Get to Know: Avolli Scandinavian Antique Furnishings

My friend Tricia Mitchell, owner of Avolli Scandinavian Antique Furnishings was featured on Maine Home Design Television. Click here to learn more about her business and see some of her wonderful pieces up close! Tricia has a wonderful eye and everything she brings over is just exquisite! Click here to see her latest treasures from … Read more

Baccarat Chandelier at Jans Antiques

How fantastic is this piece!?! Sergio at Jan’s Antiques in LA sent me this information: A Very Fine and Palatial French 19th/20th Century Gilt-Bronze and Fitted-Crystal, probably by Baccarat, Twenty-Six Light Figural Chandelier with Five Large Cherubs, each holding a frosted glass torch and surmounted with two arm-lights, each with their original frosted glass shades, … Read more

Antique French Textiles

I came across French-Treasures today, which deals in antique French textiles, and I must say it – ooh, la la! Here are a few of my favorites: – selected items from current inventory – archive photos, all the fabrics above are sold. If I could afford it, I’d fill my home with nothing … Read more

Another Regent heard from!

After reading my post yesterday on Regency Style, my friend Tricia Mitchell, owner of Avolli Scandinavian Antique Furnishings sent me this very interesting information about furnishings in Sweden and Denmark during this same period. Thanks Tricia! I thought you might enjoy knowing that the Scandinavian countries were also actively creating furniture during this time known … Read more

1st Dibs Top 20 for May

I love poking around 1st Dibs. Such beautiful things to drool over. I also love how they tally the most viewed items each month. Above is the list for May. Here are some of my favorites. Click the pics to see more detail. And then this from their new arrivals section. Totally in love with … Read more

Trianon Antiques on 1st Dibs

My friends Diana and Scott Cooper, owners of Trianon Antiques in Boston have begun listing their amazing collection of hand picked French antiques on 1st Dibs! They regularly travel to France on buying trips and have the keen eye and historical knowledge needed to select just the right pieces. Here is their showroom located at … Read more

Sponsor Love: Welcome, Belle Maison!

I’d like to offer a warm welcome to Belle Maision – a unique home furnishing and interior design studio located in Newton, MA – as a new sponsor on ::Surroundings::. They offer a 20,000 sq. ft. showroom and extensive interior design services. Belle Maison specializes in livable fine home furnishings that just can’t be found … Read more

The Real McCoy: An ode to my cookie jar

For my fourth birthday, my best friend and next door neighbor Patty Zimmerman (who was three) gave me this very cute Humpty Dumpty cookie jar.  This became our family cookie jar, gracing our kitchen through many moves and houses.  Although it was technically mine, I didn’t have free reign of the cookies inside, sadly. However, … Read more

Boston Antiques Weekend

I went to the Boston Antiques Weekend event today. This three-in-one show encompassed the Boston Antiques Show, the Boston Antique Textile & Vintage Fashion Show, and the Boston Antiquarian Book & Ephemera Fair. My particular interests are in antiques and textiles and there was some beautiful things to be seen! This red toile piece (24″w … Read more

New England Businesses support each other!

In June I wrote about the beautiful style and craftsmanship of Thos. Moser furniture. In their new Fall/Holiday 2007 catalogue, they included the above image which includes antiques and accessories from Avolli Scandinavian Antique Furnishings, which is owned by Tricia Mitchell, who contributed her expertise on Gustavian style to my ongoing design glossary feature. Thos. … Read more