i finally got a new camera (sony cybershot dsc-h12) which takes amazing macro shots, (too bad i didn’t figure that part out till i got home)…anyway shooting again tomorrow to tighten up the pics will fine tune it i pray, so i can finally finish this article about the fleas…but the best part was that it brought me back to my favorite place in new york, my #1 most fun: the fleamarkets!! now if i could only sit and write without distraction…
I could have covered the world in fabric today! crazy gorgeous, affordable textiles from the 1600 and 1700′s. did i want to buy these? more than anything!
guess i just love to surf this net and document some of the events of the day. le faux fur et silk satin blanket sample came back and it’s uber soft (i’m a faux fur snob)…anyway, wanted to share, now back to the grindstone, writing an article on the nyfleas…i know i’m not buying for the store anymore but…these tables were my score of the day on the weekend. Maybe i’ll keep them in my apartment for just awhile till they sell. i forgot how much i LoVe the fleas here, it’s my #1 favorite thing about NY!
there are 2 of these pink sofas! i have to stop myself, but it’s like a candy store!
wow, for the first time in, well i can’t remember how long, i was able to sit down and make 3 phone calls! without rushing and for pleasure! i’ve been so focused on the store that i’ve let everything important slide by. didn’t make it to the vegas wedding and didn’t make it to my bff’s shore house. well that’s what i want to change. make room for everything. i was told to break down the day into 15-30 minute intervals. I would LOVE to have that much time surfing bLoGs without guilt!
the pics? well they’re finish samples that came in today so now all the chairs and tables can be customized. it’s cool to see that coming together. these are just some, there are so many more!
now i have to go and do something great for the house…not that i feel like it, just that i made that freakin vow! well maybe i can do it every other day…but then the ‘vow breaks’, and we know what happens then! well at least every deli sells flowers for an on the fly daily dose of household beauty. then it’s back to work on the paris trip. someone told me today that it’s not 9-5 that’s important, it’s 5-9…
well i’ve been busy trying to sort out everything and still keep my promise to improve my home a little everyday. i’ve been slacking but this is the latest. i brought in a lightweight cashmere blanket from the store that i’ve been coveting (but wait, it IS mine)when it was at the ‘store’ i had it on ‘display’, don’t unfold, don’t touch it too much….well it’s here now! my favorite color, summer weight and gorgeous!
you know how you can’t help who you fall in love with? well i love paris and nicole and wish them both the best. i was a wild child myself!
so much is going on, so many opportunites going and coming. trouble is i start so many things that none get enough attention. i’m an aries so i know that’s my achilles heel. and i don’t have that business side i know i need! i do what i do cause i like it…so it’s always fun…but now i need some gameplan for expansion. why didn’t i take business in college? i need that discipline and structure that’s the science of business.
well forgive me but this was the best i did yesterday in keeping with my vow to do something good for my home each day. got these hydrangeas at the deli. ok i admit i haven’t done anything tonight. quick here’s one i was saving…
Going away sadly made me miss the designers guild day. but i pulled out this pic and got inspired all over again.
Check out my friend Megan. She’s starting her own business online. It’s still developing so keep an eye on her!
well i’m home from my few days in the mountains. it was a fascinating trip, partly cause i had no idea what my man was up to all these years exactly and partly cause it was interesting to get into another frame of mind. The towns were Boone and Blowing Rock in NC and both are way old and just getting into the whole walmart thing. (well that’s the only thing really right now but you can see what’s coming). my guy buys land and knows men who can build great NC style homes or sells the land itself. the first day as we wound up the mountains i kept saying “why would anyone want to live this far away?” and they would say “to be alone inthe mountains”, and i would think, how alone do you have to be and for what? but i started to understand somewhere around dusk i guess, that i forgot how much i crave the sound of silence, the reassurance of a brook or the rustle and creaks of trees. maybe i’ve been a city girl too long….
either way, i got into it! as we visited sites of the places he sold, each had a little teeny cabin on it. most of the time the guys were saying, ‘oh yeah this has gotta come down and we’ll clear out the trees over there’…the cabins are as much a history of this country as anything on the National Register. I was shocked that someone, more than just one someone, long ago, wanted to be all alone in the mountains and worked really hard to build a little home to make it so. but for the life of me i can’t figure out what the hell did they do here and how did they survive all the way at the top of the mountain?
Happy Day Dad! I know you read my blog and you know i can’t keep a secret, so this pic is of your gift, a Japanese Maple which i know you love! i wish we were together today, i love and miss you!
it’s saturday nite, leaving for nc tomorrow with my guy to visit some properties and be the photog. but didn’t want to check out without sticking to my promise to do one thing for my house everyday. (thank god i will be gone for 2 days)!
truth is i didn’t want to buy anything so i dug into my linen closet which is full of really the only thing i own, my collection of linens from my great grandmother, Assunta Francesco. she was italian and came to discover a new world and paved the way for my family. she could embroider, crochet, and make all sorts of sheets and pillows…she made all these in the photo and stitched her initials in 2 matching cases.
well i did go shopping for 4 hours yesterday, a complete indulgence but that’s what i’m into i guess. the garment district is yet another of my favorite things about this city and one of the main reasons for my addiction to it. (it’s from 38-40th streets between 7th and 8 aves…get there if you love textiles)!
more and more places are moving out i guess cause of the rent and the neighborhood is changing. it’s sad but the bargains are abundant. i would shop there everyday if i could and stimulate that economy!
but god! it’s so much easier to shop for someone else than yourself. there are infinite choices and directions to go. i decided to take cue from Tricia Guild’s world and go for CoLoR some blue, like an aqua the one from a couple posts ago…not tiffany’s but something a bit more gray. well it was a quest, i did find one linen with embroidery that was perfect. but then i wasn’t sure about the embroidery…great deal tho!
There are so many silly and gorgeous fabrics out there it’s absloutely overwhelming. I am going back tomorrow to choose some things and decided to make 3 different sets and we can all decide!
i could go on!
oh yeah, my vow is to take my own advice and do something however minor, everyday to make my place better. as of tonight i didn’t do anything today. but then i didn’t know i would be making a vow…so it will be a vow that starts tomorrow!