Check out the latest beauty up for auction at KL Vintage Modern. This is one of my personal favorites! It’s very comfy AND reclines, with all new upholstery and refinishing. See more details and photos at KL Vintage Modern.
We spent Friday over in Mount Dora at Renninger’s Extravaganza. They’re only held three times a year, and the last one was in February, so we were really excited to go. There’s always something new and we walk away with something great after every trip. Kelly picked up a really nice Eames style lounge chair (1st photo), so he was happy. I found four great items for my shop, so I’ll be adding them this week. There were so many things that I found at a reasonable price, but I was on a budget. The next one is in January, so I’ll be more prepared next time.
I’ll be back later this week with some shop updates. I have LOTS of great items in my shop, just in time for the holidays!
2) Our bedroom with a new thrifted rug I found for $3.98. It will really come in handy this winter because these terrazzo floors get cold! Kelly thrifted the bird pottery planter and brought it home to me one day.
3) Thrifted terracotta planter + stand on our dining room table.
4) Afternoon sunlight in our living room, listening to Lou.
I hope everyone had a great weekend!
Just a few of my favorite items from some of my favorite Etsy shops. Enjoy!
I’ve always loved being surrounded by plants and I get satisfaction from caring for them and watching them grow. When I was a kid, I watched my mother transform sad clippings into lush plants. Living in Miami helped, and we could easily grab perfectly good plants from the trash. Some of my own favorite plants have been rescued from the trash and I’ve been scouring Craigslist lately for some freebies that people just don’t want to deal with. We have a large yard, and one of the first things we wanted to do was improve the landscaping. Of course that’s a huge expense, but we’ve been trying to be creative. One important thing for us is privacy. We managed to get our privacy fence up last year, but we wanted more. We decided that we wanted bamboo, so we researched ways to keep it from being so invasive. Then that plan was put on hold because it was on our long to-do list that required more money.
One day while I was browsing Craigslist, I actually stumbled across an ad for FREE bamboo. It wasn’t too surprising since it’s invasive and people are always trying to get rid of it around here. So Kelly made a call and checked it out. As it turned out, a woman owned some property close to her home, and the bamboo was too close to the road. The city needed her to cut it back or have it removed. We knew it wouldn’t be an easy job, but this was something we really wanted for our yard. So far, we have made four trips and plan to keep going back. It has been backbreaking for Kelly, and one of the most difficult things to do is install the barrier, but we’re really happy with the transformation so far.
Most of the bamboo clumps are 12+ feet high!
After the first trip.
We’ll continue along this fence until it reaches the next oak. We’ll be making our next trip this week. To be continued…
We’re excited about our auction items this week. I’ve decided to give up one of the pieces from our personal collection-this Paul McCobb planner group table. It’s one of my favorite pieces, and I’m hoping it goes to a great home!
I hope everyone had a fantastic holiday weekend!
Check out these new items and more at my shop, Kibster Vintage.
1. Danish candlesticks // 2. Turquoise rings // 3. Vinyl collection // 4. Hairpin lamp // 5. & 6. Kitchen pendant lamp
Well, summer is winding down and we’ve been working on a few small projects around the house. Kelly found this vintage glass pendant lamp a few months ago, and I immediately knew where it should go. Before this, we had an ugly fluorescent light fixture with a plastic cover. It just had to go… Luckily, he can reuse it in his workshop. The hairpin floor lamp is actually up for auction right now, so check it out at KL Vintage Modern.