It's a serious investment . . . trekking my best merchandise
once a week to Pacific Galleries in Seattle.
And then . . .
somehow figuring out how to blend disparate treasures into
a look that's appealing to customers who either feel
enticed in a *split* second . . . or
they walk right on by.
To say that it's competitive is an understatement!
It's truly an honor to be among so many highly talented dealers
and designers . . . but it can be intimidating!
Here are a number of items that Jim and I have created together . . . truly
one-of-a-kind! The above photo shows our industrial sand-cast
mold paired with a nautical cleat--totally sculptural and
impressive as an architectural element. The
lamp on the reclaimed wood table
is an antique, converted oil lamp base (copper & iron)
. . . paired with a shade made from bed springs!!!
Behind that (leaning against the wall) is a custom-made pot-rack
(or barn-art!) commissioned for construction from antique
horse tack!!! The small lamp with a black and
white shade (second photo) was a *lemonade* feat,
the inspiration occurring after accidentally breaking
an antique seltzer bottle . . . voila!
I search constantly and travel ceaselessly to find unique, artful
finds that may not fit everybody's view of beautiful.
Maybe "beautiful ugly?" (Actually, that's
a term the French use!)
I remain happily obsessed with
the hunt. To make a living from such entrenched passion
is pure joy to me . . . it's truly hard work, which I
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xoxo ~ Debi (from snowy Bellingham Bay!!!)