Monthly Archives: April 2011

Today’s Find: A Golden Horse

It was love at first sight when I spied this Gilt Horse’s Head. The dealer knew what he was doing…because he arranged everything so beautifully, and that drew me right in…it kind of  made me want the soldier as well…. … Continue reading

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A Fantastic Flea Market Find

Yesterday I had the privilege of being a guest on Martha Stewart Living Radio’s “Home Design,” hosted by the Charming and Talented Kevin Sharkey. We had fun talking about Flea Markets and Auctions and the treasures that can await there. … Continue reading

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Bring It Together With Color

It’s no secret that I’m a big collector, and I love the thrill of the hunt when it comes to antiques.  Arranging and re-arranging flea market and tag sale finds is a pastime that brings me a lot of pleasure, … Continue reading

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Everyday Rituals

There are certain things I do every day that restore me and help me to get my brain in order.    One such ‘ritual’ is that I end each day with a pot of tea.    What makes it so special for … Continue reading

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Let Flea Market and Tag Sale Season Begin!

I shop at flea markets all year long, but spring into summer is when they really heat up.     Here’s a shot from a flea market visit.   You never know what you’ll find, and for me it really is the THRILL … Continue reading

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A New York Oasis

Spring is finally here.    And nothing says spring to me more than a dogwood in bloom.   Having a garden in NYC is so rare and wonderful.     When I sold my country house, the thing I thought I’d miss the most … Continue reading

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Let Your Home Tell Your Story

Believe it or not, this fantastic space is a brand new construction.     It was just completed under a year ago.   The idea was to allow the owner to display her books and antiques in a warm library-like setting.     An instant … Continue reading

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Bring Nature Inside

Today feels a lot more like winter than spring, and on days like this, nothing brightens a room more than fresh cut flowers. Luckily I live around the corner from the flower district, where I can find a great variety … Continue reading

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Use Your “Good” Dishes Every Day

I go to auctions and flea markets all the time and I see amazing vintage items that look as if they were never used. Why? Because someone was saving them for a special occasion, and that ‘occasion’ never came around. … Continue reading

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If You Love It, Buy It!

When I found this majestic majolica piece on an online auction, I really just couldn’t resist it. It is a French tin-glazed terracotta figure of Neptune or a similar character. I’m also told it was originally a roof ornament or … Continue reading

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