Monday, April 4, 2011

some stuff I bought in new york...

Hands up if you want to see what I bought?
miniature rubber glove moulds from fishs eddy...they sit on the kitchen window sill...but the windows need cleaning...say no more
To be honest I didn't buy all that much...relatively speaking...these prints are from MoMA and need to be framed (obviously)...perhaps not my normal style but I seriously love them...
There's so little I really need...but a shiny red lacquer tray from Pearl Trading seemed to be one of those things...
I wanted to be sensible...of course a gaudy-smoke breathing-incense burning chinese dragon is sensible isn't it :)
as is this 1940s lucite handbag...from the Antiques Garage flea market...the most expensive thing I bought
engraved brass says Original Rialto NY was my 'this represents NY to me' purchase...and I will definitely use it. It makes you wonder about the life it's had doesn't it?
...and then there's the kitsch of t-shirts, but a snow globe? Couldn't not...
...perfect next to my John Denver autograph!
And a little something from Tiffany & Co...completely affordable votive, even if it was much heavier to lug home than a diamond ring...which was not completely affordable :)
Some things for the offspring...don't you love this 1930s brooch (that can also be a necklace) that I bought for the first born...hope you love it Jess...if not it can stay with me :)
and some printers blocks and the 'coolest USB ever' for the 22 year old...flea market and the MoMA design shop....great shopping combination
a bit of jewellery...nothing at all expensive...but very much me (which is not to say I'm cheap of course!)...bought at various gallery shops
...and who doesn't need new measuring cups...these from Anthropologie...
...and I always, but always try to find a buddha on my! And I'm happy with the spot it's found itself in...for the moment :)
So there you go...I think I'm going to get this photo that I took blown up and framed as well...could look quite cool and me, now that I've been to New York...*guffaw*
And now, you wonderfully patient people...we say goodbye to the big apple...
The townhouse will resume normal blogging transmission, starting with tomorrow's top ten pics of the week...none of mine because there have been quite enough of those already :)
Oh, one last thing...those boots...?
...they walked!


  1. Excellent purchases! I love each one. Nothing crapy about any of it. Those flea markets possibly would have made me weak at the knees.

    And the photo will look smashing, blown up! And you were right to buy the snow dome.

    You had such a fabulous time! Yipppeee!

  2. What a fantastic haul! I'd love some of those hands and am jealous that you got to go to Anthro (in a good jealous way) but that piece de resistance is definitely the lucite handbag - wow, it's gorgeous and a wonderful momento!
    Have a great week Kerry xx

  3. You found some great treasures Kerry, what a great way to finish off your New York postings. You have to have a snow globe when you go on a big holiday and I love the yellow taxi. ;-)

  4. Excellent treasure haul. I agree about that photo, it would make a stunning print. Maybe even into a big canvas. I am a little sad you have finished "our" trip. If you stumble across any more photos please share. Where are we off to next?

  5. WOW! I love all your purchases Kerry! If the first or second born don't like their presents (which I'm sure they will) then you can feel free to adopt a third child right here :) I LOVE the lucite handbag it's amazing and def an antique of the future and you're so funny re the gaudy-smoke breathing-incense burning chinese dragon - very sensible.
    Have a great day Kerry,

  6. Oh those Anthropologie measuring cups! SWOON!! I love that store. I love the prints too!

  7. I am so impressed that you only bought the small amount you did. Great buys Kerry, I love your shiny red tray. xx

  8. Hey Kerry, looks like you had a ball. Love the prints and measuring cups. You are one well traveled lady! :-)

  9. The lucite handbag is exquisite. What a fab assortment of souvenirs of your trip. Love the art prints too. xx

  10. I heart it all. You are truly cutting edge to me.

  11. Wow honey! You have really been living it up since last I looked !!!! Go girlfriend! What a blast! Good on you! xo Tracey

  12. Um. I freaking die for that handbag. Lucky I am your only daughter and one day it will be miiiiiiine : )
    And yes, LOVE the brooch! Can't wait to get my mitts on it xx

  13. Very impressive buying here Kerry. Would love to know if any NYC blokes caught your eye.
    Millie x

  14. I'm so glad you bought that purse. You would have regretted not buying it for a long time. It is so cool. Your Buddha looks great there. Where be the red apple? And I still say you are lucky I didn't try on your boots or they may not have made it home. Have passed your km/dollar pricing for your boots on to a number of people and it has opened a brand new way of purchase justification! Have a great week! Mary xx

  15. Great finds...obsessed with the lucite handbag!!

  16. Where to start?
    I think the smoke breathing dragon is a real treasure and I love the deco earrings and the letters too. What tickles my fancy most though is that you've brought back things that you can both use and admire.
    Your birds eye photo of the cabs is definitely frameable and I can image it BIG.
    Thanks for sharing your stash,

    Felicity x

  17. Beautiful purchases! Bet the bag was a tad heavy on the way back..!

    Loving Jess' brooch - such a nice design. Perfect for Autumn!

    xx C

  18. Hey good stuff you got and I love, love, love that photo you are going to enlarge. You took some amazing photos of NYC. The Statue of Libery with the sunset/sunrise (I'm guessing sunset - who gets up that early on their holidays) behind it is gorgeous.

  19. Great souvenirs - my favourites are the 'essential' incense burning dragon and the handbag! New York is on my 'to do'list ...

  20. Just catching up. So glad you had a great time and sourced some exquisite mementos. I'm a hopeless shopper. I envy your good eye (and time management skill. Howdja' fit it all in?). A beautiful collection. And those amazing boots. The pavements they've seen! Welcome home.

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