Alex Raskin Antiques


By |2021-06-02T13:09:07-04:00May 20, 2018|Travel|

One of the joys of travelling, for me, is the visual feast. It doesn’t really matter where…every new place has new sights, smells, textures and visuals. And, having spent my life studying design visuals, I love seeing anything new!

A part of all this exploration is, of course, shopping. Y’all know just how much I love shopping, don’t you? It’s the browsing and newness of it that never fails to thrill me. Thrill? Excite? Well, maybe those words are exaggerations, but you get the idea.



THIS TABLE is the reason we returned to Savannah, having just been there five weeks ago. We bought it from Alex Raskin Antiques: click on the name and you will see my entire post all about his shop. It is….well…just something else! Packed, and I mean jam packed, with antiques. But we had seen this lovely birds-eye-maple table when last walking by. Made about 1830, it almost matches our other bedside table: we just couldn’t believe the similarity. And this one was a VERY good price which came down even more once we made our choice known.  So now it sits by my bedside, awaiting new glass knobs.


And now on to the bits and bobs I found in Savannah!
One of my favorite shops […]


By |2021-06-02T12:50:11-04:00March 16, 2014|Travel|

Savannah has always held a mysterious, romantic interest for me. In fact, the entire South has always fascinated me. My husband and I are both born and bred Mid-Atlantic and New England people with a decades long interest in the American South. Did you know that about us? No, we didn’t travel here (I say “here” because now I live in central North Carolina) much; life, and budgets, and schedules sort of interfered. When we lived in New York City we would feel the inescapable urge to go to a tropical island in the winter and then perhaps a local beach in the summer. When we had a child…well, you know how that is. Finally, as we neared the end of our working careers, we had the opportunity to move South.

It has been all, and more, than we hoped for. We are within driving distance to all we have wanted to see for so many years, both beach and sea-bound and mountain and vista-bound. Yes, it’s hot and humid in the summer and then of course, there are the chiggers and mosquitoes and no-see-ums. I can put up with all that; in fact, I relish the hot, humid barefoot months that seem to stretch on endlessly. And I love the early spring with daffodils appearing in February and […]

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