Monday, March 10, 2014

Shopping the Dixie Highway with Jane Schott of Empress of the Eye 2014

Jane Schott, pillow designer, textile lunatic and blogger extraordinaire and I reconnected to hit her home turf--The Dixie Highway. As we cruised the world famous art and antiques row, Jane explained how much the area has grown since our last foray, which is indeed good news.  We started at Brass Scale Antiques and it was hands down my favorite. It is no mistake that Jane trades at Brass Scale. Judy, the owner is The Grande Dame of the corridor.

Many of Judy's finds end up in my neck of the woods. Her distinctive collections of English Ceramics, Dottie Thayer pottery, French and British antiques, chic chinoiserie, are expertly sourced with over 30 years of scouring and scouting. This is unquestionably your first stop.

Below: a fabulous faux book shelf door. You could build an entire industry around this concept.
Sleuth that I am, I love sneaky doors! 

Behold the enticing front window vignette!! 

Next we bounced down the street to Leslie Hindman Auctioneers to see the Lilly Pulitzer Estate Sale. We were not about to miss the most defining iconic moment of Palm Beach in the 60's.

God Bless you Lilly Pulitzer! If anyone invented one of the greatest uniforms of all time--it was you!! Throw the shift over your head, zip up the back, slip on a pair of Jack Rogers sandals, drink coffee. May I mention--toss the shift in the washing machine and then give it a shake when it comes out of the dryer. 

 In my opinion an entirely fair price
A Venetian Baroque Style Painted Occasional Table, Height 29 1/4 x width 27 x depth 21 3/4 inches.
Estimate: $500 to $700

Sold for: $2,250
 Seriously under estimated but a fair price for a pretty piece with provenance
An Italian Neoclassical Painted and Parcel Gilt Side Table, Height 30 7/8 x width 35 1/4 x depth 24 inches.
Estimate: $600 to $800

Sold for: $2,750
 This was a deal!
An Italian Neoclassical Painted and Parcel Gilt Center Table, Height 31 3/8 x width 89 1/4 x depth 37 1/7 inches.
Estimate: $3000 to $5000

Sold for: $5,000

 Ten Times High estimate!! What's going on? 
A Victorian Bamboo and Lacquer Bedroom Suite, Height of bed overall 94 x width 68 x depth 84 inches.
Estimate: $1000 to $2000

Sold for: $22,500

Next, we ran around the corner to Hive, a spectacular upscale new home, garden and gift store. Brain child of local interior designer Sara McCann, Hive is a clean curated design studio and home furnishings destination. To quote Jane: "Delicious!!"

Sara and I visiting at HIVE
How about this chic Palm Beach lacquered office? My Instagram feed went crazy over these amazing mid-century acrylic and rattan chairs with an up to date  China Seas Lyford Print in Jungle Green.

Serene coastal vignettes are expertly staged for a relaxed, fresh custom room ready to go!!

 More Later!! 

  •                                                              3721 South Dixie Hwy
  •                                                     West Palm Beach, Florida 33405
(561) 832-8410

1608 S. Dixie Hwy
West Palm Beach, Florida
 (561) .833.8053

424 Palm St.
West Palm Beach, Florida 33401
(561) 514-0322

If you would like to go to the High Point Market with us
April 5th - 10th

Visit our online store!! 


  1. Terrific post Liz! It's always fun to check out Palm Beach with friends, especially when they have escaped from a winter form and so glad to be in the sun. Can't wait to do it again. xoxo

  2. Well, you have me crying, those are my ole stomping grounds.
    I really have Cabin fever now.
    Oh to go to Lilly's estate sale --- what fun.
    yvonne in Maine and a new snow storm

  3. Liz, thank you so much for sharing your wonderful adventure with Jane! I am amazed at the auction price for the bamboo bedroom suite!

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