30 March 2010

Atlanta Trip...

This past weekend, I visited my great friends Kori and Chris. Kori and Chris moved to Atlanta a few years ago, and I haven't been able to visit. Kori extended the invitation and off we went! As expected, I had a fabulous time! Kori is such a wonderful hostess...8 months pregnant as well!

We got the quick 3-day tour of Atlanta. Sampled the food and visited a few thrift stores. Through our journeys, I saw this rocker in a thrift store. Remember my previous posting where I coveted this rocker? Here is a similar chair without the wicker back and seat. It was priced at $85. I probably would have purchased it, had I not been in Atlanta. Double drat!

Then as we visited Anthropologie, I saw a pot that will be my color inspiration for the chair that I found at the Ark. I have not decided if the wood will be yellow and if the pillow will be grey or vice versa? Thoughts?

Oh, I did take some video while I was there. I met Kori's two fantastic dogs, Lily and Jackson. I do hope that I am spelling Lily correctly! She was quite cute.

We also stopped by a local sandwich place, Firehouse Subs. Here we met Don. He was such a fun man. I think that I would like to be his friend...perhaps. Enjoy the two videos that I took of him while were waiting in line for our subs. I would suggest that he gets one or two of the teeth fixed, only if we were friends, would I mention this, however.

I will end this posting by featuring my lovely friends. I dedicate this post to their hospitality and wonderful friendship.

Thrifting Tuesday...

Well, today I made a quick trip to a Salvation Army near my house. I went there yesterday and looked around, nothing exceptional. However, I passed up a lamp and a 3-tiered tray. As soon as I got home I began regretting my decision...of course. So, today I ran down there again. Of course, the lamp was gone, but the tray remained. I quickly grabbed it ($2.95!). I did double-check with an employee just to make sure, she confirmed that it was gone. Drat!

I brought it home and began the cleaning process. It took over an hour to polish it up. I took it apart, polished each level, washed, and then reassembled.

Here is the before shot:

Here is the after shot:

I was amazed at how shiny it was! Now, what to do with it?

21 March 2010

Sunday Afternoon Thrifting...

Well, I am sure that you are tired of only seeing my Things Coveted postings...I hope now that the weather seems to becoming nicer, I will be able to post more frequently. I hope to post more before and after posts.

So, I took a break from the mundane and headed over to my favorite thrift store of all time. As I walked in, there it was, the chair that I have been searching for. I walked around the store, but all I could think of was that chair. It was so difficult to pay attention. I was quite worried that someone else would grab the chair. I am certain that I missed some treasures, but as long as I got the chair, all would work out.

Enjoy the photos...as soon as the weather gets nicer, this will be one of my first projects!

Friends, please look past the disastrous color and appreciate the shape. It is lovely. I am undecided on how I will revisit this piece, perhaps something similar to the gray blue color of the comparison pieces? Oh, I have lost the links to where I found the other comparison photographs, my apologies that I could not provide the sources.

15 March 2010

Things Coveted...

Welcome back friends, this week, I have again chosen things that I would enjoy. I have no theme for this posting that will magically tie the items together...but I can certainly try!

So, I happened upon the porcelain penguin cup while I was looking at various blogs...it linked me to Mie Kongo's etsy shop. Once here, I discovered her other lovely creations! My problem is that I cannot decide whether I want the penguin or the owl? Either one would be great. I know that I would like to put one of them on my mantel. What are your thoughts? Penguin or owl? Please look at her other items, they are quite marvelous.

Let's continue with another white object (do you like how I attempted a cohesive transition?). This item is great! Although, I am uncertain as to what it is? Is it a ring holder or is it some type of mini juicer? Whatever the purpose, I would probably never show off the secret mysterious inner tool, I would purchase it for the owl factor alone. I enjoy it nonetheless.
Image from bijou kaleidoscope.

Well, this hutch is great! Great shape and color, but I do not really have anything striking to display in it. It does seem like a fun project to repaint if I came upon it at a thrift store.
Image from style court.

Finally friends, let us take a moment to enjoy these office chairs. They are terribly expensive, but I think anyone would enjoy such a seat at home. I think that I would like to sit in another chair and stare at it for a bit. On the site, you can choose chair color, base color, and cushion color and fabric (if you pay extra, if purchased, not to play around). The site was fun to navigate through and experiment with colors. Won't you take a few minutes to visit Fritz Hansen?

10 March 2010

Things Coveted...

I am really being a terrible blogger. I had every good intention of making this a regular posting! I will continue to be a better blogger, I promise.

With that being said, let's take a glimpse at my latest Things Coveted posting.

I really enjoy the black chairs against the black wall with the over-sized calendar. Next, I would love four of these industrial chairs.
Images from sfgirlbybay and Remodelista.

Let's continue discussing chairs. A ghost chair like this would be nifty. I saw that Target is carrying their own interpretation of the chair. But, after hours of searching...I cannot find it. If I find it later, I will update it. The chair with the orange cushion is the bamboo style that I am looking for. I know that one day I will find it at a thrift store.
Images from MadeByGirl and style court.

I am really addicted to velvet...at the moment. That is why I think that I am attracted to the bench. I love the color of the velvet and the stain of the wood. Please buy this for me! I would love to grab the blanket from the other photograph and sit for a bit.
Images from remodelista and sfgirlbybay.

Maybe a few accessories? I am coveting a fan similar to the ones in the photo. I saw one of these fans at the secret thrift store. Friend Debbie told me that many have inquired about the fan, I guess that means no fan! I will keep my eye open though. The pillows are really great. I am not certain why I am drawn to the style of the pillows. I would love this fabric on a chair, but would I become bored with the print? While I am talking about pillows, why are the pillows being dented in the middle for photographs now? Silliness, but I kind of like it at the same time!
Images from Vintage Rescue Squad and MadeByGirl.
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