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Saturday at Long Beach Flea Market

Hey y’all.

Do you follow us on Instagram? If so, then you already know that Sarah and her family came out to Los Angeles for a nice weeklong stay at our house. It was great fun, and we did lots of adventuring and exploring.

We started at the top of the week with a trip down south to the Long Beach Flea Market. It was so great to get out together and shop in real life, since usually we are working virtually, or going out sourcing on our own since we live on opposites sides of the southern nation.

Here are a few snapshots of the fun things we saw.

 

 

Someone’s prized John & Yoko scrapbook,

 

Seek the pastel kantha quilts,

 

Betsy didn’t listen to TEOT’s store mantra and these lilac lamps haunted her well in to the week,

 

Sarah has long had a soft spot for turquoise, and the ladies running this booth were some real American gypsies, made up of the stuff straight out Betsy’s wild heart.

We spotted some giant macrame hanging around, the original stuff from the 1970s,

Indian blocks to do your own printing,

Betsy is having a moment for multi-colored patterns and this struck her fancy.

Sarah carefully studied the suzani selection for the right vibes.

Next level air plants,

Next level tangled masses of air plants,

Betsy contemplated a couple of these for her bathroom, but didn’t want to carry them around. Ha!

 

This extra long lumbar haunted Sarah, but we’ll find it again and bring it to all of you

 

 

 

This tent below  looks like something that Betsy wanted to erect in the desert back before the #vanlife article came out in the NY Times and shed some light on how cliche the whole notion of “running to and burning up in the sunset” has become. She’s still dreaming of launching her Seven Wanders venture though.

vintage South American toddler sandals,

Aww. We had a funny conversation with the neighbor to this little setup. He swore we didn’t have a camper like this one…. and Betsy was like “Uh, no. I have a camper EXACTLY like that one.”

We met some new rug dealers that had some promising things to say about possibilities for the TEOT Rug collection.

So, that was that. We highly recommend the Long Beach Antiques Market to anyone in the area. You know the Rose Bowl gets all the love online but Long Beach is every bit as good.

Love yall. Have a great weekend.

 

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African Textiles in Your House

teot pillows

Mud Cloth & Indigo take stage

Are you hip to this must have home decor trend?

You may have noticed the bright blues of indigo and the tribal patterns of black and white mud cloth sneaking into all of your most recent fav home tours. These patterns are doing heavy duty in the Bohemian Home Decor scene right now.

We believe these african textiles are equally at home when at play in the modern farmhouse, early twentieth century cottage and even in your classic east coast traditional. So if you aren’t living in the land of Sunny Southern California with washed out white walls, don’t let it stop you from getting the look in your space!

Our vintage African textiles and pillows add a layer of global boho appeal and classic indigo in any atmosphere. They are soft, faded and familiar like you’ve had them for ages, bringing a depth to your room.

Not sure how to incorporate it in to your home, let us illustrate!

 

amber interiors blue stripe pillow

Mix our Dreamboat Annie pillow, a soft, indigo and denim blue stripe in with a vibrant kilim, like Amber of Amber Interior Design.

TEOT dreamboat annie stripe pillow

 

coastal living indigo pillowsvia Coastal Living

Our Mendel pillow is a variation of the accent pillows like these, perfectly at home in a coastal setting with traditional shiplap walls.

TEOT Mendel pillow

 

african indigo pillows sofa

 

Layer the indigo on as shown above with TEOT’s versatile solid indigo pillow,

TEOT solid indigo pillow

and while you’re mixing & layering, you’ve got to include everyone’s fave, one of our indigo throws.

TEOT solid indigo throw

 

furbish suzani & african throwvia I Suwannee

Proof of the mix, African indigo gets draped on the headboard for a quick style change & we agree with Jamie, it combines nicely with shibori and a suzani.

TEOT African throw

white mud cloth bed

Such a fantastic look and simple accent, white mudcloth lumbars on the bed.

TEOT white mudcloth pillow

 

 

 

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Saturday at the Flea

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,

flea blue dresser

The rug is from 1960s Vietnam. The colors were vivid and it looked perfect displayed over the blue dresser.

flea vietnam rug

The industrial look still rules and there were some good stools there but no mates in sight,

 

flea stool

 

flea red stool

The only interesting pair I saw at the flea,

flea sheepdog

 

 

 

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