Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Highlights of My Day

My days working as a set decoration buyer for a T.V. show are never the same. In each episode there are new requirements that dictate which types of stores I will be sourcing in. I love this aspect of the job. One week I will be looking at a modern, streamlined aesthetic and the next I could be creating a visual with eclectic, colorful and antiqued decor pieces.
I was very into this weeks' search for a layered look that took me to shops with so much to see it was hard to focus my eyes at times!
Even if I come across items not on my current list, if they catch my eye I will photo them and put them in my "Of Interest" file. I have to say, there are so many amazing objects out there! I never get tired of searching for the perfect piece to fill the needs of the set. It is a challenge I happily embrace. I love my job! (most days)...

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Sunday Market Find

I found these two wonderful posters today at the Sunday Antique Market. They were hand printed in England on linen, as is stated in the corner. On one the words, 'A Dodo Design', appear in the other corner. The size is 19 x 33 inches. They are each mounted to masonite board.

By the colors used I assume these are from the 1960's. The hot pink/orange combination and pop art stylization are very typical of the swinging sixties in London. I have researched online and found there was a Dodo design poster shop in London in the 60's. They still seem to be active so I have emailed the pictures to see if, in fact, they are from that source.

I naturally bought them as an addition to my Etsy shop. Since I have had to wait to determine their value however... I am growing more and more attached to them. I find myself contemplating how I would frame them; where to hang them in the house...

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Eclectic Pelican

This amazing vintage shop is a favorite of mine.

I am very lucky to live in it's home city where I can see these soulful treasures in person~

There is often one piece that will catch my eye in particular and need to come home with me...

This glorious piece of stitchery below was the last such item but, alas, I was too late. Someone else had already claimed it.

I am not one to like or respond to all things because they are 'old'.

This shop's collection, however, always has items with the most tender + poetic character infused within.

Be sure to check out this lovely & evocative Etsy shop, the Eclectic Pelican