Thursday, December 29, 2011

Wake Up!

Ok, the Holidaze are almost over.... Here is a cup-of, well, whatever you need to get you into 2012!  
New blogposts coming soon!

An, Ink blot mug.... right up our alley.

Awesome Ceramic Crinkle Cup. I would love to have these for a modern "picnic" themed party!

Oh, watch-out!  Spiky mugs by Symmetrical Pottery.

Anthro's Pinched Corners Mug. Comes in pale blue and white. Maybe a bit blah in pictures but it's really cozy in person.

Eh hem, Starbucks, did these adorable cable-knit mugs in 2008.  They totally sold out and have not resurfaced.   

And here they are, sigh, Hermes mugs.  My heart be still...

Mark your calendars, January 8th, 2012 is the Rose Bowl Flea Market!

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you.  I do not give you as the world gives.  Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.  John 14:27

Monday, December 12, 2011

December Rose Bowl!

Although more work than we ever thought, we absolutely love doing the flea market.  We love the interesting people that we meet from designers, to DIYers, to flea market enthusiasts.  We love the other vendors around us who share stories, share their love of the hunt, and share Tylenol for aching backs.  

We love that the spirit of Christmas seemed to touch (almost) everyone.  From the angry man who intentionally parked his truck to block us and then put a giant pile of blankets in front of our setup but later apologized for being so stressed out, to the woman from Chicago who thanked us for saying 'Merry Christmas' because "no one says that any more."

We really do love you all.  Thank you for another amazing market and have a fantastic week!

A shot of the action...
(Ha!  Caught Brooke mid-stride!)

An early Christmas treat....

Giant brass grasshopper is almost too crazy-cool to sell!  Bought it at an estate sale in Malibu this past week! 

A bit of blue...

Um,who put that yellow vase in our rose colored section?!

(Love, love these antique African footstools!)

(nearly everything in this photo sold - how amazing is that?!)

Until next time!

Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.  
1 John 4:8

Friday, December 9, 2011

Pink Accent Pieces!

Earlier this week we promised to bring you some reinvented accent pieces a la PINK~  Well, here they are!  
Enjoy the transformations!

This is how a few of these pieces started....

Although we did like the yellow, it was dirty, 
chipped and just dated.

There was just something about the regency details on this seemingly common magazine carrier that caught our attention immediately! But, the dingy brown had to go!


Getting everything primed!  It's usually at this point that we want to keep everything white because we love how clean it looks!


"The Claw!"

This little end table ended up being our favorite.  It is a pale pink and and we accented the hardware and bamboo details in slight white.

Marching on to the Rose Bowl!

We also reupholstered the footstool to the right in a 
beautiful silk!

These accessories and more available at our shop!

Whatever you do, work with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men Colossians 3:23

Monday, December 5, 2011

Pretty in Pink

We like to think that we are not "girly girls".  That we are not "pink girls".  Well, as it turns out, when we started this adventure we were proved wrong!  It seems every day we find a new piece of furniture to reinvent we inevitably want it in some shade of PINK!

When we find feminine accessories we find ourselves gushing over how "cute" they are!  So, C'est la vie!  We are embracing our feminine and soft sides and loving what Pink does to living spaces everywhere!

Stay tuned for our pink accent pieces! We are reinventing a tiny bamboo footstool, a gorgeous, round, claw-foot table and a stylish regency style magazine rack! 

Although you wont be able to see the darling backs of these gold floral wall reliefs, we love the little touch of color! 

Gold accents are beautiful with pink.  But I love the unexpected addition of the blue and white accessories.

Vintage pink and gold sandwich tray by California Pottery.  
Circa 1960. Shop

Not surprising that we find this office to be perfection.  
It belongs to Ms. Kelly Wearstler herself!

Vintage fruit platter on pedestal.  
Also, California Pottery, Circa 1960.  Shop

Tiny floral paintings.  Oil on canvas.  Shop

Clear your calendar for this Sunday!  We'll be at the 
Rose Bowl Flea Market in the extended antique area. 
Happy Monday Everyone!   

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you.  I do not give you as the world gives you.  Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.  John 14:27

Monday, November 28, 2011

Animal Instinct!

We've been vegetarians almost 93% of our lives.  However, the pull of animal inspired/animal objects is just too difficult for us to resist.  Double standard;  probably.  Worth the label; absolutely!

This ram horn lamp by Barbara Cosgrove is not real animal but it's really amazing! 

The sheep skin stools by Martyn Lawrence-Bullard are one of a kind from his London container sale on One Kings Lane! 

Reupholstered horned footstool in a white leather with chrome nailhead accents!  This footstool is G3Q Designs.  For more reinvented furnishings visit our store.

Ugh, gorgeous birds hand carved from bone.  Vintage. Stunning.  
(Pair available at our Etsy Store.)

(Not Your Mother's) Cowhide!

Holy cow (I couldn't resist)! I am in awe of Kyle Bunting's line of products.  Rugs, upholstery, furniture, art, and wall coverings.  Among my favorites, the hide wall covering above, is made with cream colored hair-on-hide leather in a chevron pattern. This or any of the other custom wall coverings would surely make any space stylish and warm.

Oh my gosh, I adore everything about this room.  The crazy-amazing fabric on the chaise, Pearl River by Schumacher, the persimmon-colored Chinese Keyhole chairs, the tassels on the stools.  And, the use of the organic feeling cowhide rug under it all.  This room was designed by Molly Luetkemeyer of M.Design Interiors.  More to come from this talented woman!

These are a few rugs from Kyle Buntings line.  All of the rugs can be done in custom colors and patterns.

(note: only one chair is still available)

We adore these cowhide chairs & wanted to keep them for ourselves!  We picture one sitting in an ultra modern space or even giving an otherwise feminine room a masculine touch.  We've accented these with an awesome ancient Chinese Temple Bell Also available at our store!

Hoofed-feet get us every time!

Shagreen, Shagreen, Shagreen!!!

We are enchanted by (almost) all pieces covered in these exotic skins!  The simple lines on this Karl Springer snakeskin covered coffee table make it super versatile. 

This incredible vintage Pirite Shagreen Commode from Old Plank Road doesn't come cheap but wow, is it a fantastic piece of furniture.  It's a soft bluish green colored hide from a stingray and would certainly add a touch of class to any space.

If, like us, you love all things animal, you must visit our store!  We have a great selection of animal inspired and shaped goodies!  Happy Monday!

Trust in the Lord with all of your heart;do not depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all that you do, and he will show you which path to take. Proverbs 3:5-6