Monthly Archives: August 2012

Everyday Rituals

This has been a great year for me. I’ve done new things, traveled a great deal and met some incredible human beings. That said, there’s no place like home, and when I am home, I end each evening with a … Continue reading

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Tripping The Light Fantastic

I was shopping some secret antiques haunts the other day and found a number of great advertising posters, but this one, for a local outpost of the “Arthur Murray” dance studios was my favorite. Murray studios promised “poise, grace, popularity … Continue reading

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Bold, Tropical and Fun

I love switching things out in my home as the seasons change. It’s a way of living I learned from my Grandmother, who had fantastic taste and a great design aesthetic. This summer I haven’t made it to some exotic … Continue reading

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Re-Discovering Sheet Music

Sheet music is in plentiful supply at flea markets, tag sales and antiques shops. It was mass produced and often had great artwork and imagery. One thing I like to do with old sheet music is mat and frame it. … Continue reading

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Leisurama Homes

Last week I took a mini holiday and joined a good friend of mine and her daughter in a house that was like a step back in time. It was called a Leisurama Home, and it had a lot of … Continue reading

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Dare To Repair

When shopping flea markets and antiques shops, condition is everything. As a rule, I try not to purchase anything that is broken or damaged in any way. That said, every once and awhile I stumble across something so special that … Continue reading

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Buying In Harmony

I spent yesterday in Summit, NJ with one of my dearest and oldest friends, Sharon. Our first stop was the Summit Antiques Center, which is a real treasure trove. Sharon and her fiance, Michael, gave me a $50 gift certificate … Continue reading

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A Regal Tea Cart

I blogged recently about a great Italian Gilt Mirror I found for my client’s apartment. This past week I’ve been searching for a console to place beneath it. My client really wanted something where she could toss her purse, mail … Continue reading

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A Campaign-Style Bamboo Desk and Chair

I’m currently working on a Manhattan pied-à-terre for a wonderful client of mine who has great style. Because the space is smaller than she’s used to in Texas, it is important to make sure each piece of furniture I select … Continue reading

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Salamina Dinnerware by Rockwell Kent

I have a thing for vintage china. I own a lot of it, and use all of it. Sunny, the antiques dealer I worked for in college introduced me to a wonderful line called Salamina, designed by famed artist Rockwell … Continue reading

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