House Rules

This is a short post, but guys, I am SO darn excited about this new print! I have seen it floating around for years and have always been in love. I finally bought it from Scoutmob.com for only $20! It’s a Hammerpress print and is awesome quality.

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Thinking of putting it at the end of this hallway. But y’all know how I move stuff around.

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Can’t wait to get it hung! Pics coming soon.

-K

Basement Shopping Part 2

I know what you’re thinking–your poor mama’s basement must be empty! I would feel bad, but she was practically throwing this stuff at me. Again, super cool mom alert. Below are some more treasures I found. This first one is awesome. It’s a carved wooden piece that lays flat. If you pull on the handle, magic happens and it turns into a basket.

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Crazy cool, right?!

I’ve already shown the glass diamond on here. But it’s so darn cool, it’s worth looking at again.

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I am also the proud new owner of some awesome vintage books. Check it out:

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This one’s technically not vintage, but it was too cute not to share:

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Obviously.

 

-K

More Mantle Styling–It’s An Issue

I know, I know, I feel like every other post is about my mantle. But this current design is here to stay. For a while, at least. Last time I was here, my mantle looked like this:

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Good, not great. Pretty meh if I’m being perfectly honest. However, after I found the insanely cool vintage postcards from my last post, I had a little more to work with. Below is my mantle today:

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You can see the ram postcard in that awesome frame I found at Joann Fabrics (ten dolla, son!). I also had an old sketch I had done based on a drawing I originally saw on Pinterest. The frame was another basement find from my parents (seriously, they could have their own antique shop).

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The little frame was yet another basement find. The key was courtesy of my junk drawer. I would like to say it’s something meaningful, like the key to our first house. But honestly, I have no flipping clue what it goes to. Probably something boring like a shed.

I also found this amazing Rolling Stones print at Home Goods for a whopping $7.

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The platter in the middle is in transit right now. I don’t think she’s there to stay, but I don’t really have another place for her. She was an impulse purchase from my trip to Bobo’s Intriguing Objects. I found her for $15 and couldn’t say no. Not sure where her forever home will be, but for now she’s chilling next to Mick and Keith.

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I’m liking this set up A LOT better than before. Eventually, I’m going to switch out those sticks for some long cotton stems or possibly a small branch with green leaves from my backyard. I’m also still hunting for the perfect wreath to go over Humongo the mirror. I have yet to find something that knocks my socks off without costing an arm and a leg. You know this girl is all about the deals.

It’s so much fun to see things progressing with the house. I’m loving the direction it’s going so far. Still so much to do, but the process is half the fun.

-K

Treasure Hunting

One of my favorite things to do is antiquing and thrifting. The hubs gets so annoyed because if you let me in an antique store or flea market, you won’t see me for a good two hours. Even if I only wind up buying something small, I just love the process of looking through everything. I’ve always been a lover of antiques. Anything that has a story in particular I am drawn to. That’s when I was so thrilled to find this treasure trove hiding in my mom’s china cabinet.

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Are these incredible or what?! We found them in an old manila folder in the back of her cabinet. They are old postcards from the 60’s from a trip my dad took with his parents when he was a kid. They went on a road trip across the country and picked these up all along the way. My mom was hesitant to part with them, but I eventually talked her into it. Hey, they were just sitting in a smelly old envelope! I originally had plans of making a collage with them and hanging them in my foyer. I even bought the frame for it and everything. But unfortunately, once I got them up, it just wasn’t working for me. It wasn’t what I envisioned and I just couldn’t get the layout right. For now, I’ve chosen a couple to put in frames around the house and put the rest in a safe place in the sock drawer. I’m still brainstorming on an idea of what to do with them all. But in the meantime, I don’t want to mess with them too much as they are quite old. Below are the photos I have framed so far. This first one was actually a frame I found in my parents basement. The glass diamond was also a basement find (I’m telling you, I was on fire that day! Thankfully I have a super cool mom who doesn’t mind sharing her unused vintage pieces).

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I’ll keep you updated on what I come up with for the rest of these beauties.

-K