Foxed Grey + Holiday in England

By |2019-05-29T17:18:33+00:00July 9th, 2014|England, Favorite Shops, Front Doors, Travels|

Hi, there! Are you enjoying these carefree, lazy days of summer? What are your favorite summertime activities? Mine include eating ice cream (that's an activity, right?), combing outdoor markets, touring gardens and lots of walking (so I can have more ice cream). By the way, July is National Ice Cream Month :) [...]

Let’s Go Antiquing in Paris!

By |2019-05-29T17:18:11+00:00April 16th, 2013|Favorite Shops, Food, Museums, Paris, Travels|

Our new spring shipment has just arrived! A formal preview to come after we've unpacked and cataloged the pieces. But first, I am taking you to the famous flea markets in Paris. I'll also share a few tips and professional advice on how to successfully shop the markets. Located at [...]

Spring Flowers

By |2019-05-29T17:18:11+00:00March 29th, 2013|Favorite Shops, Flowers, Spring, Travels|

After a very long and cold winter, it finally feels like spring is here in DC. Although spring officially arrived on March 20th, temperatures have been unseasonably cold. To welcome spring, I was going to show the early bulbs in our garden. But, alas, many have yet to bloom. However, [...]

More from England!

By |2019-05-29T17:18:11+00:00March 18th, 2013|England, Favorite Shops, Historic Homes, Travels|

As mentioned in my previous post, we were recently on a buying trip in Europe. The weather was glorious during our 10 days abroad. Though chilly, we had blue skies and periods of sunshine. On Portobello Road in London, this cherry tree (above photo) was putting on quite a show. [...]

Robert Kime

By |2019-05-29T17:18:11+00:00March 13th, 2013|England, Fabrics, Favorite Shops, Pillows, Travels|

It feels terrific to be home! Tom and I just returned from a productive buying trip. We visited England, Belgium, Holland and France. Stayed in 6 hotels in 10 days! Just another whirlwind trip. But, hey, it was daily shopping, some sightseeing and the occasional splurge on fabulous food. So [...]

Holiday Decorating with Mercury Glass

By |2019-05-29T17:18:07+00:00December 1st, 2012|Christmas, Creamware, Favorite Shops, Mercury Glass, Our Home|

Welcome to December! This is a special time of year for us, as it is for many of you. Tom and I will be searching for our tabletop Christmas tree this weekend. The tree will be placed at one end of our living room, and I’ll decorate it with antique [...]

Copenhagen Cool

By |2019-05-29T17:18:05+00:00November 11th, 2012|Art, Favorite Shops, Museums, Swedish Antiques, Travels|

Copenhagen is definitely one of my favorite cites. While it is the capital of Denmark and a bustling city, I find it intimate and easy to navigate. It is full of historic architecture as well as world class modern design. Though cool and stylish, there is a relaxed and progressive [...]

Collecting and Displaying Weather Vanes

By |2019-05-29T17:18:04+00:00September 22nd, 2012|Creamware, Design Projects, Favorite Shops, Our Home, Our Shop, Pillows, Swedish Antiques, Weather Vanes|

Many friends, clients and I share a passion for antique weather vanes. These symbolic, charming, and sometimes folksy pieces have gone from assisting farmers, sailors and others with weather forecasting and wind patterns to becoming highly collectible art. Collectors look for rarity in form, craftsmanship, original condition and size---either big [...]

Visiting Snug Harbor Farm

By |2019-05-29T17:18:03+00:00September 15th, 2012|Favorite Shops, Garden Tours, Houseplants, Maine, Topiary, Travels|

I recently found out Tricia Rose of Rough Linen is a finalist in Martha Stewart's American Made contest, which celebrates small business owners and their inspiring products. Tricia works with natural linens, and makes beautiful homespun products from her atelier. I'm a fan of Tricia's work, and know she would [...]

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