holy smoke

I must confess to having a charming head cold
all week and -- at the tail end of it, one hopes --
I look back to see my posts are spotty (I'd omitted
some important stuff; am working on fixing this) &
not quite as clear as I'd like. Oh my. Keeping my
fingers crossed that the smoke clears and the sun
comes out (goodness! we have gotten some good cali.
rain this year; and who's to complain when those
we love are living through blizzards and the like?
umbrellas ho!)


The above quick pix are a few pieces
from the astonishing & breathtaking
work that comprises
there's not one thing in the
showroom that we would
want to live without (given the
chance). Glory glory and
holy smokes indeed. Just
want to go back and get better
pix. To see things in more
detail, you can click each one.
Best idea?
For now (and for the best
look), please go here:

via, of course,
the tour

(apologies, again, for any omissions or
muddle-headed words; praise the lord &
pass the kleenex...)

photos: victoria thorne



photo: victoria thorne


...artful, adroit,
deft, imaginative,
ingenious, clever;


diane dorrans saeks

all photos: victoria thorne

here's a lucky one

...who found herself amongst the fortunate
few who were able to attend the brilliant
on Saturday the sixth (yes, yesterday);
and, as Mr. Mercer said, it was "all
too wonderful, I'll never find the words
That say enough, tell enough
I mean they just aren't swell enough..."

It was a great day. More photos (and
a few words) to follow. But, for now, I'd
just like to thank Diane (and all of the
terrifically hospitable and perfectly
fascinating hosts of the showrooms) for
an entirely
(glorious, glamorous,
too marvelous for words)
unforgettable day.

photos: victoria thorne

northern light

really quite

(more soon)


(wish there had been more time
for pictures, but i took them quick
and you can see sweet details if,
just if, you click on each one)

photos: victoria thorne

tour de force



coming soon

photos: victoria thorne