Monday, May 20, 2024

Red, White, and Blue

Red, White, and Blue Outdoors

With Memorial Day this coming weekend, red, white and blue is the color palette. This is a board I did years ago using red, white, and blue outdoors in a sophisticated way with lots of chinoiserie including blue and white Chinese porcelain and Chinese Chippendale.

Sunday, May 19, 2024

She Sells Seashells Down by the Seashore


Decorating with seashells is quite the thing in Florida, especially in places like Palm Beach. People spend thousands of dollars on shell encrusted mirrors, fireplace mantels, sconces, chandeliers, and the like. I too love seashells at CCC.

Saturday, May 18, 2024

Displaying Lettuce Ware

Leta Austin Foster - Flower Magazine

Lettuce ware is highly collectible and has been for decades. Tory Burch has a wonderful lettuce ware collection she did in collaboration with Dodie Thayer's estate. Dodie was an American artisan and entrepreneur and her story is remarkable. Her ancestors helped settle Palm Beach where she taught herself how to mold pottery from lettuce and cabbage leaves.

Legendary hostesses from C.Z. Guest and the Duchess of Windsor to Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis collected her signature lettuce ware. Mario Buatta's collection of lettuce ware sold at auction for $48,000.

Friday, May 17, 2024

AERIN Collaboration - Wicker Pagoda

AERIN Wicker Carousel Shelf

This stunning wicker piece is part of Aerin Lauder's collection for....Pottery Barn Kids! Some of my favorite pieces at CCC are designer collaborations for Pottery Barn Teen and Pottery Barn Kids. This gilded palm tree chandelier in my vestibule is Lily Pulitzer for Pottery Barn Kids from a few years ago.