the last few days have been full of grunt work, organizing and paring down. so of course blogging is taking it’s back of the bus status. seems like whenever i get here someone knocks, calls or (worst) looks over my shoulder! i’m alone now and furiously writing for this brief shining moment when i can be here!
anyway in the midst of my grunting, i found a missing envelope with these antique perfume labels i got in paris a few years ago (and thought they were gone forever). finding them changed my day. the work!
on another note, my friend carol,
(have you seen this)?
turned me on to her friend Gay, at i dreamed i saw, a beautiful site filled with lovelies from other sites. great resource! god the internet is filled with beauty. go get lost if you have some time…
one final note: made by girl just stopped by and is printing eco friendly cards. so sweet too!
we’re exchanging links. if you’d like to do the same let me know! if we’re friends and i don’t have your link up please tell me!
i was just surfing ebay (i confess i have developed an obsession for something, tell ya later). but anyway, for those of you who sell on it, check out collectibles and home decor
it’s a list of what’ hot, the top searches in the world. cheat sheet to the world’s yard sale!
well i guess i took a good and long weekend. it was heaven and now i’m back in full swing, getting back to my fighting weight! just wanted to share a thanksgiving yin and yang moment with you…these you may know are twin my nieces…the bed was my mom’s then mine, then my goddaughter, Juliette’s who’s 12. now it’s been passed once again to these two supernannys…but new polly pockets’ townhouse proved much more interesting!
happy thanksgiving to all of you, blogging buds who mean so much to me. you’ve helped me through a tough year with your love, comments, guidance and own blogs. of course i’m so very thankful for my family and friends, especially the ones who read my blog ;p
just an update: i did sublet my store (this image above is compliments of my neighbor’s store, Screaming Mimi’s, below is my empty nest), so i’ll be traveling, writing and and shopping from god knows where! enjoy your holiday and see you on the other side!
hard to believe in 3 hours it will feel like i’m on another planet. i’m heading back to ny for thanksgiving and tying up loose ends that have been dangling for way too long. i’m excited about my new base and can’t wait to dig in. there’s something new around every corner. in fact i’m dying to get to this exhibit of 1920′s French Moderne pochoir paintings on exhibit at one of the fab local Deco musems: wolfsonian.org
on another note, i’m gonna try to keep miami with me back north, especially yoga which for some reason takes the rumble seat most of the time in ny. but the stars are aligning and it’s easy to do here. a blogging friend hooked up with me in paris and introduced me to Kim from Hip Tranquil Chick. now we’re going to do a podcast together next month! i’ll keep you posted: hiptranquilchick.com
i have a little time to play so thought i’d throw up a couple non sequitors:
these pretty shots of my chairs, (i mean designer couture dresses, shot by Rick Day), are coming out this winter in a serious mag. i probably shouldn’t post the pics before they do but i loved them!
new website discovery: the waywewore. you’d look so cute in these for the holidays. vintage=recycling!
what can i say? these gals were women after my own heart. i say were cause most of these doyennes are gone now, but their spirits still shine in their furniture left behind, maybe not useful to a daughter, or in law who wants something ‘clean or new’. but, their loss is our gain… for the past 3 days from south beach to palm and everywhere in between, i hit my old faves: every consignment, goodwill, antique store, collective, resale and auction i could find. truth is, i didn’t even scratch the surface. (best part…the prices)! much as i love my trips to paris, for furniture shopping this is unbelievable.
this mirrored lingerie chest is making me like mirrored furniture again. OLD mirrored furniture! this had original glass and knobs. what a knockout! ($1500)!
a great thing about traveling is you look at things with a new perspective. today it was 60′s oil paint in green!
can’t wait to recover something with these…unused fabric from Good i mean Greatwill!!
and oh weird little chair i love the dorothy draper in you…
Last night’s surfing led me to one of the great designers of the century, James Mont. I fell inlove, hope you enjoy him too!
Todd Merrill acquired the entire contents of the Miami Beach penthouse designed in 1963 for King Kole by James Mont. It was wat theatrical, maybe not exactly subdued but I guess he was a total drama king…anyway the site is a wealth of information on a designer who was loved and feared. maybe cause he yelled at clients and threw furniture down the stairs?
i’m a sucker for great renderings
the catalog at Todd Merrill has all the pieces from the apartment. i’m starting to see the pieces that were inspired by him now that i’m shopping south fla. there must have been a real mystique floating around mont et al in ’63 with his chinese moderne and sassy ways…
and these hinges!
well back to my travels. these were from yesterday but today i have another perspective. not quite as grecian and columnar but that hint of sparkle that works no matter where your penthouse is!
this just in from my blogging bud, bonnie…a james mont piece on ebay right now!
this mirror was huge…i love that they painted it navy blue
i found an orange one!
hmmm, what would james say? off i go again!