Sunday, January 10, 2010

Designer Shopping Bags


What do you do with your designer shopping bags after you get home?


Ron Morgan decoupages them onto dressers! (double click for a closer view)


I introduced you to him a few days ago via my post on The Alameda Pointe Antiques and Collectibles Fair. He owns an amazing shop in Lafayette called LOOT. (Gotta love the name!)
He's also a well known and highly sought after floral designer who has written several gorgeous books on the subject of flower arrangements in which he incorporates antique tabletop, accessories and accoutrements. They are a visual feast for the eyes!


He travels the country lecturing on the art of flower arranging. Garden Clubs can't get enough of his genius and he gets booked out months in advance. Recently he's started taking small groups on tours of gardens to places like Buenos Aires which he says is "FABULOUS".


Each Spring he is an integral part of the "Bouquet to Art" exhibit at The DeYoung Museum in San Francisco, which I will be sure to blog about! It's an amazing array of flower arrangements created by talented floral designers from around the Bay Area who are hand selected and then assigned a work of art to which they are to draw their inspiration from. It is then juxtaposed against their assigned masterpiece. Last year, Ron was in the auditorium giving one of his engaging lectures.



I took a lot of photos of the store and will be posting some more LOOT eye candy in the following days. In the meantime, if you are interested in purchasing one of Ron's books, call LOOT directly at 925-283-3800. Any one of the lovely ladies that work there will be more than happy to assist you. You can also go to Loot Antiques.

12 comments:

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

That dresser just cracks me up. I save mine because I don't want to throw them away, but I sure never thought of putting them on a dresser. lol The book sounds just wonderful. Thanks for sharing. Hugs, Marty

FrenchBlue said...

Omg!! I love that what Ron Morgan does with those special bags!! I hang them in a closet and fill them with wrapping paper and ribbons... I have a box issue too...so many pretty pretty boxes with no where to go!!
XO's

Kathysue said...

I think that is adorable and clever, Look forward to a trip to Alameda to Loot,sounds like I will see a lot of eye candy. Great post!Very clever idea, Kathysue

A Gift Wrapped Life said...

What a fabulous and creative application for logo bags.....just love it. A talented friend he is!

Kitty said...

I've seen people frame their designer shopping bags, an idea I don't much care for. But the decoupaged dresser is genius. The papers used in these bags don't deserve to be thrown away, so I love the reuse of them.

Jenny said...

What a great idea. You could even decoupage a magnetic message board with them. Very neat.

Amanda said...

I love that chest of drawers!!! I want it! Beautiful post.

Beach House Living said...

Recycling goes designer. A neat idea for a dresser that is beyond stripping and refinishing.

koralee said...

What talent he has...his ideas are amazing. Thank you for sharing. Have a great week.

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Thank you for stopping by via Kathysue, so nice to meet you! Looks like y'all have a lot of fun out at the flea markets. There is just nothing better than a day of browsing. I hope you'll come by & see me again. Love to connect with all of you thrifting girls out there. And yes, hanging out with Eddie & Jaithan is always a treat, love those boys!

ANTHEA said...

i'll have to make a trip to Loot, sounds like an amazing place, and you're right, the name is a blast...and the book on flowers, i'll have to check it out,too.

Ron said...

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