Hot New Shop! Shine Labs

bone china napkin rings

Out of all the new companies that were introduced at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair last May, Shine Labs is the one I've kept my eye on. Upon entering their booth, the porcelain collection had me drooling and asking a million questions--most importantly, when I could get my hands on it! Well, the time has come. ...

Quirky Art and Matting Ideas

I’ve never purchased art for the matting, until now. Set a quarter-inch deep with a massive white border, the matting makes this tiny picture seem so grand. Prints rarely even come this small (or warrant such a big frame) but if you look into the collectible world of early 20th-century cigarette trading cards, you’ll find ...

Pacific Northwest Design Shops

Seattle space Needle with Sci Fi Museum

Sorry for long pause between blogs; Mike and I were away at a two-day wedding in Orcas Island that turned into ten amazing days in Washington state and British Columbia. We spent the majority of our trip hiking through old-growth forests and tide pooling along the rugged Vancouver Island coast but when it was time ...

Antiquing Getaway

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After spending the last few weeks doing decorating and renovating grunt work, it was time to get to the fun part: antiquing. I have always heard Rhinebeck, NY, was filled with incredible antique stores, flea markets--even the yard sales were supposed to be phenomenal. The tiny historic town is located about two hours north ...