Sigh, I truly am trying hard to be a better 'blogger'. Oh how I despise that word (not the meaning mind you), sounds like a bored jogger or how my Mother Marie might say the slang for mucus in her thick, lisping, Spanglish accent if she would EVER say that word (she would not). I want to share my excitement with a new find but still find myself reluctant to share my treasures. It's like middle child syndrome where you need to have something that you can claim is yours and yours alone that nobody has. With the information super highway I can't keep too many things to myself (try as hard as I may) and when I start seeing my 'secret' plastered EVERYWHERE my heart breaks and I wish upon more stars in the sky that it was I that would have shared with you the treasure but alas sigh I am obviously information stingy. My resolution for the new decade is to be more forthcoming with my finds. It will take practice but practice I shall. I did send these images to my cyber bestie Julieta because I love her dearly and trust that she will tell me whether or not I have lost my marbles. I sent her the below images with the subject:: MY FUTURE STUDIO/LAB:
Jules sent me back this response--LOVE! (But of course. Jules has great taste in both friends and furniture....). Monique Keegan is a stylist, master renovator, friend of the lovely (and talented) Amy Butler (she was at their 'Wrecking Ball" so I assume they are pals). She is also the proprietress of a store that I wish was closer to the left coast--Enjoy Co. I LOVE. LOVE, LOVE any business that has 'Co.' in it's name, I have had four businesses with this addition, so 18th-early 19th century. I do wish Monique great success and hope that her business becomes virtual as well so we can all do a little reno 'Keegan' style.
For my resolution I will add some handy dandy links to help you get started on your own little vintage lab/studio makeover, gasp, resources, here I go....
-Need some labware? Of course you do! Perfect for pencil holders, vases and light reflection. I have an affinity for this shop--Cheap + Cool. I am hoping that Jules allows me a 'Miscellanea' section for Besotted Brand LLC so we can offer some of the apothecary glass I have collected over the many years on this planet. I do think labels and apothecary/science ware are a perfect coupling for our label offerings, no?
-Interested in some anatomical charts? Ones like Monique has can be a bit spendy in the big city, so you can try an equally interesting effect by grouping some smaller prints on the wall. I am addicted to Etsy for these finds, originals! This seller here has some beauties.
-If you are in Los Angeles and have saved up some $$$ this is one of my very favorite stores, I could move in, it's so perfect.
That should get you both inspired + started. If you have any resources that you are willing to part with and share I will be happy to collect and when the new blog is revealed I will be sure to add a resource section because sharing is caring....