Bauhaus Beauty-Gropius House in Lincoln Ma.

Gropius House-Bauhaus Design

Recently had the utmost pleasure to visit this mid century modern home built by Walter Gropius in 1938. Mr. Gropius was the founder of the Bauhaus Design School in Germany and later became a professor of architecture at Harvard University.

Wealthy philanthropist, Helen Storrow, gifted him 4 acres of land in Lincoln, Ma and the 20K he needed to build.  Lucky guy!

He traveled […]

By | 2016-09-13T10:56:25-04:00 September 5th, 2016|Travel|8 Comments

My Vintage Style- 50s Seashell Print Skirt + Historic House by the Sea

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On a recent day trip my husband, Andrew,  and I visited Beauport, the magnificent Sleeper-McCann house in Gloucester, Massachusetts.  I love to tour historic buildings and Beauport is like nothing else I’ve ever seen. Literally built out onto the rocks, it was originally the summer residence of Henry Davis Sleeper, a well known interior designer.  Henry, along with architect Halfden Hansen, began building in […]

By | 2016-09-01T11:27:23-04:00 August 29th, 2016|My Vintage Style, Travel|14 Comments

Bringing You Shabby Chic Inspiration from The Vintage Garden, Arcadia Florida

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When travelling through the middle of Florida, one of my favorite shopping stops is Arcadia, a small town whose main street is filled with quaint antique shops that offer something for every collector. You can see my previous post about shopping Arcadia by clicking here.

On my most recent visit I stopped in […]

By | 2015-01-05T15:37:15-04:00 January 5th, 2015|retro decor, Travel|2 Comments

It’s Old, it’s Pink and its Haunted!

Pulled into Savannah yesterday for the first stop on my summer 2012 vintage buying trip.   Since it was July 4th , my friend Nina and I  both agreed we didn’t love fireworks enough to spend the evening down by the river with  the huge crowds, in steamy Georgia heat just to see the fireworks display.      Sooooo, we went in search of a nice, cool place,  hopefully with some historical ambience, to have a bite […]

By | 2013-11-15T19:31:37-04:00 July 5th, 2012|Travel|2 Comments

Circa Vintage Consignment Boutique in Tequesta Florida

Florida certainly has its share of clothing consignment stores.   Due to the  transient nature of its population and  affluent resort communites there is always a  steady supply of upscale merchandise to be had for bargain prices.    But not all consignment stores are created equal!  One of the best I’ve had the pleasure of shopping in is Circa Vintage  in the  lovely coastal town of  Tequesta Florida.  If you’re ever in the Palm […]

By | 2015-01-04T11:50:28-04:00 March 5th, 2012|Travel|1 Comment
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