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Thursday, September 29, 2011

Historic houses of Tulsa

Tulsa, Oklahoma, the second largest city of Oklahoma and the 46th largest in the USA has been the oil capital of the world for a great part of the 20th century. This oil boom brought a lot of wealth and with that came some great architecture. The city has one of the biggest number of Art Deco structures in the country.

In the boom time, almost every oilman built a mansion in Tulsa, these days the oilmen and the oil industry has mostly moved out of Tulsa, but thanks to the Tulsa Historical Society, most of these houses are well preserved.

Most of these houses were built in early1900s.
Harwelden Mansion
Tulsa Historical Society-Travis Brothers mansion
Parriott House
Front door of Parriott house
McBirney Mansion
House behind McBirney mansion
Main door of the house
Gillette Mansion
Carl K. Dresser house
Kennedy Mansion
Side view of Kennedy mansion
Skelly Mansion
McGay house- McGay is the inventor of the parking meter
and tubeless tires and more
McGay house
Maple Ridge home
Villa Philbrook,  built by Waite Phillips of Phillips Oil-1927
 Picture credits: Google, tulsa gentleman, paisley curtain, etc

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Can it get any better than this?

While browsing I saw this picture and got smitten by it. The child is so peaceful and happy you can see the sparkle of joy in the eyes.

Do we need a lot of stuff to be happy? I don't think so, what do you think?

Monday, September 26, 2011

Pocket Squares

I hear pocket squares are back in “fashion”. I don’t know if it is good for the pocket square for fashion itself or for you and me. However if you are in market to buy pocket squares, you are in luck. There is a pocket square heaven out there. You have so much choice you will have hard time deciding which ones to buy and which ones to leave.

Sources for these pocket squares: thetiebar.com, Ralph Lauren, Brooks Brothers, pretentiouspocket, ben silver etc.

picture credits: google,thetiebar.com, Ralph Lauren, Brooks Brothers, pretentiouspocket, ben silver etc

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Demilune Tables

While looking for a demilune table I realized there was not much available if one wants to buy a new one. Through Istdibs, I discovered that in case of antique and vintage pieces it is the opposite. May be demilune tables have gone out of fashion therefore furniture companies are not making that many? Since I have not posted anything for more than a week, I will do this post on demilune tables and share some interesting specimens with my blog friends.

19th century glazed plaster demilune with faux marble top
Side profile of the glazed plaster demilune
Art deco Egyptian revival 
20th century Ostrich leg metal demilune pair
American carved-gilded c.1930
Painted demilune commode, French c1900
18th century Italian 
Maison Jansen demilune from Argentina c.1930
18th century Italian
Painted/gilded French c.1910
Detail of a c.1910 English Chinoiserie demilune
Maison Jansen c.1943 
Russian Neo-classical marble top, c.1890
English Renaissance revival
Neo Classical Italian Eagle Parcel Gilt & Mahogany c.1820
The only new ones that I could find:
Bernhardt demilune
Marge Carson demilune

Picture credits: 1stdibs, bernhardt, marge carson, google etc.