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3 Items + Inspiration: Vintage Gardens

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Mar 28, 2014 , , , , , , 0 Comments

Happy Spring! While this weekend’s forecast calls for rainy days, we are sharing ideas for bringing vintage elements into your garden this week. In our items + inspirations posts, we share three or more items from our shop plus inspirations for how to use them. This week, its all about gardens – specifically re-using vintage pieces in gardens. You can read our previous post about 7 inspirations for vintage garden decor here.

1. Vintage Window Planters
Use an old vintage window as a wall planter – hang it on a fence or use it as a divider in your garden. Wall planters are great for herbs and succulents!
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2. Fencing Salvage Upcycled
Upcycle old fencing salvage but turning it into a lovely wall hanging planter, like the one pictured below. It adds character to a rustic garden space.
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3. Shutters as Plant Displays
Lean an old shutter against your home or fence & mount lightweight pots on it for a stylish & unique plant display.
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Do you use vintage elements in your garden? Share them with us on our Facebook page! For more great garden and home decor ideas, visit our Pinterest page!

7 Ideas for Vintage Gardens!

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Mar 26, 2014 , , , , , , 0 Comments

Okay – its bitter cold, it snowed yesterday. We. Are. Over. It.

So – we have decided to push on, pretend its spring, pick out flowers and share creative ideas for bringing vintage and antique goodies into our gardens. While we may not be running to the local nursery today or tomorrow, we will be in the near future. For us, there is nothing better than adding outdoor space to our living areas each spring and summer. Dinners on the deck, picnics on the patio, evening cocktails relaxed in our outdoor spaces…ahhh, we can almost feel it.

So, in honor of the hopefully sooner than later arriving warmer season, we are going to share seven great ideas for vintage gardens. Vintage gardens, you may ask? What the heck is that? Well, all of these ideas utilize vintage or antique elements – almost always repurposing them – for use as planters, or racks or vegetable gardens!

1. Tea cup herb gardens! Have mismatched teacups? Plant a few herbs – perfect for a windowsill!
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2. Vintage spoon vegetable markers! A great use of mismatched flatware.
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3. Vintage storage cabinet herb garden. Cute compartments are perfect for small space living!
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4. Old springs as pot & planter holders. Such a great idea to add a little whimsy!
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5. Vintage windows as hanging planters! This is a super easy look to pull off.
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6. An old claw-foot tub as a planter – add a plank of wood and make it a coffee table for your outdoor space!
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7. Vintage fruit crates as storage for gardening tools. Forget the ugly sheds – this is an adorable way to store tools!
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Want to see more great gardening ideas? Check out our Pinterest board!

3 Items + Inspiration: Vintage Office Spaces

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Mar 21, 2014 , , , , , , 0 Comments

We shared some of or favorite vintage office spaces on the blog earlier this week. From rustic, masculine and shabby chic to super cool mid century modern – there was a little something for everyone!

Today, we are sharing a few items from the shop and inspirations for how to use them (found on Pinterest). You’ll see the item from our shop on the left and our inspiration on the right! Scroll for more.

1. Vintage Typewriters
Typewriters have made a huge resurgence in decor over the last few years – jump on this trend! If you are lucky enough to find a functional typewriter, use it write a letter or two – if you have one that doesn’t work and is beyond repair – there are a lot of creative ways to use it, one of our favorites is for holding photos.

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2. Mid Century Modern Desks
One of the best elements about mid century modern pieces are the clean, modern lines of the design. This element allows us to incorporate mid century modern pieces into modern decor effortlessly. See the desk we have in stock below and the inspiration – a fab office!

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3. Shabby Chic + Florals
This one is for the ladies! A lovely floral chair and light and feminine colors creates a great space for a super productive work day.

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What’s your favorite office style? Share your workspace with us on our Facebook page!

5 Inspirations for Vintage Office Spaces

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Mar 18, 2014 , , , , , , , , , 0 Comments

This week, its all about the office on the blog! Many of us have a home office that we use frequently – a big desk, a comfy chair, piles and piles of papers and maybe a few empty coffee cups. Is this a familiar scene to you? Today we are sharing a few inspirations for home office decor in several different styles. Hopefully it will inspire you to create a space to to be productive in!

1. The Traditional Office
With the classic bookshelves, armchairs and elegant color choices – this office space is very traditional. The fabric choices on the chairs keep it light, fresh and modern.

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2. The Mad Men Mid Mod Office
Mid century modern furniture and accessories are  undeniably chic. While this office may be a little heavy on the wood, we loved how many options it showcases – from desks to chairs to clocks and shelving there are many ways to work a little Mad Men style into your office.

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3. The Shabby Chic Office
The farmhouse floors and vintage chair add charm to this space. With the modern desk and fresh blooms – this office is the perfect mix of shabby and chic. We also love the shadow-box desk!

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4. The Modern + Vintage Office
This modern office features a gallery wall, a statement lighting piece and a nice little mix of vintage and modern furnishings. A nice big desk means plenty of space to get work done. We also love the little pup under the desk!

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5. The Masculine Office
This office seems like the perfect place to be productive for men who love mantiques. Dark woods, vintage photographs and industrial elements make this office warm, comfortable and stylish.

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That’s it for today! Which one is your favorite? Tell us on Facebook!

6 Spring Decor Trends

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Mar 14, 2014 , , , , , , , , 0 Comments

It feels like we have been talking about our desire for Spring this year for so long here on this blog. Every week we hold on to the hope that it will show up with a little extra sunshine, an above 65 degree day – something! Anything! This winter sure has been a rough one and with more snow forecasted for this weekend, it doesn’t feel like it is moving anywhere anytime soon.

But – what is moving forward are the fab spring trends in home decor. Personally, we are ready to rip apart our houses and get to our spring cleaning – so we can refresh our spaces with some of the loveliest finds this spring has to offer. We always try to watch out for trends that are too “trendy”. We tend to stay away from a style or look that feels more fleeting than timeless. So, we compiled a list of six of our favorite home decor trends for spring that we think have staying power – or will look lovely in your home for seasons and years to come.

Here are our six favorite trends in home decor this season – in the photos below, our inventory is pictured on the LEFT and the photo on the right is a trend example from Pinterest.

1. Brightly Colored Upholstered Furniture
From leather to prints, bright is right. We love fearless home decor risk-takers that are willing to add a splash of color to a room with an unexpected bright, bold color. See our inventory on the left available in the shop, and our inspiration on the right.
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2. Floral Prints
Le sigh…we love a floral print. On a piece of china, upholstery, drapes – you name it. Done right it brings a light and airy femininity to a space and is always oh-so-lovely.floraltrend

3. Painted Furniture
Now, we know we may turn some of you off with this one BUT hear us out. Painting furniture is a fabulous way to give it a fresh life – especially when it is damaged beyond repair or seriously dated. We aren’t running to paint our favorite antique pieces, but we love using a nice painted piece to add some life to a space.
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4. Vintage Barware
Get ready to sip your way through spring. Vintage barware is back and being used everywhere from cocktail parties to weddings. With spring gardens being planted & farmer’s markets firing back up – this means fresh produce for cocktail recipes! Cheers!
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5. Milk Glass
Ah milk glass, how we love thee. Milk glass made its big resurgence a few years ago and the trend has definitely stuck around. We think because it is a modern, white look – that is always looks good in decor and can be used in a multitude of ways. We love the idea of using old milk glass pieces as herb planters – puts a fun modern twist on it!
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6. Modern Farmhouse 
Mixing farmhouse, primitive or rustic pieces with modern elements and furniture is a trend that is here to stay. The contrast offers an interesting space while the farmhouse tables keeps it warm and the sleek chairs keep it modern. We love the look.
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We hope these six trends tickled your fancy as much as ours. We enjoyed sharing them with you! Find the pieces pictured above in the shop this weekend – plus lots more!

Color Story: Furniture + Accessories

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Mar 7, 2014 , , , , , , , 0 Comments

usingcolorSo, this week has been all about color- finding bold, fun and creative ways to use it.

Color adds life to almost an space! Earlier this week we shared creative ideas for using wall color – you can read more about that in this blog post.

Today, we are sharing ideas for colorful furniture and accessories. The photos above are from Pinterest, and gorgeous inspirations for using color – like the green kitchen chairs paired with a white & wood table or the bright yellow sofa.

Below, are photos of items we have in the shop this week! Colorful items to bring a little life to your home, like the fun chevron rug, bright red cabinet or the colorful pillows. Pair those items with a neutral sofa, like the one pictured below, and voila! your home has a bright and bold color story. What’s your color story? Blues? Reds? Bright yellows? Share it with us on our Facebook page!

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Inspirations & Ideas: Colorful Walls

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Mar 3, 2014 , , , , , , , 0 Comments

This week on the blog its all about color – how to use it, where to use it, when to use it! Today we are sharing our favorite Pinterest images from each color – just a little inspiration for this snowy day!

Tell us what your favorite colors to use your home are on our Facebook page!

Red – Red can be an intimidating color to use on walls, but these images show us it can be done beautifully. Red is bold, but can still be cozy, warm and not a five-alarm firetruck disaster. Here’s a few fabulous uses of the color red.
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Orange – Orange immediately makes us think of mid century modern styles. Maybe because our dealer Acme Mid Century Modern has a fab orange wall in his space, but we think its because it really just goes so well with the minimalist designs. Here’s a few of our favorite orange-walled rooms.
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Yellow – Yellow, oh yellow! So bright & sunny! Brings happiness into any space. But can also be calming and warm. We love the spectrum of choices – from mustard to a warm buttery shade – you can pull off so many different looks with a yellow tone. Just a few of our favorite rooms:
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Green – Some may think green can look a little dated, but these rooms prove us totally wrong. Emerald, olive, hunter, deep green, dusty green – so many options, so few walls. A deep green can add loads of elegance and drama to a room, here a few of our favorites!
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Blue – Forget sadness, these blues are calming & serene – some even bold and dramatic! From cobalt to powder – blues provide a soothing scene for any room from bedrooms to offices.
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Purple – Since Radiant Orchid is Pantone’s 2014 color of the year, there is not color trend hotter than purple right now. We love the range of colors we found on Pinterest, dusty and deep, bold and vibrant – every shade under the sun. Check out some of our favorites;
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For more wall color inspirations, check out our Pinterest board!