in with the old

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hello and happy monday! is the summer in full swing for you? i love the middle of august, it feels like we still have lots of time for friends and barbecues and all the good things that summertime brings.

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i don’t feel quite ready to blog about my place yet but mom and dad want to see it and if i wait for perfection the day may never come.

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so i’ll show it little by little, flaws and all.  there’s a lot to do but it will be a work in progress.

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overall it’s been pretty hectic making the move to transfer the office and apartment all at once.

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no matter how much stuff i got rid of it seemed to be an endless process.

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now that i’m out of the old and into the new it was worth the work. the old grand dame is somewhere right between ghetto and glamour.

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an actress lived here for many years before me and it has that faded glory kind of vibe. it’s totally old school with great accents like the diamonds on the doors, a tiny knocker, and jalousie windows with cranks.

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it’s all i could do to clean and get the place in working order, i haven’t touched the office or even my clothes but just being here feels like home. my friends are coming by and they say it feels like home, like we’ve always been here. they brought flowers and have been helping to make it cozy.

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not that it’s set up quite right but having the tv and internet working is making it feel like home. when will we have a wireless world?!

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i’m taking down the blinds to put up curtains, changing little things like the faucets and sprucing up the grout.

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it’s more of a restoration than a renovation but if i’m going to stay here awhile i’d like to make a place my own even if i do it myself. in fact i’m going to attempt one DIY project a week.

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the kitchen is pretty much hopeless but at least the doors leading in have potential!

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of course it’s been fun to hit home depot, i wanted to rescue all the topiaries they had!

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for now it’s cleaning the windows, attempting the bathroom grout and see what i can accomplish today. i do have to get something on the windows right away. that should probably be my first DIY. i’ll let you know how it goes. till then have a great august monday!

August 19, 2013. Decorating, Interiors, Life, Living. 36 comments.

what good is a blog

unless it actually keeps a web log of  your life?

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good morning friends and happy friday. the photo above was so fascinating i had to post it. it’s the return of the mona lisa to the louvre after the nazi invasion of paris.  once they were conquered she was free be the paris we take so for granted. our muse!

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i hope you don’t mind a second day posting about my trip to paris with okl. they posted a lot of information on their blog about the trip yesterday after susan’s container sale went up. since they took the time to interview me about my favorite markets, i turned into a jpeg that can be read below. for me it’s a virtual scrapbook and this is the best place to keep it cause, hey,  a blog is forever. (sort of)! hope you enjoy it!

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day trips to paris markets

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thanks for coming by and hope you got some info and maybe a bee in your bonnet to go to paris or anywhere soon, there’s nothing like traveling. i’ll be putting my trip together for late summer and fall soon and will keep you posted on the progress. maybe i’ll close up the apartment here since i have to move and just hit the road for a couple months. after all, times they are always a changin’ and you never know what’s next. till then, have  a bon weekend!

June 7, 2013. Antique Shopping, Clignancourt Flea Market, Clignancourt Market Paris, Decorating, Design, flea markets, Fleamarkets, OKL, Paris, Paris Flea Markets. 4 comments.

a dream came true

TPA AND OKL SHOP PARIS WITH CLAUDIA STRASSER AND SUSAN FELDMAN

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good morning mes chere amis! it’s been a long winter and hard to believe that i was able to keep a secret for 6 months, but today can finally reveal a career highlight i’ve been sitting on! i didn’t want to spoil the fun of having takin one king’s lane founder, Susan Feldman on a wild shopping spree in paris in january for her container sale that’s happening right now! it was brutal weather and we trudged through slush with wet uggs and red noses but we beat down doors and got beautiful treasures for a sale i hope you’re going to really enjoy! take a look: Susan’s Container Sale

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well, i better get back to reality. it was fun reliving our trip and i hope we can do it again soon, as it was a dream come true to be there together. as you know, i love to share my sources and passion for the markets and Susan really absorbed it. she had a vision. i hope you and i can shop together sometime too! i’ll be there in september, maybe we can plan a blogger’s meet up if you’re there? something to think about. for now it’s back to work to make it happen, more soon!

June 6, 2013. Tags: , , , , , , . Antique Shopping, Decorating, Design, Fleamarkets, OKL, Paris, Paris Flea Markets, Shopping. 16 comments.

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