Over the weekend I was determined not to spend money. So it was probably a mistake to go the Brooklyn Flea on Saturday. I went with a friend and while both of us went in with the intention of “just looking,” we ended up walking out with bags. Oh well. After much rationalizing I ended up buying the awesome vintage McDonalds/Muppets glasses pictured above. And I don’t regret it either! I haven’t quite figured out where they are going, but they are definitely going to be for display only.
Then earlier today I was [digitally] flipping through the new Lonny Magazine and one house in particular really caught my eye. It is the home of textile and home accessory designer Cath Kidston (http://www.cathkidston.co.uk/). What I love about her home is her sense of humor. It made me realize that without even thinking about it, I have acquired several things that are the opposite of serious. These glasses are a perfect example.
Another example is our beloved velvet painting bought in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
I think its great when a person doesn’t take themselves or what they do too seriously. And I never get tired of combining high-end items with kitschy things. Here’s some photos of Cath Kidston’s house. Here approach is definitely over the top…What do you think?
Of the Mickey Mouse painting above her mantel Kidston says “It makes the room friendly”
Her bathroom is covered in photos of roses and her dog.