Saturday, September 12, 2009
As you know, I'm against online auctions. However, when Steve showed me this portrait of Maria Callas on Goodwill's auction site, I told him I had to have it, no matter what. I loved it at first sight (Amy Butler says nothing comes home with her unless she loves loves loves it, and I've adopted that too - this portrait? = loves times three italicized). Originally commissioned for a small opera house on the West Coast, its starting bid of $5 quickly turned into a pretty penny, however...I was happy to increase, increase, increase the bid.
Now, let's delight in the lip detail:
Monday, September 7, 2009
It's Labor Day and the library is closed! And so are my favorite thrifting spots! Oh snap!
I picked up three of these darling little apple dishes at Goodwill last weekend - putting my low-budget librarian skills to work, I googled the maker and found that they're lazy Susan dishes by Hoenig of California. They are stunners. I think these'll end up filled with peppermints, or apple crisp and vanilla ice cream, whaddya say.
Saturday, September 5, 2009
I like when desks aren't in offices - when they're near pianos, uncluttered and decorated with fresh flowers. The whole scene makes me want to stop what I'm doing right now and hand write a letter or two.
[image scanned from Metropolitan Home]