27 November 2010

22 November 2010

New pieces en route - or- Why I love the internet!

The past week wasn't very happening in the way of purchases, save for the little bits I found thrifting [Xmas time = amazing 1950's/ 60's kitschy decorations and used cards - photos to come!].  I was fine with this, I spent some quality time doing a few repairs, upgrades, and then finally wrapping my Granparents' coffee and end table set in shipping blankets so that I can store them in the attic.

This is the set, from a super old photo, and located on the left side:

16 November 2010

Virtual Tour

I wanted to photo blog some of the cleaning of bits I did, and what I used to clean things like chrome and brass, however after a 10 year old's birthday party this weekend my camera battery is dead. While it's charging, I found the photos I took after we closed on this house. Fair warning - there is alot of glaring white walls ahead! I don't have many "after" photos but I will work on those. Right now we are in furniture flux and I don't want to take photos until I am convinced I have the perfect arrangement going on.

13 November 2010

Non-Furnishing Post but Still Relevant.

Maria Elena Holly is at it again! Auctioning off a collection of Buddy Holly's clothes and some memorabilia. The auction is open to absentee / internet bidding for the next 12 hours on today, November 13, 2010. It's rare that I wish to to have unlimited, disposable income but today is one of those kind of days I could use an extra pile of cash to acquire one of these shirts. I am a huge Buddy Holly fan, and I would rock that green one pretty hard I think. :)

12 November 2010

Guide To Creative Home Decorating circa 1954

This book isn't exactly the guide I need, however it's been a great source of joy for me to flip through every now and again. Particularly the guide to styles page where the difference between "classic" modern and "organic" [danish] modern comes into play.

Apologies for the photos, they are actual photos as I can't figure out how to work our scanner yet. The glares are terrible, I know.

09 November 2010

This Weekend's Fun Finds.

I'm hoping to be able to post every Monday or Tuesday with the weekend's finds. Just about every weekend we've been visiting the better flea markets or vintage shops in our area. During the week, we pour over craigslist ads looking for treasures, as well as eBay. And I'm not above mentioning that I have grabbed things from curbs that were meant for the trash!

This week's finds are a combination of  sources, sans trash-picking. If I ever post the price of anything, it is only because I feel it was a great score/deal and I'm not bragging by any means. (Although, I don't see how $5 items would lead anyone to think that my pockets are overflowing!) If there's anything I love more than the pieces themselves, it's getting a deal.

First up is what we have been looking for in every way: A 1965 Stereophonic Turntable Cabinet in gorgeous condition with fully working turntable, speakers and the original paperwork.

05 November 2010


In the spring of 2005, we became the proud owners of a custom-designed mid century split level home (1961) in a little town outside of Philadelphia, PA. The original owners were very particular about what they wanted and needed for their home, and had the ability to get the best of what was available at that time. We purchased the home from their son, which makes us only the 2nd owner outside of the family.