21 In Misc

Great Find and News From Afar

Friday I met up with my dear friend Kelly in Dallas for lunch and antiquing.  We went to our favorite consignment store Willow

**click to see these in all their glory**

I'll take a picture after I decide where to put them.  In other news–I had the most fantastic surprise yesterday morning.  Christopher Ross called me!!!  He is living in Munich now, and is 78 years old.  He is no longer designing belts, but has completed one film, and is in the middle of his second film.  He is sending me a DVD, and I cannot wait to tell you all about it.  It was incredible to talk to Christopher, he is fascinating, and has so many artistic outlets that he continues to pursue.  He tells me finding your passion is the secret to staying young.  I believe him!!

  • PrΓͺt-Γ -Porter P
    March 9, 2009 at 8:04 am

    i knew that one day the two of you would be in touch, especially after his friend got in touch with you πŸ˜‰
    the scones look very interesting. the look like they would fit in quite well in your home.

  • Jezebel
    March 9, 2009 at 8:26 am

    Those look like they were made of Rapunzel’s hair. They are truly bonkers in a most enviable way- I can’t wait to see them hanging in your magic manse.

  • Isa
    March 9, 2009 at 9:23 am

    Those sconces are fantastic!! I can’t wait to see what you do with them.
    What a treat that phone call was! xo Isa

  • ldorr
    March 9, 2009 at 9:50 am

    beautiful, and surreal.

  • So Lovely
    March 9, 2009 at 9:52 am

    I love those scones. So Wind In The Willows. Just beautiful. How lovely also to be 78 years old and even now your designs are being coveted.

  • Jill
    March 9, 2009 at 10:24 am

    The sconces remind me of Christian Astuguevieille. I would have bought them too!

  • arline Jernigan
    March 9, 2009 at 12:03 pm

    Yep, they are pretty awesome.
    I too believe that finding your passion and living a creative life is the key to living young and happy.
    I am grateful that I do this.
    You do it beautifully, and you are teaching your daughters well. They are lucky. πŸ™‚
    Have a happy day.

  • crystal
    March 9, 2009 at 1:10 pm

    How wonderful! So glad you were able to talk to him.

  • Katia
    March 9, 2009 at 1:33 pm

    wow…! amazing!

  • Sarah Klassen/Haute Design
    March 9, 2009 at 6:02 pm

    These are so unique and I love them! They would be a nice feature in an entryway with some great lanterns or bird cages…Also, the incorporable Christopher Ross is my hero. When I am his age, I hope to be as creatively optimistic and have such a zest for life he does~

  • bluejayintokyo
    March 9, 2009 at 6:26 pm

    That’s so fantastic that you got to talk to him!! πŸ™‚ Love the willow chandelier too.

  • Jules
    March 9, 2009 at 6:30 pm

    Those are really beautiful one.=)
    I love their structure,such unique..
    I love it,i’m sure it will really fits to your house.I hope you will make a post on where you are going to put that cute sconces..;D
    Have a nice day.

  • mr. freddy's mom
    March 9, 2009 at 7:15 pm

    wow! you’re so fortunate that Mr. Christopher Ross called you. No wondering why he’s still alive and kicking at the age of 78.
    Ms. Judy, i love those sconces. It’s very unique. But i think, it’s not practical to use it with candles on, it can cause fire. It’s only good as an embellishment. I know it will look good on your “pottery barn” style home sweet home.

  • chauss
    March 9, 2009 at 8:38 pm

    j, i love this!!! i got an invitation to visit an iconic parisian designer this way…
    p.s. love the dragon belt. πŸ™‚

  • avant-garde ephemera
    March 10, 2009 at 12:04 am

    That is so exciting for you Judy – Apart from Ross himself, it seems you have the biggest collection of his belts. Do you know exactly how many he designed. I wonder if he has catlogues/records he can send you to help you refine and expand your search.
    The willows are exquisite – fit your houses aesthetic perfectly!

  • Fab Brunette
    March 10, 2009 at 8:32 am

    Gorgeous… you are so lucky to have talked to him. That is amazing.

  • hillie
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  • C
    March 10, 2009 at 1:32 pm

    Lovely sconces and I hope they’re wired so they work with some bulbs! xo!

  • Coco
    March 10, 2009 at 7:30 pm

    Aww, that’s so sweet. You two are now officially friends. Not a surprise. πŸ™‚

  • Sabina
    March 12, 2009 at 2:10 am

    Oh, dear! Cristopher actually called. I’d be so stunned if one of my hero’s would call!

  • Mary
    March 19, 2009 at 8:59 pm

    I would really like to try these! I am getting married in July and having my reception on an amazing rooftop garden in Sedona that looks out into the canyons. I have been on a MADDENING search for unique and interesting centerpieces. Does anyone have any suggestions for constructing these?
    Or any great candelabra finds!