Went to some of my favorite shops in Tarrytown today to do a little shopping. Although there was plenty there, there wasn't anything for me. What I did see was a friend who operates an awesome gourmet shop called Mint, doing construction on his new project. There was a lot of running back and forth across the street and it was awesome to see new business happening. We love to shop and eat at Mint (on Main Street in Tarrytown) and we can't wait to see what he'll open across the street!
Happy to report that I sent a little something to Old London Town.
Maybe it wasn't the best day to choose to do errands, but sometimes ya gotta do what ya gotta do. Spent a little extra time in traffic, but all in all it was a great day in the Big Apple.
Thankfully Hurricane Irene spared the brunt of her force from us. We are truly some of the lucky ones because this Hurricane unleashed a fury not seen in quite some time. We spent the day indoors watching the wind blow through the trees.
We're heeding all the warnings and staying indoors.
I don't believe it, but I will be missing the NYC flea market tomorrow. NYC is practically shut down and is being evacuated. Connecticut is preparing for the storm. I'm spending the day enjoying all that we stocked up on today at the supermarket.
Abstract art - you either love it or hate it. Or maybe don't understand it... Here's my take on this in my blog for this week... Click here to read Postcards from Brazil on ARTFIXdaily.
It was a last minute thing. I heard about some great items and I knew that I wanted them. Today, I headed down to Philly and got a gorgeous Mosaic and an amazing scope. Check back soon to see everything at my booth in Center44!
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Sometimes is seems to arrive sooner than I expect. Other times, I can't wait for its arrival. Today was the latter. The weekend was great, but I have a lot of projects on my plate and needed the push of Monday to get me started!
Not much doing...
Since I couldn't head down to the NYC flea market, we (my two kids and I ) headed over to a local church tag sale. I was making some jokes about there being a whole bunch of small breakable items on rickety folding tables - just perfect for two and three year olds! Turns out the kids were awesome and we even scored some cool Match Box cars!
It was a great week and I'm glad that Friday is here.
Click here to read this week's blog about Enrique Castro-Cid. Available every week on ARTFIXdaily, my blog is called Postcards from Brazil.
If it's Wednesday, it's 1stdibs. to see my inventory.
Big plans. We have them. The first of many art shows is now in the works. Planning for this Fall a gorgeous art show at my booth in Center 44, and then the world. Seriously. We have big plans...
Today, after dropping off a few items at Center44, I had an appointment at Heritage Auction Gallery. I brought them a few coins. Actually nine. They loved all of them. After the World Coin Expert does some research on the history, I'll let you what happens.
The car (minivan, but I'm sad to say that...) is packed with the new purchases from the weekend. Be sure to stop in to my booth, B14, tomorrow to see the pair of French urns and the five foundry molds. Some very cool items!
As the famous 26th Street flea market winds down (it's closing soon), it's bittersweet. Sure, there's progress, but where's tradition? It's already a fraction of it's former self from the heydays. But, there's still finds to find. I bought a gorgeous pair of French copper double handled urns with hand chasing. Very nice. Oh, and on another note, I got some awesome tomatoes from my friend Anthony Rosa. Fresh from his garden and devoured by my family and me, they were terrific!
I hope you've seen it already, but if you haven't, please click here to read my blog on ARTFIXdaily. The link is sent out in their email every Thursday (I post my blog on Wednesdays). But today, it was mailed out again and is also on the homepage! Thanks, ARTFIXdaily!
I have a safe. It's ridiculously heavy. I have a guy who wants to buy it. It's ridiculously heavy. I have a safe.
If it's Wednesday, then it must be 1stdibs! Click here to see my inventory on 1stdibs.
I've had some good luck with lockers in the past. A have another pair, grey six doors, mid century... actually I should say that I HAD another pair. 99% sure that an artist is coming by to buy these. But, if I get anymore, I'll be sure to let you know!
Today I was a bit of a jewelry dealer. It's always fun to venture out of your comfort zone and try something new. So that's what I did. I sold a gorgeous jade ring in a gold mount and a pair of Italian cameos. It was a great way to start off the week!
Waking up early has its benefits. Mis-matched socks, dark circles under the eyes, driving on I-95 at 4am... I could go on. Instead, I'll tell you about the great pair of dog bookends / door stops that I bought at the NYC flea market today. Iron and chrome. Very nice. And a pair. See them in my booth at Center44!
We have added some new merchandise to our booth at Center44. See the pair of mid Century mirrored wall sconces and the library that isn't a library... The first week of August has been amazing! We have a lot on hold, pending and sold! Check out the photos for a quick peek at our booth. Better yet, visit our booth on line by clicking here, or even better still, visit our booth in person at Center 44 at 222 East 44th Street in Midtown Manhattan!
The start of August has been a brisk one. The Jorge Zalszupin coffee table and near pair of side tables have all sold. The monumental stone coffee table from Brazil has also sold, as did the three piece garden set. Stay tuned for what else is selling as there's lots on hold in our booth at Center44. Click here to see our inventory at Center44.
Each Thursday my blog - Postcards from Brazil - goes on-line. Read it by clicking here. This week it's about the Russian artist Anatoly Belkin.
I really look forward to each Wednesday! Click here to see my listings on 1stdibs!
Perhaps you know already, or maybe this is new to you... In addition to being an antiques dealer, I'm also an MMA manager. With a crew of fighters and a lot of fights coming up, this is one of my side gigs. The website, Anger Management MMA, is up and running. If you have a chance, check it out to see what else I do! Thanks!
So, this is when the 'Dog Days' usually start. Those hot days in August that make you yearn for cooler October breezes. Fall sweaters and jeans. Well, not me. I love the Summer! Bring it on! The beach, the pool, the sun, the everything about Summer. Carrying an armful of antiques through crowded Manhattan streets, sweating like a maniac. Fantastic! Let's go Summer!