Christmas 2017: Antiques and the Garden

By |2019-05-29T17:18:59+00:00November 29th, 2017|Christmas, Our Home, Our Shop, Swedish Antiques, Weather Vanes, White Ironstone|

Welcome Christmas 2017 ๐ŸŒŸ It's the most wonderful time of the year!Hello, friends - Have you started decorating for Christmas and the holidays? Do you go all out with dazzling lights, seasonal colors, and a grand tree? Tom and I are nearly done and, once again, our decor is on [...]

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 Collected Home

By |2019-05-29T17:18:25+00:00March 10th, 2014|Art, House Tours, Kitchens, Mantels, Swedish Antiques, Weather Vanes|

Step inside this historic Colonial house and you forget you are in Washington, DC. Studying the eclectic assemblage of art, books and furnishings, you are transported around the world through the centuries. Welcome to the home of Charlet and Steve! In addition to being friends and clients, they are also [...]

Gracious in Greenwich

By |2019-05-29T17:18:11+00:00April 7th, 2013|Art, Creamware, Design Projects, Fabrics, House Tours, Pillows, Swedish Antiques, Weather Vanes|

My last few posts have been about our March trip to Europe. I've decided to take a break from writing about that trip, though I still plan on posting about antiquing at the Paris flea markets and sightseeing in the Netherlands. This week I'm thrilled to share the home of [...]

Our Christmas Tree

By |2019-05-29T17:18:07+00:00December 9th, 2012|Christmas, Our Home, Swedish Antiques, Weather Vanes|

When I wrote about being the youngest of 12, I was so pleased to receive many comments and questions about my family. And, I was pleasantly surprised to learn some of you are also from large families. Christmas in a large household was always exciting. My older brothers would take [...]

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 [...]

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