I have an obsession for chairs—more for their aesthetic than comfort. I find them at garage sales, antique stores, and even at the curb on junk night. Some of them I refurbish into a whole new look. Red Renewals My pride and joy is my Throne. It was a faux-Tuscan contemporary dining room chair… Continue reading Collection #11: Chairs, Chairs, Chairs!
I’ve already posted about my Italian pitchers and my Italian plates , but my obsession for Italian pottery continues beyond those objects. So I’ve gathered all the rest of my pieces into this random collection and that should conclude the majolica tour of Italy. In my early days of searching all things Italian on eBay,… Continue reading Collection #10: And more Italian majolica
I love vintage children’s books from my vintage childhood (some passed down from my vintage cousins). Who knew my very early fascination with the illustrations from these books would lead me to my adult career—being an art director and working with many talented illustrators, and doing some illustration work myself. I still treasure the… Continue reading Collection #9: Vintage Children’s Books
I’ve got rocks in my head and proud of it. I’m no geologist, but I love the variety of colors and textures of rocks. Ever since a school field trip to the Museum of Natural History in NYC when I bought a small box containing samples of rock types glued to a card, I was… Continue reading Collection #8: Rocks
I have loved cows for their spotty graphic quality, and also for their sweet natures, melty eyes, and mellow moos. Two of this herd are creamers—the orange and white one from Czechoslovakia. My favorite cow I call Tulip. She’s a tribute to Mother Nature and a commemorative figurine from the NYC Cow Parade in… Continue reading Collection #7: Cows
Crazy collections span the entire globe—from gnomes in Australia to toilet seats in San Antonio. The Atlas Obscura has put together The Ultimate List of Wonderfully Specific Museums. Put these on your places-to-visit bucket list. I've actually been to the Pencil Museum in England. One down, 83 to go. My post on World Globes may… Continue reading Road Trip: Collections Larger Than Mine
I may have opened Pandora’s box when I decided to blog about my collection of boxes. I kept finding more and more boxes. So here they are. My dresser is topped with jewelry-filled boxes—a Florentine box with drawers, an wood marquetry box, Italian maiolica boxes. I just have to remember what is in… Continue reading Collection #6: Boxes