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"Innovation is often the ability to reach into the past and bring back what is good, what is beautiful, what is useful, what is lasting." - Sister Parish

Hello and Welcome!

Located in the “Paris of the West”, San Francisco, inspired Period Elegance to elevate the everyday by sharing my collections with others who also enjoy and resonate with beautiful and elegant items from the past.

I am an interior designer and antique dealer who lives for the hunt for beautiful and fashionable vintage treasures. I learned early in my life that stories are woven around personal things. My childhood roots are in the Northeast US, and it was there that I was influenced by those decorative antiques and beautiful objects that signaled to me a sense of meaning - that is to say, meaning associated with these objects that extended beyo…

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  • Joined October 28, 2010

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vintage, porcelain, china, crystal, silver, linens, paper ephemera, and just about anything else that is a beautiful object for the home or table

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About

"Innovation is often the ability to reach into the past and bring back what is good, what is beautiful, what is useful, what is lasting." - Sister Parish

Hello and Welcome!

Located in the “Paris of the West”, San Francisco, inspired Period Elegance to elevate the everyday by sharing my collections with others who also enjoy and resonate with beautiful and elegant items from the past.

I am an interior designer and antique dealer who lives for the hunt for beautiful and fashionable vintage treasures. I learned early in my life that stories are woven around personal things. My childhood roots are in the Northeast US, and it was there that I was influenced by those decorative antiques and beautiful objects that signaled to me a sense of meaning - that is to say, meaning associated with these objects that extended beyond daily life and certainly stretched beyond the mere collecting of "stuff". I take delight in visions that fine objects evoke - memories of Sunday brunches at my grandmother’s house, parties and gatherings where people were joyful and in celebration of a special occasion, be it a wedding, a birth or a gathering as simple as sharing a meal with friends and family.

My eclectic design taste is revealed in my collections - I only purchase things I truly love and would own myself. I travel to markets in the U.S. and abroad searching for unique, one-of-a-kind antique and vintage items and meticulously hand pick each item of china, silver, linen and other unique objects with the hope that you enjoy them as much as I enjoy finding them. I am constantly out hunting for the next great find and update my store regularly so, check back often.

You can learn more about Period Elegance by clicking here: http://www.etsy.com/shop/PeriodElegance/about/. See you there!

Sincerely,
Julia Arndt
Interior Designer and Curator
www.etsy.com/shop/PeriodElegance

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