Tag Archives: harborcountry
Andrew Stansell

Andrew Stansell

I ran into furniture designer and metal artisan Andrew Stansell a few weeks ago at the opening bash of Ipso Facto owner Brandon Nelson’s newest Three Oaks, Michigan endeavor Trilogy Antiques and Design. Somebody swooped in and bought Andrew’s industrial light fixtures mere moments after he pointed them out to me, but I wasn’t surprised. Andrew’s doing […]

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Peacock Feathers: Trend or Omen?

Peacock Feathers: Trend or Omen?

Within a 24 hour period last summer, I spotted fine examples of peacock taxidermy at both artist Gail Potocki’s condo and artist Michele Stone’s house. Not more than a few months later, I marveled about seeing yet another peacock at stylish stylist Martha Muholland’s Wicker Park duplex. Shortly thereafter, I visited Geyer Morford at Schumacher in […]

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Gallery Tour: Elizabeth Coyne Contemporary Art (Sawyer, MI)

Gallery Tour: Elizabeth Coyne Contemporary Art (Sawyer, MI)

While dinner at Elizabeth Coyne’s Sawyer, Michigan gallery was delightful, no visit would be complete without taking some time to contemplate her work. Elizabeth has operated the gallery since 2008, but she’s made her living as an artist for the past 25 years, earning a MFA in painting from the Rochester Institute of Technology in New […]

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Guest Post: Jill Sites on dinner at Elizabeth Coyne’s gallery

Guest Post: Jill Sites on dinner at Elizabeth Coyne’s gallery

Last Saturday night I attended a dinner party at my friend Elizabeth Coyne’s gallery in Sawyer, MI. Twas a beautiful warm summer’s eve with delicious food, conversation and much laughter. I’m very happy that fellow guest Jill Sites, who writes the incredible food and wine blog Eat It-Drink It (Tag line: You know you want […]

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This Week: The Plum Tree (Red Arrow Highway, MI)

This Week: The Plum Tree (Red Arrow Highway, MI)

Knowing about The Plum Tree will surely come in handy when I finally buy my little weekend getaway in nearby Harbor Country (or Buchanan), Michigan. Owned and operated for more than 20 years by the Rodeghier family, the Union Pier business offers a mix of new and vintage, cottage chic furnishings, accessories and art. While […]

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What’s new at Ipso Facto?

What’s new at Ipso Facto?

Antiques dealer Brandon Nelson recently returned from Brimfield, Massachusetts, and judging by the merch on display in his Three Oaks, Michigan shop Ipso Facto, the pickings were good this year. My favorite item might be a vintage vacation poster (above), which practically screams summer. Stop by the next time you’re in Harbor Country or check […]

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Open House: Tom and James’ Buchanan Cottage

Open House: Tom and James’ Buchanan Cottage

Thanks to antique dealer and all around good chap Alan Robandt for introducing me to partners Tom Ferguson and James Hartis who spend weekends at their second home less than a mile from Alan’s excellent shop in downtown Buchanan, Michigan.  I had no idea what to expect from the couple’s place, but truth be told, […]

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