Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Charlotte Moss Townhouse

While in New york, I was able to go to the Charlotte Moss townhouse before it closed. I think I missed it in its prime -but it still housed a lot of beautiful things (at EXORBITANT prices!). Many things were on sale however and I was able to snatch up this great little carafe for beside my bed with an inspirational quote by Fleur Cowles 'I wake up expecting things'.
This is my nightstand - I've affectionately named him 'Jeeves'. The store is on a beautiful block off the park on the Upper East side - this beautiful townhouse was across the street.This shows the townhouse in context with its neighbors. Many of the store displays have been dismantled but there is still lots to see! On the 2nd fl I was excited to see beautiful china piled high on this table -and 50% off! However -as the teacups themselves ranged from $300 - $12,000 (yes you read that right) -they were a bit out of my price range. Still so wonderful to browse!This room on the 3rd floor was crowded with beautiful lamps. Many were vases or candlesticks converted into lamps. I adored these cobalt wedgewood candlestick lamps, but $1700 seemed a bit high.You could buy some yourself on ebay or at an auction and convert them yourselves very cheaply. These would be so beautiful on a nightstand, a hall table or even on your breakfast or dining room table! Go check out the store before it's too late!

8 comments:

David said...

This is what I like about you Architect, good taste and a big dose of DIY. Now I'm wondering if I can't combine my love of lamps with my love of Wedgwood black basalt...

pve design said...

One of my Father's favorite expressions is;
"A rolling stone gathers no MOSS" -
I think he would make an exception in this case.
Charlotte gives the verbiage new meaning.

Be the change..... said...

Thanks David - I've been collecting this cobalt blue wedgewood lately, I love the color. The black is beautiful as well!
Great quote, Patricia; I'd like to gather some Moss though! haha

Topsy Turvy said...

Love your carafe with the Fleur Cowles quote - it's just what Jeeves needed!

-Lana

Be the change..... said...

jeeves loves it too, lana ;-)

Pigtown-Design said...

$12k for a teacup and you didn't take a picture? You're depriving your loyal readers of a huge gobsmack!

Be the change..... said...

I know, PD! I didn't think of it! I didn't see it myself, my friend did and called it out. I picked up one and saw it was $400 and gently placed it back on the table: vowing not to touch another one lest something bad happen!

Toby Worthington said...

The nagging question to do with The Townhouse is whether there were more than a few customers who balked at the notion of a $400 cup or a $12K tea set
in what was, ostensibly, not an antiques shop. The fact of its closing in the midst of an economic crisis would seem to confuse the issue further. I am not opposed to luxury or the concept of shops that purvey beautifully wrought objects but there was something unpalatable about the Townhouse from day one.