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Some Things For Your Friday

10 Feb

Happy Friday party people! 

This is a working weekend so no fun times for me.   Posting will be slim to none.  Sads.

But I would like to share some goods I found, things I came upon throughout the week.  Such has a new cupcake bakery that just opened….a mile from my house!

via Sublime Cupcakes-Lititz, PA Facebook page

The ones above are Hot Coco but there are way more flavor delights to choose from such as chocolate caramel pretzel.  Chocolate cake with chocolate frosting and pretzel pieces and caramel drizzle….. so so good!

Okay, enough about dessert lets get to the reallllly good stuff.

Such as:

Windsor Smith from Veranda Magazine via Shelter Interior Design

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via Parlour Blog

In Yo Face

via Pinterest

But of Coarse

via How Do I Love Thee

How Could I Forget

via Aestate.com

This One Too

via Belclaire House Blog

Last but certainly not least

Rita Konig via Pinterest

So I want to see some interaction on this here blog. Which space do you like?  Thoughts?

Ponder please while I work this weekend and have a cupcake or two on my behalf!

Enjoy!

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Thriftshop Finds

28 Aug

I’ve never met a thrift store I didn’t like.  Not for clothes you see, but for housewares.  I love combing the shelves just searching  for that one great deal.  Picking up plates, sorting through bins, and scouring through boxes of artwork. Sometimes I walk away empty handed, leaving defeated till next time.  Then other times I come upon just what I was looking for.

Goodwill

This lovely lamp came from the Goodwill store in Willow Street.  I stopped in just for a quick run through.  It is one of the smaller Goodwill stores in Lancaster County.  When I was about to leave I spied the lamp base on the very bottom shelf.  It would have been missed but other customers made me veer to the right so I had a clear view of the space.

The lamp is in good condition except for the finial which is bent somewhat.  A pliers should be able to bend it back.  All it needs now is a lampshade.  Most definitely leaning toward black.  Black would be a more daring choice and it would show off the details on the base. Yes, I think black wins.  Now where to put her.  The light carnation pink background color would work perfectly in my office. Which is painted pink and needs more lighting.

I will take more pictures once I find said lamp shade.  Anyone out there have any idea where to find a black lamp shade?  I’d rather shop local then have to go online.  Where I could find one with no issue but would have the hassle with shipping and shades are not so sturdy.  Want one that has a bit of style to it, not so plain. So pretty please let me know if you have a source!

What To Do With Nancy?

30 Jul

So I have a dilemma.  I wanted to have Nancy sanded and ready to be stained by now.  Who is Nancy you may ask? She is my $20 Craigslist find that came to live with us.  Click the link above to see what I am talking about.  Lets bask in Nancy’s presence again:

Why Nancy you ask.  Nancy is a fun name but classic at the same time kind of  like the buffet itself.  I know, I know.  Call me crazy, I don’t care.  See, I have been on the hunt for a buffet for almost two years now.  Never thinking I would find one so inexpensive or in good condition.   So yes I will name my furniture if I want to.  I have a lamp named Florence, wait till you meet her, she pretty.

My issue is I now can’t decide if I want to paint or keep the integrity of the wood and stain her the same color she is now.  Originally I wanted a simple buffet painted either black or white depending on other aspects of the room.  Now because of the piece’s historical period I’m not so sure.  I’m not one of those people that freak out if you paint solid wood.  In fact I love painted furniture.  However, Nancy is unique and I love the finish.  The dining table, which we don’t have yet, will be in a warm chestnut finish. I do not want the pieces to look like I was trying to match them.  Hate that with a blinding fiery passion.  Anyway, I was looking up painted mid century modern furniture and I could not find many examples.

Via Apartment Therapy

Via Design*Sponge

Massuo Warner Miller via La Dolce Vita

The space Nancy will be in does not get much natural light.  I feel the white would really brighten the space quite a bit and make it feel more open.  On the other hand the piece is up on legs so visually at least it does not take up a lot of room.

via Pinterest

via Pinterest

via Pinterest

I love the fine grain of the wood, clean and smooth, it fits the piece well.  If I were to stain her the grain would show with paint not so much.  Also, down the road if I wanted change the finish paint would be a much bigger pain to remove.

Tomorrow I am off to Lowes to look over paint and stain.  By Monday hopefully I will have decided.  Anyone out there have any thoughts on painted mid century furniture.  If you do just bring them my way.  

$20 Will Make You Holla!

14 Jul

I am a serious Craigslist junky.  Everyday looking, hunting through post after post, never finding anything that works.  I would see things that had so much potential but nothing for me.  Until one day about three weeks ago when this popped up.

The seller was asking for $20.00.  Yes, you read that correctly only $20.00!  Could not believe it, I had been looking for a sideboard forever.  Rushed to e-mail the seller thinking there is no way this was still available for that asking price.  She said it was, I asked for the dimensions.  Amazingly, they were perfect for the dining room space and would still give me enough room for two chairs on either side.  Of coarse we picked it up the next day.

Many similar mid century modern pieces can sell for $300-$500 depending on the condition.  There is no information on the manufacturer but it made of sold mahogany and has a sticker from the Mahogany Association in the left drawer.  Most if not all solid mahogany furniture made before 1969 was given an individual number. Nancy, as I like to call my new find is Number 620.  I would love to find more information but there is not much out there.

Oh the hardware. The lower handles are brass and these are silver. Love a mix.

Brass feet need a little polish

As you might have noticed her finish is a bit rough.  My brand spanking new hand sander is all ready to go.  I will be posting about that debacle, makes me nervous project next week.  Does anyone out there have any awesome Craigslist stories, please share if you do.  If I see any amazing items on Craigslist I will share them on this here blog.