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Updated: 2018-03-17T07:38:08.977-07:00

 



thanks karyn- i'm glad you found my blog as well! ...

2008-07-15T23:37:00.000-07:00

thanks karyn- i'm glad you found my blog as well! and don't give up hope- i come across some great stuff on the side of the road (including a pair of chairs that later turned up in "modern glamour" by kelly wearstler).



I once lived to shop at our local Salvation Army b...

2008-07-15T22:39:00.000-07:00

I once lived to shop at our local Salvation Army but they closed on March 27, 2008 and my life will never be the same. Now my joy can come only from an accidental find on the side of the road or a clearance rack.

Your post is hilarious. I am so happy to have found your blog.



meg-i read about that painting as well! i didn't ...

2008-06-29T22:47:00.000-07:00

meg-

i read about that painting as well! i didn't note the location, but how tragic that you were there, and it could have been yours! it's like it was snatched from your very hands!

i did make a note to check the paintings a little better on my next thrift store sojourn- that really is where the true scores are found! i had a friend who found a signed picasso print at a sal val (one of his vallauris posters), and later had it appraised at christie's for several thousand dollars, so those kinds of finds ARE out there. makes me want to go hit a thrift store RIGHT NOW!



Hahaha! When I was away last weekend, I mentioned ...

2008-06-29T19:21:00.000-07:00

Hahaha! When I was away last weekend, I mentioned to BIL that I should check out the local Goodwillies, because that area has some serious $$$$. When I did, the store was closed from some idiot meeting. Don't ya know that a few days later I read about someone dropping off a IMPRESSIONIST PAINTING!!! Sold for $40k at Sotheby's!!! I should have tried harder!!!



jessica & katie- i NEVER get the parking fairy sp...

2008-06-16T23:26:00.000-07:00

jessica & katie- i NEVER get the parking fairy spaces, so maybe my shopping overcompensates for that (though my voice has yet to led me to the house of my dreams, katie- i think my shopping voice must have an automated 1000.00 limit shutoff feature. it KNOWS i can't afford to spend more than that- ever!).

suzy and midcentury jo- it really helps that my voice resides in southern california- the pickings here are a lot fatter than in most places, so i have a bit of a head start.

heather- maybe your destiny awaits you inside bergdorf's- the voices don't lie! ;-)
and thanks for the kind words- "my funniest blogger ever" post, originally included the line "so suck it, sgm!", but i decided it was unnecessarily cruel to rub my new title in her face...



Christian, You crack me up! Anytime I'm feeling b...

2008-06-16T18:39:00.000-07:00

Christian, You crack me up! Anytime I'm feeling blue, I'm going to come read your stories. They continue to make me laugh out loud and wish you lived closer! You ARE the funniest blogger EVER! Just don't tell SGM I told you that! I don't want to hurt her feelings!

P.S. I hear voices too but they usually lead me to Barneys or Bergdorfs ;-)



I wish the voices in my head lead me to Dorothy Dr...

2008-06-11T03:07:00.000-07:00

I wish the voices in my head lead me to Dorothy Draper chests and Harvey Probber bedheads! So jealous. And no need to be worried, your place looks fab!



M21 will you come whisper in my ear?

2008-06-11T01:19:00.000-07:00

M21 will you come whisper in my ear?



I Love that you have voice(s). I am glad I am not ...

2008-06-09T16:20:00.000-07:00

I Love that you have voice(s). I am glad I am not alone...That's how I found our house!

I also beleive in the Parking Space Fairy...you know, how you just have good luck when a good space opens just when you need it in that full parking lot?

I am enamoured with your style and would hire you in a New York minute!



I know this voice! My friend and I call it "shoppi...

2008-06-08T21:31:00.000-07:00

I know this voice! My friend and I call it "shopping magic". It comes and goes though, so when you've got it, you MUST go with it. Along the same vein, there is also parking magic - for those days when you have to run to target/grocery/said thrfit shop and always get the primo even-the-handicapped-are-jealous spots.

ps - your apartment is fantastic, fret not!



thanks, inspire and sgm-i appreciate your kind wor...

2008-06-08T19:03:00.000-07:00

thanks, inspire and sgm-

i appreciate your kind words, more than you know! i was kind of frightened at first to post too many pictures of my house, as i was scared no client would ever hire me if they saw it as is- it's SOO not finished to the level i would bring to a client's home. and never will be- i want it pretty, but i am basically too lazy to do the things i do for clients to my own home- kind of like a chef, when you cook dinner for a living, on your day off, you don't want to cook for yourself. i keep saying someday, i'll really decorate my own place, but that someday never seems to come.

sgm- glad i inspired you to want a big ass lantern- go for it! and, you know "the voice" is available for hire, if you don't have it yourself... :)

inspire- i try to keep the dining and living rooms clean and neat at all times, but if you were to peek behind the white door in my "lantern" post, you'd probably see clutter galore in my kitchen/breakfast nook. and my bed is generally covered by an old sheet or blanket- it's ground zero for the dog and cat!

and i won't even mention the scary spare bedroom that is behind a closed door at all times!



M21, where can I get this "voice" that you speak o...

2008-06-08T17:39:00.000-07:00

M21, where can I get this "voice" that you speak of? I don't think it carries out to the suburbs. I think what I really need is a job at Goodwill! (LOVE you bedroom)

Thanks for the advice on my red-headed stepchild of a room, esp the two cushion and foster care parts. The color of the room is really more gray-green than pictured, and it's not as bad as it looks in the photos. But since warm taupe came from you, it shall be considered. :)

Also, you now have me wanting a big ass lantern for our breakfast area. I NEED THE VOICE!



Your house is so pretty! Your bedroom, your breakf...

2008-06-08T16:16:00.000-07:00

Your house is so pretty! Your bedroom, your breakfast room...nice. Are you always meticulously neat, or do you get really tidy before taking the picture?

If I take a picture of my house, it is in the 2 hours after my housekeeper leaves. It is the only time of the whole week when my house is perfectly clean. When the kids get home from school, it is all over.



ginny- i'm hittin' that ivy house! someone else m...

2008-06-07T22:08:00.000-07:00

ginny- i'm hittin' that ivy house! someone else mentioned antiquing in claremont, so i'm definitely going to have to check it out!


joni- you are too kind! (and keep the compliments comin- i just can't get enough ;-)


amber- thanks for stopping in, i love new visitors at the ol' maison21 atelier! enjoy your stay in la quinta- the weather sure will be different than what you are used to!

as for shopping in palms springs vincinity, if you can only make one stop, the 111 antique mall should be it- you can check out all my p.s. recommendations by clicking "palm springs with maison21 in the sidebar:
http://maison21.blogspot.com/search/label/palm%20springs%20with%20maison21 the three oldest posts have probably the best info. happy hunting!


meg- almost all the thrift store chains have pickers that scoop out the good stuff before us mere mortals can get our hands on it- it's sooo not fair. i learned this years ago when ii ventured into an employees only area of a salvation army in salt lake city, of all places. it was amazing, all kinds of great stuff, and when i asked about purchasing the items, i was told that they had twice a year private invitation-only auctions for dealers. but i also know that their pickers don't know everything, so some good stuff can slip through the net!

as for the goodwill, it seems they have the opposite of pickers and their employees scour for the most beat-up, stained, broken or damaged merchandise possible to put on their sales floor. i've been to nicer landfills.

and, meg, as i've said before, i'll thank you not to mention ANYTHING with the initials "BT". if you keep bringing it up, i will have to positively permanently punish you by banning you from my blog. ;-)



M21... the goodwillies here have "pickers" that go...

2008-06-07T17:48:00.000-07:00

M21... the goodwillies here have "pickers" that go through their donations and pull them out to be sold to dealers or put into on-line auctions that goodwill runs. i had a series of interviews to be a fundraiser for goodwill and learned many of their secrets.

i sometimes hear the whispers, too. and 90% of the time, it pays off. it's kind of the same with the place-that-shall-not-be-mentioned, but whose initials are BT.



I have recently found your blog and you are marvel...

2008-06-07T16:19:00.000-07:00

I have recently found your blog and you are marvelous! Coincidently I am headed to Palm Springs [La Quinta] by way of Seattle in just a few days; I find your coffee vs antiquing debate so relatable. Where are some of your favorite spots in the PS areas for maybe a DD find?



Your bedroom looks wonderful!!! Love this story -...

2008-06-07T14:41:00.000-07:00

Your bedroom looks wonderful!!! Love this story - so funny!!!!

Joni



M21...I moved from Glendora to Pasadena and have n...

2008-06-07T11:52:00.000-07:00

M21...I moved from Glendora to Pasadena and have not been there for sometime. It was on Arrow Hwy. Hard to look at surrounding areas unless Doublewides float your boat. My new best place is The Ivy House in Claremont on Foothill. Sooo many successes at better prices then westside. Just got a Chinoisere(sp) screen for fraction elsewhere. Vintage, antiques, estate shit, and some new. ginny



community thrift? (googling as i type) is it still...

2008-06-07T11:34:00.000-07:00

community thrift? (googling as i type) is it still there?

thanks for the kind words, ginny! you know the "secret"- thrift store junque paired with a fine antique, is junque no more!



Gorgeous bedroom...the headboard is the crowning g...

2008-06-07T11:23:00.000-07:00

Gorgeous bedroom...the headboard is the crowning glory! M21..whoever made up the quote: "admire but don't acquire" is not of this earth. My favorite haunt for years was Community Thrift loaded with goodies from the folks on the westside of LA. My favorite antique mirror(black with swirled gold filigree) was a $2.00 purchase there. It proudly hangs over a fine antique table. You always pique(or is it peek) my interest. Ginny