Friday, November 22, 2013

Great New Consignment Furniture Shop in Sebastopol!

I love antiques and old cherished items from days gone by so I was quite pleased when I recently discovered this little gem just a few blocks from my retail Oriental Rug Gallery.

It's a consignment furniture store and there are some finds to be had. If you are in the area, you may want to check it out. I only met one of the owners and she was very sweet but both of them appear to have a flair for decorating. I liked the way they have created the space, placing unique and unrelated pieces into a harmonious whole. The shop is called Attico.  There are numerous businesses that have opened recently in Sebastopol but this one is my favorite.  I should probably just keep it to myself but that is not my nature. The "hunt" is always great fun.  Here is their site. Enjoy!


Monday, November 18, 2013

New book out on Oriental rugs.  Here's the link.  I bought one and it should be arriving this week.
Written by Peter F. Stone, a respected expert on Oriental rugs, this book will include valuable information for the collector, dealer or anyone with an interest in learning more about rugs. Apparently it will have over 1000 photographs and illustrations with concise definitions that are used internationally in the rug trade.   I have two of his other books and refer to both when needed. Love his Oriental Lexicon!