Sharon's condo has a mixture of furniture that really hits and misses with me--in the best way. Although there are several pieces in her home that typically wouldn't appeal to me, the clever way they've been mixed and matched absolutely works. It has breathed life into furniture pieces I'd normally ignore. Her beach-inspired pieces are perfect examples. I'd normally not like the side/sofa table or her coffee table. But mixed with darker, more modern pieces--and everything being fairly boxy, just really works together. Like, like, like!
Turns out, both her side/sofa table and coffee table are part of the same collection made by Stanely Furniture. Called "Coastal Living Resort," both look quite different from each other, but have a shared color and material palette.
Poor Sharon! This was Season 1--and she'd already had quite a few bad patches with Rusty.
Love the side drawers with the large handles. How often do you see tables with drawers like these? And God bless coffee tables with drawers. Surprise guests? Table's a mess? Shovel it all into the drawers. Voila! Tres Clean.
Am also a fan of the large lower plank that floats on the two X-beams. More space to stash books, etc. Sharon, it's time to ditch the damn Matisse books. We've looked that them for two seasons. YAWN. I like the hammered silver tray though.
And here are some images from the Stanley Furniture Coastal Living Resort collection, presenting the "Windward Dune Cocktail Table":
Stanley Furniture calls this a "contemporary bar pull" and I just it. In fact, I wouldn't mind just having several of this handle--I have some furniture it would be great with.
The Windward Dune Cocktail/CoffeeTable is available only in "weathered pier." Shop around--it's available at several different costs and locations.
This is a quite clever side, sofa, occasional table. At first it seems quite narrow--but upon closer inspection, you can see that it has a seam that runs the length of the surface & hinges on the front: a table that has two leaves folded over on top of itself.
These leaves can be let down to double the table's width. Pretty durn smart. A table like this could be perfect for a small space home--performing double duty to widen as necessary. A sofa table for some, a small desk for others, it could move easily from one space to another. I'm all about furniture that can perform several duties, depending on room space and function.
It has a weathered looking surface--a sort of wind and sun beaten cream-colored exterior, with aged hardware. Looks like beach furniture, and I was amused to discover that the collection's name has 'Coastal' in it.
The legs have a fun shape--a sort of bowed base, very architectural, in a lighter aged-looking metal. I love the combination of the solid surface, with delicate/antiqued features, offset against the sturdy, yet whimsical feet.
The side table is part of the Stanley Furniture Coastal Living Resort collection. And to add more of a mouthful, the table itself is the "Curl Tide Flip Top Table" is available in one color/finish only: "sandy linen."
So here's the advertising pics for the Curl Tide Flip Top table--some better detail shots.
This shot shows a nice detail of the support bars that pull out for the wings to rest on.
Also gives a good idea of what this table looks like when both wings are expanded. The "flip top" wings double the surface size. I like this clever design.
This table's easy to find with a name search. Prices can vary. It pays to selectively shop.
Remember in Raiders of the Lost Arc, when Indiana says "Snakes. Why'd it have to be snakes?" That's how I felt, that sinking sensation, when I saw all the angels in episode 2x15: Curve Ball.
But, here's what I've ID'd so far...and this may be as much effort as this set deco gets from me. Angels, or at least these mass-produced acrylic, metal and glass angels, don't trip my taste-meter enough.
Whole lotta angels goin on...
Most of these seem easily found on Amazon or Ebay--maybe even Etsy--Linens n Things--all kinds of online and brick-and-morter stores. Shouldn't be hard to get if you want 'em. The ones with the most screen time are:
Kurt S. Adler Christmas tree toppers (come in a variety of designs): one strawberry-blond by the ornament box, one fuzzy blond angel in background:
This one didn't make the cut at Sharon's condo, and ended up at work:
There are a lots of small ornaments, mostly in sets. Again, the ones with most screen time seem to be: Willow Tree angel ornaments (assorted), but looks like these two in particular:
The following angel WAS NOT in the show--but it absolutely should have been! LOL! With all the tea sets, tea cups & coffee mugs that this woman owns & her beautifully planned kitchen--I'm stunned that someone didn't feature this Willow Tree angel, the Angel of the Kitchen:
Since the Willow Tree ornaments get handled by Sharon the most--I'd guess they're the hero props, but the OTC (Oriental Trading Company) acrylic & metal angels get some good shots too. They're featured as a set of three in a tissue-packed box, as well as 4 in the segmented ornament box--all in a row. The middle chicken is easiest to spot in the box.
Lots of other goodies in the ornament box--looks like some glass/acrylic and metal, clear angels, there's that box of 12 (blown glass?) angels. What looks like a big, white angel sitting on the moon?
The "paperstone" tall tabletop Angel is also available in a few styles & finishes. Sharon's I found at Statsfloral.com for about $40. But Linens n Things has a pair of them that they call "snow drift" in silver--if gold's not your thing. None of this is my thing, but I'm not into angels like these. And shop around because you can spend WAY too much money on this stuff if you're not careful.
Meanwhile, back at the office...more snakes angels. There's the Angel of Courage on her desk (Willow Tree again) and a couple white ceramic angels--looks like one's holding a heart and one's standing? I'll see what I can find. Barf. And a large table-top trumpeting angel in the background. Oh, Sharon...
I'm guessing just though Chirstmas 2013, Teavana is offering an online sale for orders over $85. Sharon's Ruby Filigree tea set is $100 retail, so it qualifies for the sale. If ordered now, you'll get $20 knocked off the price and free shipping. That's a pretty good deal for this set.
I have moved to a cold-weather state from the South. From a major city in the South, to a small, industrial city in the upper Middle-West/Northerny area.
First, dressing for cold weather sucks. I haven't yet figured out how to not look like a vagabond and stay warm. Plus I have static witch hair 24/7.
But what I stumped by, is that a noticeable majority of the girls and women here wear leggings tucked into boots. Boots I get. Its snowy and slushy and generally sucks right now. But the universal leggings are just weird to see all the time. Is this an upper Middle-Western/Northerny thing? Cause I am here to tell you that leggings are not fashionable and certainly not 'in'' where I come from--and this place seems about a decade behind if that's the case.
Here's proof: I was at dinner the other night and a teen gal was showing off her new EAR CUFF to her folks. And one of them said: so that's what all the young people are wearing these days--(I swear to God I'm not making that up)--to which the teen nodded her assent.
Ear cuffs? Really? But, in 2013 really? So I'm thinking my little town is actually about 15 years off. Like maybe early 90s? So, maybe more like 20? But still up-to-date with technology and cars and stuff.
I feel really streeeeeesssssssed about mortality. Stressed. Stressed. Anxious. Just keep saying that to "Ice Ice Baby" and it seems a little better. "Stressed Stressed Anxious." I wonder if a therapist would think this is progress?
Here's a link back to kitchen post IV, which has links to other kitchen posts. If you're so inclined.
2x13: Jailbait, didn't showcase much of Sharon's condo, but there's a couple new items.
The first, the new tea cup and pot I covered in the previous post: Teavana set, Ruby red filigree.
But there's also an interesting new jug-shaped container on her counter. It's got a famous, vintage poster print on it--of olive-infused Pastis. Cool print, neat jug/container. The print's pretty easy to find, and it's been reproduced on a wide variety of items.
Nice looking creamy-yellow Pastis Olive container--haven't seen it before. For fun, here's a picture of the pastis olive print:
You can get that print on other items too:
The herb jars have been there since MC's beginning. The design is distinctive: "Victoria Gourmet" blends--all have that white "V" on the label. I've never gotten a clear enough image to ID the specific spices--but here's a guess of what they could be, based purely on label color. One jar could be peppercorns? In fact, I dearly hope so, based upon how many pepper grinder's Captain Raydor owns!
Sharon graces us with yet another teacup. Perhaps her 40th or so. It's as though she's a classy mug hoarder. When Rusty asked her if she'd ever been in therapy, I expected her to say, "Why yes. I'm in drink-ware-addicted anonymous. DWAA"
Some nice shots of her kitchen counter, and what do we have here? I fire-engine red teapot. Oh, and look! A matchy-match cup. Neat-o.
What we can tell, is that it's a lovely, glossy red teacup and pot. The rim is edged in gold--and as Sharon lifts the cup from the counter, we glimpse the arctic white interior of the cup--which hints at a delicate, swirling pattern.
The cup has a flared base, and some sort of handle--hidden from view at the moment.
When Sharon rests the cup on the dining table, the interior pattern is more obvious, as is the golden rim--and we have a peekaboo stem--visible behind the Queen.
It appears to point upward at the tip of the handle.
These small, yet important details enable us to determine that Sharon Raydor is using a Teavana teapot: Ruby Filigree Red Bone China Tea Set. Retails, as of December 2013 for approx. $100.00.
I think it's really lovely, though personally, I gravitate toward the Royal Sapphire set:
Don't forget, Sharon's lovely eggplant colored tea set, designed by Judith Weber, can also be found at Teavana's website:
And savvy shoppers can occasionally find good deal on Ebay for Teavana items.
Teavana: where Captain Raydor meets her tea needs.
**UPDATE** Teavana's having an online Christmas sale (2013) and you can grab an online coupon code, apply it at checkout--and save $20 bucks + free shipping. Good deal if anyone wants to add this pretty prop to their home.
I really like this blue (navy blue? cobalt? royal blue?) clutch-wallet thing. It's oversized to allow for vertical credit card storage. Instead of stacking all your CCs up in little slots, you can file them in, it looks like, at least 3 side-by-side pockets?
Plus, behind them it seems there's a large flap for paper bills--and on the other side, more storage--maybe for ID, or a small zippered pocket? Can't tell.
The entire thing folds over--like a book, with a gold-tone zipper on the spine. Would love any idea who makes it--and as an aside, this was nabbed from a celebrity site from 2013 (Carrie-Anne Moss was celeb in case this helps jog anyones memory?). So it's probably not available--but that doens't mean some judicous searching on auction sites/second chance shoppes, might not turn one up.
For the record, I'm sorry that CAM was hounded about as she shopped--if for no other reason than she had one of her little people with her, and I think photogs need to chill out with celebs and their kids. I've tried to cut out as much as possible of what should have been a domestic shopping scene and focused on this cool little purse. If that's made it trickier to ID, meh.
On the other hand, I realize that I'm benefitting from the hounding of said photogs. So I guess I'm partly culpable too. Since I'm using those photos to try and ID this clutch. Looks like a suck a little too, then. Mea Culpa.