there. The Kennedys wintered there (Jack
Rogers even created the iconic Navajo Palm Beach sandal for Jackie!) When I think of Palm Beach, Slim Aarons’ photographs
of elegant ladies idling by the pool alongside their oceanfront mansions immediately
come to mind.
in 1960s Palm Beach by Slim Aarons
extreme bargains! Palm Beach is about a
1.5 hour drive from Miami, and I love to treat myself to an occasional daytrip.
But you won’t find me lounging beachside
or strolling amongst the luxury shops of Worth Avenue. No, Ma’am! I’m too busy scouring through the thrift shops
along Dixie Highway in West Palm. And don’t
even get me started on the designer and vintage clothing… A trip to the Palm
Beach Goodwill is more like a visit to Neiman Marcus Last Call, but loaded with
This trendy resale shop specializes in “20th Century
furnishings from Midcentury Modern to Hollywood Regency meets Vintage Palm
Beach.” Now that’s my kind of store! Owner
Tracy DeRamus founded Circa Who in 2004, and it has developed a cult status
among the design world. Interior designers
and bargain shoppers like me fly in from all over the U.S. to find unique and rare
pieces, priced to sell.
finds. Today, Circa Who is a little jewel box positively bursting at the seams
with extraordinary Old Florida goodies.
I opened my shop I was shopping for my own home and I didn’t know anything more
than the details/pieces that I LOVED,” Tracey said. “When I would look at
a piece I would hear a dealer say ‘That is CIRCA 1970s Karl Springer’ and I would
respond ‘CIRCA WHO?’ The CIRCA or the WHO doesn’t matter to me. I buy it if I LOVE it.”
my visit last week.
These bamboo chairs are fabulous, but what’s even better are the “Carleton Varney by the Yard”sample books of fabrics, which Circa Who provides its customers at wholesale! Mr. Varney, Dorothy Draper’s protégé, produces all the original fabrics and wallpapers of Dorothy Draper and his own original designs.
This is one of a pair
of chairs that has been freshly recovered in Carleton Varney’s
Brazilliance. Mr. Varney produces this
pattern in wallpaper too, and it will soon be covering our dining room! Stay tuned for updates!
elephant coffee table will not last! It
is lacquered in a beautiful coral.
elephant may need to come live on our patio.
And check out the X bench… one of a pair for sale.
credenzas are difficult to find. I was
lucky enough to find an Ello mirrored china cabinet a few years back that I had
repurposed into a bookcase at Again & Again, my favorite Dallas consignment shop.
barstools are so sparkly!
bar cart was on hold for someone very special, I am sure.
pagoda mirror is HUGE and STUNNING in person! It was also taunting me with a
big fat red “sold” tag.
these Peacock chairs I have been seeing all over the design magazines lately!
are so adorable, and check out the brass rams head bookends hiding behind.
should, especially now that it is in season) you can still shop Circa Who
online at www.circawho.com and email
Tracy about shipping. If you don’t find
what you are looking for, just send her an email and she will locate it for
you! Hmmm… I wonder if she can locate
that fabulous wicker chaise that belonged to Mrs. Guest?