28 July 2009

introducing the maison21 marketplace

when you have problems even regularly posting to one blog, what's the intelligent course of action? why start another, of course!

inspired by fellow angeleno, victoria molinelli, proprietress of vicky's yard sale (and a seriously talented artist), maison21 has started a mlog, or merchandise blog, the "maison21 marketplace", to showcase his vintage decor finds in a slightly more commercial setting then our current talky and self-obsessed decorating blog.

we have tried to kick our habit of buying the vintage and the pretty, but just don't seem to have the willpower- we see a pretty thing, and the urge to take it home with us becomes too overwhelming. after a couple months of almost complete abstinence (with only the occasional slip), our jones returned even harder then before, and we realized, "why stop doing something you love?"- as long as our addiction isn't killing us, or harming others, who cares, right?

but our addiction does tend to kill our pocketbook- if we buy and don't resell, that is. so we've started the maison21 marketplace as both an outlet for our obsession and a way to feed it (basically it's an online "will work for pretty" sign). so why don't you help a brother out, and hop on over to take a look around? maybe something pretty will call out for YOU to take home and love...

9 comments:

Things That Inspire said...

Great idea - I checked it out - love that Cy Twombly inspired painting, among other things!

Lauren said...

So excited to view (and purchase) your finds!!!

maison21 said...

thanks guys- glad you liked it! response has been great so far- i'm really excited!

Suzy said...

Yay!

Bonnie said...

Excellent idea! I will check it out! Just the other day I was looking for interesting antiques and cool things on Craigslist Los Angeles. I typed in "Hollywood Glam" and lots of items from "M21" popped up! I recognized your items!

Tracy @ comfortandluxury said...

Oh no!! Now you're having way too much fun! Great things you have over there at the marketplace and I'll keep it in mind as a source.

Dumbwit Tellher ♥ said...

Terrific idea. That's how the great ones make it big by fueling that passion. I can't wait to check it out & don't give up your addiction.
Best of luck!
Deb

Bonnie said...

Lookin Good! I just checked out your new Marketplace blog and its amazing! Congratulations!!!

Material Girls- Emily said...

Your new blog is great! (well of course it would be, you have fabulous taste!) What an exciting new venture for you!