tables and flat weave wool rug!!

The Art Deco leather club chair has a twin featured in Architectural Digest this past month.

That's it for now, I hope you visit soon! We will continue to have events at the store which are so much fun.

In addition to the new store the website has been updated with new items HERE

We will be doing a promo in a week or 2 that you will see on Facebook and Instagram. I hope you can participate.  I would never want to exclude anyone but the timing is usually spontaneous and I just can't get a blog out that quickly. If it wasn't for the snow today I wouldn't have been able to complete this one. I just can't find the time in the past year and am happy to stay in touch with many of you and post sales and daily pictures on Instagram and Facebook. I would be glad to help anyone if you don't have an Instagram's so easy and we have fun with spur of the moment announcements.

Thank you for all your continued support ,

Best regards,

Please note delivery and shipping is available on all items
EMAIL ME with any questions.

Bonny Neiman Antiques & Artisan 
12 Beechwood Avenue | Summit, NJ
Monday-Saturday 10:30-5:30.

Monday, February 16, 2015


  Well, first the store's renovation dragged on and now things are going at lightening speed! Tons of items have found homes and the move back to the store is scheduled for Friday !!! AAAAHHHHH!! Not ready now but, in all the crazy moments of pickups, deliveries and thank you from happy people I snapped some photos today to show you just a sampling of what is greatly discounted. Call or email pronto if you are interested....we also ship nationwide as you know.

Belgian dining table orig $3700.00 reduced to $1950.00

HUGE savings on 2 great bookshelves!!
Black high gloss piece with great detail, seafoam interior and moveable shelves, originally $1295.00 on sale for $650.00!! Great for hallway and boys room. The other is antique pine, for the Beachouse or where you need to add some storage and distressed warmth at the same time. Originally $695.00 on sale for $295.00.

Offering 40 % off all these wonderful stone and Terracotta pieces, spring will be here before you know it! I PROMISE!!

Lots of great ORIGINAL ART 30 % OFF!!

Original art, above 50 % off! Colorful pieces are from Belgium!!

Larger Continental abstracts ....50 % off!

Half off bleached marble top commode, canvas poufs reduced by half now $148.00 ea, leather hall chairs, now $295.00 for the pair, Belgian distressed iron cocktail table originally $1450.00 now $695.00.

Plank top dining table with iron mounts underneath from $4,200.00 reduced to $1,950.00, painted 18th century vineyard cabinet, original paint half off, now $795.00. Twist arm leather settee, half off now $1,095.00.

All the pieces, above I bought multiples of because of the warehouse size but now thinning the herd, so to speak. When I move they will be back to full prices. Kilim ottomans 30% off, the block one has wheels! Artisan console table from FRANCE.  LOVE Muriel's pieces...she designs and makes the furniture herself and does the finish as well.

French commode. .....originally $4,500.00 now $850.00!!

Antique English pine desk/server orig $1,950.00 on sale $495.00

Vintage leather top faux bamboo painted cocktail table orig $2200.00 now $795.00

Antique English pine server (shelf inside) great in the kitchen family room or at the beach!! Orig $2600.00, now $895.00.

Please stop by if you can....there are dozens of pieces in this 7500 sq. foot warehouse.  Tomorrow afternoon we pack up everything small!!
Friday the big things go.

Follow on Instagram and Facebook to see moving photos and glimpses of the setup at the new store!! Thank you for your support    



Please note delivery and shipping is available on all items
EMAIL ME with any questions.

Bonny Neiman Antiques & Artisan 
315 B Springfield Avenue | Summit, NJ
Monday-Saturday 10:30-5:30.

Friday, January 30, 2015

A very special wedding

Several months ago I was asked by my son's dearest friend, Michael, to host his, and his bride, Kristin's,  highly anticipated wedding day photo shoot. I'm always up for a new experience and, like most of you, I LOVE weddings. Why not?  I wish you could have seen my husband's face while I was receiving Mike's phone call.   Where's the photographer when you need one? Well everything was simple.  An orchestrated wedding day schedule down to the minute was emailed to all participants by the most organized bride to date!
 I have to say I was a little concerned when I received mine "bridesmaids arrive somewhere at 9:01am for their hair/makeup breakfast (all in matching pajamas), groomsmen go to another location at 11:12, to cut toenails, (I guess)." Kristin was far from a bridezilla beaming, happy and relaxed from the moment she arrived at my house.

The day in late November was a beautiful Saturday.

Her gown was just breathtaking with a delicate beaded wasteband....

Samantha, Mike's sister, a most attentive bridesmaid.

The whole experience, as I stood by in jeans, was REALLY fun.

On its way to becoming an heirloom, Kristin had her name and the date sewn into the hem of her dress.

The bride's sister, Chelsea and Samantha were so sweet with Kristin. It was a delight to have them all in my bedroom.
PS my Grandmother's chinoiserie secretary in the background.

For those of you, like me, who knew nothing of this I will explain. "THE REVEAL" is when the groom sees the bride for the first time. If you have a wedding in your future you will hear this word a bizillion times. Kristin and Mike's was so sweet!

How precious!

Loved this.....on her bouquet Kristin had vintage pins from both her grandmothers and Michael's.

Rog and I posed with Mike who has been "growing up" in our home for many years....

One of the flower girls taking a break...

The photographer, Anna Clark, did such a beautiful job.

The groomsmen and the rest of the bridesmaids all arrived and more pictures.

Joseph, on the left is the grooms brother and best man. Hannah, my son Ryan's girlfriend,  and my son, Adam stand by watching the outdoor photos before we all go and get dressed.

Adorable attempt at keeping warm....I love that Chelsea wore flats and looked as glamorous as Samantha! I can't imagine being able to wear flats and not feeling as though I was kneeling!!

Many shots were taken with Rog's car, White Lightning. Michael, the groom, was integral in updating Rog's 1955 Chevy pickup so, not only was it a cute prop, but meaningful to Michael. He would come to my house every Saturday for months and work in the unheated garage with Roger.  They are both dedicated grease monkeys and find nothing more fun than lying on a cold garage floor on their day off. (I'm glad I work Saturdays)

The reception was held at The Knoll Country Club in NJ and, was all the couple hoped it would be.

Kristin changed into a beautiful cocktail dress for their first dance.  A choreographed number to the "Time of My Life" song from Dirty Dancing looked most professional until Kristin tossed her bouquet and ran to Mike for the lift and he crashed her head right in the crystal drapes of the was one of those special moments that makes things real and fun when everyone, including the bride, comes out of it with a big smile.

The dance floor was packed all night. Roger usually rocks back and forth as I dance around him, snort!    Wow, he's REALLY breaking loose with his hands up in the air!!! CRAAAZY (for him, snort!!)

This beauty reminded me of the red carpet.

Her sleeves had a beautiful drape....gorg!

My groomsman sonny boy, Ryan and his beautiful girlfriend Hannah!

Me and my children ....son Ryan, girlfriend Hannah, me, son Adam and daughter Lane.

Sorry I don't have a complete family photo but everyone was invited!   husband Roger, me, my parents and my sister, Nicole.

The bride and groom's family added another happy event to the many fun times celebrated in my dining room.
PS I have been saying for years I have to change my window treatments from the striped silk. Truth is, I really love my bullion fringe but, really, I must update. It's the shoemaker's children without shoes story. All suggestions will be greatly appreciated.

I was thrilled to host such a special event in my home and will hold the memories in my heart forever. Wishing Kristin and Mike a life full of love and joyful times.

Store update!! It looks as though I will be moving back to my renovated store soon.  It's a good time to stop by the warehouse to discuss the best deals on many pieces. COME VISIT!! It's a special 7500 sq. ft. space with a convenient parking lot!

CLICK HERE to go to the updated website!!

Not everything is pictured on the site which is why most of you are enjoying seeing the current arrivals on INSTAGRAM and FACEBOOK.  Come on people....stay in the know and sign up so you can see the new finds.  Also we have daily flash sale specials we post only on social media! Some items sell right from INSTAGRAM ....IT'S EASY!!!!!

Warmest regards,

Please note delivery and shipping is available on all items
EMAIL ME with any questions.

Bonny Neiman Antiques & Artisan 
315 B Springfield Avenue | Summit, NJ
Monday-Saturday 10:30-5:30.