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Tuesday
Apr242012

… and we’re LIVE!

At long last, the MINTY online shop is live and awaiting your visit!

Nelya, Jenny and I jam-packed it with goodies that required enormous willpower to actually plunk on the store ‘shelves’ and not keep for ourselves. Lots of lucite, brass, antique textiles, woven silk ikat by the yard, and sooooo much more. And Jenny has new paintings for sale. They are gorgeous!!

 Come see, come see

 

 

 

 

And be sure to sign up for our mailing list { just scroll down a bit } so we can let you know of new merch and sales. 

 

xxoo,

 

Sunday
Apr222012

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Wednesday
Mar212012

A pastel moment

Hello spring! 

 

 

TOP, art pieces by photographer Evonne Bellefleur and stylist Caitlin Boherty via 
The Jealous Curator 

 

 

I’m not much of a pastel person. I like my color intense. But these pale tones are killing me. So right, right now. 

 

 

 

Acrylic sculpture by Philip Low via The Jealous Curator

 

 

 

Speaking of spring, my friend Claudia Thompson posted these hilarious Easter photos on facebook. Each one is funnier than the one before. When I was 16, one of my first jobs was being the Easter bunny at Northlake Mall here in Atlanta. That suit was hot. And the feet and gloves were giant. I almost killed a 3-week old baby because the mother plunked him in my hands and I couldn't bend those mitts. Still gives me nightmares!

 

 

 

 

{ Images via Honestly WTF, Raney Town, and The Jealous Curator }

 

Stay out of the pollen,

 

Monday
Mar192012

Curvy, carved + folded

Ooooh, I like these shapely pieces. First up, is this gorgeous table from Haas Brothers. Hand-forged steel “folded” into a simple shape. Don’t you love the aged-looking, burnished golden patina?  

 

 

 

 

 

Second, a collection of carved and curvy stools from Anthropologie. Quite nice.

 

 

Speaking of nice… See the latest MINTY offering. It’s an antique dim sum cart! Tasty. 

 

 

Happy Monday!

Friday
Mar162012

Show + tell

I’m excited to show you a couple of new pieces on a wall in our house. First, I found this framed vintage Gucci scarf at Antique Factory. The oolors are just stunning — bold purple with orange, blue, yellow, red — framed in a great rounded-cornered matte gold frame. I’m a sucker for a rounded corner. And that scarf design is just so, so good.

 

 


Then, Nelya found this incredible antique textile cum mirror at an estate sale. She dragged it to the shop where I intercepted it. Sorry y’all, I nabbed it and it’s mine. Brilliant colors, intricate woven pattern with a little peekaboo mirror right in the center. And framed in a mirrored frame. Look at the beauty, look at the colors, the texture. So fabulous. 

 

 

 

 


And paired with the scarf? All the better. Mmmm, I love looking at it. 

  

 

 

 

 Have a great weekend!