A Mantel Refresh

By |2019-05-29T17:18:55+00:00February 25th, 2017|Art, Design Projects, Front Doors, Mantels, Mercury Glass, Swedish Antiques|

I have terrific news to share: our Tudor is under contract! Yay! A solid offer, from a lovely young family, came in a day before the scheduled open houses, and we accepted it. Tom and I along with our wonderful agent, Mary Lynn White, all decided to cancel both open [...]

Hello and New Shipment Preview

By |2019-05-29T17:18:53+00:00November 29th, 2016|Art, Mora Clocks, Our Shop, Swedish Antiques, White Ironstone|

It's been toooo long! Lots to catch up on. First, I hope you had a warm and wonderful Thanksgiving. Tom and I celebrated with my large family, feasting on turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, ham, pecan pie as well as Chinese, Vietnamese and Japanese food - very international, very yummy! For [...]

Our Newest Shipment!

By |2019-05-29T17:18:51+00:00May 25th, 2016|Art, Our Shop, Swedish Antiques, Topiary|

Well, hello there! Remember me :) ? It's been toooooo long. Apologies for being out of touch. Lots going on, and life has been crazy busy. Tom and I are still living at the apartment while work continues at our Tudor cottage. I'd share photos but it's kinda yucky during [...]

Our Maine Home

By |2019-05-29T17:18:51+00:00March 1st, 2016|Art, Castine, Design Projects, Historic Homes, House Tours, Maine, Our Home, Swedish Antiques, White Ironstone|

How many more weeks did Mr. Groundhog say until spring? It's been such an extreme winter in DC. I'm getting restless. At our former home, this is the time I start checking on my early bulbs for signs of life in the garden. Come this spring, I'm excited to have [...]

On the Move!

By |2019-05-29T17:18:51+00:00January 28th, 2016|Art, Design Projects, Mantels, Martha Stewart Living, Our Home, Swedish Antiques, Topiary, Weather Vanes|

A BIG thank you for your kind comments about our feature in the February issue of Martha Stewart Living! As always, your enthusiasm inspires me.I started this blog to promote the shop, but now it has become much more. It's a forum for conversation with friends across the world. My [...]

A DIY Chalkboard

By |2019-05-29T17:18:48+00:00October 5th, 2015|Art, Autumn, Blue and White, Design Projects, Kitchens, Mantels|

Ceane, my friend and client, and I were chatting about all the changes in her newly updated kitchen (the one I wrote about here), and what else was left for us to tackle. Artwork came up, and I knew we had to inject a pop of something bold, colorful and [...]

New Arrivals

By |2019-05-29T17:18:44+00:00May 20th, 2015|Antique Pottery, Art, Garden Ornaments, Our Shop, Swedish Antiques, White Ironstone|

Hello, there ~ Did you hear the news? We just received a new shipment :) It's a large and eclectic one with finds from Belgium, England, France and Sweden. New arrivals include:- Original twentieth-century art with early frames - Antique gilded, painted, sunburst and Venetian mirrors - Classic white ironstone [...]

Little Treasures

By |2019-05-29T17:18:43+00:00March 23rd, 2015|Art, Flowers, Our Shop, Paris, Swedish Antiques, Travels|

Spring, we've been eagerly awaiting your return! Speaking of return, Tom and I are back from a buying trip abroad. There are antique mirrors, garden items, French paintings, Continental and Swedish furniture, decorative goods and a few surprises coming in April / May. So please start making room :) I [...]

Cool and Collected

By |2019-05-29T17:18:43+00:00March 4th, 2015|Art, Featured Designers, House Tours, Swedish Antiques|

When New York architect W. Stephen (Steve) Wood and clients toured a dark and dated 1920s Spanish Colonial house, they were all charmed by the modest home's grand spirit with its arches, wooden beams and gracious step-down living room. Beyond that, endless little rooms resulted in a dizzying floorplan, not [...]

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