Prop Shop

Gosh, I think I'm the luckiest girl ever.

Through my course of travels for work I recently needed to go to the much fabled Prop Company, a rental only prop house that caters to the magazine and film industries here in the city.

What's that you say? Aren't interiors in magazines actually authentic to their owners? Sadly, no. Awesome stuff is rented, photographed and returned, while posed as an owner's awesome collection. Not fair, right?

It's a small comfort knowing none of their beauties are for sale cause otherwise i'd be a goner. I'm surprised, however, that they don't check your bag on the way out, the stuff it that good.

(just kidding, I would never steal..... or would I??????)

A little group of table top stuff I had to pull together for a freelance job. My two directives? White and homey.

Bowls, bowls, bowls.

Oh wait, is this a photo of my apartment? Just kidding. But if you've ever been to my house you know I have a problem storing all of my wool camp blankets.

The white marble tabletop section. Mental note- find useless marble stuff for the apartment.

The massive white ironstone tureen section, this was like a tenth of them.

This would be the perfect place to rent things for a wedding or a big party, as long as you can stomach the thought of returning your new pretty things. Which, knowing me, would never happen.


  1. Oh my! I just love these places. They're sooo much fun to go through . . . always an odd thing or two will turn up and you're like . . . "what?? hmmmm"

  2. wait, what is your job that you get to play in such a lovely place?

  3. Well, I do lots of different jobs to fill my days but this is one of my favorites, prop styling for Gourmet! Kind of a dream, really.

  4. prop styling for Gourmet?... lucky duck! This place looks like homewares heaven, thanks for the peek inside :)

  5. can regular everyday people rent from there? like actually for a wedding?

  6. Yup, they're open to the public. For parties you have to plan wisely though, it's not exactly cheap in the first place and damaged items will set you back a pretty penny.

    I'd just stick with renting serving wear or centerpiece items to minimize danger.

  7. Omigod.
    The enamelware.
    I collect colorful enamel pots and pans - that image was painful for me.
    I want it all...

  8. Oh it's beautiful. I wish I could live in such a place,I'd never leave. And yes, I am also quite jealous of your job.