Most people know John Derian from his collaboration with Target a year or so ago, but he’s really much more than some decoupage and pretty plates. Literally, one of the very first posts I did was about John Derian’s shop in New York.
I hadn’t been back since 2007, so we decided to stop by and check it out, again. I am so glad we did. It’s still the same place I adored back then, with some additional fun and whimsy. (^^^This could be from my house! ^^^)
If we hadn’t been walking, I would have bought out the shop! From the great collections of vintage silverplated teapots and pitchers, to the old-fashioned office supplies, to Derian’s iconic decoupage plates displayed on tables, and on the walls, to the quirky collection of cleaning brushes, everything enchanted and appealed to me in a way that made me smile broadly.
One of the things that I liked the best was the collection of antique and vintage glass domes. They were originally used for taxidermy, wedding bouquets and other Victorian specialties, but I like to see them repurposed to house other items.I have several of these that I’ve collected over the years, and they’re becoming hard to find. I always snatch them up when I see them.
My partner-in-shopping-crimes and I prepare to set off to our next stop… tomorrow!