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.
I am a passionate treasure huntress addicted to "the thrill of the hunt." I pride myself on finding unique items and have spent a lifetime collecting unusual and interesting "treasures" which I have used in decorating our home. I shop with an eye for design and look for pieces that I like to call the "jewelry" of the room. Those pieces that have been around accumulating energy thereby bringing life into a space by telling its story or evoking a memory. The allure is found in the details of its journey... condition, provenance and patina. Our collected "treasures" tell the story of who we are. Billy Baldwin said it best, "Decorating is never successful unless it is personal." My treasures are available for purchase in my Etsy Shop and on my companion blog, Shop La Dolfina. The links can be accessed from my sidebar.
"All of life is about energy. It's about the energy that you're putting out; energy that you're drawing to yourself, every day, based on the way you think about your life & the actions that you take. Everybody is an energy field. And because of your attitude, your thinking, your actions; who you choose to be in the world, forms your own field. You are drawing into your field people who are like you... to remind you, to show you, to reflect back to you- who you are. Believe that or not, that is what is happening all the time... and it does not require your belief. It just is. It. Just. Is." -Oprah