I love this idea! I saw these on the front page and had to post about them. Offcutstudio on etsy makes these all wooden clocks ranging from $49-60 plus shipping Walnut Spalted Maple Maple
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All of Sunday, November 28 and Monday November, 29 (until 11:59 PST) EVERYTHING is 25% off in my etsy shop when you use the coupon code HOLIDAY at checkout! Happy Small Business weekend/ Cyber Monday! The Duo Progress Bartholomew
Love this image posted on emmas designblogg. We certainly don’t all have those floors but if you need a space saving Christmas tree a petite real (or fake one) looks great on a credenza. And if you don’t mind a fake eames rocker you can check one out right here for 150.00
The ALWAYS Magical Paper Snowflakes
They transport you to winter and childhood. And they can still look like great design. What’s better than that? source Snowflake Curtain tutorial here another idea here If you want to make your own intricate snowflakes take a look right here! Don’t want to make your own? You can get a set of four laser cut snowflakes for $14 from Crate and Barrel while you’re there...
Gray Grey dressers
I am really feeling the painting of things gray. Kitchen cabinets..walls..and now dressers. You KNOW my cabinets and walls are white…but maybe one day I will have an “exciting” dresser ; ) via Jordan Ferney This reminds me of the newish set of furniture from (wait for it…) IKEA. The EDLAND collection BUT this is CERTAINLY a great thrift store project.
Coffee Table With Storage!
This picture is small but follow the link and you can watch a video of the product. That is my FAVORITE! All sites, all products should strive for that. this coffee table is $229.99 BUT I would say wait and see for all your purchases what sales they have this week and next including “black friday” and “cyber monday”.
WOW. I want to go to there. sourcey source
For All Your Packages
I LOVE this air mail cotton ribbon! So sweet to tie this onto small packages that are wrapped with brown craft paper…or to use on your own projects..maybe sew a tiny little vintage style fabric envelope? $10.90 for 3 yards
A Tiny Library!?!
How great is this? If you have a space to spare…I think this is just great
I am convinced I have the weirdest feet ever...
The Merona line of shoes at Target seem to make my feet happy. EVERYTHING rubs my ankles and makes them bleed…there are the little tabs and bandaids and inserts and do dads..but usually nothing works. I had a cheapy pair of target flats I thought I would wear a few times and I wore them all summer…I had to run into Target for a second when my mom was in town and I saw these and bought...
Recycling Bin Update
So alas, the one I mentioned before was waaaaay too small BUT I picked up the RATIONELL bin for $9.99 and I think it is GREAT!! Attractive enough (or really more that it blends in) and has handles to carry outside. SOLD. $9.99 Sorry for all the IKEA laden posts lately…
“Clever, Clever” is certainly a regular thought I have when looking at the internets…so many a posts will have the same name. In the latest edition of “Clever, Clever” I bring you the ALWAYS wonderful desire to inspire and this post. It’s on of her reader’s home and what really struck me was the clever and creative wood storage! The juxtaposition of the...
Good Gift Idea
This seems like SUCH a good gift for travelers or just ipod/phone/pad havers and 39 bucks!!!! Overview The World Travel Adapter Kit includes a USB power adapter, a USB cable, and a set of six AC plugs with prongs that fit different electrical outlets around the world. For world travelers, this is the perfect kit to ensure power connectivity in most countries you may travel to. The Kit...
It’s like sitting by a warm fire, the ocean, freshly fallen snow, and sunrises…just one of those things that makes humans happy…garland! For holidays, for every day…we love it all. here here here tutorial here tutorial here tutorial here here here
Wooden Crate Shelves
If I were in St. Louis...
Look at this table! $250 for the table and a church pew to use as a bench if you want.
I am kicking myself that this is sold out online right now (I KNEW I should have ordered it!) but luckily there is a Z Gallerie locally. But only $14.95!?! I really like it.
This mirror is on overstock for $83.99 and I just show it because I like the staging. but here is one similar at Target for $30 via decorpad
I am not going to lie, I was hoping to find that they had these hooks still in stock at West Elm. Alas, these are gone (At least online) BUT they do have the towel rods on sale from $40 to $9.99 right here! Man, yesterday when I saw them they had both the 18” and 24” but today only the 18”. Again, it is always worth a phone call to a store outside your city if you love them!
Attractive recycling solution!?!
I am SO sick of Trader Joe’s bags filled with recycling until I take it to the big bin outside. It is ugly and not practical. So I have been on the hunt for attractive indoor recycling solutions. In our kitchen nook (that we plan to paint black) we have the omar shelves for extra storage. And on the bottom shelf is where I want to put the recycling AND have it blend in. Which brings me to...
The CHEAPEST Washer and Dryer Combo
SO, we are in need of a new washer and I am SURE a new dryer very soon, so I have been keeping an eye out for some VERY basic, affordable washer and dryers. I mean you wanna pay $1000 for each one? You can!! The LOWEST I could find was about $340 for each one and then yesterday when I was checking Home Depot’s site when I came across the Maytag Centannial washer and dryer. The COMBO is on...
Another $200 Another Tulip Table
For some very lucky person this could be your table for $200!! I emailed and asked for larger photos and the dimensions and sadly, it is still too large for the space I am looking for. The ad says “Table is at least 40 years old. Has been sanded and repainted and varnished. ” It is 29” high and 48” in diameter. The condition is what’s killing me.
Back in Stock
I was on the email list for when this table would be back in stock at Overstock.com and now it is! $219.99
Good Work JCPenney (again)
This lamp is on sale for $99.99
FESTIVE-on a budget
umm, continuing the trend with things I own (or actually used to own, I am kicking myself for giving a similar “chandelier” away) I present you with this: (although this is another lovely image I found through pinterest) This really is an achievable (but so creative and simple!) table scape. Thirfted stemware and bunch bowl? check. These mini lights for $19.99? check. This light...
You can do this too!
How lovely? And there if you are looking for rails to to hang your art… look no further. The RIBBA picture ledge (we own a few) comes in two lengths. about 22 inches for $9.99 and about 45 inches for $14.99 and you can hang them right next to each other to create a customized longer shelf. And the lip keeps the artwork from falling. Love! Great for art commitment phobes like me. You...
A Little Antique Jar
$20 right here
Love these! $36 for the pair right here.
I'm having trouble resisting this
$10.00 plus shipping right here.
I literally fondle the CELEBER canisters from IKEA every.time.I.go. but alas, I have my Orla Kiely for Target ones…soooo, I was looking for an exuse to buy one of these from IKEA and since I needed a new sugar container by the coffee machine my wish was granted : ) And $4.99 hasn’t made me this happy in a long time. It’s one of those small things that makes me happier...
They can range from god awful to pretty magnificent. I pulled a few vintage needlepoint pillows for three different sensibilities. This is my personal favorite. It is vintage and granny but not too granny. And it really feels like it could fit into a lot of different decors. And only $14.25!! Now if you want to delve a bit more into genuine granny and tea stained palette, this may be the right...
Ok this may be TOTALLY wrong
because it is a BLATANT rip off of Jonathan Adler fruit pillows. (Which I was lucky enough to receive the red apple pillow as a birthday gift two years ago!) The real deal $98.00: And now the ones from Overstock. $22.49
This rug looks really luxurious to me and for a great price! $134.99 for a 5 x 8 In a bedroom or nursery?
What a Pretty Vignette
I need to buff up on my vignette skills…mine are never this layered or lovely. The beauty of simple objects. here
You KNOW I love Starbucks...
and I wish mine looked like this!!! here It’s that time!! Go get yourself a Peppermint Mocha. The red cups are out!! I promise I have no Starbucks sponsorship : ) BUT I do love my starbucks card…which is just a giftcard with money left on it and I reload mine. Which after 5 buying drinks…free soy milk and syrups! And lots of other things that are helpful to me....
Vintage Standing Letters
I couldn’t resist. I bought the “A”. You can hopefully find your initial right here. $8.00 plus shipping
Something I passed on
Well it was starting at $44 and I overslept the auction : ( BUT I loved it and will keep my eyes out for other frames like this. Maybe I will draw one and incorporate it into a print! I would keep this fine fellow in the frame but I have two petite round frames from the antique store (yet to be hung…as is the story of my life) but I think they are perfect for pet photos! A close of...
Craigslist A Love Story
This is really where creating this blog came from. And since it is on the other blog but not here I thought I would repost it : ) Why do I love Craigslist? Let me count the ways. If you follow me on Twitter you might notice that I enjoy periodically mentioning a Craigslist listing that struck my fancy. I may love something, but not personally NEED it so I want to pass on the info. In...
Yesterday Casey left this comment You always find amazing stuff on Portland craigslist!! It seems Springfield, Mo is lacking. Thanks for the comment! I am so flattered you like the stuff I find on Craigslist and it prompted me to head over to the Springfield, Missouri Craigslist and take a look around. Here are a few of my favorite finds! This green velvet tufted wingback is only $30!!!! The...
An Oldie But Goodie
I was looking through my archives of stuff and I came across this tutorial from earlier this year and thought I would post about it in case someone missed it the first time around or forgot where they saw it. SUCH a good home made holiday gift…I want one for myself! I can’t imagine how I would have loved this as a kid. Maybe with that star fabric I posted about?
How beautiful are these images from the new Antro catalog? They certainly know how to create a mood and evoke emotion.
This was apparently from the Kate Spade pop up store in London. The wall color is LOVELY. source
11 yards for $8.
Kite Kilim Rug
from West Elm this rug ranges from $39-649. The 8x10 is $459 so not awful. And it is so purty
CRAIGSLIST kind of day
So, here are two items I found on Portland Craigslist and LOVE. I wish wish wish this table were smaller and I would use it in my kitchen nook (Even though I was planning for my fake saarinen to go there when I get a top for it). This is $150!!! Here is what they say in the ad: “Due to the recent remodel of our kitchen, we are selling our much beloved 48” Antique Pine table....
Now this is a GREAT deal! And worth the drive outside of Portland! $150 for a wood burning fireplace with all the parts! And if you aren’t planning to install it in your home it makes a GREAT outdoor fireplace! This one just needs to be cleaned up or powder coated. We have a fireplace and a firepit outside but you KNOW I would be in my car making the drive right now : ) Here is what...