25 June 2010

1950's Vintage Print

There is something about these crazy Herons or Cranes that I love. 
Very cool 1950's vintage art.

23 June 2010

Iron Birds

I have been looking all over the place for birds like The Inspired Room
has posted on her website.  I am sure when I stop looking for these birdies is when I will
find them!


12 June 2010

IKEA Saturday

Found these cool contemporary prints today at IKEA.  
Loving them.

27 May 2010

Paris by Luke Wilson

SOOO bummed that ZGallerie sold out of these awesome pieces before I could buy one.  
Still will find the print online even if I have to frame it myself now.  

Pottery Barn Sofas - SCORE!

SCORE!  Found these online, 2 sofas, exact same style both for $299 total, NOT each!  
Bonus is they are slipcovered and can be easily washed.
These will be going in my new family room!  

25 April 2010

French Inspired

I found this dresser online locally for $30!  It's more cream than white, so it may need to get painted.  I love the lines and the solid dresser that it is.  It will find a new place soon.

05 April 2010

Keep Calm and Carry On

I really like this old propaganda poster and glad it has made a comeback.
I found a reproduction of this today, but the background is more a turquoise color with white writing.
I now just need to find a place to hang it.

Keep Calm and Carry On was a propaganda poster produced by the British government in 1939 during the beginning of World War II, but never used. It was rediscovered in 2000 and has been re-issued by a number of private sector companies, and used as the decorative theme for a range of other products.




The poster was initially produced by the Ministry of Information[1] in 1939 during the beginning of World War II, and was intended as a "last case scenario" to be used only should the Nazis succeed in invading Britain via Operation Sealion, in order to stiffen resolve. Two-and-a-half million copies were printed, although the poster was distributed only in limited numbers.[2] The designer of the poster is not known.
The poster was third in a series of three. The previous two posters from the series, "Your Courage, Your Cheerfulness, Your Resolution Will Bring Us Victory" (800,000 printed) and "Freedom is in Peril" (400,000 printed) were issued and used across the country for motivational purposes, as the Government assumed that the nerves of the public would be shot to pieces (they soon changed their tactics). Planning for the posters started in April 1939, by June designs were prepared, and by August 1939, they were on their way to the printers, to be placed up within 24 hours of the outbreak of war. The posters were designed to have a uniform device, be a design associated with the Ministry of Information, have a unique and recognisable typography, with a message from the King to his people (whereas it later notoriously became "the People's War"). The slogans were created by civil servants, with Waterfield coming up with "Your Courage" as "a rallying war-cry that will bring out the best in everyone of us and put us in an offensive mood at once". These particular posters were designed as "a statement of the duty of the individual citizen", un-pictorial, to be accompanied by more colloquial designs. The "Your Courage" poster was much more famous during the war, as it was the first to go up, very large, and was the first of the Ministry of Information's posters. The press, fearful of censorship, created a backlash, and thus a lot of material related to these posters has been kept by archives. [3]

03 April 2010

Estate Sale Saturday

I was so excited to go to this estate sale in Sandy today.  I wanted to take too much home (i.e. antique buffet, china hutch and table), but was able to convince myself (with great influence from estate sale goer) to only buy a couple of items.  

Love the pink rocker, but I could see it painted gray and it will get painted someday right after my 
dozen other painting projects.  But for now it sits with a cute Paris pillow in it.  
(Visit Sa-Sea Boutique on Etsy for your own cute pillow.)

GRAY like this great bench from www.whiteberryreinvented.com

And stay with me on this one, I see this lamp having some CUTE potential with the right barrel lamp shade and the original one in the recycle pile.


I am hoping to find a great lamp shade, shaped like this shade in this photo.

21 March 2010

$10 9 drawer dresser

With some TLC this piece will be fabulous.  Just the fact that I paid $10 for it makes it even more fabulous!
Stay tuned....

Coveted Pieces

I couldn't be more excited for these awesome antiques. The lady that sold them to me has had them since she was a little girl and they were used then.  I am so glad she decided to list them for sale rather than taking them to an antique store to sell.  I have been searching and searching internet ads for gems just like these for weeks!  The problem is....do I paint them?  They have been restored, but I can so see these being WHITE!

I think these may need some cute knobs from Anthropologie.

13 March 2010


I picked up a pair of these chairs at the local thrift shop.  $9 each.
I had the vision, although was doubted. They are on their way to what I had hoped that they could be.

This is after sanding and two coats of glossy white paint.

The inspiration....although, I am going the white route.