Thursday, January 20, 2011

THE HOLLYWOOD PICKER














 
There is mystery in the hand-made. Touched, some clumsy,some refined, all told, work is ever present.  A vision, a task, a dream. Little things made by common people. Are my favorite things to find.


10 comments:

Mlle Paradis said...

oh you did well! that little dresser is gorgeous gorgeous as is the umbrella. i lost a little one like that with checks and ruffles in verona, italy. kind of poetic, is the only comfort.

the wig. NOW! you could start a trend.

M.A.the2nd said...

Happy New Year Kevin! The parasol is gorgeous. There is nothing quite like handmade pieces which exude a uniqueness that is unfathomable. That is why I love antiques ... handmade, old and here forever. I have just received my Louis 15th style sofa from Karina in New Orleans and it is beautiful. Circa 1910 with original framework and new Belgian linen upholstery. My thoughts are always "Who sat on this sofa before and what was their life like?" Beautiful post and have a great week-end.
best wishes
M.A. the 2nd

Delphine said...

wao, bonne idée ! j'adore ces vestiges holywoodiens...

David Toms said...

I have some wonderful wooden objects and furniture made by a great uncle of mine which I love. Just like your pieces pictured they tell a story.

Kathy said...

Props...possibly?.....I want to know the story behind the dresser...totally hand-made...why?
Good post K.....have a great weekend....k

Barbara said...

I love the wig!

Hollywood forever, Kevin said...

I can see the umbrella, ruffles an all, floating down the street. So the dresser is one those made in wood shop pieces. Right now I can't get enough of the made in the garage stuff. Like the kite handler from the previous post. And yes I love the little wig, it makes me giggle.

Midcenturymadam said...

Beautiful photos! I need that wig for my bad hair days....which is every other day! My mom had one she kept in a red patent leather "wig" box. I would put it on when the pizza delivery guy came and pretend I was "old". That must have freaked a few delivery guys out.

Share my Garden said...

The wig on a wire - just a little bit weird!
But who am I to say, just wait until I've posted my one hundred objects!

Tabitha said...

Beautifully put. The wig on the wire stem is so kitsch