Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Things you'll love a Lotte

The shop is looking rather abundant these days with delicious soaps, and vases and plants too. I am especially excited about my latest acquisition. I have been shopping at Inabstracto for years, and just yesterday while purchasing a shade for my vintage Lotte lamp, Kate (the owner) and I got talking. We both have a connection to the acting world. I'm an actress and she was an agent for many years. Clearly, we both agree that Lotte lamps rock. I went on about loving the vintage lamps so much and my intention to buy more from her and she was like, "take it, put it in your shop," I thought I was being punked! These lamps aren't cheap! It looks so pretty in the store and I couldn't be more thankful for the opportunity Kate's given me here! The lamp will be for sale on consignment at the shop and if you need more I recommend a visit to Inabstracto. Kate has one of the biggest vintage collections of Lotte lamps in Toronto. And not only is she is super cool lady but her dog, Mildred, is definitely in the running to becoming Coriander Girl's next top doodle.

Begonias are my absolute favorite plant. These Rex Begonias, in particular, are the showboats of the begonia world and are a type of rhizomatous begonia that are grown for their multicolored leaves. I fell in love the moment I first met one.

Have a lovely 'hump day' everyone.
Alison xo


Sandra D said...

Lady! Your shop is just looking so wonderful all stocked with perfectly selected things. I know that if I were a Parkdale local I would be popping in and out of there with my wee Flora to buy posies and lavender packets everyday.

You are rocking that store! Gorgeous gorgeous.


Anonymous said...

My son just emailed me your blog site...what a great store....when I visit him next in Parkdale...I'll be sure to ask him to take me to your shop!!! Love that Rex Begonia.
Take care

The Artful Gardener

flwrjane said...

Your shop looks beautiful and your posts and photos keep getting better and better! You keep going girl.

Celine said...

lucky! I have been lusting for those lamps for such a long time! They are so perfect!