back to basics

TPA ROCOCO

allo monday…evening that is.  it’s a day coming to a close and i decided to stop the presses and get here for a minute. between having my guy in town, starting a new project, working on TPA dailys and hosting neo’s birthday, every moment’s been filled to the brim. not that i minded…but suddenly it all stopped. now the place is quiet and well, i’m alone for the first time in a long while. it was a day of hard knocks, mostly business stuff which makes me realize i need to keep working on this paradigm shift. you know the saying about doing what you love and then it’s not work? that’s how i’ve always felt but somewhere along the way i thought i had to be something else with regard to my business. but i can’t follow a trend, not for one more minute and finally have the kick in the culottes i needed to be sure not to repeat the same mistakes anymore. sometimes you don’t have to make the change yourself, being in the zone does it for you. like yesterday, when i fed into my lust for beautiful french furniture at the flea market in miami beach and got this little chair. today it’s reminding me that i love  to blend home and at work by living around beautiful things i enjoy. i also love buying and selling, sometimes donating,  sometimes a trade. why i stopped is something to ponder, but for now this petite siège is helping me to get back to my roots and remember that it’s quality over quantity and tomorrow my mantra for the webmakeover will be edit edit edit! et alors, the sun is setting and it’s time for dinner, good nuit~

May 17, 2016. flea markets, Fleamarkets, Florida, Furniture, Life. 9 comments.

what meets the eye

aynhoe

hi on this wednesday eve! stopping by to download some of my favorite things at the maison objet, the  home furnishings show  in paris that’s randomly also held in miami now. what a dream that is with  paris at my doorstep. well a lot of the world, actually and if you don’t stop to meet the vendors you’d never know the stories behind some of the most fascinating people and families in the world. prime example: i was going to whiz by this stand with the feather lamps cause, well, i wasn’t sure i needed one right now. but on second thought i decided to take a look. louise was running the booth and told me the most colorful tale of the creator behind them, james, who lives in the castle below.  it functions as a place where they make plaster casts of museum held- grecian ruins and among other things, these lamps.

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if you want to have your mind blown check out james here:

aynhoepark.co.uk/the-shop

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and here:

aynhoepark.co.uk

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as for the rest of the show, there was a lot of great stuff  including these customizable chandeliers

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with hand painted crystals, even your colors

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i’m getting my earthy lue on with rock crystal chandeliers

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pierre was there!

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annatural stones

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gorgeous shell finishes

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brass and crystal tables

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can’t resist the fancy ones

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i realize i’m a box nut

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loved the stone tabletops

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juxtapostion

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more customizable chandeliers with natural stones

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marie!

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customizable light fixtures…i think i am seeing a trend, i was gravitating toward light

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paper light flowers

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nubby and delish

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gold edge calling cards

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fabric made in the south of france

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graphite writing tools

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hand painted pottery

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cool booth, no idea what they were selling

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tufts

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fun french chair in metal

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book cases that are macbook can iphone covers

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thick, wonderful wooly weaves. and so so so much more but you have to know when to say when so…

voilà c’est tout, nonne nuit!

May 12, 2016. Maison et Objet. 4 comments.

it’s so easy being green

FANTASTICAL AIRPLANTS

hey guys! thank you so much for writing to let me know about how you’re getting this straight to your inbox. i think bloglovin’ must be one of the ways and probably there are other blog subscription services so if you’re here then i’m happy it’s just us! so real quick, wanted to put together something i’m working on.

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i have this great wall on my balcony that i have always wanted to do something with and i’m thinking a green wall would be great. i love succulents and airplants, basically plants that need zero attention except for the occasional spritzing.

at the eden roc

i live near  hotels whose flowers are always changing and the above inspired me to get my green wall going.

Green Wall

have you ever googled green walls?

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it’s a wonderland!

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of course there are always smaller versions just to get your feet wet…

AIR PLANTS IMPULSE PURCHASE AT REGISTER

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but i’m into the pockets. and if you google green wall pockets it’s a whole other world of discovery. have you done one? i’d love to hear about it!

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hope your day is done! have a great night!

May 9, 2016. Gardening, Green. 4 comments.

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