This week everyone is thinking about, talking about and waiting for....royalty, so I thought it was only appropriate to highlight Flea Market Royalty!
That's right, I'm talking about Eddie Ross & Jaithan Kochar. This story comes to us by means of my cousin, Elizabeth. Yes, born only 4 months apart, our mothers happened to like the same name. Elizabeth Ann (her) and Elizabeth Ashley (me). Moving right along.
Knowing that the princes of porcelain and price haggling were coming to Roundtop, Elizabeth signed up for their Flea Market Tour. Not only did she have a memorable day, she snagged a couple of amazing items that Eddie pointed out.
These amethyst lamps just need a new set of shades to light up her home!
Elizabeth scored HUGE with this next purchase. Dorothy Thorpe punchbowl and glasses....for a whopping $36. Thorpe's glassware was a huge hit in her heyday of the 1930s-1950s. Yet, frequent appearances on the cult classic, Mad Men, in the offices of Sterling Cooper have driven up the value and desirability of her work.
That may be why Jaithan recently saw this same punchbowl priced at $1000 at Bergdorf Goodman. Really.
I'll be in their flea market court anytime! How about you?
I have admired Nicolette and Sarah's work and their ability to create a niche in flower arranging classes. They have a number of classes being offered now. Some through their studio in Brooklyn and others in conjunction with the New York Bontanical Garden.
There are still spots left in the Color Study of Blue in May....if you're interested!
Hoping life is in full bloom this weekend for you!!! images: Little Flower School
It's hard to believe that it was only two months ago that I first featured the art of Kerri Rosenthal.
Following that post, Kerri came by my home and we tried several of her paintings above the mantel in my living room. When we put up a rasberry colored tulip painting....we both knew. That was the one. So, Kerri returned home to paint one for me.....and I picked it up last week.
That's my painting above, in the first photo!
What a joy it was to be in Kerri's studio, among the paints, the splatters and the canvases, both in process and completed. Here's a little of what I saw.
Kerri felt inspired by "April Showers bring May flowers", so during the month of April she is painting a limited edition of Tulip paintings. No special orders. Once they're gone, they're gone.
My painting in place....just need to get it hung!
So, if you or someone you know loves Kerri's Tulips like I do, be in touch!