Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Guest Blogging at Brissonte: Check out what's in the store

Decorative Anchor Plate from 181 Canal Street, the building that houses Brissonte - there is beauty everywhere!

Crowns have been showing up lately as decorative accents and Brissonte has quite a collection. July 2009 House Beautiful had two pages on crowns, must get that and post it. Click on this picture and you'll get a close up of Colleen's crown collection:

The crown below was on one of my favorite blogs, Desire to Inspire:

Below we have a vintage metal office chair, fully restored with luscious gray mohair from Brissonte:

Shot of chair without Brissonte back drop:

Here are some other chairs that were featured in posts over at Desire to Inspire:

Monday, September 28, 2009

Brissonte's first guest blogger

Good Morning, my name is Christine and I discovered Brissonte' almost two years ago. There are so many reasons to love Brissonte' but my number one reason is the warm welcome you get when you walk in the door. For those of you readers who are local to the area, there are precious few places to shop vintage in Lawrence and Colleen provides a great launching pad for adventurous souls who desire to know the city of Lawrence better. Brissonte' is located in the heart of The Old Cotton Weaving House and is within walking distance to other places of interest: Lawrence Heritage State Park,New Balance Factory Outlet Store and Fisichelli's Bakery, home of the world's best macaroons.

Colleen and I differ on many design choices and I put together this Venn Diagram to help explain where we come together

I have learned a lot from hanging out with Colleen and her cool daughter, Erin. The most important lesson is keeping an open mind, design-wise and other. You never know what you will find there.

I am going to share with you some of my favorite parts of Brissonte' and give reference to some other design/decor blogs that provide my inspiration. Colleen is too busy in front of her sewing machine to read blogs all day. I, on the other hand, have a very bad blog-habit.

Here's the Brissonte'/Lawrence version:

Linen covered settee with two chairs

From the blog SoSylvie, via a mention on Decorno:

I hope to be doing a post on Halloween offering very soon, till then,

keep punching

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Things I really like!

Yep, it's been a looooong time between posts again. I am way too busy and need HELP!!!!
So tonight I decided to take a couple of shots of two displays in the shop, then load them and RUN.....
There's laundry to do - MINE! I'm running out of undies! That's never a good thing.