The Queen Of Muchness


Yes, it is I, The Queen Of Muchness, so crowned by my good friend, Mary

Randolph Carter, otherwise known as The Girl Who Loved Too Many Things …..


A while back, Carter, best-selling writer of interior design books, style maker

and long-time Ralph Lauren VP came to my house with photographer, Carter

Berg (the other Carter!), to take photos for her new book …..


The greatest attention was paid to every detail, while, at the same

time, Carter, in her Amish beekeeper’s suit, saved it all from feeling

too much like work …..


In May, the book was launched:

Never Stop To Think…Do I Have A Place For This?” …..


And in June, we had a festive book signing at The Hudson Mercantile’s

202 Allen Street store …..




It really is a fabulous book, just chock full of the private houses of

inveterate collectors, those who buy only with their hearts. There

are no interior-designer spaces here, just places that are comfortable,

lived in and loved. And full of every kind of collection imaginable.

It’s available at Amazon, Rizzoli, book stores and at The Hudson

Mercantile, both the 318 Warren Street and the 202 Allen Street

stores. And we can have it signed and shipped right to your door!


Thank you, Mary Randolph Carter, for the fun and, most of all, for your

friendship. And, thank you, Carter Berg for making it all look so good!


After many delays, The Hudson Mercantile’s newly-renovated 8,000 square

foot warehouse is almost ready to open. We’ll start moving in the big stuff on

May 30, 2014 and be ready to roll out the red carpet sometime the first week

of June. Please stay tuned for the exact date.


And, to further add to the excitement, we will be hosting a signing party for

Mary Randolph Carter’s new book, “Never Stop To Think…Do I Have A

Place For This?” on June 21, 2014.  So please save the date! It is a wonderful

book, chock full of fabulous, intriguing  houses of collectors from around the

country. We’d love to see you there.



The Hudson Mercantile (2 fabulous locations):

318 Warren Street…..518-828-6318

202 Allen Street (corner of 2nd Street)–The Warehouse…..518-828-3432

Hudson, New York  12534