Monday, September 21, 2009

Eddie Ross & Chinoiserie Flea Marketing


Here I am with Eddie Ross at the home of Michele Ginnerty of My Notting Hill. Michele hosted a DC design blogger party on Friday night in honor of Eddie Ross and his partner Jaithan Kochar who were in town for the weekend. Thanks to Michele for a lovely party and a wonderful opportunity to meet Eddie and Jaithan and connect with even more DC design bloggers. As promised, this weekend's finds. If you ever told me I would have something in my home from J.C. Penney, I would have told you to have your head examined. But I couldn't resist this Chinoiserie footstool after my post on Friday on Ralph Lauren's beautiful Chinoiserie table especially since I saw no faux bamboo pieces this weekend. I plan to paint it and recover the seat in a great fabric. At $99.95 with free shipping (through today, the Code is FALL49), I thought it was worth a try. Since my daughter Kate has her own gorgeous apartment in Georgetown and loves Chinoiserie as well, I know it will find a home. Then below, three actual flea market finds. First, an antique Chinese soapstone carved double vase with intricately carved stems, leaves, and birds. Next, a wonderful blue and white vase with stripes. I've shown it on a sample of the Ralph Lauren toile I have used in the bathroom where it will go. The designs are perfect together. Last, a very fierce crackled celadon foo dog. Although there was only one instead of the usual pair, he will go well in a Chinoiserie vignette where a duo is not needed.





30 comments:

Cote de Texas said...

what? penneys? no!!! that is too cute! so are you!!!

A Gift Wrapped Life said...

A blog party......how fabulous! Glad you had a great time and it must be wonderful to talk shop so to speak. Love your finds, especially the lonely fu dog.

Kitty said...

you are too fab. all great finds, especially the foo!

Sam said...

Sounds like you had such a fabulous time - cant wait for the next event!

xx,
Samantha

Pat said...

The vase is great. Love blue and white combos

home before dark said...

I knew you were going to have fun! One of life's little treasures THE HUNT for the MISSING FOO. He may your way come some day. Love the stripes on the vase. Interesting roundabout about invention and knock off on Decorno. Your JCP horror moment has gone global, really really global!

The Matters of Style Girls said...

Nice meeting you at the blogger party on Friday, Beth. What a coincidence, we posted about that very same JC Penney stool on Friday! Isn't it great looking? http://www.mattersofstyleblog.com/2009/09/jc-who.html

The Glam Lamb said...

The Pennys stool makes me laugh! I hope it looks as good in person as it does on the site! Keep us posted!!!

Vickie H. said...

I am SO ordering this footstool RIGHT NOW....but how are you getting free shipping....it is not showing up for me! Please share and many thanks!!! I had to make RL's table from last week my new screensaver on my computer at work!
Great purchases at the flea!

Style Redux 2 said...

Vickie-The code for free shipping runs thru today-FALL49.

Vickie H. said...

Thank you!..and they had better get it on the truck in a hurry! Now to work on the paint treatment.....

eddieross said...

Beth!

You're so super chic and fun! LOVED meeting you and thank you! Hope to see you again soon!

xo
Eddie + Jaithan

Style Redux 2 said...

Joni-Thanks-It has a nice design and I think it will be fun glamming it up!

Style Redux 2 said...

Sande-We have monthly DC blogger events and it is wonderful talking to people one has so much in common with. I will let the lonely foo dog hang out with other foo dogs in my home.

Style Redux 2 said...

Kitty-Thanks-it was a really fun weekend.

Style Redux 2 said...

Sam-Scott and I will try to get an evite out soon about his DC haunts event.

Style Redux 2 said...

Pat-Thanks for stopping by. I didn't know you live in Alexandria!

Style Redux 2 said...

Home Before Dark-When something you love becomes THAT mainstream, you don't know whether to laugh or cry!

Style Redux 2 said...

The Matters of Style Girls-It was great meeting you! I'll be curious to see some of this line in person.

Style Redux 2 said...

The Glam Lamb-I'll keep you posted. (And I didn't have to go to the store to get it-LOL)

Style Redux 2 said...

Vickie-I'd love to hear your ideas.

Averill said...

That JCP stool is great -- and you're right, it's a great substitute for the RL stool! I can't wait to see how it looks repainted/recovered.

Great thrift store finds, btw....but I want to hear all the dirt on Eddie. Is he just like he was on Top Design?

Style Redux 2 said...

Eddie & Jaithan-It was great fun meeting both of you. I hope our paths cross again.

Pigtown-Design said...

I saw a small faux bamboo shelf at the Big Flea on Saturday. Might have been gone by Sunday.

LOVE Lucketts!

Style Redux 2 said...

Averill-I never watched Top Design, but Eddie is very charming and funny. And I really liked Jaithan.

Style Redux 2 said...

Meg-I was there Saturday too and saw a few bamboo pieces, but nothing that I was looking for. It was great finally meeting you.

The Peak of Chic said...

Cute photo! I'm shocked-in a good way- at the JCP stool. Amazing! Please post photos after you've recovered it!

Style Redux 2 said...

Jennifer-I hope it looks as good in person. Right now, I'm thinking of gilding it in gold leaf and a leopard fabric, but I'll decide when I see it. I will definitely post pictures.

Mademoiselle Frou-Frou said...

oh my goodness i'm loving this post!! now i need to go shopping!
btw i thought of you today as i was at the Pacific Design Center looking for fabric to re-cover the chairs in my store (flood water damage has forced this). i kept finding great chinoiserie fabrics, and knew you must have posted on each of them at one point or another!
xox

Style Redux 2 said...

Allison-You are so sweet to think of me with everything you have going on. I'm sure it will be fabulous when you get it all back together.