“ Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure... than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat.”
Thursday, September 20, 2012
Monday, July 2, 2012
Perhaps the only thing better than touring the great castles of Europe is being able to shop in them. On our recent trip to Belgium Bob and I were at an antique fair early one morning. The weather was dreadful and it began to rain so all the dealers were packing up and heading home. One of my favorite dealers doesn't speak English and I don't speak French, yet we spoke the same language: antiques!! We discovered he was charged with cleaning out the horse stable and barn of a castle and I saw the COOLEST French and Belgian antiques and they were all FOR SALE!! The only problem is that we had purchased so much at the antique fair that there wasn't much room left on the bus. But alas, we re-packed, pushed and shoved and - VOILA- we were able to load 12 shutters (from the castle, no less!), a bench, French farm table, 200+ French books, 300 French terracotta garden tiles, and a few other cool objets de art. Did I mention that I LOVE being a European antique picker???
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Lanterns are classics that will be with us forever. With spring just around the corner, there are endless ways to spruce up your lantern and make it a seasonal style statement. Start with moss and add ferns, a White x White statue and a botanical print. A one-of-a-kind work of art!
Atlanta January market was awesome. This was our first market in our permanent showroom on the 11th floor of the merchandise mart. And an awesome show it was! Lots of new product and interest in White x White was sensational!