May 15, 2008

Let's go antiquing together in fabulous Sag Harbor! Don't forget to leave me a comment!

On Tuesday of this week, my television crew and I visited the lovely home of Richard Perlman and Ellen Hanson in quaint Sag Harbor, way out on the east end of Long Island, NY.  Their house is a beautifully restored Greek revival, decorated so wonderfully by Ellen, an interior designer.   Richard is Chairman of the Board and Director of Turbochef Technologies, Inc. The reason for our visit was to tape a cooking segment using an amazingly fast Turbochef stove, which you may all watch and learn about during our next television season.  It was also my friend, Memrie Lewis’s birthday and I persuaded her to join me for the fun.  Because we both love to antique, we managed to squeeze some looking and shopping in after the shoot.  Ellen told us where all her favorite places were in Sag Harbor.  Here’s a bit of what we saw.

This is the exterior of Richard and Ellen’s home – quite elegant.

Here we are – Memrie, Richard, Martha, and Ellen.

This is Youngblood – 26 Madison St.,  Sag Harbor NY

Youngblood has many gorgeous lighting fixtures.

I loved this one – it looks like a ball of yarn.

Another great one.

Here I am with Memrie and the shopkeeper admiring her inventory.

I’m always taking pictures for my inspiration file.

Right across the street is Reuben – Home on Consignment – 25 Madison.

I fell in love with this floor lamp.  It’s a great design, but decided to think about it.

The owner has just given me his business card.

A few doors down is Bloom – a really beautiful shop filled with old and new.

Here I am holding a hefty goblet.

The owner of this shop sells these fantastic bags, which are hand-woven and hand-dyed by a women’s cooperative in Africa.  They are so functional.

Here I am taking a photo of a set of ceramic bowls made by Christiane Perrochon.  I visited her studio in Tuscany many years ago and was awed. 

These are wonderful floor cloths woven for this shop in India.  Notice how artful this store is?

Another thing I love!  But where would I put this bench made in France in the 1800’s?

I was so impressed with the exquisite gilded moldings in this store.

Just look at this old chopping block!  It’s fabulous!!

The owner had 2 of these jars – I might have to return here also.

Happy Birthday Memrie!!!