Monthly Archives: October 2011

40′s Gals

I’ve currently got more paintings than I do wall space, so as I result, I have to be pretty judicious about what art comes into my world.   That said, yesterday I found a painting that just had to come home … Continue reading

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A Dramatic Twist On Lighting

One of my biggest Design Heros is Ralph Lauren.   I love his aesthetic, wear his clothing, enjoy shopping in his stores, and have tremendous respect for him as a businessman.   That said, his new location on Madison, which houses … Continue reading

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Bring Greenery Inside

Now that fall is officially here, and the first frost has come and gone, I think it is a great time to think about keeping greenery around on the inside of your home. Dig up some ferns, or other small … Continue reading

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Great Old Books

I love surrounding myself with old books.   They automatically add charm and warmth to a space, and whenever I find interesting and inexpensive ones in my flea market travels, I buy them. Sometimes the cover is the best part, as … Continue reading

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Vintage Clothing Extravaganza

I wear a lot of vintage clothing, and I enjoy the hunt for such garments as much as I enjoy wearing them. While I routinely buy pieces at the flea markets, a few times a year there is a show … Continue reading

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Fine Specimens of Art Glass

Whenever I’m able, I spend some quality time in the American Wing of The Metropolitan Museum of Art.   It houses an incredible collection of fantastic art, sculpture and antiques.   I am particularly drawn to the pottery and glass, which is … Continue reading

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French Flea Marketing Swings American

Yesterday I wrote about my recent online French Flea Marketing at Ebay.fr.   In addition to the beautiful Saint pictured yesterday, I also found some lovely yellow gingham dessert plates from the 1920′s.   They were made by the famous French pottery … Continue reading

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French Flea Marketing in My Living Room

I had a trip to Paris on the calendar recently, but given the demands of my business, I had to postpone. My favorite part of any Paris trip includes shopping the wonderful flea markets, so as a ‘consolation prize,’ I … Continue reading

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When A Rug Meets A Chair

I love re-purposing flea market finds and discarded items.   One great idea I have embraced is using old rugs to cover chair seats.   I did just that with an old Persian rug, and the results were quite nice. Pictured … Continue reading

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A Profound Sampler

Samplers were very common and popular in this country and designed to teach young ladies how to sew, and show off their smarts and talents.  They were made by just about every young lady in the 1700′s through the early … Continue reading

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