Ib Kofod-Larsen chair/tulip table/driftwood lamp-all thrifted
Cadell in his favorite chair-found on Craigslist
Our bedroom view from the doorway-Eames chair found at Renninger’s flea market, everything else was thrifted
Stainless footed dish from Denmark-one of my favorite thrifty finds from Cocoa
I’m really needing a weekend getaway/thrift trip!
Happy Thursday, everyone. Sorry about neglecting the blog, but we’ve just been working and there’s not much to blog about. We haven’t been thrifting as much lately and we’re cutting back on spending, so it seems like everything is at a standstill around here. I’m trying to get inspiration from going through things, rearranging/changing things and simplifying. It feels good to rediscover things that were put away or just simply sell or donate. I love when the entire house is clean and organized. I try to make sure that happens before the weekend so we can enjoy it. Once that’s done, it’s nice to light my favorite candles, put on some music and relax. It makes me feel inspired and gives me a fresh start.
What inspires you?
Spring has completely kicked in here, so I’ve added some more springtime items to my shop. The only thing going on here lately is yard work and more yard work. We’re dewinterizing everything around here; cleaning the yard/raking and I’ve been spring cleaning the house and weeding out things we don’t need. We’re breaking things up into one project at a time and making our goals each day so it doesn’t get so overwhelming. It’s easy to get discouraged when you don’t get as much done as you planned, but as long as you’re making progress, it’s good.
I’m so thankful that Kelly and I were able to designate one of our rooms to an office space. It’s a small room, but we each have our own desks next to nice windows. It’s not quite organized and arranged the way I’d like it to be, but it’s getting there. I’ve been weeding out the clutter of books and magazines that I no longer read, and I’m trying to find a place for the odds & ends. So just like everything else, it’s a work in progress and I’d like to post some photos sometime soon.
I’ll be in full work mode this weekend, so right now I’m getting my lists together and organizing things. Here are some incredible work spaces that motivate and inspire me.
ONE // TWO // THREE // FOUR // FIVE // SIX // SEVEN // EIGHT // NINE // TEN //
Kelly just listed this gorgeous mid-century modern Italian lounge chair. Be sure to check out the full listing at KL Vintage Modern.
I hope everyone is having a great week so far. I’ve been taking a little break from the computer this week, and catching up on some yard work. The weather has been perfect, and it’s a great time to get things cleaned up before it gets too hot. We’re also preparing for our huge outdoor (skateboarding) project that should get started this week, so we’re excited about that. More updates soon!
I hope everyone is having a great week! I’m enjoying my time with Cadell while he’s home for spring break. Unfortunately it’s unseasonably cold here, so we can’t go to the beach, but the guys have been skateboarding a lot. We’re going to the skate park tomorrow, so I’ll be snapping away!
Overall, I kind of stick to neutral colors in my home and wardrobe. I love color, but I have specific favorites and they have to be the perfect shade/hue, etc.
Color can be powerful, and trigger strong emotions. I have to surround myself with things that bring me peace and happiness. Neon, or fluorescent colors evoke good feelings for me. I was first introduced in the 80s, when every kid was wearing neon socks and Frankie Goes to Hollywood/Relax t-shirts. My mother would laugh and tell me that they actually wore those colors in the 50s. Then I watched it re-emerge a few years back when I was working in the surf industry. I was a surf/swimwear buyer and it was so much fun to choose all of the great colors for the shop. So for me, fluorescent/neon colors = fun.
I love neon colors, but only touches of it. I wouldn’t want to have it scattered all over my house, but a few little bright surprises here and there would be nice.
Here are some great examples. ▽
I hope everyone is having a great week so far! Kelly and I are working on some projects and shop items, so I’ll have some updates here soon.
Up for auction this week is this gorgeous vintage mid-century modern lounge chair + a rare complete collection of The Quarterly Skateboarder Magazine, vintage 1964.
Be sure to check these out and more at Kelly Lynn Vintage Modern!
I love white pottery, especially matte white studio pottery. Here are some gorgeous examples found on Etsy.
Have a great weekend, everyone!