One of our favorite pieces in the store: A vintage Dorothy Thorpe spiral Lucite umbrella stand that Avent-deLeon has repurposed as a vase. “I first started going to the vintage show at the Javits when I was 19,” she says. “This woman who had everything lucite had one of these, but I was 19 and didn’t feel the need to buy it. Now I can actually buy it and have somewhere to put it. I found another woman at a market who saw me looking at a Lucite table stand, walked by me, and said I have five of these Dorothy Thorpe spirals at my house in the Lower East Side. It was a borderline hoarder situation, but I got this for a steal.”
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One of our favorite pieces in the store: A vintage Dorothy Thorpe spiral Lucite umbrella stand that Avent-deLeon has repurposed as a vase. “I first started going to the vintage show at the Javits when I was 19,” she says. “This woman who had everything lucite had one of these, but I was 19 and didn’t feel the need to buy it. Now I can actually buy it and have somewhere to put it. I found another woman at a market who saw me looking at a Lucite table stand, walked by me, and said I have five of these Dorothy Thorpe spirals at my house in the Lower East Side. It was a borderline hoarder situation, but I got this for a steal.”