Lifestyle

MISMATCHED FLORAL PLATES

Mix and matched plates make me happy.  It’s unpretentious, unfussy, and a great way to show off a fun collection.  Plus, if you’re like me…buying entire sets of plates is expensive!  And because of my photography, I never really need more than one, so my island of misfit plates, bowls, etc, continues to grow. Floral plates are especially easy to […]
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KIN TEA LIGHTS

How can you not be seduced by the glow of candlelight? It’s golden, soft, comforting, and everything looks a little bit better.  It can make almost anything seem a bit mysterious, or at least vague in a shadowy kind of way.  I guess I’ll put it this way: ever been on a date in an “over lit” restaurant? Was it […]
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PIP STUDIOS

It’s funny that I don’t consider myself much of a girly girl.  Feminine, sure, but girly? I don’t think I invested enough in pink or manicures to pull that off.  But then I look at my kitchen.  Cupboards filled with pink depression glass, delicate tea cups, and a pantry ready to bake muffins at a moment’s notice.  Plus, I have […]
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FISHS EDDY WHITEWARE

I’ve mentioned my love of whiteware before, and well, it hasn’t seemed to let up.  Fishs Eddy is a lot more than whiteware, even though that’s what I’m highlighting today.  Originating as a retailer of old diner and hotel dinnerware and cutlery, Fishs Eddy is now a fabulous retailer of vintage reproductions, original pieces, and those diner and hotel finds […]
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VINTAGE LIBBEY BLENDO GLASSWARE

Summertime always makes me think about lemonade, punch, margaritas…basically anything refreshing that I can sip poolside.  Or in my case, shade-side while watching everyone poolside.  And don’t these chic little glasses just scream mid-century summertime swank? They come in every color imaginable in every shape and size.  So if you’re dying to sip a cocktail out of an ombre lilac […]
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VINTAGE JADEITE

Originally produced in the 20s and 30s for their durability for daily kitchen use, jadeite items have become sought after collectibles.  And with their delicate, lovely color, it’s impossible not to be charmed. What a shame they’re expensive, eh? Jadeite is something that’s always on my flea market/ebay list.  I have a pretty long list (tea cups, toile, depression glass, […]
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HEATH CERAMICS

Heath produces some of my favorite ceramics.  They’re the perfect compromise of beauty, function, and simplicity; all are aspects that Edith Heath, Heath Ceramics’ founder had in mind when she started the company in 1948. Her goal was to create “simple, good things for good people,” but Heath’s products have shifted from utility of the kitchen to an emblem of […]
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SUNSPOTS POTTERY

While shooting in Toronto, my production designer Nuala included some adorable pottery in her first round of pots. Speckled like a robin’s egg, and glazed in a delicate pale blue hue, these little pourers and bowls were impossible to resist.  I immediately asked for the shop’s name and set out to grab a few for myself the next day. Not […]
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VINTAGE GREEK KEY LIBBEY GLASSES

Believe or not, Jonathan Adler did not invent the Greek Key design.  He’s used it to amazing effect, and it fits right into his gorgeous mid century flare, but, with a little Ebay or Etsy snooping, you can find some Greek Keys of you own. I stumbled upon these lovely little Libbey glasses on Ebay and had to snatch them […]
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