Archive for April, 2018

How gorgeous is this vintage (1914) Portieux Vallerysthal Cat on Drum Covered Sugar Dish, which I found from the fine folks at Gina Glavin?

Very!

About the 1914 Portieux Vallerysthal Cat Sugar Dish from  Gina Glavin:

“Playful Covered Sugar Dish features a cat sitting next to a mallet and two cymbals on top of a drum.  This dish dates back to 1914 and is marked “Vallerysthal” on the interior bottom of the dish.”

Find the 1914 Portieux Vallerysthal Cat Sugar Dish from  Gina Glavin here.

See all the amazing vintage finds from Gina Glavin here.

As a society, we celebrate the most successful people. But what if we were to look at those at the bottom of the scale? That is what the fine folks at the Fund for Peace have done with the Bottom 100 to call attention the millions across the world they represent.

About The Bottom 100:

“The Bottom 100 was launched to give a face and voice to the people at the other end of the World’s Rich List. It is all too easy to think of “the bottom billion” in the abstract – but we hope that shining a light on even a tiny fraction of the world’s poor will put a human face on the suffering and crushing inequality endured by so many. These 100 stories represent the many millions around the world who find themselves in poverty, living in an enduring struggle with little-to-nothing, in the face of adversity from conflict to oppression.”

Learn more about The Bottom 100, the Fund for Peace and how you can help here.

FF: The Rotterdam Rooster Wall Clock from Home Bello

My mother’s kitchen was full of roosters. Well, roosters and other farm animals that complemented her country kitchen motif. I am thinking about giving a nod to mom with the décor of my new kitchen – something like the Rotterdam Rooster Wall Clock I found from the fine folks at Home Bello.

About the Rotterdam Rooster Wall Clock from Home Bello:

“Rotterdam Rooster Dial Wall Clock with Silent Movement.”

Find the Rotterdam Rooster Wall Clock from Home Bello here.

See all the fine home accents from Home Bello here.

FF: The Royal Albert Old County Roses Teapot Wall Clock

But then there is the option of going with a teapot kitchen wall clock, like the one featuring Royal Albert’s Old County Roses pattern I found from the fine folks at Replacements, LTD.

About the Royal Albert’s Old County Roses Teapot Wall Clock:

“Royal Albert’s Old County Roses is one of the most popular fine china dinnerware patterns ever produced. Designed with a gorgeous floral border inspired by English roses in full bloom, the pattern was introduced in 1962, and has been in great demand ever since!”

The Royal Albert’s Old County Roses Teapot Wall Clock can be found at Replacements, LTD here.

I am realizing more every day that Lost Cowboy has become more about the things that I haven’t found rather than the things I have. But that’s ok. Like, well, I am still searching for the perfect water carafe to keep by my bedside – like the  I found from the fine folks at Irwin Ribera.

About the Banca Carafe from Irwin Ribera:

“Every guestroom nightstand and vanity needs a carafe, which makes our Banca a go-to detail. Diagonally lined glass gives this simple piece texture and visual appeal, while the tumbler, which fits neatly inside, prevents any spillage or unsightly water drips.”

Find the Banca Carafe from Irwin Ribera here.

See all the fine home accents from Irwin Ribera here.

I have mentioned before that I do not care for oysters, but I like a lot about them. I like vintage printed oyster cans, I like oyster knives, and I love Wellfleet on Cape Cod which is world famous for their oysters. But I also like oyster plates. Some oyster plates are so ornate they are works of art on their own, like the Ceramic Oyster Plate by Abigails I found from the fine folks at The White Dogwood.

About the Ceramic Oyster Plate by Abigails from The White Dogwood:

“The Ceramic Round Oyster Plate Lavender is a whimsical oyster design that is hand-painted. It is perfect for serving oysters at your seafood gathering. Made of ceramic.”

Find the the Ceramic Oyster Plate by Abigails from The White Dogwood here.

See all the fine home accents from The White Dogwood here.

It is a good time to be an anglophile and a royalist, the British Royal family has renewed interest in popular culture with the royal wedding of Prince Harry coming up, and The Crown, about the life of his grandmother, the Queen herself, is one of the biggest hits on Netflix. So it comes as no surprise that there is a slew of new books out (as if there ever stopped being new books about the Royals), but none as fulfilling as My Husband and I – The Inside Story of 70 Years of the Royal Marriage by Ingrid Seward – which makes a nice companion to The Crown filling in more details about the life, and specifically the marriage, of the longest-serving monarch in British history.

About My Husband and I – The Inside Story of 70 Years of the Royal Marriage by Ingrid Seward:

“When a young Princess Elizabeth met and fell in love with the dashing Naval Lieutenant Prince Philip of Greece and Denmark, it wasn’t without its problems. The romance between the sailor prince and the young princess brought a splash of colour to a nation still in the grip of post-war austerity. When they married in Westminster Abbey in November 1947, there were 3000 guests, including six kings and seven queens. Within five years, as Queen Elizabeth II, she would ascend to the throne and later be crowned in front of millions watching through the new medium of television.”

My Husband and I – The Inside Story of 70 Years of the Royal Marriage by Ingrid Seward is available from Amazon and other fine booksellers everywhere.

So my long-standing search for the perfect bar cart has taken a turn. First, I need to find the right one to fit in my new house – but second, I think I have been searching for the wrong thing. I have had a cart in mind when I should have been looking for a cabinet. Why this sudden switch? Well, because I found the stunning Durham Bar Cabinet from Brass & Burl.

About the Durham Bar Cabinet from Brass & Burl:

“This classic, campaign-style bar cabinet features figured Hyedua veneers in a robust walnut finish, turned metal, tapered legs in a satin brass finish, and decorative brass accents and leather strap detailing. Inside the 2 door bar cabinet are modern utilities such as stemware racks, ample storage for large bottles and glasses, as well as two drawers for smaller items.”

Find the Durham Bar Cabinet from Brass & Burl here.

See all the fine furnishing from Brass & Burl here

OK, so you may have noticed that for the first time in a long time my posts have slowed down. Well, that is because things have been so crazy that I really have not had a second to write. The reason? I just bought a new house – well new to me anyway. A delightful mid-century gem just across the river from the great metropolis of Kansas City, MO in a charming little village on the Kansas prairie and I am loving it.

What does this mean for Lost Cowboy? Well, you will have to put up with my posts about finding just the right things to make my place home. Other than that, no changes, I just moved about a half a mile from my old house.

Anyway, I’m back and looking forward to sharing more of my great Finds with you.

I have been looking for the perfect fire pit for a while now – and I am glad I waited until now to purchase one for a couple of reasons. First, I just bought a new house with an awesome outside area perfect for a fire, and second – I just found the perfect fire pit – the Fancy Flames Globe Leaf Outdoor Fire Pit I found from the fine folks at All Modern.

About the Fancy Flames Globe Leaf Outdoor Fire Pit from All Modern:

“Create a cozy patio setting as you watch the flames dance from this unique fire globe. Rustic aged metal with laser cut blowing leaf design that can be enjoyed from any angle. The unique design of this fire globe adds sophistication to any outdoor space. Put wood through the leaf design (big open spaces).”

Find everything you need for inside and outside your home from All Modern here.