I’m back in Minnesota for the holidays, and like most people, I was out running last-minute errands yesterday.  While at the cash register at The Container Store (so American – love it!), the man in line behind me complimented me on my earrings (see below).  I said, “thanks, they’re my Christmas earrings.”  Then I added,…

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What is the deal with our obsession with stacked vintage suitcases and steamer trunks?  You see it all the time, but it never gets old, does it? A friend recently told me about an idea she had seen on Designsponge this past spring, where they converted a vintage suitcase into a coffee table.  (See it…

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I recently discovered Lawrence (“Larry”) Vrba jewelry at the flea market in Paris.  I wasn’t as into vintage jewelry as I am now (surrounded by it in Europe!), and this must be why I had not been introduced to his designs until now.  And let me tell you, quite an introduction!  I walked into a…

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