Emilie Sloan totes were designed by Lisa Murphy of Seattle, Washingotn. Due to the rainy climate in the Seattle area, Lisa wanted to create and design a rainproof tote for multiple uses and in multiple fabrics to suit the taste of a variety of age groups. She created them with her daughters in mind, and after displaying them at several local boutiques, they became so popular that she created the national company Emilie Sloan Seattle. The totes include, an everyday, lunch, boat, carry-all, classic (purse), market, shopper and cosmetic cases in several styles. Recently she has added a coinlet, wristlet and ringlet. Come to Contessa’s and see which style best meets your taste. All totes are made with oil-cloth and are easily cleaned with a damp cloth.
The contemporary mirror shown here is hand crafted and sold by a local Virginia artist. The hand-cut glass tiles used to adorn this mirror are made from the same type of material used to make stained glass art. The most popular tiles are the unique iridescent glass.
Contessa searches auctions and estate sales for vintage gilt frames mirrors. The goldleaf mirror pictured here is from the 1940’s. Contessa has added a fresh application of “gold leaf” to this stunning mirror. A perfect place to install this mirror would be in an entry, dining area or over a mantle.
Contessa’s attends local auctions and acquires a variety of vintage lamps. We specialize in pottery, wood, alabaster, marble and gilt. The lamps featured here are 1950’s examples of perfect lighting for any decor. The green pottery lamp is signed and hand crafted in West Virginia. The black lamp is adorned with a “coolie” shade and has a black glazed finish.