Tuesday, February 24, 2009

perfect thing for a sunday afternoon

i have a favorite antique-y spot in KC, naturally. It's 4 floors of cramped & creaky stalls in a fabulously shabby old furniture factory. and it's just 2 blocks from the fabulous farmers market, previously mentioned. sunday afternoon we decided to go poke around...as it was a perfect day for it & we needed a family outing.

lookit this! it was a set of hats & a uniform shirt for a long disbanded TWA baseball team. Very fabulous,...love that someone saved it.

plastic everywhere, from plain to multi colored. stacks & stacks.

a floor patch..

who wouldn't want these?!

bright & fun

clean & sophisticated..

something for everyone.

these are what we took home.....

one more great little vignette...

and Cooper even found something he liked!

Not hard to do at the Riverfront Antique Mall. Ask for Donnie, his booth is the best. And if he's not at Round Top, Walnut or Brimfield, he'll help you find just what you are looking for.

Monday, February 2, 2009

New York is a GIFT

January....Gift Show time.
And I dropped and broke my camera on the way out the door. Drat & double drat.
These are pics, then, from my ancient creaky contract-is-up cell phone.
The snow is white, the streets are clean...for just a moment. I love that moment.
More beautiful fabric from Legacy Designs...hand screened on miles of linen.
Metal 1/2 globe lamp...available soon...
A cascade of simple silky butterflies that just caught my eye...perhaps promise of spring?
Mary Emmerling & Jennifer Kopf...not so ready for spring. But the hats are quite worthy.
And finally, I love this sentiment. A decent reminder lest we forget.

The show was great, full of creative people, not so full of buyers. May we all hold on & stick together through these trying times... and keep inspiring each other.

You ALL inspire me. You know who you are.