It's one thing to collect armies, but I prefer cobbling together a motley crew. Why wouldn't a Scottish soldier, a pink shirted cowboy, an Indian, a businessman and a polar bear hang out? They certainly should! It's as if someone decided to cast the Village People in metal. These guys all came from a ridiculously fun trip up the Hudson to Cold Spring, NY. It's just a little over an hour outside the city and oddly affordable.
A dear, sweet friend found those H decals at the Chelsea flea (and a few Ps too!) and gave them to Porter and me for Christmas. I rescued the soldiers (more in organized army/navy form this time) from the River Market Antique Mall in KC. The scrimshaw box is from Catbird, the adorable Bedford Ave. shop.
My aunt got me this Vuitton raquet cover! So, so Darjeeling Limited!
The same friend of decal purchasing fame had this plate painted for me. So perfect! (Someone has clearly sensed a bit of ego about my monogram).
And these are the magnificent tennis players we found at Le Plat d'Etain in Paris. This might be all on the toy soldier/athlete front, however. We've run out of table tops!