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Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Funny things, aren't they?  When you think about it, they are downright peculiar, pretty necessary, sometimes pampered, and well.........odd in general!  They almost make me laugh.

As I was thinking about some of the beautiful things Beth and I have gathered for the show in Santa Monica, we seem to have considered in some shape or form, a multitude of "feet"!

Consider these..

They are antique Victorian English gentleman's shoe repairs.  Beth cleverly placed them here as book ends, about a "foot" apart! (Hehe....)  I haven't seen them in person yet, but actually can't wait!  I want to inspect them and dream up additional applications where we can use them!

Here's another.....

You say, "That's an antique British-made Leather travel case."  I say, "No, it's a "foot locker"! ....Oh brother, I will stop!  Seriously, this particular case has amazing old brass latches, covered tacked leather corners, and even an old Railway tag.  What a fun one-of-a-kind piece!  

I love these types of cases tucked away in unexpected spots and used for unexpected things.  I used to put all of my sons' school papers, drawings, and mementos in one and tucked it safely under the edge of the bed.  Both useful and so full of character........literally........from the patina of the case to the spirits of my dear sons who drew all of the art work found inside. 

And, what about a really soft and lovely place to rest your "feet"? Here are a couple of re-designed antique "foot"stools, an English kidney-shaped little pouf that has been upholstered in a heavy textured antique French linen with an accent of flat welting.  The other little "place to pamper your feet" is an antique English frame that has been upholstered with a rare printed French burlap.  No matter where you live, your house needs several. Beth and I think they add luxury and comfort to any room. 

So, it's true, isn't it?!  When you come to see our booth at the Santa Monica Airport Antique & Collectible Market  you will get a "kick" out of our "ode to the foot"!  See you there!! 

Oh, one more "foot" for good measure! 

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