Thursday, July 15, 2010

our store at the Rosebowl - mainly mid century

 I was terrified to sell at the Rosebowl but it turned out to be a lot of fun.
Things went well and we made a bit of money. The strange thing was we made it from the small stuff and I still have most of the furniture. My worst sale was I sold a Raku plate that I thought was mid-century studio potter to a Japanese man for $10. He and his friends then took out a loop. I asked them if they could tell me anything about it and I quote. " It  1850's Japan ,very good, you loose , you loose"  Kinda funny. glad I made their day but wish I had know what it was.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Farewell - economy version Kagan and Grossman for sale

Well the time has come to say goodbye to some of my favorite pieces that no longer work for our family. Today I posted my old Kagan feel dining table and two chairs on Craigslist. I love the chairs they give me that really early modernist feel. ( weirdly enough made by a Japanese co.  called Maruni)

Thursday, July 1, 2010

the wrong tile - bait and switch

Do not use Stone and Tumbled -  they ship a different tile to what I ordered- this has happened before but I thought because I mentioned this problem  and had them write down the type of marble they would get it right - now I realize it is bait and switch. Our bathroom was supposed to be pure white marble ( see my sample) by the time I got home and what had come in the boxes was laid this is what I got, a lot of grey off cuts in there.  Ok...need to rethink wall tile and pretty much everything in the bathroom.

abstract cubist composition fleamarket painting

I bought this little painting off ebay - I love the composition and weight of form.  I could not read the signature I think it reads Cummings.

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