FINALLY! After two years in West Texas...we are back home. Back in my good old 1953 ranch style house in North Texas. We've actually been back for a few months and have been scrambling to find furniture to fill up the two living rooms /3 bedrooms this house has. When we to went out west, we sold a lot of vintage furniture so we would have less to haul. It really sucked to come back and see how much we needed to fill rooms up. So for starters, we found this hutch at an estate sale dealers liquidation sale. It was still more than I would normally pay at a garage sale, but was priced well, and we needed it bad. Its in great shape, and looks quite stoic in the 'formal' living room.
Happiness is being in North Texas. That's all I can say.
Friday, December 27, 2013
Saturday, September 7, 2013
In just a few short weeks, the roommate and I will be back in our vintage house in North Texas. We are saying goodbye (thank God) to a 2 year stint in West Texas while he finished his thesis. We have decided that a sectional is much needed for the den, and so I have been searching and searching for something mid-century inspired. While we have had a few authentic vintage Kroehler sofa's in our day, we feel it's best now to buy a vintage reproduction. So below is a sectional that I love, aside from the legs. Its at Macy's and is somewhat affordable, but I would expect a sectional to be more than a regular sofa. I would have to buy some danish modern legs to replace these square ones. Anyone have any favorite sectionals or sofa's they can direct me to? Thanks!
Friday, September 6, 2013
I just love this shadow box that we found in a friends attic, under a pile of fluffy insulation. Several attempts to restore this old beauty failed, but we finally found the right glue, and small aquarium rocks. When we found the shadow box, the original border mirrors were missing...
Wednesday, June 5, 2013
I know we are like most vintage collectors... our cupboards are full of mixed and matched vintage dishes and drinking glasses. We set a goal a few months ago to start with dishes.... pick our favorite patterns, narrow them down, stick with collecting one type and sell the rest. The problem that we faced with 50s plates and china is that most of what we found were chipped, or ended up being chipped by us over the past 5 years. The patterns however are phenomenal. The most durable we have are the Corelle dishes which are more from the 70's, but we don't like the patterns. So after much thinking and shopping around we decided to go with Fiesta!
We are now left with more mixed and matched dinner plates of the past then you can shake a stick at. We are keeping my parents Blue Heaven dish set that were a wedding gift back in 1959. These are display only. I also want to keep a 1940's set of dishes for special occasions. The rest, from Corelle to Franciscan are going to sold in our next garage sale to other homes that hopefully really need the pattern. I look forward to having an organized cupboard, but fear what I will do the next time I see a beautiful vintage plate at a garage/ estate sale.
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Sunday, March 10, 2013
Sunday, February 17, 2013
I really don't use Brillo pads, but the box at the store just sang to me. Especially the top of it, exclaiming its made with Shine-o-matic detergent! I wish more companies would do this. Nothing beats an old logo...
Monday, February 11, 2013
I just picked up this vintage light fixture globe at the thrift store. I really don't know why. I think I have modern looking globe in a hallway in my old house that we are moving back into at the end of the year that this would look good in. But i don't know the measurements of the existing fixture. Not really sure why I bought this other than it was $1.00 and I like old like fixture globes. Hope I can find a hallway for it.
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Stopped by the thrift store today and found a huge basket of vintage gravel art rocks. The really cool old gravel art pieces on ebay go for a pretty penny, so I thought I would try my hand at making a replica or two for myself. The lady was adding up the price of each little bag and finally gave up and just gave me a cheap price for the whole thing. Here's to hoping I can actually do this without screwing things up...
Saturday, January 12, 2013
Update- Just used it and a little goes a long way. I have short hair, and about a dime size makes a lot of foamy lather. The smell is great and the first rinse leaves your hair squeaky clean! I love it!! It has a wonderful clean smell... not the apply fruity stuff of today. I can only explain it as a vintage clean smell.