sunday’s gratitude: dealing with disappointment

Focus on Gratitude Kristin Armstrong

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friday’s find: lucite easel

Traci Zeller Designs Brass Art Easel VignetteYears ago, I purchased this brass easel to display a favorite Jane Booth painting.  I simply cannot create an interior without artwork and — in a room with very little wall space, like my wine room — an easel is the perfect way to create a tabletop display.  Unfortunately for the many people who have inquired after seeing this photo, that particular easel was long ago discontinued … and I’ve been unable to find a similar replacement ever since.  To make matters worse?  My easel also came with a very affordable price tag — which left more money to spend on the art!

Wisteria Lucite Easel T12052_02But guess what I spotted.  Wisteria is now carrying an acrylic easel!  If there’s anything I love as much as brass, it’s most definitely lucite.  Lucite works in both traditional and contemporary interiors … and it won’t compete with the artwork.   Best of all?  The easel comes with Wisteria’s affordable price tag.

The only question in my mind is — how many should I buy?

*** updated January 18, 2014 ***

RH Metal Artists EaselRestoration Hardware carries a very similar easel in oil-rubbed bronze and polished nickel.  Too bad they left out brass, huh?  But I love mixing metals … which makes these easels a fantastic option.  Thanks to super-savvy blog reader Tonya for sharing this info!

Interior design by Traci Zeller, Inc.; photo by Dustin Peck Photography.  Lucite easel photo via Wisteria.  Polished nickel easel photo via RH.  

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