Not sure I am finished with summer just yet. In fact I know I’m not!!! Thanksgiving is still over two months away! Who buys pumpkins now??? Why is everything rushed so much? Is anyone else feeling this way? The holidays will be here before we know it but this seems kinda crazy early!!! #pumpkin #thanksgiving .#waytooearly #wehoshopping
This was the little antique trunk I found at the NBC Universal garage/prop sale a while back. It cleaned up very nicely. A friend of mine dropped off the vintage luggage rack to me earlier today and it was a perfect fit!!!
#antiquetrunk #designer #decorator #setdesign #vintagedecor #ressurectedoddities #wehoshopping
So what would possess a person to dump this in an alley especially one that is outside the back of my stores??? Don’t they know I couldn’t possibly leave it there??? Maybe that’s why they did. Ha! Ha! For whatever reason it has been saved and it hasn’t even been cleaned up yet and I already love it!!! Friday’s free find. YAY!!!
#alleyfinds #vintagedecor #designer #decorator #setdesign #ressurectedoddities #wehoshopping
Playing vignette on a Thursday afternoon. The photo I bought in Prague a few years ago. She fascinated me for some reason especially her clothing. I like just wandering around the stores and putting things together and creating a photo op. Getting close to closing time. Has anyone else noticed how it is getting dark earlier and earlier?
#vintagephotos #antiqueteacaddy #vintageglassbuoys #antiqueinkblotter #celluloidfigure #ressurectedoddities #vintagedecor #wehoshopping
Has anyone else tried these cotton candy grapes (or candy floss flavored if you are British) and become as obsessed with them as I am? I have to find out how they can possibly taste and smell like this? Not sure I really want to know but seriously does anyone have the answer? I found them at Bristol Farms and were told they were only available for a short time. If you have not tried them you better hurry up!!! They are insanely delicious!!!
What a weekend!!! Last night was the icing on the cake!!! The Greek Theatre was the venue for Ringo Starr and His All Starr Band. Such an entertaining show!!! Legendary musicians and so many music memories. The audience was a hoot to watch as well. You had to be there but it felt like we were watching two shows simultaneously!!! Ha! Ha!
Thank you to Ringo and Barbara for a truly memorable evening!!! #ringostarr #greektheatre #losangelesnights
What a fabulous night it was watching the iconic John Williams host the evening and conduct the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl!!! It was truly astounding to realize just how many films he has written the scores for!!! He truly is The Maestro of the Movies!!!
A major thank you to @alisonmartino and @judimartino for including me in this wonderful experience!!! #hollywoodbowl #johnwilliams #lifeinlosangeles #starwars
The end of another week at Waverly on Doheny. Taking the day off on Sunday and staying close to home. What are you all up to?
#artnouveauchaise #antiquemannequin #vintageelginneonclock vintagephotographs #antiqueglassbuoys #vintagetypewriter #designer #decorator #setdesign #vintagedecor #resurrectedoddities #wehoshopping
I decided to start from the beginning and watch all 10 seasons of Friends!!! Funny timing as my local Coffee Bean converted into Central Perk for a week. The lines to get in and take a photo on the couch are insane!!! They start before it opens at 8:00am until they close at 8:00pm so I decided to go after hours and take a look. Better when no one is around anyway. Ha! Ha!
Anyone else been to see it?
#friends #centralperk #coffeebean #lifeinla
25 years ago today Lily and I were onstage at Woodstock ll.
We went with our good friends the Hart’s as guests of Crosby, Stiils & Nash. What an experience!!! It was truly magical!!! Lily was obviously enjoying the music!!! Ha! Ha! As always @judithnhart a huge thank you for always documenting life’s moments!!!
#woodstock #crosbystillsandnash #thedavidcrosby #lilycollins
Finally made it to the newly restored Formosa last night for dinner! So worth a visit!
The Formosa first opened it’s doors in 1939. Back then it was situated across from the Samuel Goldwyn Studio and stars like Frank Sinatra, Humphrey Bogart, James Dean, and Elvis Presley would pop into the legendary Formosa Cafe for dining and drinks. I would recommend booking a table in the iconic and original trolley car which dates back to 1904 and is confirmed to be the oldest surviving red train car in existence. It is such a great experience!!!@1933group have done a fantastic job of bringing this back to life and the attention to detail is amazing!!! I went there a million years ago when it had seen better days and I am so impressed with it’s revitalization!!! Check on the photos @theformosa and treat yourself to a fun evening out!!! The food was delicious too!!!
Cozy corner vignette in one of my store windows. Time for a refresh so I wanted to post before I forgot. The massive Players Cigarette enamel advertising sign is pretty great if I do say so myself!!!
#gifts #uniquegifts #unusualgifts #designer #decorator #setdesign #vintagedecor #wehoshopping
So many great items in the store I am now using the floor to display!!! An antique wooden abacus and a grouping of custom mounted vintage musical instruments are all here and so much more!!! Stop by and see for yourself.
#gifts #unusualgifts #uniquegifts #decorator #designer #vintagedecor #musicalinstruments #wehoshopping
The sky really was the most perfect blue today!!! Gotta love nature at it’s finest!!! No filter needed...
So about last night... I was lucky enough to be one of the first people to see Quentim Tarantino’s epic new film ‘Once Upon A Time In Hollywood’ at the Cinerama Dome in 70mm!!! A special thank you to @alisonmartino for the inivite. How amazing that Quentin was actually there and introduced his film!!! He said that he wanted to watch it with a paying audience that gave up their Saturday night to be there when they could have chosen to be anywhere else. It was quite the experience!!! #onceuponatimeinhollywood #cineramadome #hollywood
Another NBC Universal Studios ‘GARAGE’ sale!!!
It is always so much fun!!!
This time it was all about the props. It would be fascinating to know which films or tv shows everything was from.
It starts promptly at 8:00 and by 8:15 most everything is tagged. You have to be really quick. It is quite the experience!!! I find it fascinating to see what people grab. The last photo cracks me up as it shows someone’s carefully selected random items. There is a little bit of everything there and you never know what you are going to find!!! Treasure hunting at it’s finest!!!
#nbcuniversalgaragesale #oddities #props #setdesign #designer #decorator #vintagedecor #wehoshopping
My Mom would have been 94 years old today. Billie Jeanette, later changed to Jane, was born on this day, July 12th in 1925. She was a trained ballet dancer starting at a very young age and was in quite a few Hollywood films. Her talent skipped me and landed in @lilyjcollins. I miss her so much but every time I look at my daughter I see her clearly. Jane lives on through her and would get such a kick out of her granddaughter following in her footsteps!!!
#momsbirthday #lilycollins #gonebutneverforgotten
This great vintage wooden and metal razor store display also sold to the person who bought the giant ice cream cone!!! Must be into oversized things!!! Sorry to see this one go...
#oversizedstoredisplay #giantrazor #gifts #unusualgifts #uniquegifts #designer #decorator #setdesign #vintagedecor #wehoshopping
Well this lasted all of an hour before it was sold!!! I put it outside getting ready to stage my summer window display in The Gallery. Two people pulled over and tried to buy ice cream, thinking that is what I sold, 🤣 before a third person, who was picking something else up they had bought the day before, fell instantly in love with it and had to have it!!! Now I have to rethink my window display.
Not a bad problem to have...
Summer has arrived!!! YAY!!!
#icecreamcone #storedisplay #gifts #uniquegifts #unusualgifts #designer #decorator #setdesign #wehoshopping
I found yet another Cara Nan purse at the Long Beach Antique Market last Sunday. These were created by friends
Carolyn McDaniel and Nancy Steele in the 1960’s and 70’s out of Jacksonville, Mississippi . The two friends started making purses as a hobby which then grew into a business that employed local housewives. Nancy’s daughter had the job of gluing the pennies on top of the baskets which is their trademark and also marks the year it was created. The penny on this one is dated 1972. One distinct characteristic of Caro Nan purses are images of streets and buildings, but they can have other designs as well.
They were always signed on the inside lid. They were sold in boutiques and were also custom made for customers who wanted a particular scene or sayings that held memories for them. It looks like this one was Lucy’s. These are such fun to collect and each is so different. No two are alike!!!
#caronan #vintagepurse #gifts #uniquegifts #unusualgifts #designer #decorator #setdesign #vintagedecor #wehoshopping