Tuesday, December 29, 2009

vintage leather chairs

i dont know what it is about these amazing chairs... their history? comfort? patina? color? whatever it is ... they are probably one of my most favorite things in the world. i have never met an old ragged leather chair that i didn't fall in love with...

photo by john granen

Sunday, December 20, 2009


as i sit and watch the news and see people losing their jobs, homes or loved ones... i am so humbled and sad.
i always think of christmas as a wonderful time of year and for so many it is not.
i pray that God be with all of those who are homeless, out of work, losing someone they love...
the spirit of the season is being kind, considerate, and loving toward others. it is so simple. lets all try to pass this on... we will all feel better.

Friday, December 18, 2009


ok, i admit, sometimes i eat a bite or two... i never eat the whole piece. fruitcake intrigues me and i always enjoy the "bite". i am a dean and deluca addict and receive emails and catalogs from them all the time. i scan and drool and when i saw these i thought.... i might eat a whole piece... or two!
what about you, would you dare?

personally, i wait to indulge in my mother's homemade fudge and award winning baked goods...
what is your favorite holiday goodie... recipes are welcome!

image dean and deluca

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

i know this will fit.

down the chimney that is.. i think this is one of the best finds yet.... i dont know what it is about these little ones that make my heart beat faster...

Monday, December 14, 2009

santa... will this fit down the chimney?

i will write him a letter and give him the dimensions!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

buying presents...

ok... who wants these under their tree?

Wednesday, December 9, 2009


let me please begin by saying i do not have any idea where this photo came from. but i truly love it. if someone can help me find it that would be great.
i look at it from week to week and dream of being in this kitchen preparing all of these goodies and being completely content. what makes you content?

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

someone is going to get lucky...

when they buy these... they will be in the ticking in a month or so... they are making their way across the world... aaahhh what a treasure. wish i had room for them! hhhmmm?

Sunday, December 6, 2009

pure holiday spirit

seeing these vintage lovelies daily is true happiness for me. especially this time of year...
they provide a festive spin on holiday decorating... clients and customers purchase these fabrics for pillows, table runners, upholstery or even lampshades... we can custom design anything you like... anytime of year... just ask. we will perform a miracle for you....

photographs by john granen

Friday, December 4, 2009


just had to add this to the blog ... dont need words for this... do i?

Thursday, December 3, 2009

lovely...but is it real?

this is a photo of my friend's new living room... it is so fabulous and elegant... she has 3 kids and 2 dogs... brave right? do you see something tricky in the photo???

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

a great idea...

i read a great post today from habitually chic and heather was discussing "cool" cocktail bars. what a surprise as i had just posted this zinc and steel table yesterday on 1stdibs.com thinking this would be a great kitchen island (add a marble slab on top) or a very cool cocktail bar. this table just came from france and has the most wonderful patina... check out heather's blog... it is such a great read.

photograph by john granen

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

the holiday countdown begins...

if you have not checked out 1stdibs.com, please do... it is truly amazing. it really showcases some of the best in antique and vintage items. there are plenty of lovely items to add to your holiday wish list... this amazing steel and wood top table from the south of france is going up on the site tomorrow... and i know it will not last... the color and patina are beyond words.

photographs john granen