Sunday, February 13, 2011


While surfing through my daily blog reads tonight I stumbled upon this cool headboard (so fitting with Valentine's Day tomorrow):

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A headboard is the next thing on my list of "wants/needs/to-do's" and this one is just my style - minus the word love. I'll probably just leave it blank... Luckily I was already planning on heading to the Lakewood Antique Market next weekend so I'll just add "random pieces of wood" to my list of things to look for, along with something to put my TV on and a bus or car seat for work...


Monday, February 7, 2011

Kudzu Antique Market

Since I haven't had as much time to sew or do anything crafty lately I've gotten on a redecorating kick. By now, my roomies are used to coming home and finding new fabric on the dining room chairs, new pillows, new art above the mantel, etc.... My last two trips to Kudzu were in search of a new TV stand, which I'm still looking for, but I found a few other kooky, cool, fun items I thought I'd share with you.

1. Flour, coffee, sugar, and tea canisters. I almost scooped them up to replace the red-checked ones we have now, but left them because they would take up a bit too much space in our tiny, tiny kitchen.

2. Child sized stove, mixer, and blender(not pictured)! Where were these when I was growing up? I had to use my imagination...though I have to say, it's a little scary that the stove has an electrical outlet plug. Maybe it just made noises and lights go on? Anyone have one of these when you were growing up? Oh, and it says "Suzy Homemaker" on it. Ha!

3. Hoof ash tray...ewwww! Need I say more?

Super cute pie cabinet. I'd use it in a bathroom to store extra towels and glass jars filled with cotton balls, q-tips, and other pretty white things....a girl can dream of a bathroom that big, right?

5. Amazing, industrial furniture. The pictures don't do justice to the pieces, but they are incredible in person. The bike wheel artwork was massive - at least 5 feet wide. Clearly these aren't antiques...but gorgeous nonetheless. Definitely out of my budget, but not too insanely priced...something to save up for.

A few items came home with me that day, but I'll post pictures of them later. They've been added to the living room mantle, but I need something 'new' (to me) up there to tie into the vintage/homey feel of the room. I've had a cool print above it, but it's a little too modern for the room, so it'll be moved somewhere else in the house. I'm thinking about something along the lines of these pieces:

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Enough for now. I'll be back soon with pictures from my trip to the big apple for the New York Gift Show. That city is a blast, but I'm always ready to come back home...