Tragically, our beautiful Venetian mirror slipped and shattered while we were repainting, so we've hung this great 1970s framed Hermes scarf that our mom bought in Paris in its place. The tiger is papier mache from John Derian and, as mentioned previously, those tusks are made from little melted toys. Port got the tube-shaped lawn ball bag in London and I found the orange portfolio (for a relative steal) at the Bergdorf Goodman home section, the gator gladstone at the Pier Antiques show a couple years back, the Vuitton suitcase on a coffee run in SoHo and the wicker folding chair for $5 on 14th Street. Our mom used the Vuitton tote as a diaper bag when we were babies.
We added moulding to our horrible, hollow, cheap closet doors - and dressed them up with some great antique brass rope pulls that we found in Montclair, NJ. A wonderful friend gave me that first edition of Osa Johnson's Four Years in Paradise (with dust jacket!) for Christmas and the kimono was a vintage find that never sold at Porter's Possessions, our parents' attempt at retail in late-1970s Lincoln, NE.
And for the entry, we swaddled our railings in Brooks England handlebar tape, replaced the curtain with thick Army Duck No. 10 version from Restoration Hardware and added a Chinoiserie mirror that used to live in my bedroom. I think it's the first time in 6 years that we've had a full view of ourselves before leaving the house...and the first time ever that we've been able to see our things so clearly. It's actually hard to leave!