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I've always owned old cars, for several reasons. They're built better, they're easier to work on, they're cheaper to buy (or, they used to be, before the money grab of the great pandemic) and lastly, it's against my personal religion... Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2022 at So Sylvie
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J'adore vintage typewriters. I was asked the other day if I had any photographs of mine. Since my photos are in any number of boxes, or on mysterious thumb-drives, I took some fresh ones. Here are a couple from my... Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2022 at So Sylvie
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Springtime at the Athens Farmers Market, Bishop Park. Colors of the season from Hearts of Harvest Farm. Lion's Mane fungus: More healthy images over at their Instagram. Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2021 at So Sylvie
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It's all so phosphorescent and luscious. The fragrant Magnolias and wild Chamomile are deliriously delicious. Views of the neighborhood known as Normaltown: No, this is not France... It was breezy today, hastening a thunder storm... Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2021 at So Sylvie
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Today is the beginning of the Creative Growth Art Center Holiday Show. It was difficult to select just some of the pieces from the show -- every one of them is a gem. Please support these amazing "outsider" artists. William... Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2020 at So Sylvie
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Collage on vintage book cover, mixed up media. Watercolor ground... Vintage photographs... JOSS papers... Backside, cloth cover... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2020 at So Sylvie
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Head over to my Etsy to check out a petticoat garden light, my latest creation: And other groovy things you can't live without... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2019 at So Sylvie
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The chair that had many incarnations... Dressed for winter... Lost under a pile on re-decor day... And finally, left behind on moving day... And now, a pair of French Bergere chairs... They were a steal, of course :) Continue reading
Posted Dec 24, 2018 at So Sylvie
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Champagne for 999 sales on So Sylvie Etsy! New stock daily!!! Vintage Australian Royal Blue Ensign Flag British Bowler Hat Embroidered Chinese Shoes Mid Century Dining Chairs Large Needlepoint Purse 1950s Floral Cotton Day Dress Floral Needlepoint Pillow 1920s Ribbon... Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2018 at So Sylvie
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Celebrating the red bed, here are some happy rooms to get you motivated for springtime :) Carina Olander Designer Kelley McDowell, House Beautiful Fine Little Day - Source Principles Of Home by Kevin McCloud Source Photo: Megan Thompson Photographer Joanna... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2018 at So Sylvie
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Worldwide Walls: If you build it, they won't come. Photo of baby Kikito peers over the border fence in Tecate, Mexico ~ by French artist JR Ana Teresa Fernandez “erasing” the border between the United States and Mexico in Tijuana.... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2018 at So Sylvie
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The petite Woodsist Festival -- founded by the indie record label Woodsist -- has been an annual event in Big Sur for the past six years. Sadly, with the Soberanes wildfire raging nearby, the show had to be relocated at... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2017 at So Sylvie
Love to you Scarlett!
Toggle Commented Jan 18, 2017 on Cloche To You at So Sylvie
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My accidental cloche -- I found a moth on my floor, the Victorian note spike and the bell jar were at hand. C'est tout. This vignette will change many times, I'm sure. Enjoy some other cloche still-lifes (lives?), beautiful in... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2017 at So Sylvie
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If it ain't baroque don't fix it!! 17th Century Antique Brussels Baroque Tapestry Pillow 18th Century French Tapestry Pillow 17th Century Antique Brussels Tapestry Pillow 17th Century Antique Brussels Tapestry Pillow 19th Century Tapestry Pillow 18th Century Aubusson Antique Tapestry... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2016 at So Sylvie
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Cozy, snugly, enveloping, embracing, cloaking, swaddling... these are some of the words that come to mind when I think of this quaint 1790 whaler's cottage near Sag Harbor Village, New York (interior: Michelle R. Smith, Studio MRS). The chilly weather... Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2016 at So Sylvie
Lucky boy! I do believe that it was you who first turned me on to Hilma's work.
Toggle Commented Sep 8, 2016 on Hoarders Without Borders at So Sylvie
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There's still time to catch the exhibit The Keeper, through September 25th at the New Museum (235 Bowery, NY), curated by provocateur Massimiliano Gioni. "Densely packed with thousands of objects and images lovingly preserved by artists, collectors or hoarders..." —... Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2016 at So Sylvie
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I'm always open to expanding my knowledge of recycled book art. I was at the local library the other day and they had a great exhibit on folded book art that drew me in instantly. A random opportunity presented itself.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2016 at So Sylvie
Avec plaisir my friend :)
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Chilean born maestro of interiors has a new book coming out from Assouline press, focusing on his own homes in France and New York: Juan Pablo Molyneux: At Home Molyneux in his office at his 12thc. château. The Régence chair... Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2016 at So Sylvie
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My new (ancient) house in France is featured in World Of Interiors magazine (see cover). They also included a barn conversion that I did in Provence. Details to follow! Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2016 at So Sylvie
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I'm rushing to get this post in! There are only three hours left in the month, and luckily it's a leap year or I wouldn't have made it! I started my blog, a friendly place for me to visit, ten... Continue reading
Posted Feb 29, 2016 at So Sylvie
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We organize tailor-made retreats by request. At this time we can plan for trips beginning in September 2021. claire basler open studio 2018 Join us for a breath of French air! Spend a relaxing week this fall with a petite group in the French countryside visiting the home of France's... Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2016 at artful france