Monday, November 29, 2010

If i could, i would....

...furnish my ENTIRE house in goodies from this London based antique store

Everything is jaw-dropping amazing.

And my ultimate favorite below... 

I have issues liking any kind of bedroom furniture from commercial stores these days.....

This is the perfect solution. Modern design build with vintage elements.

I'm going to start up carpentry in the near future, and someday will make my own version of this
vintage-found-drawer handmade dresser.

Truely unique, no piece could ever be the same.

I'm in love with the dark mahogany wood and distressed white combination.

They also have an inspiring blog! filled with industrial design and tutorials of restoration.

Friday, November 19, 2010

My parents hosted a wedding reception last month at their house.  It was held outside.

They strung lighting throughout the yard, had a band play in the drive way, and kept the margaritas flowing.

Photography by Kimie James of IYQ Photography
Follow her here.

.....string lights make everything so dreamy.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010


We sold these boots on our Vintage today.

and once in a great while we receive a unique address to post to....usually a store or a corporation.
We're always a bit too curious and usually check out what the company is all about.

These Lace Ups are getting shipped out to reMade USA.

A company that reworks leather into amaaaazing handbags!
They are based out of Brooklyn, NYC

I've always been a sucker for leather!
And here are some of my favorites.

See more here!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Renegade Prep

We've decided to have a stack of postcard/coupons at Tara's Renegade booth this year!  A smidge of sneaky advertising!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

gearing up to slow down...

November is one of the busiest months of the year for me.
 I participate in Art Vs. Craft (in good ole Milwaukee) and Renegade Craft Fair (in Chicago), which are both at the end of the month.... and only a week apart!

So I tend to spend the weeks leading up to it working hard at all parts of my life- Crafting, Vintage, and Home.

I leave for Mexico the WEEK before this crazy fair season begins.  Hope it doesn't set me back too much!

After all this is done, i plan to concentrate December and January on my house. Getting it fixed up. and fiiiinally painting! I hope to have my dining room and living room painted before my Holiday Party.

I'm extremely excited to dive into my house repairs a bit more!  Can't wait to see it transform before my eyes.  A house into a home.  It's about time to stop talking and start doing.

Here are a few of my "before" pictures of my house. These are from when we first moved in.

(my awkward forced pose by my mom.  The sign says "sold" but it was way to sunny to capture)

Needless to say... the red and yellow are outta here!!! Not much sunlight comes into our house, so light colors it will be.