Sunday, December 28, 2014

hunting & gathering

Brought home wonderful finds today ~ all eventually will appear shortly after at The Armory.  Here's the first 3, unpacked and tidied up...  a set of 10 perfect 1920's French champagne coupes, a wonderful book on the people who forged the way West, and a pair of simple ceramic flower frogs with beautiful hand-painted detail. So much more to come.

Friday, December 26, 2014


G. S. Sprague & Co., Boston, Massachusetts, was an esteemed supplier to New England outdoorsmen at the turn of the century.  The shop was located (according to a mention in the November 1921 issue of Outing Magazine) at 138 Federal Street.  Crafted in the United States of rawhide, leather, and ash (and originally purveyed by Sprague & Co. in the early 20th c.), this pair of snowshoes is an enduring piece of Americana and tribute to New England's outdoor sporting tradition.

Friday, December 19, 2014


Amazing vintage pond boat from Newport, Rhode Island estate, in as-found condition with original paint, mast & beam. 

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Christmas in Newport

If you've been spending the last few weekends laying by the fire watching football, wrapping presents & drinking eggnog lattes / whiskey sours until afternoon nap-time, this is a a much needed wake up call to put on your boots and enjoy the ridiculously full calendar that is Christmas in Newport. Strolling carolers, candlelit house tours, Nutcracker in a Mansion, Craft Fairs, and the only Messiah I'm aware of followed by a "festive Wassail Bowl reception" are all yours for the taking.

So get out there - only 7 shopping days left!

Monday, December 15, 2014


One mitten for two hands, they come in awfully handy when walking down a snowy lane.  Hand-knit in red, hot pink, or charcoal, a wonderful gift for your favorite pair.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

old beach journal

OBJ is a sassy little publication that keeps chic natives & tourists alike up-to-date on the most witty happenings and clever retailers in town. Grab one at the Clarke Cooke House and give it a read over cocktails. We think you'll like.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Thursday, December 11, 2014

seasalt @ The Armory

Stop by seasalt interieurs @ Armory Antique Marketplace this weekend for some holiday cheer.  Find wonderful items to feather your nest or put under the tree - we're open late with live music Friday through Sunday.