Why reinvent the wheel? I was going to write about this fascinating vintage store we stumbled upon in New York City, but Jean wrote an excellent article and has some interesting facts and fantastic photos to share with you!
Wishing all my American friends a Happy Thanksgiving! Eat your veggies, save a turkey 🙂
One of the nice things about travelling with my parents is that we meet lots of people. I tend to “mind my own business” when I go out; for my parents, everyone’s a friend they haven’t met yet. Even in the Big Apple, they proved amazing people are around every corner. We met cabbies, waiters, artisans, shop keepers, designers, restaurateurs and celebrities.
So it was no surprise that while I popped into a pet supply store in SoHo, my parents were making friends with a shop keeper across the street. We were treated to a history lesson and tour of mid-century American style. Deco Jewels is an antique specialty shop dedicated primarily to vintage Lucite handbags. This tiny store boasts the world’s largest collection. The owner even wrote a book about it!
Lucite, sometimes called acrylic glass, is a modern-era material. It was first used for windshields and…
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