Sunday, March 28, 2010

Hitchcock Chairs And A Lazy Susan

No. Not this Hitchcock but this
HITCHCOCK.
American Sheraton Hitchcock-type painted and stencil-decorated rush seat side chair. Connecticut Valley, circa 1820
American Sheraton Hitchcock-type painted and stencil-decorated rush seat side chair. Connecticut Valley, circa 1820


'
Hitchcock.

These are very old, and very costly.
"The earliest Hitchcock stencil read "L.HITCHCOCK. HITCHCOCKS-VILLE. CONN. WARRANTED". But here's the catch. Unlike most Hitchcock stencils you may have seen, the original stencil DID NOT have the "N's" backward in "CONN". That little glitch did not appear until 1832 when the company, after a run of bad luck, had been through receivership and emerged in a new corporate form known as the Hitchcock, Alford Company. The "Alford" was Arba Alford, Hitchcock's brother-in-law. During this phase of production the first stencils with backward "N's" appeared, not really surprising when the bulk of the work was done by laborers who could not read or write."

Lambert Hitchcock (May 28, 1795, Cheshire, Connecticut – 1852) was an American furniture manufacturer, famous for designing and mass-producing the Hitchcock Chair.
Hitchcock was the son of John Lee Hitchcock, an American Revolutionary War veteran who was lost at sea in 1811. He attended the Episcopal Academy of Cheshire, now known as Cheshire Academy, and was an apprentice to woodworker Silas Cheney. In 1818, he opened a furniture factory in Riverton, Connecticut, then called Hitchcocksville. The factory at first made chair parts. Soon, however, Hitchcock, influenced by Connecticut clockmaker Eli Terry, began mass-producing simple, affordable chairs and selling them throughout the United States. Instead of painting designs on the backs, he used the relatively new and easier technique of stenciling. By the late 1820s, the Hitchcock Chair Company was producing over 15,000 chairs a year.


Although an innovative manufacturer, Hitchcock was an unsuccessful businessman. His company went through receivership in 1832, with his brothers-in-law joining the business under the name Hitchcock, Alford & Co. In 1843, he sold his interest in the company and started a new company in Unionville, Connecticut, which also failed. He died in 1852 with little money to his name.
In 1946, John Tarrant Kenney came upon the abandoned Hitchcock Chair factory while fishing on the Farmington River. He wrote a biography, The Hitchcock Chair, and started a new Hitchcock Chair Company in the same location. That business lasted until 2006, when it was forced to close due to competition from low-cost overseas furniture manufacturers.
Sad.
I have always had a thing for Hitchcock Chairs.
Martha Stewart has come out with her own version of Hitchcock chairs.
They are manufactured by Bernhardt.









I have a set myself that I use in my kitchen off and on. 
I have several sets of chairs that I use in my kitchen.
I like to mix it up.
You can pick this style chair up at consignment stores if you look, they are there.
And if you paint them, and cushion them in something fun
you will have a great fresh look.
P.S. by nature these are very comfy chairs.
If you were interested in the round table with the Lazy Susan....
info under pic above.

Some people really love the 'Lazy Susan' thingie.
Do You ?
Do any of you remember the kitchen table in
My Three Sons ?
It had a 'lazy susan.'

Do you like Hitchcock Chairs?



I have included the interesting site below.
To read the whole fascinating history go here.


credits: wikipedia 
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Friday, March 26, 2010

Martin Scorsese Lives Here

Original move posters adorn nearly every wall of the four-story residence of Martin Scorsese, the director of such films as Taxi Driver(1976), Raging Bull (1980) and The Aviator(2004). N. Brodsky’s 1937 graphic image forLa Grande Illusion hangs in the living room.
What a 'home!'. 
And it shines with his interests and collections.
This is what makes his home beautiful in my eyes.
He has chosen important pieces to adorn his home.
I wouldn't mind an invitation to this dinner table.
Imagine the conversations and deals made here.
The back terrace of his home 
is right in the middle of the upper east side of Manhattan.

What do you think about his place???
Would you join M.S. for dinner here if you were invited as Leonardo's dinner date?



credit:Architectural Digest
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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

There Are Few Designers That Can Do This

How Brilliant Is This?
His work reeks of style and class.

Well studied...

You know someone extremely well read lives here.
and here,
and here too.
They may have a pet chimp, but they are educated and interesting.

The homeowner and his pet monkey eat dinner here.

I am in love with Jeffrey Devy's work.
click here to go to his site.
You can find out more by going to his link above 

Okay my people....
do you 'likie', 
or is it too much for you??? 
His work is just so interesting....
I am off tomorrow and Friday.
I am happy, happy, happy!



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Monday, March 22, 2010

I Spy

The 1st. 'i spy'
I SPY
a fabOO sofa!
and a fabOO deal!
A TIGHT BACK Chesterfield SOFA,
with a BENCH SEAT.
This sofa is from the Martha Stewart Collection,
that is manufactured by BERNHARDT.
What a deal this is!!!
The price for the 96.5 inch sofa is 
way under $2000.00 with any fabric on the fabric ring.
It only comes in solids. 
M.S. fabric selection is small but perfect.
I have done this sofa in a taupe linen 
with tons of pillows made from 
Turkish and Persian - Silk Kilim rugs.
A very worldly / sophisticated look.

Let me know 
what your thoughts are on this sofa.

BTW, I kicked 'arss' at the sale yesterday!!
Thank you.
 Your loving words and comments got me through the night, 
and the next day (the sale).
I am not alone.
We are not alone. 


PS Would any of you
 like to do a short post called I SPY?
There are days a short post is all I can handle.
grab the 'i spy' tag and use it.
I will come running when I see it, and eventually others will to.
Do it any day you feel like it.

I love you guys!!
XXXX's and hugs.

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Saturday, March 20, 2010

March 20th 2010 , Is ' VENT Worthy '

What a day I had!
Customer # 1, was sporting a ridiculous toupee.
 His masquerade encompassed more than his false image that he was projecting...
his personality was over blown. He was full of 'crapola'.

Then this man and his wife.....
he even talked like Uncle Fester.
He was impossible.
 And we get one of these daily.....
It's a 'Boca Thing.'



Then let's not forget the miserable married couples that duke it out for whatever they can come up with.
The arguments are not rooted in furniture decisions....
these are old and ugly unresolved issues which 
they drag around and subject the world to.

And me ....my head is exploding.
The company can not think of enough work for us to do.
The office staff does very, very, very little.
And they do it with a nasty attitude.

Before the sale we are having this Sunday.....I had to send out 50 invitations,
I had to call 80 people.
And all this while doing all furniture ticketing, scheduling the delivery  of my orders.
But you see I can't actually schedule a delivery unless I watch my orders every day to see when the merchandise has arrived in the warehouse. HOLY COW!!!
                                          
Now, if I go to the office 
and ask for any help what so ever.....
I get this!!!!
I have never been disrespectful to any of these girls. Especially the one tonight that ripped my head off.
                                   
Then there was more of this condescending - chastising shit. She is the dog of the left, I am the dog on the right. Do you see me...my snout is poised and ready for a good hard and attacking bite!!!!!
Boy oh boy.......one of these days.........she will get a very sharp set of words from me.
You know...........in my life, I have never spoken to any 'help' the way these little shits talk to many of us.
And you know they do this because the fish stinks from the head.
But for now....................I am getting ready for the big crazy sale tomorrow.
Do you think after today 
I can pull off 'glamorous' tomorrow?
And let's not leave out confident....????



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Friday, March 19, 2010

An Anchorwoman In Dallas - Living In Color

"Jane McGarry and husband Kevin’s Fort Worth residence is full of foreign flavor and sensational hues.
News Anchorwoman Jane McGarry met designer Ken Blasingame (the man designed the White House for Dubya) in Dallas, TX."
"Jane says color makes her happy. So she must be downright ecstatic as soon as she hits her driveway—her front door is lime green."
I think this place is great. 
JaneMcGarry_2.ashx
"A brilliant orange dining room with rich terra cotta walls housing collections of Italian and Mexican blue and white ceramics, green velvet chairs, and a profusion of pink and orange gladioli. Of the dining room, Jane says, “This is my favorite room. It’s so rich and vibrant.” All the color makes their guests happy, too. The McGarrys often entertain during the weekends."

An Television Anchorwoman (isn't she adorable?)
"On television, Jane is a bit formal—coiffed, buttoned up, and the consummate professional. But at home, the suits give way to workout clothes—she runs daily—suitable for the comfortable life she shares with Kevin and son Michael (not to mention all of Michael’s football and baseball friends) and the dog Chocolate. She is enthusiastic about her home and the things in it. Of her job, she says, “How you present yourself, the colors you wear, and the words you say are all part of a daily art production.” The same could be said about her lovely and vibrant home."
All of this reminds me of a company I worked for for years in the 90's (with heavy Mexican influences), 
Casa Casa. There was a showroom in Boca Raton, and one on Worth Avenue in Palm Beach.
These rooms remind me of some of the work we did.
This look was very hot in Florida back then.
I still like the look, although I am not into the Santos.
But hey, it's only my opinion.
Out west.... people are still into it, and might always be.
What do you think of the kitchen?
I love the turquoise....
but not in this kitchen. 

How about this fireplace mantle ??
I am in the process of doing a linen headboard for a client just like this one.

What is your take on these rooms?
Would you, could you live with all this color?

XX's


credit:
www.dmagazine.com
by Peggy LevinsonPublished 1.04.2010 From D Home JAN-FEB 2010

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About Renée Finberg

I have been in this business since the age of 22.

I love what I do and cannot imagine my life without Design.

Design Challenges are great.

And because of those challenges

I have imported fine antique pieces from Paris,

Designed and Manufactured Furniture,

Created Fantastic Window Treatments,

And solved all kinds of spatial & architectural issues

With my unique style.

If I can't find it, I create it.

My rooms would make excellent movie sets.

I am a visual, tactile and audio sensitive individual.

Creating is what I live for, not math, not spelling, not science.

Just Great Design.

Just imagine how it would be if each of us,

If only for a few hours of everyday,We could be in a space that is our very own.A place that is exactly the way we want it to be

Surrounded by all the things we wanted to see,

The atmosphere we wanted feel, smell and the sound we wanted to listen to.

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