Editor's note: Today I am wearing Elie Tahari wool pants, a Gianni Bini top, and Bettye Muller heels.
Happy Wednesday! Can you believe that January 2018 is in the history books now???
Oh my goodness... someone please slow this train down!!! I for one am still looking for that elusive 8th day in the week where I can catch up on the work that I did not get done during the 7 given to me.......Oh well. Better keep moving along! Another great Dallas day ahead with much to accomplish. What a beautiful day to tromp around the Design District. I am thrilled that the ice storms of the past January’s have not descended on us. This tall blond does not do ice...........
Sara Kravet posted an image of a piece of Staffordshire displayed in a shadow box that I put in my blog on Monday. I must say that I have not collected Staffordshire for clients in a long time.... but used to in a big way when I worked at The Market. The owners of The Market used to go to England once a year on a buying trip and brought back fabulous pieces from the antique fair there. I was told... and I hope it is true because I have passed along this story to so many clients... that these wonderful pieces of porcelain were given away as prizes in carnivals in the 1800s. The King Charles Spaniel dogs were the most produced— that is why more is on the market. In my history of selling Staffordshire I would say the people were next. The other animals were harder to find and always cost more. The tiny ones cost the most. I looked up some history on the internet—-granted I did not spend a whole day ( I would need that 8th day for research like that!!)and did not find information to back me up on what I know from collecting for clients over the years. So let’s just say this is the Kay knowledge of these precious creatures. A whole collection in a bookcase is breathtaking to me. Since most antique ones come from England— and the dollar against the pound made it too hard to import antiques to sell— that is my theory why the Staffordshire pieces have dried up to buy. I hardly ever see them in antique stores. So I looked up some to buy on the internet to show all of the varieties that are out there... somewhere. I hope they return to the DFW area someday so I can easily sell them again.
Here is the instagram post that got me going. Thank you Sara!
I loved this one. I never sold a zebra to my knowledge.
Loving this pair—- they match but don’t match. Love how the one girl is hugging the dog.
The vases were always hard to find. These made up with flowers are incredible.
The dogs with baskets are right behind the dogs with the chain as the most produced( in my opinion of how many I could source.)
I have never seen giraffes. These are incredible!!!
The lions were always expensive.
The most popular produced. This is also the most copied in reproductions. The older ones have more definition in the hair— and often the gold in the chain is worn down. I got to be quite the snob when placing Staffordshire!!!
Just a little description I found that I wanted to share!
This is so true too...I always try to value each moment!
Dinner last night was southwest marinated pork tenderloin with grilled asparagus. Yum!!
Oh great song!!