I never realized it but there might be a method to my madness- I was looking back over photos of trips and then walking around my apartment realizing that I might have a slight obsession with sphinxes, heads and the like!
And so we head (I just can't help myself) on a journey of what goes on in my head. If I were to think more about it, I might find other things in life that I obsess about out. But is it really an obsession? Do I just have passion and love for these objects? Why do these things make my heart skip a beat? On this Valentine's Day (yuck..ick...blah- not my favorite holiday) let's focus on things that we love.
I tell my clients- buy what you love- what makes you smile- for that what you have passion for will give you long term happiness.
What do you love?
Here is the pair of sphinxes that I found at the Paris flea market. They made me stop in my tracks. I thought about them long and hard for a whole day and night and then had to have them the next day.
Here is one of them months later in the window of my office (I wonder what people think when they walk down the street?)
At the Biennale des Antiquaires in Paris last fall- the Steinitz booth
The chair that I STILL think about and am so mad that I didn't get to buy (it was sold when I found it!)
Chateau de Groussay
Even YSL had one (you can see it to the left of the chandelier)
On a chair arm in Michael Smith's foyer-(check it out in case you missed my trip to Los Angeles last fall)
Another find from the Paris flea market- the pair now hangs in my dining room- door knockers converted into sconces
One of my more recent purchases- an andiron that sits on my bedside table ( I was inspired by Daryl Carter's new book and how he had a collection of them photographed in the book)
A close up on my bedroom dresser- see why I HAD to buy it!
PS. Thank you to Heather at Habitually Chic who taught me how do my blog posting in this new format. Let me know if it is easier to read this way.