Pickin’ UP Stuff

Another antique market find. The Zanol Product Company made a little bit of everything including needles. Inside of the card is an even tinier envelope filled with sewing needles. Fell in love with these Victorian trade cards from Dilworth’s Coffee. Edward Dilworth Latta was one hell of a traveling salesman. He built a southern empire inContinue reading “Pickin’ UP Stuff”

Vintage Direct Mail

I’m addicted to vintage advertising. I found this piece in a cigar box at the Grayslake Antique Market. The thoughtful design, unique illustration and of course the printed details made me buy the entire lot. It’s all in the details right? Silver shimmery ink for the S. C. Schwartz Co. Must have been some fancyContinue reading “Vintage Direct Mail”

Back to the drawing board

After a wonderful year off, it’s time to go back to the other work. Honestly, the boss was a bit of a baby. 🙂 And the new Associate Boss (his partner in crime) is an even bigger baby. I needed to pick this guy up at the antique fair in Mundelein. My  fancy pants pencilsContinue reading “Back to the drawing board”

Originally posted on Quaeritur:
Once again, I feel compelled to address some claims made by the art critic Jonathan Jones at The Guardian.  This time, Jones has written a piece attacking Banksy.  This in itself is not the problem.  The problem is that the attack makes very little sense under close examination. Here is the…

Chicago’s Dining Room

Chicago’s Dining Room would look like this. Dining Room Elsa Peretti® Bean® frame & 10” Classic candlesticks from Tiffanys.com Calico Corners Wayfarer Fabric Collection from calicocorners.com/ Nate Berkus™ Loden Jute Rug – Blue from Target.com Parsons Reclaimed Russian Oak Dining Table from Restorationhardware.com 42″ French Library Shelving Polished Stainless Steel from Restorationhardware.com Looks like aContinue reading “Chicago’s Dining Room”

Cupid’s Kitchen

Candlestick Floor Lamp Polished Nickel with Linen Shade – Restoration Hardware Rococo Floral Etched Mirror – Restoration Hardware stainless steel shiny wine coaster – CB2 antique-silver-salt-pepper-shakers – Pottery Barn Ribbon Heart Plate – Anthropologie Apron – Anthropologie Marquee Arrow Light – Urban Outfitters