Published on January 7, 2010 :: 3 Comments
Sshhh… Can you keep a secret? You can? Great.
Steve and I are in North Carolina, visiting my mom. We will be driving home in a couple of days, and we will travel the whole 750 miles with a gigantic “H” tied to the roof rack. How cool is that??
While we were down here for the holidays we attended our favorite flea market. We bought a bunch of cool stuff, but the coolest (and biggest) is this metal sign letter. It measures 5’7″ tall and more than four feet wide. Its really big.
I would love to keep it (H for Hilary, you know) but the scale is way too big for my little house. Luckily, we have a shop in Hudson where it will look fabulous in the window. Surely there is a market for a big H in Hudson.
Published on January 5, 2010 :: 2 Comments
The answer is: a lot! Here are some pictures I took in the shop the other week, before the holiday tidal wave completely overtook me. They don’t come close to capturing the range of merch available, they were just the ones that caught my eye as I wandered around with the camera. Enjoy!
I love this WPA-era painting – there is something about the colors and the simple forms that gets me.
Awesome worktable with drawers.
A vintage sign letter ampersand – what could be better?
Very cool wrought iron furniture – 4 chairs and a settee, with terrific colorblock cushions.
Antique US Navy leather medicine ball – big, heavy and gorgeous!
A veritable forest of lamps – and wait til you see the ones we bought this week!
A corresponding forest of stools.
Gorgeous mid-century modern bedroom furniture.
And a stunning mid-century chair.
Interesting bench with all mortise and tenon construction, plus pottery and more!
And last, but not least, another big beautiful demijohn bottle. Remember my post about these last summer?
So come in and visit us at Warren Street Antiques in Hudson, NY. Between Steven and I and our partners in the shop there is a huge variety of merch. Must be seen to be believed – really!
Published on January 3, 2010 :: No Comments
I know, I’m a few days late. Story of my life. But I am excited to start the new year, and invite you to come along with us as we find out what 2010 has in store for the Tandem crew. And no, the above photo is not one of my kids or anyone I know. It just looked like a fun way to welcome the year. One of my goals for 2010 is to (at least occasionally) feel like that kid. Joyful, abandoned, like I’m flying but confident of the arms there to catch me. Doesn’t that sound cool?
In the next few days I have some free time, and I am going to use it to identify the rest of my goals and desires for the year. They say that’s a necessary first step toward actually reaching said goals. So I’m gonna do it. I am not going to use all my free time watching Tabatha’s Salon Takeover re-runs and shopping. I’m not. I swear.
What are your goals and dreams for 2010? Give it some thought, and I hope that this time next year we can all share a smug sense of satisfaction over everything that we have accomplished. But don’t forget to include joyful abandon on the list – I think it might be important.