High Up On My Wishlist

Iconic. Been around since 1962. I have been drooling over this Italian floor lamp off and on for decades. Of course I am talking about the Arco lamp by Achille & Pier Giacomo Castiglioni for Flos.

It is back in my head again after having seen it in a lovely customer’s home and now in this stunning home (inspiration via Vintage Mulberry). And in gold too!

Stately yet sassy.

Sigh, and sigh again. $2950 for this puppy but this lady works HARD and I intend to make this dream a reality in not too long (and my kids will  thank me later for this timeless piece of modern, functional art).  I will place mine in our dining room and get rid of the antique, Swedish chandelier above the gray Swedish table. Yes really! (Love the beautiful almost library like light it gives off).

Busy times over at the shop, Splendid Avenue. Lots of new things in stock. For those of you who are interested, here are a few recent additions:

We have a hard time keeping the high quality Swedish reindeer hides in stock. A new shipment finally arrived (I will tell you about importing nightmares some other time! The goods got lost in Paris!).

The immensely popular birthday tees — now in several new lovely Spring colors.

Ilse Jacobsens’s classy leather bag now stocked in a lighter spring color.

And lots of Easter goodies!

The perfect tin eggs for all those Easter treats!


And finally we have added adorable satin fabric carrots to our Easter offerings (yes I have been using them as Easter decor for years!). Hang them on Spring branches or as I do (on the Swedish chandelier) for some extra Easter fun!

Wait!? Didn’t  I just say that I am moving that chandelier!? Wherever I move it — carrots will follow every Easter. Ha!

Visit our store, Splendid Avenue — here.

Hugs to you all.

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  • Delishhh says:

    Love that lamp. It’s gorgeous but sooo pricy! Hugs!!

  • Franki Parde says:

    Mmmmm, I really luv that spARC of the colored metal! franki

  • of course you will add that arco to your treasures! i was knocked out by it in pam pierce’s dining room. genius. and i couldn’t help myself, the whole veranda spread of her place is showin up on my blog this week.

    the avenue shop’s goodies? omg. that image with the hide! and the tutus and maileg lovely! magic.

    i have such a long list of stuff i want to change around here and so much creative juice that i may just chuck the list and start from scratch with a new construction project! it’s that or have another baby!



  • leslie says:

    Love the arco .. gorgeous rooms! Your store additions are wonderful;) I need one of those throws and I really like the leather bag! I think I’ll pass on the tee.. no one wants to see my age Lol! (seriously) they are darling for the young ones :)


  • sylvia says:

    So funny to see my Arco lamp ! Of course mine is not the original! The foot of my lamp is a big marble circle, versus a block! You should check out Kasala! I love my lamp!:)
    I need that bag, love, love it!!!!!

  • Helena Pramnäs says:

    Hej. Utsökt smak o stil känsla för de små detaljerna du har. Jag gillar verkligen det jag ser. :-)

  • Bianca says:

    I really had to chuckle at Leslie’s comment in regards to the tee… :-)

    I love your post today Monica! I love all of the interior design pictures, I don’t know which one is my favorite, they all are. I also love the Ilse Jacobsen Bag and the reindeer hide!! I can’t wait to receive mine!!

  • Joe Clarke says:

    You should sell that fab Arco lamp in your fab store!

    Love the carrots.


  • Hi Mon!!!

    You had me cracking up about the carrot at the end of your post. Oh my, where will you hang it! I do love that iconic light fixture. It could be in the most plain room and make the room a stand out! I hope you do add that to your living room and enjoy it lighting things up!

    My youngest son is OB-Sessed with sheep/lambs. Not sure why…but love that little guy you show above!

    Big hugs!
    xoxo Elizabeth

  • Gigi says:

    Love your shop and your blog!

    ARCO lamps can be found from time to time on eBay. The shipping costs have to be substantial but when looking for the real deal. . . I love the last photo from Veranda. That room is a beauty!

    LOVE LOVE LOVE your earrings! More please.

  • Sweet MOnica-
    You always righten my day with your great posts!
    I love all of everything, and Easter is a major weakness of mine.
    Happy Sunday.

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