Don't stand on ceremony"Everyone from children to the UPS...

On the Home Front

March 17, 1996|By Elizabeth Large

Don't stand on ceremony

"Everyone from children to the UPS man to collectors understands these chairs," says Judith Lippman, director of the Meredith Gallery (805 N. Charles St.). "These chairs" are the fascinating art furniture featured in the gallery's current show, "The Chair IV: Seating With Style."

Fifteen artists are represented in the exhibit, which runs through the end of March. Every chair, Ms. Lippman promises, no matter how wild or whimsical, is functional some more than others.

Because Tumbleweed (1412 Railroad Ave., Lutherville) is a little off the beaten path, the owners of the gift and decorative accessories shop try to do a little something different from anyone else around.

That translates to what co-owner Liz Alessi describes as "a primitive mix" of metal, pottery, lamps, mirrors, baskets, dried flowers, cards and much more crammed into the small but

appealing space. The shop's wares are rustic but sophisticated "definitely not country," Ms. Alessi insists.

Buying guide

For anyone who wants to learn how to decorate wisely, the Govans branch of the Enoch Pratt Free Library is offering "The Insider's Guide to Buying Home Furnishings," a talk by Kimberly Causey, at 2: 30 p.m. March 22.

Ms. Causey has written an "Insider's Guide," which will be on sale that afternoon. Proceeds will benefit the Friends of the Govans Library.

Learn how you can shop wholesale, how and when to hire a designer, how to be a smart furniture buyer, how to avoid rip-offs and more. After her talk, Ms. Causey will answer questions.

The Govans Branch is located at 5714 Bellona Ave. Admission for the talk is free. Call (410) 396-5494 for more information.

On the Home Front welcomes interesting tidbits of home and garden news. Please send suggestions to Elizabeth Large, On the Home Front, The Sun, 501 N. Calvert St., Baltimore 21278. Or fax to (410) 783-2519.

Pub Date: 3/17/96


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