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Saturday at the Flea

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Sometimes the flea market is overflowing with great things, sometimes its a bit scant– we all know this. Here are a few notable things from our trip to the flea market at the NC Fair Grounds in Raleigh. I’ve been to Carol Patterson’s booth at the Raleigh flea twice and both times I’ve been tempted. Carol has an eclectic mix and I like that. Carol has four spaces at the Granddaddy’s Antiques Mall in Burlington, NC if you’re ever around. Granddaddy’s says they are the “Largest in the Carolinas”, two acres of treasure. These are Carol’s pieces at the flea, Oh, this color blue would draw anyone in to the booth, there was actually a low dresser available to match this one, The rug is from 1960s Vietnam. The colors were vivid and it looked perfect displayed over the blue dresser. The industrial look still rules and there were some…

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At the flea

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I went to the flea market in Raleigh this past weekend and thought I’d share, This antique dresser makes an excellent bath vanity, marble already on top. Set of three mid century upholstered chairs, with chrome and teak arms. Made in High Point, NC Cool rope daybed, how about topped with a french cushion in a living room, library, bedroom mod green swivel chairs, shoulda bought this, my immediate instinct was in a little boys room, I’m thinking a striped duvet and mount this striking scene on dark walls I met this guy in my stroll around. His name is Titus and he is enormous, two year old Great Pyrenees/lab mix. His Mom & Dad rescued him in Missouri but we have a Great Pyrenees rescue right here in NC. You probably have one in your state too. a sea of chairs, Again shoulda bought this little slice of folk art,  …

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Campaign Studio bed

Creepin’ on Craigslist

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Southern California continues to impress itself into my heart and as it is becoming more and more my home, it’s moments like these where I’m grateful we found one another. It’s not a rare occasion that one might hop over to Craigslist and be totally bowled over with awesomeness. My home is full to the brim and the dude and I just signed on for another two year lease, so we won’t be looking to fill any space soon. So, I have nothing else to do with my finds other than to share them with you, and plead that you please buy them and then tell me all about what it is like to live with the following. You probably don’t need me to tell you this, but this is two pieces of a dream. I can picture this swathed in pillows of textiles from all over the globe, starting…

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Shopping Etsy

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Some of my favorite stuff on Etsy right now. Grouping of PerlaAnne’s prints, beach photography…still, friendship bracelets, ink wash art, Moroccan blankets, Hmong textiles, rainbow notepads, vintage wool blankets including the classic Hudson’s Bay for the coming season. 1. PerlaAnne Press prints 2. Beach 3. Notepad 4. Pom pom blanket 5. bracelet 6. Vintage wool blanket 7. Hmong pillow 8. Ink wash  

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Sarah’s Desk Revamp

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A few months ago I bought this old desk at my favorite local thrift shop for about $30.   I was immediately drawn to the brass pulls. And then upon closer inspection, I realized it kind of has a Parsons look with classic straight lines. The finish was in horrible shape, it had not been treated well. I needed a desk and the price was right and it appeared that I could repair the finish with some wood filler and paint. You know lots of bloggers post about painting furniture but two of my go to sources are Little Green Notebook and Young House Love. I felt confident about my knowledge of the overall painting process but needed to review the recommended primer and what kind of clear finish to apply over the paint. So I consulted YHL’s furniture painting tutorial before starting. I wasn’t 100% sure I wanted to…

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We Got A Camper

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Remember that one time that I got a wild hair and started cruising the countryside for a vintage shasta camper? It’s an old affection, here is a picture of me at age 4, having a bucket bath in front of my Dad’s old 68 Airflyte. In 2008, my dad and I bought a similar camper in NC and started a major renovation. Just as it was getting close to the fun interior decor part though, I packed up and moved to LA. BUT… it has happened again. On Memorial Day Weekend, I started getting in Heffe’s ear about this old dream of mine, and within one week, he made it happen. Dude is the BEST. This is a very serious hobby for me to have enlisted him for. Renovating a moving trailer that is over 50 years old takes some serious research, tools and space. There is a cult following…

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