The May issue of Country Living features a home I had the privilege of styling. It was a fun shoot to work on, with one of the sweetest homeowners I’ve ever met. She had such a creative eye and lots of ways to get “the look” for less!
I was able to find many of the antique props at a local store, M & M Antiques in Monroe, WA. They have a fantastic friendly staff, some of the best curated booths I’ve seen and really great prices! I wish I had one in my neighborhood because I’d be there on a weekly basis trying to hover over the new stock. Be sure to check our their FB page too…they post some of their recent finds and highlights from the vendors.
And a big thank you goes to Melaine for running errands, making returns and helping out with all the busy work that goes on behind the scenes! The lovely photos are from my friend, Victoria Pearson…you should see her portfolio, stunning!
You know what they say, better late than never, right? I’ve been meaning to share my trip to NYC with you and completely forgot. So let’s just pretend I got back last week instead of in December. We’ll begin with the shopping first, starting with Fishs Eddy. I’m not sure a trip to NYC would be complete without a visit here…there’s just so much good stuff.
When you walk in you’re greeted by this enormous display of waving ceramic hand molds….
And in the window they have a creative display of broken china…
And everywhere you look there are stacks, upon stacks, upon stacks of dishes. There are new and vintage pieces here, making for a great place to pick up lost pieces of a collection or begin an entirely new one. I’d start with the cake pedestals or white china.
And for you color lovers, there is plenty to choose from as well.
Like this tower of rainbow mugs or pile of colorful berry baskets…
And I thought this Brooklynese Cawfee Set was a crack up!
If you can’t make a trip to NYC, Fishs Eddy has a great website and their prices seem very reasonable. I know the next time I’m in the city, I’ll be spending more time here. It’s one of those perfect sources for prop inventory, and home goods!
889 Broadway at 19th Street
NYC, NY 10003
Hello, how’s things? I just returned from a Country Living shoot near Seattle. The weather was divine. Everyone kept saying how fortunate I was to be there when it wasn’t raining. Lucky me!
One of my favorite things while preparing for a shoot, is to source local farms or farmstands to pick up fresh produce and flowers. On the way to this location, I happened across “The Flower Guy”.
He was set up in a church parking lot, on a Wednesday morning of all days! I like to believe it was fate, since I had no other flower shop alternatives other than the grocery stores.
He grows everything on his nearby farm and gave me his number in case I needed more. As you can see, they were abundant and gorgeous! One of the perks of living in the rainy Pacific Northwest climate. I scooped up bundles and bundles!
I also had the chance to stop by a fantastic antique shop, M & M Antiques, to pick up a few props. The staff and selction were both amazing!
I got a kick out of this little fabric sign they had hanging up….
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Hope you are enjoying beautiful fall weather, hot ciders, cozy blankets and warm boots!
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