the thrill of the hunt
whew! life’s been hectic lately. i guess it’s the combination of the autumn energy and trying to get my guy out of town has knocked me off my mission of full force focus. i don’t know how you ladies who have hubs and kids do it all :p
a wakeup call came in an email yesterday from the publisher who wants to see real results on monday! i guess it’s good to have someone pushing me and now i have no excuses. i thought i’d share a tiny bit of what we’re doing, even if just in pics. i’m not allowed to discuss it in words yet but you know i can’t keep anything from you ;p
yesterday was my last bit of fun out and about in boca before i sequester myself to the sofa. i drove my guy to the dentist and then the airport and got a chance to poke around some favorite haunts. boca’s great cause the ladies there have always fancied themselves, well, fancy, and their decor choices prove it.
i try to hit the consignment, good wills, auctions, habitat re-stores, thrift, antique malls and just about any place that has the potential for finding a treasure. yesterday i cruised along route 1 from ft lauderdale to delray and didn’t see the half of it.
i feel like these may have been there before, or maybe they’re still there from last year. i don’t know, i just love them!
i about died when i saw this 50′s slipper chair. it still had the original blue satin and the tiny gold buttons in the tufts were almost completely worn off. i’d love to know who owned this! super sadly, it was sold.
these white leather chairs would have come home with me if i only had a real home. (still looking for the next nest). something about vintage white leather. what is it about chairs? they drive me wild with their animated personalities.
and this little set was bought by a woman (while i eavesdropped), for her sunroom in a little house she just got in the keys right on the water. she thought her hubs may think it was doll furniture but she went for it anyway. i was so proud of her! the seats were yellow vintage patent leather.
i have to say there were chairs everywhere, sets of them, singles, pairs…
anyway suffice it to say i was satiated. i guess not having a store anymore, i miss the thrill of the hunt. more than any of my other jobs, i love buying the best, but who doesn’t? i think that’s why most of us get into retail in the first place.
speaking of which, i haven’t seen it but am totally inspired by the man shops globe series. have you heard of and seen it?
it got me thinking about what a great job that would be (yes i do sometimes dream about having one instead of creating one everyday). what i discovered was that there’s a whole world of opportunity there from buyers to display directors. if you’re an anthroplogie lover, check out their job postings and maybe get something dreamy like this!
if you make something and want to present it to their buyers, you can submit samples, send photos, sketches and/or line sheets to:
5000 S. Broad St.
Philadelphia , PA 19112-1402
enjoy your saturday and happy shopping if you’re treasure hunting!
ps just realized this is my 500th post!