A few weeks ago, I visited one of my favorite shops, Hollyhock, where Suzanne Rheinstein and the Hollyhock gang hosted a book signing party for me. It was such a treat to see old friends, meet new ones, and peruse- no, make that swoon over- all of Hollyhock's treasures. The work of Vladimir, Christopher Spitzmiller, Frances Palmer, Livia Cetti, and Scanlon Apparati caught my eye, as did all of the beautiful antiques that look anything but old-fashioned. (Stay tuned for a future blog post about Scanlon Apparti, a line with which I'm currently obsessed.) To say that Hollyhock carries the best of the best is an understatement.
I took a few photos to show you what is currently in stock at Hollyhock. To see more of what Hollyhock carries, or to inquire about anything you see here, please visit its website.
Book signing party invitations displayed amongst pieces made by Frances Palmer.
A bookcase filled with decorative paper objects made by the talented Beth Scanlon of Scanlon Apparati
A Scanlon Apparati diorama letter holder with notepads by The Printery
I marveled over these diorama wall hangings by Scanlon Apparti.
Porcelain flowers by the famous Vladimir
A shell pot with mussel lid, one of a pair
This piece has a very interesting provenance. Frances Elkins refashioned a George III japanned dressing mirror (c. 1770) by adding a silvered, carved wood stand and crest to it. The addition dates to the 1930s. This piece once resided in the Ladies Powder Room at the Kersey Coates Reed house, which was one of David Adler's best known houses.
A bevy of blue and white ceramicware
Detail of a charming trompe l'oeil-style table
Yet another charming vignette
A black paper Hollyhock planted in a vintage pot, which was made by artist Livia Cetti
Photos are the copyright of Jennifer Boles for The Peak of Chic