Saturday, January 21, 2012

I do love my sparkle

So this fanciful wall hanging from the Paisley line at Kati Koos caught my eye.



I've been shopping at Kati's for probably about fifteen years. Her store is in San Francisco on Sutter and is a treat to visit. She has a very eclectic clothing line and I always find something wonderful there. Of course these days San Francisco is a trek, so I sign up for Kati's newsletter which is always entertaining and full of enticing photos. And Kati is happy to ship. You just have to be fast, I called within two hours of the newsletter on a 'Dressed to Kill' piece I was interested in and it was already sold! So I placated myself with the fun sparkle wall hanging instead.

Yesterday I visited the LA gift show, found a few ribbons for my packaging, some Roman glass shards, and a wonderful flamed table fire place for the veranda.
Mine is black (surprise). It is from a Belgium based company and I caught the rep off guard when I asked if he spoke Nedelerands in my very rusty Dutch. Turns out he did and his business partner Henrick was actually from Haarlem where I lived in 2003.

It was a fun day of friendship, traveling with pals Susan and Judy. We finished the evening up with an outdoor table at LA Live (where I've never been) think Times Square LA version. I had a beautifully prepared beet salad with small colorful roasted beets, tossed with arugula in a lightly sweetened balsamic, accompanied by soft fresh mozzarella. Delightful.

Back to illustrating beads today....it's rainy, so the perfect day for computing in the studio.

6 comments:

Gabri said...

Where ever you go, there will be Dutch people. For such a tiny country, quiet amazing.
Love the fire place!

Marcia DeCoster said...

Yes, and I always recognize the Dutch speaking American accent, but he was sure surprised. You just don't usually run across a white haired American lady in Los Angeles who can speak Dutch (albeit limited) very often. The fireplace is so cool. Can't wait to use it on the veranda. Should be delivered by March I hope.

Helen said...

Wow, that table fireplace is great. I checked out their site and yours would have been my choice as well. You'll get a lot of enjoyment from it I'm sure.

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Ingrid said...

Hi Marcia,
Isn't the internet a wonderful invention ! I, Belgian citizen, get to know this company from you in the US !! I love their products and they seem so easy to use, no wire, no chimney; i'm considering buying one for the veranda as well, I hope you won't mind if I copy your choice :o)
Kind regards,
Ingrid

Marcia DeCoster said...

I know Ingrid, beautiful aren't they. I would like a wall one for the bedroom, but haven't justified that one yet....will see how this one works out first.