A Very Eclectic Girl

I am not a matchy girl.

I've never been one to purchase the 7 piece set from Slumberland including matching lamps. Way too predictable for me. And I definitely don't want my house to look exactly like a page out of The Pottery Barn catalog. Don't get me wrong, Pottery Barn is great and I own a couple things from there. Key word: couple.

Combining styles along with vintage/new pieces has always been my thing. Interior design & decorating have long been a passion of mine. (I am also an artist and crafty girl, so this fits right in with what my brain craves.)

I also consider myself lucky that Hubby lets me make the decisions in the decorating department. (Thank God, or we would have a rugged-dead-animals-and-stuffed-fish-on-the-wall-with-the-Slumberland-matching-7-piece-set-and-deer-antler-chandelier living room). However, he usually freaks out when I lug home a "new" piece of furniture that in his mind is ugly. He has a hard time looking outside the box, but once I put it all together he is usually happy with the result.

Except that one time I turned an antique chicken coop into a coffee table.

There has never been gobs of disposable income in our house so I have to get creative. I'm not complaining - it's fun to challenge myself to make a room look good on a major budget.

Take our dining room for instance:

The only things purchased new were the rug (West Elm), the throw pillows and the centerpiece.

  • Black vintage 1969 modern line sofa: Thrifted

  • Mid century modern chrome base table with wood top: Craigslist

  • Vintage chairs: Craigslist - paid for the table to go with them but didn't take it. Too matchy. The chairs were boring brown wood with horrid covers but they had awesome lines. I painted them with a few cans of white spray paint and recovered the pads with black easy-to-wipe vinyl from Wal-Mart.

  • Vintage geranium placemats: Thrifted and for sale in my shop!


Sailboat Sundress

Major props to the Vintage Bulletin blog for featuring my 80's sailboat sundress in their favorite picks of the week along with these delish digs.


Fab Finds From Farm

Just a few things I found on my latest adventure.

At my favorite type of garage sale.

The kind located in Middle Of Nowhere, Midwest, WI.

On an old farm.

With lots of rusty junk.

Where you have to dig. And dig. And dig.

And there were lots of chickens.

And annoying birds that I couldn't identify.

That made horrible sounds. Seriously. I wish I could post the noise they made just so you could get a feel.

Then I found the old bingo cage, ice crusher and 1958 Ford tail light.

The internal squealing with delight droned out the birds.

Watch for these fabulous finds in my Etsy shop soon!