Monthly Archives: June 2011

Setting The Table

I’m not much of a cook, but I do set a nice table.    I can usually rustle up a tasty omelette and some savory sides for brunch, so I stick with what I know on that front… What always … Continue reading

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Outdoor Ornaments Come Inside

Any time I see a vintage Buddha while flea-marketing, I take a second look.   Recently I came across this concrete guy whose original intent was as a lawn ornament. Buying him was a no-brainer, but carrying him home was more … Continue reading

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Finding A Frame That Fits

My long-time friend Alan has a treasure trove of things available every weekend at the Annex Flea Market in Chelsea.   Alan specializes in vintage frames, so whenever I have something I need to frame, his booth is my first stop. … Continue reading

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Recommended Reading

I just picked up this fantastic new book by the fantastic Designer, Charlotte Moss.   Charlotte had me at the cover, because her style is really speaks to me.    I love living with beautiful things, and it is clear to … Continue reading

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Eyes Wide Open

In this world of technology and real-time communication, I find it is easy to miss what’s right in front of me.   As such, I’ve recently adopted a ‘no-texting’ while walking from place to place in the city.   If my nose … Continue reading

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The Joy Of Astilbes

There few plants out there that I enjoy as much as the Astilbe.   This hardy, herbaceous perennial is a showstopper when planted in large beds.   I’m lucky enough to have them in my garden and enjoy seeing them every morning. … Continue reading

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Displaying The Things You Love

I call them ‘vignettes’ when they are on shelves, or ‘tablescapes’ when they are on surfaces, but no matter how you refer to it when displaying the things you love, for a collector, this is a way of life. Pictured … Continue reading

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From Scraps to Treasures

I love fabrics, and I grew up in a family that was all about textiles.   My grandmother did beautiful things in clients’ homes, and after her work was done, she often transformed leftover fabric into treasures: quilts, bags, pillows, you … Continue reading

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When To Repair?

One of the realities in the world of antiques is that things break, and when they do, there comes a time to decide whether or not to repair.   This incredible Art Deco bronze by Raymond Guerbe came to me with … Continue reading

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Pulp Art Gets Its Day In The Sun

There are certain people who, when they ask me to do something, I’ll always say yes.   One such person is Kathleen Guzman, Managing Director of Heritage Auction Galleries and Appraiser on The Antiques Roadshow.   Kathleen invited me to an exhibit … Continue reading

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