Stork Club

I have a fondness for storks. Of course, they symbolize a new beginning (Happy New Year!), but for me have always held some mystique, mainly because my Grandmother and great Aunt often told me stories of New York City's famed Stork Club, a fabulous, lush Art Deco haunt frequented by the elite (see Alfred Eisenstaedt's amazing images for LIFE here). Divorced sisters who both raised my mother, they once took her for an elegant evening out when she was a teenager in the 1950s. No lady could go in unaccompanied, so they were barred from entering at the door. My feisty Aunt promptly recruited a handsome stranger off the street to escort them in and they had a memorable night!

Credits: Swan (not stork!) chair by Reac; black chair is Creative Playthings; sideboard is vintage VERO; shelf and box on floor are Re-ment; black and white vases are Mattel (Barbie by Jonathan Adler); artwork is Bozart; flooring is scrapbook paper; lamp and whirlygig are AG Minis; side table is made of two vintage Petite Princess tables stacked one on top of the other; white poufs are Lundby; plant is vintage TOMY; paper storks are scrapbooking accessories from the Paper Source; tea set and New York City photo album and pictures are from the Tiny Doll House store; mirror is from Pain d'Epices. Accessories are Re-ment, AG Minis, and Manor House Miniatures.