Monthly Archives: February 2012

The Retro Typewriter’s Resurgence

In my antiquing excursions as of late I’ve noticed more and more vintage typewriters taking a place of prominence in vendors’ booths.   In fact, on a recent trip to New Hampshire, I happened upon a store that sold only vintage … Continue reading

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Come To The Stable

As a Designer, I take a lot of inspiration from great Old Hollywood movies.   The sets and costumes are filled with incredible details and a myriad of beautiful furnishings.   Such is the case with Come To The Stable, which is … Continue reading

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Advertising As Art

Old tin advertising signs are in plentiful supply, and there are an awful lot of reproductions out there, so I tend to glaze over these items at flea markets.   That said, I recently stumbled upon this gem, which is 100 … Continue reading

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More Great Black & White Photography

Yesterday I mentioned I’d been gathering some great black and white photos for a project, and this past weekend I found some fantastic specimens at the Chelsea Flea Market. This wonderful image is of Eric Hawkins, a very famous dancer … Continue reading

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The Golden Age Of Travel

I love great black and white photography, and I think when many framed photos are arranged gallery-style, the look is really striking.   I’m working on a wall of such photography now and I’m looking for exceptional mid-century examples. This past … Continue reading

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French Art Deco Wallpaper

I’m fortunate to have great relationships with a number of antiques dealers who make frequent European buying trips.       When they do, they keep me in mind and buy things they know will catch my eye.   Such was the case with … Continue reading

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A Frosty Pine Tamac Place Setting

Anyone who knows me will tell you the last thing I ‘need’ is another set of vintage china.   I own, use, and rotate my china regularly, and my kitchen cupboards and dining room hutch are full.   That said, going to … Continue reading

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1940s New England Surrealism

I’ve been fortunate to find some fantastic paintings recently, and one that I’m really enjoying at the moment is this interesting oil on board that depicts boys hunting and playing (rifles and snowballs) in a wintery New England backdrop. The … Continue reading

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The Strange Life of Objects

Sometimes a book just calls out to you, as this one did to me…”The Strange Life of Objects: 35 Centuries of Art Collecting & Collectors,” by Maurice Rheims.      It’s the 1st American Edition, and in very good condition. Clearly I’m … Continue reading

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