Sunday, March 27, 2011

Paris!


















































































photos:  Jordan Ferney, Oh Happy Day!, The Sartorialist, Garance Dore,  A Dreamer's Den, La Maison Boheme, Oliver Yaphe blog, Pia Jane Bijkerk, A Paris ou ailleurs, Todd Selby

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Nothing Says Spring Like....


...Flowers!





The Fleur Collection
Stacked rings:  Rose gold, Sterling, 14K gold





available at C.A. Camp & Sannino

Sunday, March 20, 2011

The Woman Behind the Shop

I want to write a post about the owner and founder of the shop, C.A. Camp & Sannino.

Carlin's shop has been described by this quote:

"If Doris Duke had a store, this would be it!"


Naming the store for her two children (Christopher Penn and Annie), Carlin is a family-first woman.  

Carlin, Annie, & Penn


She loves her children, parents, brothers, nieces and nephews, and pets almost as much as she loves traveling the world!  ;)

ZORA!

And travel the world she does.  Having lived in Amsterdam for a spell, the European way of life took hold and never left.  A connoisseur of all things fine and stylish, Carlin wanted to bring her love of treasures found around the world to her home town.  Charlottesville, VA got a cultural explosion, ready or not!!


Mexican, African, and European items fill C.A. Camp & Sannino.  





















 















Carlin

There is no one like Carlin; there is no store like C.A. Camp & Sannino.

(Stay tuned for the back story on SANNINO!  Are you curious about that part of the shop's name?!)


434-973-5555

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Muela -- From Spain


In Spain, not far from the city Cordoba, craftsmen are making knives.


Ahhh....Spain



























Spain is such a gorgeous country, yes?


The knives made here, by the company Muela are world renowned for their beauty, strength and craftsmanship.




 The Caprice
Limited edition; numbered and signed
 Steel blade, engraved sterling handle
 An absolutely stunning knife

 'The traditional file and the experience of our craftsmen´s hands are used to produce models of an exceptionally high quality.'


'They are also embellished with trimmings and decorations made from silver. The best silversmiths make these accessories.'







 'Many Muela models have the attractive accessory of deer horn handles. This material is also selected, prepared and adjusted at our own premises. The factory also has a trimmings department where the skins that are later to become the knife cases that come with the different models are cut, sewn and finished.'



As with many fine articles, these knives must be seen in person to be appreciated.

Impeccable.

Available in Virginia at
C.A. Camp & Sannino
Charlottesville
434-973-5555

photos: flickr, cuchillosmuela.com, C.A. Camp & Saninno, Epoque Hotels