Back in the UK. Raining of course. Explored a very early morning antiques market while the weather was still fine. Tucked up at home now. I think it’s time for a cup of tea and some biscuits. Maybe even a nap. Heaven...
#uk #england #rain
So apparently I missed National Daughter’s Day!!!
What??? For me I celebrate Lily everyday!!! I couldn’t possibly love her anymore than I do but I am pretty sure she knows that already...
#nationaldaughtersday #lilycollins #bestdaughterever
I am beyond excited to present my new window display at The Gallery!!!
These vintage toasters date from the 1920’s-1950’s.
Art installation or restaurant or kitchen decor. Buyer’s choice. They have all been polished up and are ready to go. They were one man’s passion and are being sold as the fabulous collection that they are!!!
The Sunbeam Butter Whipped Bread sign is the perfect compliment. If you google the name there is a video of how the bread is made. There is a reason that when the knifes slices into the loaf it bounces back into shape. Ha! Ha!
Let me know what you favorite toaster is and why.
#vintagetoaster #vintagebreadsign #sunbeambreadsign #sunbeambread #vintagekitchendecor #vintagerestaurantdecor #vintagedecor #designer #decorator #setdesign #ressurecteoddities #wehoshopping
I went to an estate sale this afternoon at Harper House which is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. It was designed by Leland Bryant in 1929 in the Spanish Colonial Revival Style with very distinctive characteristics. Once home to such silver screen stars as Norma Talmadge and Gilbert Roland. It’s current name is “Casa Grande”. The resident had lived in his apartment there for 40 years. I was really more interested in the building than the estate sale but I did manage to find a couple of things.
Of course I did!!! Thanks @victorkong82 for meeting me there and encouraging me to explore the building and climbing ALL the stairs up to the roof with you.
The views were well worth it!!!
#historicbuilding #westhollywood #estatesale #wehoshopping
Just got home from seeing Downton Abbey!!! I had to go opening weekend. It did not disappoint!!! #downtonabbey #thegrove #fridaynightinlosangeles
The summer window is being dismantled and making way for the next presentation. I am very excited about the upcoming display!!! It has taken a while. in the design process. All will be revealed very soon...
#designer #decorator #setdesign #vintagedecor #ressurectedoddities #wehoshopping
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...