About a month ago Ben and I discovered a gem over in Brooklyn. I had heard about the Prop Shop originally on the Nate Burkus show. Well, we got on the subway and 15 minutes later we were stepping in the Prop Shop. It's on a side street and you must be buzzed in order to see the lovely finds inside. Are you wondering what the prop shop is yet? It's this big concrete room filled with props from movies and TV shows. Once the filming is finished the props go to the prop shop. The props are then either up for sale or to be rented yet again for more film sets. This shop has anything you can possibly imagine! But beware, some of the glass in the shop is "shatter glass" You know when you see those action shots when someone breaks a glass over someone's head? Well, that is shatter glass. So a fair warning of those pretty champagne glasses you're about to bring home. They might be better to break over someone's head than for drinking. We didn't buy any glasses but we did come home with a wonderful and extremely comfy couch. (Multiple naps have taken place over the past month.) So all this to say, this place is a gold mine and you all should visit if you're in the area! You won't leave empty handed.
It was a pretty low key weekend with the exception of stumbling upon the Chinatown parades for the year of the dragon. I felt like I was smack dab in the middle of China itself. There were dragons everywhere. Going in and out of all the stores, taking "gold" and giving good luck to the owners. And wherever there was a dragon there was a banging drum, or two. It was fun to see their traditions. We didn't leave empty handed, we returned with our own bag of gold, a 2 lbs bag of fortune cookies!
This is a bit on the late side but I thought I'd do a quick rundown of the Spring fashion which will run through Fall. These are the main ones but there are those other ones that I'm choosing not to follow, ie mesh, crop tops, etc. Let's keep it classy. Haha
Are you tired of seeing the new collection yet? My intention was not to leave it up there for a week but I have been fighting a yucky cold and haven't felt like doing much of anything lately. The day before I was the lucky winner of "the yucky cold" I booked a ticket to fly down to Orlando to attend Rennigers jewelry extravaganza. Needless to say, I only spent about 2.5 hours looking around before I flaked out BUT came away with some fantastic finds! I'll now be spending my time designing and making new pieces for the website.
I hope everyone had a nice long weekend. We spent Sunday and Monday updating the website. ("we" means Ben.) He worked long and hard and made some incredible changes. It really pays off to be married to such a talented man!
In addition to the glamorous website changes, you might also see that Spencer Morgan Designs is adding a few new additions. We now have a "special" collection which is $80 and higher. These are truly special pieces and I hope you'll take a look and let me know what you think of all the changes! If you see something you like "pin it" on pinterest, or post it on facebook!
I honestly can't believe that stores are getting in shipments of Spring arrivals, but they are and I guess I'll embrace it. (Even though we won't be seeing warm weather for at least 4 months.) However, I'm sure there will be a visit to see family down in Florida or even a tropical vacation within 4 months, both which I'll need something other than my puffy coat. So maybe I'll be able to find something in these new Spring colors!!! Although, some of them really don't do so well with my pale skin...so I'll pick and choose. But for everyone else get ready for some new color trends...
The one that everyone has already heard - Tangerine
Think 1970 appliances - some gold, almond and avocado
Then we have those layered neutrals - Oatmeal, Grays, and tans
Next we have those pastels - girly shades like blush pink/cotton candy, mint green, and robin's egg blue
And of course, we'll need to brighten it up with some raspberry, Cyan, or anything neon
And lastly, graphic blacks and pure whites.
Let's take one at a time - Tangerine! (Which is the one that does not look good on me but of course the most popular.)
Spencer Morgan Designs is my jewelry company that specializes in taking vintage items and creating modern day beauties. Each item is handmade and unique but also affordable. Custom pieces are a favorite, so please email me if you have an event, idea, family heirloom or wedding you would like a piece created just for you!