03 August 2011

just between us (a little monkey business)

we really shouldn't post things like this because it is sure to send any potential new clients running away from us as fast as they can, but when we got back from PS last week, we promised to share our wacky palm springs purchase with y'all, and a promise is a promise, so here's what we bought.... just keep it between us, though, k?

crazy, right?

we saw a pair of these monkey statues mounted on big plaster plinths two years ago in palm springs, and we were seriously fascinated by their 80's goodness (or badness, depending on your POV), so when we found the above solo number for a bargain price (sans plinth), we knew we had to have her. of course, a bargain price means there is work to be done as she needs to be repainted,and her face needs re-gilding to get rid of the ghastly painted on eyeballs, but still, we are highly amused with our purchase, and can't wait to give her the makeover she deserves.
we saw these 2 years ago, and thought they were both horrifying and fabulous, all at the same time...
now remember, let's keep this post on the downlow- like we said, we fear potential clients might be skurred maison21 will force monkey statues on them (promise, we won't- unless you like ginormous 1980's money statues, and in that case, call me! we'll get down to a 'lil monkey business!)

11 comments:

katiedid said...

If anyone can make those monkeys work, you can! I would be proud to have monkeys if the design came from you!

Kim@Chattafabulous said...

I have never been able to get on that monkey train. I'm sure after seeing your project I might just change my mind!

Bri@Meyouandawiener said...

Keep on the down low, those are great! I'd be spanking those monkeys all day erryday!

Sorry it was too easy. But I do love them.

Nita {ModVintageLife} said...

Well, she's kinda fascinating. I can see why you wouldn't leave her behind. We'll see if she ends up in your next garage sale.

jones said...

Katie is right--go for it! Mary

hayes said...

This is maybe one of my favorite posts from you.

Vickie H. said...

You NEVER cease to AMAZE me! I am eager to see how this recent purchase turns out....no doubt you WILL make it FABULOUS! The more I look at it, the more I like it. Thanks for keeping it "real".

Melissah said...

I just stumbled across your lovely blog and I look forward to popping by again for some more inspiration! I've just put the finished touches on my new blog ‘Coastal Style’ It will have lots of inspiration on beach houses, resortwear, summer food, travel and anything chic and ‘beachy’. I had a lot of fun putting it together so maybe you would like to check it out if you have a spare minute.
http://coastal-style.blogspot.com/
x
Melissah

Margaret said...

Be careful what you teach it...just sayin'...

Champagne Macarons said...

Strangely, I'm fascinated with her too! I wouldn't have left her behind either.
xoxo, B

Erin said...

I'm pretty sure you just picked up some extra clients with this post.