Saturday, June 13, 2009
Like most working Americans I hustle through the work week in anticipation of the freeness of yet another weekend. Once they arrive, in all their glory, it seems almost inevitable that they dissipate far too quickly. I try in vain to savor every little minute of the brief 48 hours work release, but find myself slipping easily into the standard weekend comforts of which I've grown accustom -brunch, booze, and shopping (in no particular order, and sometimes all at the same time!).
There are three shops in DC that I jones for weekly; Good Wood, Ruff & Reddy, and Miss. Pixie's. If I haven't had the opportunity to patronize these haute haunts by mid-afternoon Saturday, the design junky shakes are inexorable.
The following pictures are from last weekend. Follow Louie and I on a little virtual shopping adventure!
First stop: Good Wood! www.goodwoodDC.com
Proprietor and proprietoress Dan and Anna Kahoe masterfully amass the cities most modern, relevant, witty, and approachable antiques. This shop is always beautifully well appointed and the product assortment changes often -- so, be sure to check it out each week! Oh, and Louie wanted me to add that they also provide yummy doggie treats! I'm sure that my life would be infinitely more satisfying if I had this lovely dolphin lamp!
Next stop: Ruff & Reddy 1908 14th Street NW
Named after Hanna Barbera characters from the 1950's, Bill Troy's Ruff & Reddy is a veritable design junkies dream! There are many treasures to be found, if one has the patience to deal with the crowd. The more often you go, the easier it is to navigate in and out quickly. Trust me, it is well worth the temporary inconvenience of dealing with the close quarters when you walk away with a fantastic new addition to your home at a ridiculously economical price!
This desk is beautiful -the hardware, legs, leather top!!! With a little love this could make for a very smart work space!
OH, if I had a dressing room I would have snagged this victorian gem in a second!!
And, lastly: Miss Pixie's www.MissPixies.com
Shop owner Pixie Windsor (what a flippin' awesome name!) offers a great selection of quirky effects and wacky paraphernalia. She also uses her store as a launch board for local artists -great idea!
I'm absolutely mad about this corner pagoda style etagere!
***photo at the top of the post is of a great little mannequin available at Miss Pixie's***
Thanks for joining us on this little simulated shopping trip. Now, I'm off for the real thing!