The Painted Ox: Masters of Vintage Furniture Facelifts

We’re checking back in at one of our favorite SoSo shops, Painted Ox, who has clearly earned a PhD in re-imagining and re-designing quality vintage and antique items. Their before and after photos are more impressive than those high priced plastic surgeons across the bridge.

Don’t believe me? Check these out recent transformations….

Nothing Flows

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to Pink Flamingos

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Chest of Snores

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Best of Shores

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A little rough

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to Swanky Stuff

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Don’t let you interior become a snooze fest this summer. Head to Painted Ox for fun, unique finds sure to wake up your decor with a much-needed energy boost.

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The Painted Ox
5800 South Dixie Highway
West Palm Beach, FL  33405
561-598-8888

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Fab Find: Vintage Gucci Stirrup Cups

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We are so crushing on these Gucci Stirrup Cups at Palm Beach Antiques and Design Center. With gorgeously detailed horse, hare, fox and dog toppers made out of brass, they would be the perfect accent to a stylish bar area or curio cabinet.

Not savvy in stirrup cups? Here’s a little history lesson:

Stirrup cups were most popular during the 18th and 19th century. The specialized beverage vessel was often presented to a rider on horseback, while their feet were in the stirrups, as they were departing or arriving home from a hunt. Riders were required to down the contents (typically a wine or spirit-based punch, watered down and spiced to taste) fairly quickly which is why the cups typically had no base. This also necessitated servants to be on hand to deliver the cup to the drinker.

While less expensive versions were available in ceramic, the most elegant and elaborate were made out of silver. These statement-making Gucci cups (available for $1,600 for the set) were produced in the 1970s and individually signed.

Bring this dapper quartet home and dress up your next happy hour. They are sure to generate some lively cocktail party conversation.

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Palm Beach Antique & Design Center
6910 S Dixie Higway
West Palm Beach, Fl 33405
Tel (561) 588-5868
info@palmbeachantique.com

Summer Hours (June 1 until September 1)
Tuesday-Saturday, 11am-6pm

 

Perfectly Posh and Painless- The Stunning Mother’s Day Present You Can Pick Up Right On Your Way Home

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An Orchid from Family Produce and Palm Beach Flowers Shop

Procrastinated the purchase of your Mother’s Day gift? With macaroni necklaces losing their impact once you entered double-digits, it’s time to step it up in terms of mom appreciation cadeaux. But before you go canceling your standing Saturday appointment for binge DVR watching and general relaxation in lieu of frantic store hopping, stop by the Southend’s Family Produce and Palm Beach Flowers Shop at 7620 South Dixie Highway.

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Pass by the gold lions as you enter this mecca for last minute gift buyers.  Rows upon rows of gorgeously blooming orchids stand waiting to be adopted for only $15 each (those with two branches are a few dollars more). Give them as is with a transparent pot or select from a wall of chic vases to house your colorful treasure.

This gift delivers the wow-impact that was formerly only achievable through glue-sticked mosaics and painted pottery. Not bad for a five minute and $15 investment.

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Happy Mother’s Day!!

 

Family Product and Palm Beach Flowers Shop
7620 South Dixie Highway
West Palm Beach, FL 33405
(561) 533-3682
http://palmbeachflowersshop.com

 

 

 

 

Get Beach Ready in the Southend

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Is “Hitting the Sand” at the top of your To-Do list this weekend? Be sure to head out fashionably equipped with these beach elements available at our fave local outdoor stockist Norcross Patio.

A Lovin’ Summer beach tent is stylish sun protection sure to get you noticed. With designs inspired by some of the world’s greatest beaches from Santorini to South Beach, these fabulous tents make light work of sand set-up (easily assembled by one person in a few simple steps).

 

Don’t let a damp bikini be the wet blanket of your ocean experience. These chic, splash-proof pouches from California-based Aloha Collection are beach bag essentials for keeping things dry.

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Drink in the delicious flavors of Coola sunscreen. Inspired by cocktails (like Citrus Mimosa) and tropical tastes (like Guava Mango), Coola is both eco-conscious and largely organic. Its Farm to Face® sourcing philosophy makes it our sunscreen go-to.

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Pop in and load up on beach treats for the sunny days ahead!

Norcross Patio
5023 S Dixie Highway
West Palm Beach, FL 33405
(561) 547-4769

Living La Dolce Vita

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Fresh from Antique Row, Dolce Antiques brings its fabulous and unique finds to the Southend. Nestled on Georgia Avenue, just north of Bunker Road, Dolce is an ever-changing menagerie of treasures.

Here’s a sneak peek of a few sweet treats currently in store:

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Light up a room in more ways than one with this gorgeous toile painted Italian chandelier with surrounding glass panels. ($1,450)

 

 

 

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Looking for a way to breathe life into a drab space? This green lacquered console, with its Asian design, would add the perfect twist of lime. ($1,600)

 

 

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There’s nothing wrong with clamming up when it comes to these stunning shells. This pair of rare giant Tridacna Gigas clam shells is said to have originated in the Pacific Islands circa 1800 and are natural conversation starters. ($2,800)

 

Stop by the Dolce shop to see more. It’s always a worthwhile adventure.

Dolce
5015 Georgia Ave.
West Palm Beach, FL  33405
(561) 588-6550

 

 

Small Business, Big Impact: Don’t Miss Small Business Saturday in SoSo

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Forget Black Friday with its 5AM wake-up call and the possibility of trampling and fist fights to secure gifts. Enlightened shoppers know Small Business Saturday is the way to roll during this Holiday Season. Last year, 88 million consumers opted to shop small on the holiday gem that falls between Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

American Express created Small Business Saturday six years ago to celebrate and support small businesses- which have an incredible impact on local communities. The one-day event has since become anything but small. With local retailers, restaurants, spas and more all taking part, consumers are poised to grab some great gifts and effect some great local benefits.

Want to do a little SoSo shopping this Small Business Saturday and support our community? Stop by SoSo’s local businesses including…

Norcross Patio & Gifts
5023 S Dixie Hwy
West Palm Beach, FL 33405

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Kaffee Garden Spa
4100 S Dixie Hwy
West Palm Beach, FL 33405

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All Products are 25% Off
DERMALOGICA * JURLIQUE * JANE IREDALE *GEHWOL *
VORHEES CHOCOLATES * EVERYTHING IN OUR BOUTIQUE!

Get Bubbly TODAY at Norcross Patio

Don’t miss Norcross Patio’s fun shopping event today Saturday, September 12:

Join us today for shopping and mimosas!
Shop all our new arrivals and enjoy a mimosa or two while you shop❤️

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Norcross Patio & Gift
5023 South Dixie Hwy.
West Palm Beach, FL  33405

Like To Be In The Hot Seat? The Painted Ox Can Help.

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Have a dull space in desperate need of a style resuscitation or a little color therapy? Look no further than The Painted Ox for readily-available cures. The Southend shop is known for its chic re-imagined vintage finds and employing a healthy dose of color.

Check out these swank seats currently in stock:

PaintOx1This vintage arm chair, upholstered in a mod Trina Turk fabric and lacquered in high white gloss ($475) , deserves to be the seat of honor in your lackluster living room.

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These corner dwellers ($480 for the pair) are anything but wallflowers with their appropros-Palm Beach Lilly Pulitzer fabric and white lacquer finish.

Paintox3This hand-painted (in a Swedish finish) and dynamically dual-fabric upholstered French chair ($798) will have you crying “oui, oui, oui” all the way home.

With amazing creations constantly debuting in store, it is well worth your while to stop by and browse the Painted Ox’s collection. Just don’t be surprised if you’re quickly jonesing to take a seat.

The Painted Ox
5800 South Dixie Highway
West Palm Beach, FL  33405
561-598-8888

Shop, Sip and Support at Norcross Patio This Thursday

Don’t miss this chance to check out Norcross Patio’s new Spring additions and support a very worthy cause….

Norcross Fund

About Norcross Patio & Gifts

South Florida’s Oldest & Finest Patio Shop
5023 South Dixie Hwy.
West Palm Beach FL, 33405
(561) 547-4769
norcrosspatioandgifts.com

Hours
Mon-Fri 10:00 am- 5:00 pm
Sat- 10:00 am-4:30 pm
Sun- Closed

About Wheels for Kids

Founded by Denise Roeser in 2003 in honor of her daughter, Ashlee, who has Cerebral Palsy (CP), Wheels for Kids was created in the belief that working parents should not have to give up their livelihoods to give their child the most healthy and independent life possible. The Organization’s ultimate goal is to make sure every child who needs a custom-made mobility device receives one from Wheels for Kids after exhausting all other sources.

Wheels For Kids
P.O. Box 57
West Palm Beach, FL 33402-0057
(561) 752-0799
info@wheelsforkids.org

Garden Party….So-So Style (Thanks to C.Bell)

With Spring right around the corner, there’s no time to waste stocking up on supplies for your own posh Palm Beach Garden Party. With a beautifully landscaped background in place, fill your foreground with stylish pieces from the Southend’s own C.Bell.
Iron Leaf Chair

A botanical-inspired lacquered Iron Leaf Chair from Stray Dog Designs ($725 each) is the perfect seating to complement a Spring dress code.

Also available in bright white and indigo for those with a different color scheme.

The “no white after Labor Day” rule doesn’t apply to the Palm Beach world.

Garden Stool

Feel free to let this O Garden Stool from Emissary ($315) delight outdoors year-round as a multi-tasking master (stand-alone stunner. side table, extra seating).


Tray Turquoise

This Turquoise and White Lacquered Serving Tray with high gloss finish from Swing Design ($175) is ideal for fashionable cocktail delivery to parched guests.

Looking for something perfectly Garden-suited to sip on? Try this recipe from the Weddings by the Breakers blog.

ROASTED PEACH LEMONADE

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Photo courtesy of The Breakers Palm Beach

What you’ll need:

4 medium peaches, pitted and sliced in half
1 tablespoon granulated sugar
4 cups fresh lemonade

How to:

1. Preheat the oven to 400F for roasting.
2. Place the peaches (skin side down) in a baking dish and sprinkle the tops with sugar.
3. Roast the peaches for about 25 minutes or until the tops of the peaches are juicy at the skins and can be easily pinched off.
4. Remove the outside of the peach skins and drop the roasted peaches into a blender.
5. Pour in enough lemonade to cover the peaches in the blender and puree the peaches completely, until the liquid is a little foamy and frothy.
6. Pour the mixture into a pitcher and stir in the rest of the lemonade.
7. Let chill, stir and serve with a smile!

(This is a G-Rated version. For the over-21 set looking for more adult entertainment, feel free to add Tito’s Vodka to your liking.)

ABOUT C.BELL

Welcome to C.Bell
Tradition with a Twist

C.BELL is a constantly evolving collection of contemporary, custom and 20th century pieces. Here is a mix with a point of
view – a savvy source for chic and sophisticated interiors. Is it Palm Beach Regency or Modern Ming?

Perhaps it is a unique shape, an intriguing texture, a hint of glamour, or simply …refreshing color.

BRIGHTEN UP…. with Palm Beach Revival style.

Christin Bell XOXO

C.Bell
906 South Dixie Highway
West Palm Beach, FL 33405
Tel. 561 533 6505
Email: christine@cbellfurnishing.com