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When Patti and I were picking a Christmas tree with our cousin who was visiting over the weekend, we decided that out of all of the evergreen options for a tree, the Noble fir is the most classic.  It’s a little black dress, red lipstick, a trench coat – no matter what the trends are at the time, a Noble fir will never go out of style.  It’s an interesting concept that an item (clothing, furniture or tannenbaum) can become so ingrained in style culture that it completely transcends whatever Vogue and Elle Decor are telling us we have to have now.  At Two Kellys, we take classic choices very seriously. Below are some of our favorites.


White house, picket fence.


L.L. Bean boots.

Tortoise wayfarers.

Blue and white ceramic.

Layering rugs (not to mention the wingback chair, coolie lamp shades and sheers.)

Green Hunter boots.

Round entry tables and eagle anything.

Blood Marys with celery.


Tuxedo sofas and slipper chairs (thanks to Billy Baldwin, pictured above in his apartment).

White linens.


Cable knit anything.

Diamond studs.

Adirondack chairs.

Striped boatneck shirt.

Cast iron skillet.

Barbour waxed cotton.

Black and white kitchen floors.

Jay Gatsby.

Apple pie.

Lumber jack plaid.

Black front doors.

Herringbone jacket with suede elbow patches.


Aviator sunglasses (and Paul Newman).

Split rail fence.

Tom Ford tuxedos.

Copper pots.