Thursday, June 24, 2010

In NY: Sandra Foster and A Twee Catskills Victorian Cabin

Photo by Trevor Tondro for The New York Times

I read Joyce Wadler's feature on us.
I laughed!  I cried!
I didn't recognize my life.  It's different when you're cleaning the coop.

Trevor Tondro's photographs are...beyond words.  Spellbinding.
I just left him alone and he waved his magic wand of a camera.

Please have a look at the story!

In the Catskills, Comfort in a Gingerbread House

I'm delighted the Times mentioned a few of my pretty handmade wares
from talented artists.  Though I gave names and links for everything in sight,
not everything made it in (including the URL for my blog)!
Today, someone asked how to ‘get the look’.
The short answer: buy handmade, buy salvage.

Here is a complete listing:

Vintage-inspired printed paper book covers under the mirror
and wallpaper painting in the loft – artist Beth Neumann of Tattered Vintage

Pink sachet with silk roses and rhinestone brooch – Roberta Comeau,
Whispers From the Past.   No web presence but I can put you in touch with her.

Demi-lune table under mirror – Andes Antiques & Art,
173 Main Street, Andes, NY 13731 845-676-3420

Oval mirror over mantel – Vintage Chic

Architectural inspiration – Driving around the Catskills,
and the Tumbleweed Tiny House Company

 The Small House Society

Miscellaneous:  My handmade linen dress was $2 at a yard sale,
my pink wellies were $30 on clearance at Tractor Supply,
$2/yard Wal-Mart lace graces the loft,
and I made ZuZu’s hair bows out of wired organza ribbon from Michael’s.

Obviously, we have excellent yard sales in the Delhi-Bovina-Andes area.
If you're up one Saturday, treat yourself to lunch at these restaurants:

Crossroads Café, Rt. 28 & Rt. 10 (Main Street), Delhi, NY – art on the walls, coffee bar,
WiFi, sweet staff, old New Yorkers in the magazine rack, open year round. 607-746-7007

Russell’s, Main Street, Bovina, NY – eggs sandwiches from local hens, market.

Lucky Dog – Main Street, Hamden. Café, organic food, antiques.

Great shops offering recycled wares:

Clementine Vintage Clothing - 7 Main St, Andes, NY, 13731. (845) 676-3888

Steinway Books – 114 Main St., Delhi, NY  (845) 746-8060.  Now featuring a café.

Until next time, stay shabby!