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Inspiration

The Winner of Sweetshorn’s Vintage Shop item….

HUGE THANKS to everyone that played with us! We received some really great inspirational TV shows and Movies from you guys over there at the MAD MEN DECOR GIVEAWAY post. It was hard to decide who should receive Alia’s sweet Etched Number Glasses.

The Estate of Things chooses Etsy Seller Sweetshorn VintageThe Estate of Things chooses Etsy Seller Sweetshorn

So, I went on some image hunts and did some reading and googling for each entry and I think the most extensive inspiration was Stranger Than Fiction, nominated by Bliss. Bliss is a fellow Etsy seller of the shop SewBlissSew. Thank you Bliss, congratulations!

The movie Stranger than Fiction inspires me both visually and creatively. I too loved the modern eclectic mix of Maggie Gyllenhaal’s character. I was just thinking last night about a design reference to the word “Bohemian” and all of its funny derivitives (BoHoMo, BoHoChic, etc.) and how its been used to characterize some design choices that I can identify with……… Ms. Pascal’s apartment fits under this term for sure.

The lamp that Bliss referred to – that hangs over Ms. Pascal’s dining room table, appears (fuzzily) in the movie still below. Tracking this Stain Glass chandelier down was a topic of cultish debate over at the Apartment Therapy site in 2006. I’ll save you from reading the 39 comments. No one found it – its a one of a kind. The best identification they could come up with was that it is a Moroccan Hanging Lantern.

Those HIGH ladder back chairs in that image are INSANE too. Wow! Bliss – thank you!!

The Estate of Things chooses Stranger Than Fiction Stain Glass Chandelier

PS: I HAVE to give a shout out to Anna’s selection – Revolution Road! It was really tough for me to choose between these two. As it turns out – Set Decorator FORD WHEELER worked on both.

 

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Your MAD MEN Decor starts with an Etched Number Glasses GIVEAWAY!!

The world is abuzz with the aesthetic accuracy and overwhelmingly authentic homage to Mid-Century lifestyle and design seen in AMC’s hit TV show Mad Men and its no surprise that they captured Golden Globe’s BEST SERIES for the second year in a row. Design bloggers have been on this tip for some time, and I’ve thoroughly enjoyed their design tips in reference to the show.

I just recently watched the entire first season in two sittings. It took me about two weeks to stop fantasizing my everyday life was that of a Manhattanite Secretary from the 60s.

The Estate of Things chooses Mad Men Set Decor

So, we want to help you get started on your Mad Men Interiors by offering you these RAD glasses. Perfect for sipping on your highball while you watch the show. They come from Etsy Seller of the week, Sweetshorn .

The Estate of Things chooses Etsy Seller Sweetshorn

The Sweet Etched Number Glasses were TEOT’s pick for favorites from the many treasures that Alia at Sweetshorn has collected and she’s been kind enough to offer them to a specially chosen TEOT reader. Take a look at her other items and feel free to drop her a line to tell her how rad she is for the well curated collection of vintage finds, killer presentation too!

So how do you get your hands on these glasses!? Just write in and tell us which Television Shows and/or Movies have inspired you in your home decor!? We would certainly love to post pictures in your comment for you (if you have them email them to [email protected]) but they are certainly not required!!

The Estate of Things chooses Etsy Seller Sweetshorn

Recommended Reading: Sarah’s Mrs. Robinson Post

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Should I buy this Antique Secretary?

For fear of jinxing my New Year’s Resolution, I won’t type it out explicitly – but okay yes I will type it out explicitly cause I’m already jinxed. It had something to do with putting an end to spending money on my home and/or clothing for 3-4 months and focusing instead on the Vintage Shasta Camper, a Fence for Pollock, a vehicle with which to pull my Vintage Shasta Camper, or uh… oh yeah – federal and state taxes (geez!!).

Yet – the forces of ANTI RESOLUTION have already started their work on me by introducing me to this Secretary at the Antique Market here in Hickory, NC.

The Estate of Things chooses Secretary Desk

I was just reviewing the Eddie Ross site today and saw his Secretary Desk Before/After shots from his year in review post. There I commented – asking how much he might say was the minimum to maximum that you would want to pay for this piece.  But I have no patience? How much would you pay for this thing and should I even do it!? Help Me!!

The Estate of Things chooses Eddie Ross' Secretary Desk The Estate of Things chooses Eddie Ross' Secretary Desk

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Collections Atop Shelves

Sarah, is this you!? Do you likey? It made me think of the Collection of Globes that you liked from Sharilyn’s Studio and my little birdhouses that I’ve been crafting…

The Estate of Things chooses Design*Sponge Sneak Peak Jill Bliss

From yesterdays Design*Sponge Sneak Peak for Jill Bliss

The Estate of Things chooses Sharilyn's Studio

From Sarah’s previous post about Sharilyn’s Studio (from AT)

I wanted to include a pic of a collection of white bowls from the Eddie Ross site – they were stacked atop his apartment cabinets in his personal NY home…. but I can’t find the post anywhere.

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