Collecting

The French Potter

The French Potter

I’ve been having a love affair with handmade ceramics for years now, and the work of one particular artist has captured my heart - that of French potter, Thierry Doublet. He has been crafting beautiful objects since the 1970s in an unassuming workshop situated in the middle of nowhere, France. How I was first introduced to his work was by way of a casual alfresco dinner on the stone terrace of a centuries old chateau. The owner of the chateau, a marvelous chef, and his lovely wife, served glasses of chilled rosé and the most delicious piment d'espelette shrimp presented in one of Thierry’s large handmade shallow bowls. Sounds dreamy, I know. And it was. Almost immediately, I became obsessed with learning about the ceramicist that created the gorgeous bowl - and how I could add his pieces to my own collection. The very next morning I found myself driving the backroads of the French countryside, making my way to his studio. In the years since I first discovered his work, I have returned again and again each time I visit France.

Copper Tea Kettle & Mugs

Copper Tea Kettle & Mugs

I've been on a little bit of a copper kick. I think it's because I can't get on board with the whole brass trend since the 80's and 90's are still very fresh in my mind. So copper it is. While out running errands with my daughter, we stopped by an estate sale (haven't done that in AGES) and I bought a set of 6 copper mugs. That sort of set the ball rolling...

Recent Finds

Recent Finds

I've been on the hunt for furniture and rugs for the new place but haven't had much luck lately. I better get on it, or we're going to move in without a bed, sofa, or dining table, among others. Of course, all is not lost, seems I'm always able to find a little something. I picked up this mortar and pestle while out "poppin tags" with my sister. I loved the pale color and cracks in the bowl. You just can't beat patina.

NYC - Fishs Eddy

NYC - Fishs Eddy

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....

San Francisco - Alameda Finds

San Francisco - Alameda Finds

Since I flew into San Francisco with only carry-on, I knew my shopping would be limited at the Alameda Flea Market. So I focused on a few small items I was needing for upcoming shoots and projects. I bought this bundle of air mail letters for $5.