this banjo- mobile is for my friend amie of thief and bandit kids.
we share a lot in common =
both studied art/sculpture in new york, found our husbands in ny, then moved to virginia for a bit, and now both have 3 kids (her third little guy is on the way :)
7 blue crying eyes are en route to michele varian in new york. (my favorite shop in soho, located on 27 howard st.)
they'll be available to purchase this week-end but you may want to reserve one now as the last batch sold out as soon as it was unpacked!
thursday and friday forecast for more rain in l.a. and here's the perfect song to go along: love the giant pink light up banjo that hangs above willie's set!!!!!!!
my sister came down from half moon bay to visit for the thanksgiving holiday and we got to wander around highland park on friday.
shopclass on york st. has a fab selection of vintage teak furniture, pottery, pendant lamps, art and more. my sister bought some metal signage and we both picked up some unusual occasion cards. the one i'm holding is "book worm"
a block or so before figueroa is another vintage shop. it opened 2 weeks ago and i didn't catch the address or the name, but the muralist is viral and you can't miss his work as you drive by. be sure to stop inside. the owner has great prices, is very friendly and is constantly bringing in new pieces on a daily basis. my sister scored a framed david lance goines art print (fitting for the thanksgiving holiday:)
this mural is on the side of a florist shop on figueroa
when you hang a right on figueroa from york, stop in the bearded beagle for vintage clothing.. here's a cool jacket we got there!
1 1/2 blocks down is sunbeam vintage with the most beautifully upholstered mid-century furniture i have ever seen and also some amazing cocktail glass sets. my sister picked up some vintage vinyl here
a lot of the shops in highland park don't have big signs or visible addresses while you're driving, so you really have to pay attention and feel your way through. trust your instincts, pull over, park the car and walk that block where something in a window, sidewalk furniture or wallart sparked your eye. it's fun to explore and discover here. today is small business saturday. please go out and support your local mom and pop shops!