A creative living takes us back to a time a little more simple
"I absolutely love stuff and I’ve collected things all my life. From pencils, candy papers and birds nests when I was a child to antique and vintage shoes, miniature portraits and Victorian taxidermy nowadays.

I like to take things people don´t see as beautiful and somehow make them beautiful."















WELCOME TO TIME FOR TEA ANTIQUES & INTERIORS, THE OFFICIAL SITE OF AUTHOR, ANTIQUES DEALER AND INTERIOR DESIGNER RUTH BAZA AND HER PASSION ON THE UNUSUAL BEAUTY OF OLD THINGS AND SPACES IN THEIR RAW ESTATE.

WE OFFER THINGS THAT ARE HARD TO FIND. UNCOMMONLY, UNEXPECTED AND SELECTED RUSTED AND NO LONGER PERFECT THINGS WHICH REMINDS US OF PRECIOUS (AND MISSED) PAST ERAS, CUSTOMS AND AESTHETICS, AND MAKE OUR LIVES MUCH MORE PLEASURABLE AND COHERENT.


ANTIQUES AND DECORATING ARE LIKE LIFE FOR US: THERE IS NO RULEBOOK. EVEN THOUGH RUTH HAS WORKED AS A DESIGNER FOR YEARS AND THE LOOK, COLOR AND PLACEMENT OF THINGS IS VERY IMPORTANT TO HER NOT ONLY AS A ARTIST BUT AS A PERSON, IS ALL ABOUT INSPIRATION, AUDACITY, SMALL DETAILS AND A REAL PASSION FOR EVERYTHING VINTAGE AND ANTIQUE. 

TIME FOR TEA IS A MINDSET, A KIND OF OUT OF THE BOX ATTITUDE BASED ON A TRUE LIFESTYLE. A WAY OF LIVING IN THE PRESENT WHILE EMBRACING THE PAST.


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THE SHOP

An interesting mix of antique and vintage furniture, polychromed and rusty antiques, lighting, signage, decorative and unusual pieces, art and wall decor, kitchenalia, for the garden, architectural, fashion, textiles,  medical and taxidermy.
We buy and sell the best that we can find with a desire to discover and uncover the most interesting and eccentric pieces.



STYLE, ICONS & INSPIRATION

Lifestyle for the home, alfresco and garden ideas, fav artist´s houses, derelict (why we love abandoned places),  vivre boheme, classic motos and cars, beatnik culture and style, polaroids and snapshots of anonymous people and stuff, antique circus and freaks, whites & stripes, rust for life, everything vintage (in and out of the closet).
INTERIOR DESIGN

We believe in building ideas and telling stories in different spaces. We work in tandem with a team of experienced craftsmen and restorers sharing a commitment for excellence and individuality. Our services include interior design, remodeling, custom furniture, upholstery, sourcing antiques and art, commercial and storefront decorating...
PRESS

We are regularly featured in magazines and other media. View some examples of our press exposure in Casa & Campo, AD, Vogue, InStyle, Elle, Cosmopolitan, Yo Dona or Telva.
THE BLOG

Coming soon: THE INTERMITTENT LIFE, the journal of traveller, author, artist and antiques junkie, Ruth Baza. Stories about art, history, travel, people, stuff & oddities that catch her eye and ignite our imagination.
RUTH BAZA

Writer, former foreign correspondent, photographer, interior designer, antiques and eccentricities collector, Time for Tea Antiques & Interiors founder and driving force.