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

Sunday, November 22, 2009

it's beginning to look alot like...

the holidays... i love thanksgiving and wish it were not so close to christmas. i always feel as though it gets overshadowed...

having said that, being a retailer, it is a very difficult decision to promote christmas early but we need to address it... the time goes by so quickly and people love to begin shopping early... so, we have made a real effort to purchase items under $40, under $100, and on up to our luxury items and vintage one of a kind pieces from europe... something for everyone.

we are extending a 10% discount for all custom orders on matteo bedding, libeco belgian linens, and abyss towels. please know we need all orders by dec 5th to ensure timely arrival before the holidays.

we are going to offer a special 10% on all beta plus interior lifestyle books for the month of december....we have received the new 2010 collection ... they are incredible.. once you buy one of these amazing books... you have to own the whole collection...

we also have lovely items to trim your tree, set your tables or gifts to take to a holiday party.

lets us know how we can help you make it easier... so you have more time to spend with your families this season...

amazing photos by john granen

Friday, November 20, 2009

tis the season...for thanksgiving!

thanksgiving is fast approaching and it is always now when i wish november could stand still. i think it is one of my favorite months. everyone seems to get into the spirit of the holiday season making plans to be with family and friends and anxiously await the meal we wait all year for...
(why is that? i could eat it once a month!)

well we are in the thanksgiving mode at red ticking and i just love how this vignette came together.. the browns are just fabulous together. very fall... very thankful...
have a lovely weekend...

photo: ©2009 john granen

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

simply irresistible

a dear and very wise friend (yes, sarah its you) who completely has the best taste in the world told me at least 2 years ago... "you need to add jewelry to your collection... you will not believe how much you will sell...people love jewelry!"

well, she loves it, i love it, all of my friends love it... so.... i tip toed and added a little bit...it sold. then i tipped a bit further... sold more...and now, i have JUMPED.

i think we have a wonderful collection of some of the best jewelers around and carry something for everyone... and, just in time for holiday gift giving... here is a peek... come in, try it on... it is simply irresistible...

gorgeous photograph johngranen.com

Monday, November 16, 2009

such a wonderful evening..

well the anniversary party was a great success... here are a few wonderful photographs for those who were not able to attend.. and a HUGE thank you to all who were there and were so kind... my dear family who flew in from colorado to celebrate with me, friends... i love you all...

and to the adorable women who showed up and made my night... yes, fellow bloggers... you know who you are! loved meeting all of you... xx

photographs john granen


my sweet friends are in paris (and i am there in spirit) as i was not able to go... so i wanted to share these with all of you so you could experience the beauty with me.
my friends are so cool... they fit right in over there... hope they come back!

Monday, November 9, 2009


it's not too early to write santa a letter!!!

Friday, November 6, 2009

anniversary party...

i have to pinch myself. when i began my business 6 years ago, i was scared to death.
i only signed a year lease and prayed i would make it ... would people come? would they like the concept? well, years later i feel so blessed.
red ticking is becoming a lifestyle brand and continues to be a wonderful way to connect with people.

most important, i love what i do and try to encourage others in corporate or dead end jobs to take a leap of faith and follow their dreams.

i wish you all could join us for our 6th year anniversary party this thursday november 12th from 5-8 p.m. 20% of all proceeds of the day's total will go to OSB. operation school bell to clothe children in need. any of you in seattle, please stop by... i would love to see you!

it will truly be a joyous evening and a night to remember... thank you for all of your encouragement and support.

sincerely, pam

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

more jewels on the way...

from my last couple posts i have received so many emails from some of you wanting to purchase things before they even hit the store so...
i thought i would supply a little more eye candy for your viewing pleasure...
feel free to email me at robinson_pamela@msn.com with any questions.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

bread anyone?

one of my favorite things to collect are breadboards... and they are sooooo rare that to find one is like finding a pearl in an oyster or gold in a mine... they are priceless.
these lovelies are on their way from europe and i just can't wait to receive them...
i promise not to keep them all and put a few in red ticking for sale...

Tuesday, October 27, 2009


yes, yes, more goodies are on their way... it has been a wonderful season and i am so grateful... the store is changing daily and more to come... here is a peek...

Monday, October 26, 2009

ticking kaleidoscope

my friend was in red ticking the other day taking photos of things going into her new home... this one came out in a fun way... it reminded me of when i was a child and loved playing with a kaleidoscope... and it is as fun today as it was back then...

Saturday, October 24, 2009


i know i know... white paint is so over. but not so if done right. that is the key...
take this for example, a simple little chair, add some fabulous paint, and a you achieve a new fun modern look. FABULOUS.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009


i just love tolix chairs. i have them in my dining room and they are just so fun and easy to live with... you can purchase them old or new and either way, they are gems.

Saturday, October 17, 2009


i am working on a wonderful project and just love the house...and my amazing clients..

the entry has so many possibilities.. i really feel like the entry is a window to the soul of any home. it must capture you the moment you enter... well, ralph certainly did it here... wow. majestic.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

sticky apples

i love the fall... every day is something new and the weather is crisp and wonderful... with that comes special treats... like these... yummie....

fabulous photo by johngranen.com

Monday, October 12, 2009

take a peek...

coming up on 1stdibs.com this wednesday... i will let the wonderful photography by john granen tell the story....