I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again — living with children is like living with installation artists. This piece was created by Douglas, my 11 year old boy.
We are making progress on Diane’s condo. Here are some pieces we found. The antique bureau is from the Goodwill in Dover, NH. It has a a few nicks and it needs a good cleaning but otherwise it is a great solid piece. I love it. It cost $49.00 and it’s worth every penny. We’d like to hang a round vintage mirror above it. Something like these. The vintage painting on top of the bureau was $19.00 at Savers. it is such a great find. My heart raced a little when I saw it. I brought it into the dressing room with me because I was afraid someone would walk off with it. The framed drawing and ceramic piece are also from Savers. The drawing is in a good quality black wooden frame. We just need to open up the back and straighten the drawing. The ceramic plant holder was only $4.99. I’d like to put a jade plant inside it like this one. The three legged stool is from ReEnhabit. It was marked at $95.00 but they are having a 30% off summer sale so it was a good deal. We also picked up a lovely mint green vintage blanket. I forgot to take a picture of it so I just put a picture I stole from the internets as a place holder. I’d like to work that sea foam green color in as an accent. It goes well with wood tones and vintage whites. That’s all for now. xo jam
Genius. It reminds me of Surrounded Islands by Christo.
I went to the Seed & Pulp print show at the 3S store gallery last night. I wanted to show my support for 3S, maybe get a print and practice using my camera. There was a great crowd there last night and I could see they sold a lot of prints. I bought this one by Marion Jdanoff for my son’s bedroom. I had to buy the framed one because they sold all the unframed prints. A good problem to have for 3S. I forced myself to take lots of pictures. It takes some courage to point a camera at strangers. I notice after looking at my pictures that I get a lot of the ceiling. I think it partly has to do with my height and partly — I just need to turn the angle of my camera down a little more. I hung out longer than I normally would. I’m glad I did. I saw some familiar faces and met some new people. Fun.
I don’t entertain very often but when I do I like to use this parlor game. I invite my guests to draw each other. I try to pair people up that don’t know each other that well so they can make a new connection. Drawing freehand is really challenging. I like to put my guests in that awkward position. It makes them humble and silly. So fun. You should try it sometime.
Did you see this story in the New York Times? Much of the story features the work of Nightwood. I love love love their work. They create “reincarnated furniture, textiles and interiors”. They (re)made the chair pictured below. My favorite detail of the story is the pattern painted above the sofa in the picture above. Do you see it? It is meant to “suggest light shining through a window.” I love that! I get a kick out of thinking that a guest could come over and sit right next to this “painting” and not even be aware of it.
If you like the painting you should check out Mary Temple’s work.