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Have Some Decorum Home Shop June Sale Preview

It’s June and you know what that means! The Have Some Decorum Home Shop sale! I get excited for every sale but this one is extra special. I feel like after months of being ‘bout to die… I feel like I have my mojo back… sort of. I am doing the best I can to stay alive. Isn’t that a weird sentence to write… “trying to stay alive”? I never imagined that I would have to “try” to stay alive. But, here I am, age 46, willing myself to make it through another day. Every morning when I wake up, I laugh. I laugh because it’s hysterical that I am still here.

As you know, I try to make the best of my situation and that means doing what I love. My whole life has been about interior design and antiques. I am going to continue this love affair until my cold dead body is in the ground. Isn’t that a nice visual?

So, this month with the June sale marks the 1-year anniversary of my little shop. We have come a long way and I want to continue to grow the store… now to include furniture! Don’t’ be scared… shipping furniture from France is a piece of cake. I take care of everything for you with the help of my shipper that I have been using for 10 years. I want to start small with the furniture and then if all goes well, I will add more pieces every month. But don’t panic, I will still have my accessories as the main attraction of the shop with every price point.

We will still have our golden standards… Chinoiserie, mirrors and other small unique pieces from France.

Let’s start our preview. The shop opens Friday, June 17, 2016 at exactly 10am Pacific Standard Time.

Black Chinoiserie is not easy to find but red chinoiserie is even more difficult but have no fear, I have found some. The red chinoiserie is so special and the colors are so beautiful. They throw a pop into every interior. Let’s take a look.

This tray is phenomenal and so so rare. It is huge and was most likely used as side table. You could do that but I would use it as a bar tray or it would be perfect for cocktails and appetizers. When you are not using it for a party, it would be beautiful on your coffee table!

Red chinoiserie flower vases? Be still my heart!

Mirrors are always my weakness and I would buy hundreds if I could. I am obsessed with sunburst mirrors right now.

Remember this mirror from the previous sales? Well, here is the story behind them. A grand old Chateau was having a sale and I was fortunate enough to acquire 4 of the mirrors but guess what? The owner of the Chateau must have liked me because he offered me his entire collection and I have them for you on the June sale. Now you can use them as ceiling ornaments, a single mirror, a pair of mirrors or a whole grouping!

I also have 3 other sunburst mirrors available.

This one is divine. It has mirrored baguettes!

This one has gilt feathers and is tole (metal)! It is not too heavy at all so don’t worry about the shipping.

I also have this set of small sunburst mirrors!

Next up, a whole collection of Opaline flower vases! I am obsessed with these vases because I love the blue and because every flower looks stunning in the vases! Purple delphiniums, garden roses, peonies, lilacs… anything!

The most exciting piece on the shop this month is… are you ready for it? A Black Lacquered Antique Circa 1900 Chinoiserie Bed! Can you believe it? I have never ever seen an antique chinoiserie bed this beautiful. It is both masculine and feminine. Beautiful gold details of roses and daily scenes of Chinese life. Make sure you look at all the photos because you will just die at the beauty. Don’t worry about the shipping. The bed consists of a headboard, 2 side rails, and the footboard. Not heavy and super easy to assemble. The size is a full size bed so it would be perfect in a guestroom! Beds like this only come around once in a blue moon.

There are many more items on the sale but I want to surprise you with the rest!

The sale starts Friday, June 17 2016 at 10am Pacific Standard Time.

As a thank you for making my little shop a 1-year success, I have marked all of the prices 20% off! Thank you to all of you for making my dreams of a somewhat normal life come true.

*Something you don’t know about me? I was officially diagnosed with ALS June 16, 2011… My husband’s birthday! Isn’t that awful and hysterical at the same time? I will never forget the day… I was at Colombia University Hospital in the Eleanor and Lou Gehrig ALS Center and my sweet doctor, Dr Mitsumoto, was starting to re-do every test he could think of that every other doctor in New York had already done. My husband, David, was arriving from the Red Eye flight from Los Angeles to New York. David walked into the hospital with all of his luggage and was with me through the whole horrible moment of Dr Mitsumoto telling me it was 99% sure that I had ALS. I ruined David’s birthday forever. So here we are again, June 16, David’s birthday, and I decided to do something super special to make up for the fact that I ruined his life…Stay tuned.


  1. They are all so beautiful Ellie. I can't wait to hear what you've done for David...I feel nervous :)
    Jo xxxx

  2. Your zest for life is inspiring. With or without ALS.
    So glad you've gone native and adopted the soldes. Everything is beautiful, but when I scrolled down to that bed, I almost ruined my keyboard from salivating so hard.
    I can't wait to hear what you did for hubby!

  3. I'm gonna get one of those sunburst mirrors even if it kills me ! :) happy birthday David !! xoxo

  4. Delightful! Thank you, Ellie, for the awesome sale, for sharing your extensive knowledge, and for your bad ass self. You sound more like your usual self. I continue to hope that I'll be doing the Walk to Defeat ALS in September here in Atlanta in your honor and NOT in your memory. xoxo

    P.S. Do you know @DanielleDRollins? Google her. She is a real life Scarlett, rising from the ashes of a hellish, scandalous divorce, losing the amazing Boxwood estate that she transformed (that butler's pantry she designed with Miles Redd is everything!), and now transforming a new home of her own.

    1. You know, I wondered the same thing regarding Danielle! Her new home is so much more "her" than Boxwood, inviting rather than imposing. (It also helps that she's not sharing it with her ex...what a piece of work that guy is.) And while I totally get your comparison of her to Scarlett O'Hara (love her), there's one HUGE difference between them: Scarlet was a self-centered beyotch, while Danielle is anything but. There's absolutely zero pretense about her. She's truly a class act.

    2. @40POTUS, I agree. So lovely, resourceful, resilient! I am inspired by her courage, work ethic, and ability to overcome. I don't know Danielle personally, but I would love to.

  5. Oh Ellie, thank you for staying alive and sharing your big, fun, sassy personality on FB, Instagram and Twitter! To think how isolating it was to be housebound and/or in a wheelchair just a few years ago, and how, because of the internet, we are all so very connected! Incredible! What a gift you are to all of us! Your items are lovely and that bed is crazy wonderful! xoxo

  6. Ellie, you are so right about blue vases looking great with every flower! I figured that out a few years ago. I especially love them with white flowers, but they make every color look amazing.

  7. Looking forward to it. You have incredible taste. xo

  8. Some how I don't think David was thinking of his birthday when you got your diagnosis. Weirdly (and I say this because I have only ever met two others) it is also my birthday. So, I know just what a specisl person he is.

    Every day is a gift we give to the people we love.

  9. I love, love, love the shop, Ellie. The red chinoiserie is fantastic! I've actually never seen it in red - my heart is pounding!

    It is such a joy to watch your one-in-a-million love affair with your husband. I'll bet money that he doesn't really think that you could possibly ruin his life - in any way!

  10. I know you THINK you ruined David's life, but you are the BEST thing to ever happen to him....I bet he would tell you that right now. You are absolutely one of the most inspiring people I have ever known. I LOVE your spirit and the way you FEEL and are so OUT THERE! You live so much bigger than 99% of us. You continue to amaze me and, I am sure, all the people who love you. This sounds trite, but, thank you for being you!!

  11. I think this birthday may be special for David! You're still living life with passion. How wonderful is that?

  12. Happy birthday to David and the Shop! Hopefully David's birthday surprise doesn't have anything to do with your staircrossed lover outside your window
    The red chinoiserie and I are vibing.
    As for your waking up and laughing, I think that is key. Though of course I know it's not an oversight that you're still here. At this point you really need to stay alive until Thanksgiving. It's right around the corner. Are there orange chinoiserie trays? I just had to fan myself at the thought.

  13. Wow, these sales just keep getting better and better.
    Much love, Bernadette

  14. Oh! I am dying over those mirrors. In my heart, I could buy each one. Unfortunately, my little Santa Barbara cottage doesn't have enough wall space for each of those beauties. I am going to think about which one I love best and then go for it! That bed is to die for and I know it will look spectacular in the right home. Well, Ellie, I am so happy that you are posting so regularly again. I think of you and pray for you.
    Best & Bisous,
    Michelle from Santa Barbara

  15. First of all, David - Happy Birthday!
    Ellie the choices for this month's sale are wonderful. Congratulations on such wonderful pieces.

  16. What amazingly beautiful things. So glad you're still here. Happy Birthday, David!

  17. OMG! June 16 is also my husbands bday! And the day my father passed away. Take the good with the bad...

  18. Dear Ellie, Happy Birthday Ellie's Shop and David! feel like we are friends and that I know Grace and David forever.You have been so kind to share your life with us and with such humor, excitment and grace ...laced with sadness (that you manage to smile through and keep us laughing with you.) You are an inspiration!
    You are the best shop owner! You find the most beautiful things and shop right along with us, as a good friend would do. Now, if only you were closer! I want everything in your sale. You found the most gorgeous items for the sale, thank you! Thanks for being you, Ellie! xoxo

  19. All these items are beautiful, thanks to your great taste. I am anxious to see the rest tomorrow. Bisons, Victoria

  20. So excited about the sale! You previewed so many beautiful things. Also, can't wait to hear what you have in store for David's Burthday!

  21. Love everything Ellie!!!

    Love and Prayers, Loreen

  22. I look forward to browsing your sale items - always a lovely representation of your passion.
    I also look forward to hearing about David's super special birthday.
    Just for fun, I hope that you recap Joan River's Christie's auction.
    Take good care. Hugs from Olivia.

  23. Joyeux Anniversaire David!

    I am so happy that you two found each other and that your love has stayed so strong. You are two caring, beautiful (that one is obvious :) and truly incredible people.

    Sending so much Love and Strength,
    H bis

    PS. I honestly have no idea how you do it. Where oh where did you find these pieces? I have never, ever seen anything even remotely as amazing EVER in my forays in France. Ever. Please let that bed go to a good home!

    I cannOT BELIEVE it has been ONE YEAR since YOU opened the SHOP!
    Here YOU had us BELIEVING it was THE END and YOU Are FULL OF IT!!!!
    I am LAUGHING TOO!!!!!
    I ordered YOUR BOOK and it arrived but I told MYSELF I wasNOT GOING TO READ IT Until YOU PASSED.........
    THAT would be MY WAY of MOURNING YOU.
    EVERYONE has READ YOUR BOOK!I even let HEATHER read it while she STAYED HERE.
    I think YOU will OUTLIVE ME now..........SO,perhaps I better start my SUMMER READING!!!!!!!

  25. Happy Birthday, David. The bed is AMAZING--I am so jealous, besides loving chinoiserie, I'm an antique bed junky. The mirrors also fantastic--and so many of them. Great buy.
    Have a super day prepping the sale. xoxo Mary

  26. You're still here!!!! I imagine that is the best birthday present that David could ever have....
    Sending much love,

  27. Wow! Just wow! Such wonderful items in one collection. How on earth do you do it? Thrilled that you're doing better, spunky lady. You are the poster child for the power of positive thinking. Sending much love.