It’s difficult to pinpoint one item in Mary Randolph Carter’s office, there’s a lot to look at.
And I mean A LOT.
But this tidbit of taped-up, caligrified wisdom stands out to almost every visitor she has…….
A motto she definitely believes in…….
Carter, the nick-name her husband gave her, has been the Senior Vice President of advertizing at Ralph Lauren since the early 90’s. It’s her job to supervise the photo shoots for all the Ralph Lauren brands and make sure that they convey everything that Mr Lauren envisions them to be. She sources many of the props herself. And man-o-man is she good at sourcing unique props.
Just take a look at her vintage roll-topped desk. It’s under all that stuff.
As a divider between her desk and the rest of the office, Carter used weathered blue shutters. Yet one more place to clip up inspiration.
I spy Willie, the Beatles, and of course Carter the Great.
As the author of the books; American Junk, Garden Junk, Big City Junk and Kitchen Junk, this woman knows about finding junk …..and compiling books, of course.
…….and yes, I have all 4 of her books (What hoarder wouldn’t?)
Y’all can find all of them on Amazon.
(All images via The Selby)
Y’all can keep up with Carter’s junk forays on her website Carter’sJunk.com.
Tell her the Cavender Boys sent you over……….