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Tigers and Tigers and Tigers, Oh My!

Hello friends!

Or should I say, “Listen up you M*ther F*ckers!”

You’re not going to believe me when I tell you this, but I actually starting collecting photos for this post about 2 months ago!  That was well before the craziness of Joe Exotic and Carol Baskin took over our lives and HEARTS, and now we will forever equate quarantine with “F@CK CAROL BASKIN!”  But for me this love affair with tigers started long ago when I first started collecting Asian antiques.  I just LOVE me a tibetan tiger rug!  I would spot them here and there at antique markets, but never pulled the trigger because dang, they were pretty expensive.  Now it seems like the world is just as in love and there are sooooo many fun tiger cat options right now!

Li Apartment

Jonathan Adler Now House

Recently I had been buying tiger stuff… I started with this French needlepoint pillow, (which sold already) and then I went full on Tiger-rific with a large porcelain tiger sculpture, like the one below.  I just can’t seem to list it for sale.  The life of a collector/hoarder is hard, y’all.

Urban Outfitters Calhoun Leopard Throw

Let me just inundate you with pretty photos for a sec and things to spend your depleting bank account on…

Tiger Pillow

 

Tibetan Tiger Rug

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Damn, I want a yard of this fabric SO badly.  Let’s play a game… it’s called guess how much this fabric costs…. Guess.  Higher.  Higher.  HIGHER.  Did you just say $490?!?  If that seems reasonable to you, then we need to be friends asap.

Schumacher

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Here are some more affordable fabric options and I have to say that tiger and peacock is pretty friggin’ fantabulous!  That would be so great in a little girl’s room.  Someone out there please base a room design on that fabric!!

Fabric 1, 2, 3

Can we all just agree that tigers are freaking amazing, gorgeous creatures that deserve to be admired in their full wild glory?  And that anyone who has one as a pet is just outta their loco mind?  And yet, there is something in us that wants to hold and kiss and cuddle a baby tiger so deeply, that maybe it can make anyone of us a little insane?

Let’s agree on this at least, that we must fight those tiger loving urges, my friends.  Lest we risk being (willingly?) enslaved in a cultish harem….or perhaps the new owner of a yard of $500 fabric.

Santa Baby 2019

Happy Holidays, aka The Craziest Time of the Yearrrrrrr!

I have literally been working on my wish list for the last few weeks and I’m just now getting it done.  Sigh.  This has seriously been the story of my life for 2019.  Will I be better next year?  Tune in to find out!

Anyway, even though this is SOOOO late I figured it would still be fun to share all the goodies I’ve been saving in my notes folder.  These are things I’ve seen in a magazine or online, coveted and now am begging Santa for.

Santa, don’t do me wrong.

This first batch is kinda the “fun” set… stuff I could use when I actually try to look nice or go somewhere where there are no kids.  For some unknown reason, I’m really, REALLY wanting faux leather paperbag/pleated pants.  I can’t explain it, I just want some.  The other things, I would definitely try… a heated curling iron??  Sounds very dangerous… but Danger is my middle name.

Michael Todd Sonic Eye Wrinkle Eraser, Karl Lagerfeld Heated Eyelash Curler, Lancome Holiday Shadows, NKD SKN Tanning Water, Bar III Faux Leather Pants, Colorblock Sweater, Clear Cat-Eye Sunglasses, Eyeliner Wing Stamp Pens

This 2nd Set is for the side of me that loves a power tool!  A cute measuring tape for the purse? YES PLEASE!  I used to have one that I loved but unfortunately I lost it.  A box cutter!!  You guys I want those scissors so badly… I need them desperately, said my way too muscular hands.  I cut an obscene amount of cardboard.  And the mini welder, sandblaster and routing table – my gosh, is there anything better?!

Mini Starter Welder Kit, Cardboard Cutting Scissors, Pretty Measuring Tape, Bosch Benchtop Routing Table, Handheld Sandblaster, Oversized Flannel, Dansko Berry Clogs, Lumberjack Cap, Tie-Belt Jeans

The 3rd and final episode (Are you dying to see Star Wars as much as I am?!?) is all about the lazy Sunday at home.  You know that item that you thought you invented, i.e. heated socks??  THEY EXIST!  I’m at the same time, kicking myself and jumping for joy.  I’ve wanted the Molekule for awhile and still probably won’t get it, so I’ll need to be appeased with more mules.  More Mules for the WIN!  And that blanket!  Can’t you even handle it?  I know we would all fight over it, but I’d be ok letting it stay all winter on the sofa for super cuddling sessions… all while I wear my new striped pajamas, looking like I have it together.

Molekule Air Purifier, Wool Blanket Etsy, Heated Socks, Stars Above Striped Pajamas, Humidifier, La Mer Moisturizer, Lily Ana Eye Cream, Clarks Cloudsteppers Clogs

And I think that’s pretty good for this year!  My boys have already told me they want to gift me the new iPhone, but of course I just need to find the 5 hours to get to the store and buy it.  So we’ll see… perhaps better photos are in both of our futures!  And some new projects!!  I really want to get back to DOING STUFF.

Ok!  Back to the jungle that is on-line gift buying.

200 Sold Items!!

Hello My Friends!

Guess what?!  I’ve hit my 200th sale on Chairish!  (As if you couldn’t guess from the title!)  And I’m beyond thrilled!  It’s so much fun hunting and selling and even meeting some great people all around the Los Angeles area.

I thought it would be cool to share with you my 10 favorite things from this lot of 100.  Obvs I LOVE everything I sell and want (desperately) to keep it all… that is not an exaggeration in ANY WAY.  I am literally just a 100 sqft from being a legit hoarder.  But I do sell stuff and THANK GOODNESS for that, because buying is my favorite!

In no particular order, here are my favorite 10 pieces that have sold in the last few months.

Yes, a set of 4 gorgeously lacquered Henredon caned chairs, complete with rosewood backs and brass legs ferules.  OBSESSED!

A metal guilt bookshelf with wooden shelves…. yes, please.  Is this not the epitome of Hollywood glam?!

I found this pair of custom upholstered headboards that were kept in storage and were never used.  I LOVE them!  And you may get a peek of them on the new show Ratched on Netflix, which is the prequel to One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.  They were purchased by the set designer, so I can’t wait to see them again on screen!!

This is one SUPER BIG piece of art.  It is an abstract and was done on fabric – incredibly unique and I think, beautiful.  I originally wanted to hang it in my hallway, but it wouldn’t fit!!  It’s taller than I am with my arms up and I could not put my arms around it to lift.  This baby is a statement piece for sure!

I’m kinda smitten with wicker furniture lately and this one is seriously a favorite.  It has lots of storage and a pull out rack for hanging inside!!  I would put this in a nursery, but when I dropped it off it went in the living room.  And you know what?  I dug it!

Oh lovely, how I miss you.  This is a Fantoni glazed volcano lamp that is very collectable and very rare.  (Did you guys see the show Forever?  They had like 2 of them.  Crazy.)  This was purchased as a gift for a designer boss.  I wish I got gifts like these from my minions.  HA!!

Can I just tell you that this display cabinet is stunning in person?  The brass details and the simplicity of the square corners – Lovely.  I really, really like this and wanted to keep it.  But it’s big.  And mama needs the space for more treasures.  The funny thing is that I just about got it for free.  A few of the glass shelves broke after I purchased it, so they were like, just take it and we’re good.  Uh ya… we’re GOOD.

Oh boy.  When I spot something like this I know it’s a designer’s dream.  This is a worn leather bench with cast iron legs.  You CANNOT make this – you have to let it age and age and age and hope that it patinas in just the right way.  Thank my lucky stars, this one did.  I could totally see her in Ellen’s California ranch house and will forever think that’s were she is.

This is a Heywood-Wakefield bookcase with the most perfect proportions and angles.  You can’t see it here, but the shelves actually come out and wrap around the frame.  Anything by these designers is highly collectible, and their esthetic is just beautiful.  You could put this anywhere and it would look amazing.

Here’s a small, that’s easy to keep and hide, so I may forever regret selling it.  It’s a handmade lion face dish made in Italy in the 1960’s.  This one was PERFECT.  Wouldn’t it look so great on a nightstand?!?

Now before I start bawling my eyes out, I figured that I’d show you a few runners up… which let’s be honest are totally my favorites too and I HAD to include!!

An Italian marble table by Drexel, a FABULOUS custom pillow in Clarence House’s Jambala fabric with silk fringe, handblown neon yellow glasses and a handmade iron and glass table.

It’s been so much fun meeting people and seeing what they’ll do with the pieces I find.  I even had a celebrity pick something up.  Seen this face before?

The buyer was like, “my friend Tom is going to pick it up.”  You mean Tom Everett Scott… who I totally asked if we knew each other.  Turns out I knew him, but he’d never met me.  Hahaha!

I also got to meet Emily from the Guilded Hearth, who is gorgeous and talented!  Check out her projects for lots of inspiration, or heck call her if you need a designer!

That’s all for now.  Back to selling!!