It was hard to let these babies go once I got my hands on them. They are superb foot rests not to mention way cool with their hourglass shape. They provoke a sort of what would Tom Scheerer do? type of moment upon first glance, at least that’s what they did for me.
And here’s why,
Wouldn’t our stools look right at home in a place like this?
Did you love almost everything as I did about Eliza Dyson’s CA home in House Beautiful’s December/January issue? If you haven’t seen it I recommend clicking the link to soak it in for a little or a long time.
Dyson’s bedroom is just one of the many places that I’ve spotted a classic navy blue ceramic lamp. We love the color of our vintage navy table lamp, so versatile, shiny and navy….sweet navy.
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!
We’ve got a few new items to add to the TEOT ETSY Shop, coming soon. Consider that image above a sneak peek. <3
Until then, shop the items that we can’t quite believe haven’t sold yet…
(well, except that shipping is super expensive and so every time someone buys this vintage rattan bench we quote the price to ship and everyone dies of sticker shock so we have to refund.)
Does anyone know of a great shipping secret? We were BLESSED with an incredibly insightful and helpful email from our Instagram pal, Leah of @ScoopsVintageModern. Her ETSY SHOP is the stuff of dreams. She has incredible tastes! But she is with us in the struggle for how to deal with major fees associated with transit of large items.
Sarah uploaded some wonderfully aged wooden carving boards that would look killer in any kitchen. I love how they warm up the Bennett Kitchen’s white tile and countertop in this detail shot.
I don’t mean to brag, but hot dang this tie-dye rug is SOOOO freaking cool. It’s perfectly okay with me that it is still in my home because I adore looking at it every single day, but I thought for sure a million would sell and I’d have the pleasure of helping to design each and every one of them with my homeboy Kevin, over at Brother’s Dye House. It’s like walking on water.
(Consider those matching curtains a sneak peek too, they’ll be up on the shop just as soon as I can get a new curtain rod situation happening for their closeup.)
The pillows are slim pickings at the moment, but don’t worry, we’ll re-up soon.
Thanks for having a look! Let us know what you think.
We’ve sourced, sewn and styled a whole prolifery of pillows from on-trend vintage global textiles and one by one we’re uploading them to our TEOT SHOP. We are selling them.
What do you think?
We like to call this little girl in the middle Lotty Dotty.
She likes to party.
We have a thing for blue you know. It’s really apparent in all of this wonderful vintage indigo fabric that we scored at the Santa Monica Antiques Market. It’s from Africa, and most of it is from Mali specifically.
If I had to choose my favorite combo, I think I’d lean this way, below.
In fact, I’d be happy if this scene were replicated exactly in my own home. I’ll do my best to recreate it, it’s going to be hard without that rattan bench in my life.
I would take a little dose of Sarah styling all of my accessories too.
I’ll tell you why we are doing this! It’s proof of concept. If we can get some product moving online, we can get a brick and mortar storefront in Southern Pines, NC.
You see that simple correlation too, right?!?
JK JK JK. I know, it’s gonna take more than a few pillows to get the store moving. We’re working on it. We have to crawl before we walk.
One thing I learned is that styling these few vignettes with Sarah, and shooting them – well it was just about the most fun that I’ve had “working” in a really long time. It made me feel like this is EXACTLY what I want to be doing. I only regret that there are 3000 miles between Sarah and myself – so we can’t do that daily.
This is a thing. It’s been a thing for a long time, so you don’t have to worry about it not being a thing soon – if you care about that kind of thing! Around here, we do what we want. And we want vintage arrows, arrow wallpapers, arrow stencils, arrow art, arrow body art even!
Arrows are where it’s at.
This makes me all wanty for a trip to the tattoo shop.
How great does that sweet little turquoise basket look among the peacock chair and Turkish rug in my corner that I set up just for this shot? I’m going to miss this dude, he’s come to have a personality. His lid is so expressive.
This beautifully handmade African basket originates from Senegal. I was told that this was handmade by the seller’s own tribe near Mali. He brings baskets to the US from Africa via air carrier and sells them on the street at the Culver City Farmer’s Market here in Los Angeles.
I love the contrast of the bright and lively turquoise against the organic texture of the grass basket.
Perfect for toy storage, a small contained diaper pail or for layering under a console table in your entry or living room. I styled this guy alongside another basket and my peacock chair, mixing in just a couple other global elements for that New Bohemian style.
Hi there. Thanks for being here. We've been writing TEOT since 2008. Our home decor blog is a place to share our most recent decor related endeavors, from renovation projects, to inspirations for our own homes and the latest happenings in our home decor shop!
Together, we share a passion for real estate, thrift stores and the thrill of the hunt, and we're into highlighting home decor trends that we think you can get into. We have an extensive portfolio of projects underfoot at all times!
Our latest project is the launch of our first-ever, long-dreamed-about, brick & mortar SHOP in downtown Southern Pines. Learn More.