Saturday, July 31, 2010

A vanity love affair

I purchased this vanity from an individual instead of the usual antique auction so I was thankful when the seller knew the "history" of this piece. The seller informed me that this vanity was special because it had survived three generations in her family. It was a wedding gift from her grandfather to her grandmother back in the early 1930s right before the Depression. They had very little money back then but her grandfather saved up and surprised her grandmother on their wedding day. As I was cleaning the inside of this piece, I noticed some faint cursive writing in pencil. It read "Elizabeth + Clinton" on the inside of the drawer. I have a feeling that Elizabeth and Clinton had a wonderful life together. And, true love does lasts forever.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Absolutely beautiful

Absolutely Beautiful Things is the name of Anna Spiro's blog and the name fits. Her vintage modern style IS absolutely beautiful. Anna is the talented designer/owner of Black and Spiro, an interior design firm located in Brisbane, Australia. She has the rare talent of mixing bright colors and patterns without making a room busy. Anna's style is fresh, young and vibrant. She's a trend-setter and definitely one to watch! Thanks, Anna, for being such an inspiration.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Under, on and throughout

Our largest clearance sale of the year starts this Thursday.... The BIG Tent Sale! Items will be under the tent outside, on the tables located inside the store and throughout individual booth spaces. Just look for the bright yellow tags! If you are looking for furniture pieces, now is the time to buy cheap. I saw many beautiful pieces in Blacklion's inventory marked down. Merchants were also scrambling to mark down their accessories displayed on the tables inside the store. Sale starts this Thursday, July 22 thru Monday, July 26. Happy Shopping!

The Brushed Bureau's clearance items (located in space 360)

Monday, July 19, 2010

Distressed Deco

Just added to The Brushed Bureau's inventory.... a tall chest from the 1920s with a fresh coat of paint and new flower knobs. Stop by space 370 to check out this charming "shabby chic" chest of drawers.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Back to cool.

Say it isn't so...only a couple more weeks before college students will be headed back to campus. Check out these amazing functional but very fun college dorm rooms. Inspiration for the students who have cold feet.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Red-headed stepchild

One of my very witty friends named this piece my "red-headed stepchild"! I painted it in red (Red Ocher-Valspar Sig.) instead of my usual pastel palette. Red is one of my all-time favorite colors. When a room needs a "fresh" burst of color, I sometimes add red. It always wakes up a room!