Local Antiques Infused with Whimsical East End Fun
1 This large-scale 1940s wood and brass sailing boat (6'4" h. x 4'6" w. x 10½" d.), set on a new steel stand, could glide sweetly along Georgica Pond, though it’s at its best when moored indoors. $3,400, Ruby Beets, 25 Washington St., Sag Harbor, 631-899-3275.
2 Let your youngster take a spin on this circa-1950 English children’s bicycle. Its training wheels, basket, and painted sign (added later) make for a stylish ride. $1,250, English Country Antiques, 26 Snake Hollow Rd., Bridgehampton, 631-537-0606,.
3 Whether you’re tending the garden or strolling through a field of flowers, collect your favorite stems in this circa-1900 French grape-picker’s wicker basket (42" l.). $1,200, Huntting House Antiques, 74 Montauk Hwy., East Hampton, 631-907-9616.
4 Ping-Pong might possibly be the greatest American rec-room pastime of the mid-20th-century. Go retro with this boxed set from 1960. $45, Beall and Bell, 430 Main St., Greenport, 631-477-8239.
5 Dogs dream too, and yours will have sweet ones in this 1960s-era French wire pet bed, fitted with an upholstered leopard-print cushion (4'6" h. x 30" w. x 24" d.). $4,800, John Salibello, 2309 Montauk Hwy., Bridgehampton, 631-537-1484.
A version of this article appeared in the July 15, 2014 issue of Hamptons Cottages & Gardens with the headline: Good Ol' Summertime.