Wednesday, April 17, 2013

A New Day

"It's a new day. 
Yesterday's failure is redeemed at the sunrise” 
― Todd Stocker
Morning in New York City is exuberant!
Spring flowers are sprouting!
You can't force nature
it takes it own pace!
The creator for these flowers are genius!


Monday, April 15, 2013

Felix M.Warbug House on 5th Avenue

"We used to build civilizations. 
Now we build shopping malls." 
- Bill Bryson
The Felix M. Warburg House is a mansion located on 1109 Fifth Avenue and 92nd Street in the Upper East Side in New York City. Today the Jewish Museum is located here.
The six-story mansion, built in 1908 to designs by the architect C.P.H. Gilbert, was constructed for the philanthropist Felix M Warburg (d.1937). The style is a revival of early French Renaissance architecture from the period Francois I. This property was nearly demolished in the early 1940s .... fortunately the eighteen-story apartment plan did not come through and  .... the original owner, Mrs Warburg donated the donated the family mansion as a permanent home for the Jewish Museum in January 1944.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Ormolu Commode

“CREATIVITY is inventing, experimenting, 
growing, taking risks, breaking rules, 
making mistakes, and having fun.” 
— Mary Lou Cook

Beautiful craftsmanship!
What a gorgeous piece for a good home!

A regence ormolu-mounted kingwood commode by Etienne Doirat. Circa 1730. H 34 ½" x L 57 ½" x D 26"

Monday, April 8, 2013

Asprey Melon Tea Set

Walking along Madison Avenue, 
I came across this tea set at Asprey!
I love the spring green shade
and the details inside the cup is simply divine!
It is available in coffee set as well.

Time to serve tea!

"IF you are cold, tea will warm you;
IF you are too heated, it will cool you;
IF you are depressed, it will cheer you;
IF you are exhausted, it will calm you." 
- William Gladstone


Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Arts From The Past

“The more mass produced our homes, furnishings and electronics become, the greater the appeal of handcrafted products.”  – Architectural Digest

A carved marble bust of a Roman Emperor, 
Italian, 17th Century

“When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love have always won. There have been tyrants and murderers, and for a time, they can seem invincible, but in the end, they always fall. Think of it--always.” ― Mahatma Gandhi
Empire Ormolu 10-light candelabras. 
First quarter of 19 Century. H 44" 

Monday, April 1, 2013

April 1st 2013

“APRIL hath put a spirit of youth in everything.”
- William Shakespeare
"RENEW your passions daily.” 
– Terri Guillemets
“THOSE WHO WISH TO SING, always find a song.” 
- Swedish Proverb