Holiday tips with Eddie Ross

Thursday, November 18, 2010 |
I went on a little field trip to Rye, New York to kick off the holiday season. I spent some time with Eddie and Jaithan. If you're not familiar with Eddie Ross he has an impressive background working with Martha Stewart and House Beautiful. The focus of this event was stylist's secrets to holiday decorating and entertaining.

The day was encapsulated with meeting a few fellow bloggers, lunching with lovely ladies that were not only kind but witty. The presentation was interesting and I'm looking forward to putting some of Eddie's idea into play in my own home. I learned a few non decorating lessons today that will serve me just as well as those that Eddie provided.


 The morning began with perusing through many wonderful treasures from Eddie's Etsy shop. It was sensory overload and my brain couldn't think fast enough as to what I *needed* and where to place it in our home. I know, thinking shouldn't have been an option. Oh the pressure! :)


These are a few of the lovely items I parted with. I had to laugh at all the milk glass items. When my mother passed away we sold her very extensive collection. At the time I didn't care for the pieces and carried no appreciation for the plates, platters, vessels or their designs. I was in my late 20s at the time. Clearly I had no sense of taste. Now there is great regret as her collection was amazing and I've developed a fondness for its beauty.

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On my way home to Connecticut, I stopped at one of my favorite shops in Old Saybrook where I found this sweet little creamer. I'm going to keep it by my sink to place my jewelry in while I'm cooking. I think my favorite find of the day is the salt and pepper shakers on the little tray.

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16 comments:

Lisa@Pickles and Cheese said...

I would have loved to spend the day like that! You found some beautiful things. I love that pedestal dish with the dome etched in leaves. That is gorgeous!

Rene said...

How fun it must have been to spend time with such an inspiring man. Love your new goodies.

-Rene

carolinagirl said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the new blog design! I also share your love of old milk glass. Believe it or not, I find pieces at our Goodwill all the time!

Dee Stephens said...

cute stuff! I have depression glass from my Grandma and am not fond of it anymore. I'll guess I'll go ahead and keep it though.

Kathy said...

Wish I could have attended with you!

The salt and pepper shakers are my favorite too. I love their delicate little feet. You made great selections!

French Basketeer.com said...

I'd love to go to an event with Eddie! Hope you will tell us all that you learned!

Tessa said...

how fun! such pretty little finds too!

pretty pink tulips said...

Jo,
I was so thrilled to meet you yesterday!!! I'm sorry I couldn't spend more time visiting. I hope you enjoyed yourself. I love the items you purchased. I got my first set of milk glass plates yesterday.

~ Elizabeth

Pink Martini said...

What a fun day. Love the little pitcher too. :)

bevy said...

Isn't it so sad that we don't appreciate these wonderful pieces when they are available for us? You CID pick up some lovelies though... Good for you!

Privet and Holly said...

I would have LOVED
to have been there!
You picked up some
beautiful items.
It IS funny how
our tastes change.
I've also given
away things that
I now sorely regret.
Happy weekend!
xx Suzanne

midnight macaroons said...

I would have loved to have gone on such a trip. I think the world of Eddie Ross. He has an amazing eye for decorating. I can't wait to see how you decorate your home for the holidays. I love all your goodies you purchased. The pedestal dish is fabulous !!!

Gigi

Susan said...

Holy Crow! What a party and you do them well. Everything looks just beautiful and fun. I love what you did with the foam pumpkin and the spray paint.
See...this is the great thing about crafty people who share on their blogs, I get all kinds of great ideas. So what are we doing for Christmas because I don't have any ideas yet?

Casey said...

Love the new blog look!!

And love all your ideas for a harvest fest... we are having one of our own next week. :)

Travelbugmom said...

Catching up! LOVE the post! I was relating in so many ways....such a nice tradition to have a HARVEST FEST!

Kate (Southern-Belle-Simple) said...

hold the phone.....you spent some time with eddie and jaithan? like are you pals with them? wow. i knew i wanted to be your bestie, but now i really do! how did i miss this post? xoxo

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