The table in the photo with the fruit bowl is Andy's work, it looks like cardboard but is cast cement. You can see Andy's work on his website Andyfleishman.com. The fruit still-life (I'm holding it up to cover the light switch for the photo to look better and to show the painting) was a gift from my friend Liz Priestley, from the collection of the late Mary Ellen and Gerard Priestley. It usually sits behind the fruit bowl. The large pigs were a gift from a friend, painter George Filonowitz. (More below)
The carved wooden bear and the cat (and a few other even more wonderful pieces) were bought in Maine from a fabulous roadside display we chanced to see, made by the late Phillip Wright. The strange black painting of the yelllow hat girl with the white cat was found in the thrift store on Roosevelt Island during our family holiday celebrations last month. I like to give Andy some quirky, inexpensive art that I love and he gives me some delicious liquor we both can appreciate.
I was thrilled to spot the painting just before Chrismukkah to continue the tradition. Finding it for $10 felt like a magical holiday gift in itself. I'd like to also pitch the website of John Rosenthal. I couldn't get a good pic of our Rosenthal photographs because the glass glares. He's been a wonderful friend since we met him after we saw a show of his at Southeast Center of Contempory Art so many years ago My favorite possession of all might just be his beautiful photograph of our daughter and pony. She's all grown up now and lives in NY.