Friday, September 24, 2010

A Perfectly Kept House

I had the pleasure of meeting Mary Randolph "Carter" at a book signing party for her last book, For the Love of Old.   
She was so gracious and a delight in person.  Once an editor at Mademoiselle and VP of Advertising at Polo Ralph Lauren, Carter has published many books on her love of all things old (take a peek at her old finds in her office, photographed by The Selby) .  So I was excited to read on Style Court that she has a new book coming out next month; A Perfectly Kept House is a Sign of a Misspent Life, which even includes pictures of my old boss, Pamela Bell's home.
How to live creatively with collections, clutter, work, kids, pets, art, etc... and stop worrying about everything being perfectly in its place.  I might need to learn a thing or two from this!  We have new carpet in our living room that got dirty after a lot of guests so my husband surprised me and had it cleaned when I wasn't home.  You would have thought he had given me emerald earrings I was so happy!   

5 comments:

Kat said...

I think that may be the best quote I have ever heard! I love it!

Betsy said...

Tiffany, Thanks for the link to the Little Green Notebook site. I love what they did with that little dresser. Your blog is so great. I found you via Post-College Woring Girl Blog. I love her too! Thanks for reading and commenting!

mydesignchic said...

For the Love of Old looks wonderful! One more for the ever growing stack of design books...Thrilled I found your blog - it's great!

Julie Holloway said...

I have that book For the Love of Old--it is so unusual and personal.

I can't wait to read her new one, because I couldn't agree more! The more creative I get and the more fun life is....the more our home is a wreck.

mary randolph said...

Thanks for sharing For the Love of Old and the new one with the really long "imperfect" title! And thanks to all that agree to not scrubbling the soul out of your home!!!

imperfectly yours,
Carter