Happy Friday, everyone!
Just some random photos I’ve taken over the past few months around the house. Kelly found the George Nelson credenza last year for $40 (in the second photo), and it’s one of my favorite pieces. I’ll take more photos and share them later. It fits perfectly between our shelves, and it makes a nice wall unit. I also found a Beni Ourain rug for $30, which I LOVE, and Lucy loves it too. Another little find was my Kilim pillow. I’m not usually into patterns, but this one is great and I really love the colors.
I hope everyone has a great weekend. Happy Friday!
Flashing back to April, 1976. This photo was taken with an old Polaroid camera. I was about 4 years old here. It was the evening my mom and step-dad got married. I was sitting in an Adrian Pearsall chair covered in black faux fur. I loved that chair. This was at my mom’s best friend’s house in Miami, where we were temporarily staying at the time. Between the two families, there were about 8 kids. I was the youngest, and the others were all teenagers. This house was so cool, with such a great vibe. First of all they had a pool, and we were always in it. She had a sign on the wall over it, “I don’t swim in your toilet, so don’t pee in my pool”. I split my chin open in that pool, trying to do some fancy trick where I jumped backward off the coping. Bad idea. I still have a scar from it. They slapped a butterfly bandage on it and I was good to go. Anyway, they had a cool parrot named Cookie, and he talked. He called out names and was very friendly. This is probably where my love of birds began. The lady of the house also smoked a “peace pipe” and had hippie beads leading to her bedroom. She had small breasts, which she called teddy bears, and had a pet mouse that lived in a little crevice in the floor, and she talked to it. She also had a small door that went from the living room into the kitchen and I used to pretend that it was a secret passageway. She made the best ramen noodles, and she was always so nice to me. Her color was baby blue. She drove a light blue Buick Riviera and I used to climb in the back window while she drove (remember, this is the 70s). She had baby blue carpet, with blue sheer curtains and a piano that I pretended to play in the living room. Nobody ever sat in there, because the coolest room was the back room where the tv was. There was a dungeon-like vibe in there, with dark furniture and a fireplace. I remember the guys all sitting back there laughing at the 3 Stooges. That’s where this chair was. I also remember that dress. I wasn’t into dresses when I was little, and I couldn’t wait to get it off. It was a really itchy pale pink lace material, and I kept asking my mom if I could take it off. I finally won, because there are other photos of me in regular clothes. Haha!
Last year we decided to finally get that George Nelson pendant lamp we’ve always wanted. We went with the small saucer version of the bubble lamps, and we couldn’t be happier. I know it’s a very popular mid-century lamp, but when something’s good, it’s good. Anyway, we were very excited to finally receive it. We had been living with an off-center drum shade, which drove me crazy. This one is perfect, and we are done with the dining room lighting. Now, onto the next project!
Here are some of my favorite items I’ve recently added to my shop. Go check them out at Kibster Vintage!
I’m also excited and proud to announce that my shop was featured this week on Etsy as “Vintage Shops We Love“, under Editor’s Picks.
I hope everyone is having a great week. We’re getting ready for Cadell to go back to school next Monday, so summer is winding down here. It’s always nice to take a break from the school schedule, but we’re ready to get back to having more structure. Along with Cadell going back to school, I’ll be starting a new diet, gym, and work schedule. I recently thrifted a newish Breville juicer for $3, so I’m going to start juicing. I’m currently looking for some good juice recipes, so feel free to share!
Kelly and I have had this Ikea sofa for over 7 years now, and it has really held up nicely. The leather is perfectly worn, and it honestly has no issues or damage. We had discussed updating it with some more Danish style tapered legs, and Kelly finally got around to doing it. I really love how it looks!
I’m SO happy with the results! It’s amazing how a small change can make such a big difference. I love little improvements like this. Thanks, Kelly!
Flashing back to 1976… I was about 5 here. We were still living in South Miami and this was the typical attire..polyester shorts and a tiny halter top. Oh, how I miss that blonde hair! I remember this day. My mom used to take me on small adventures and we took a ride down Tamiami trail that day. This photo was taken at a little souvenir shop. My mom was obsessed with taking photos. She always had a cheap camera, but she was constantly documenting moments, thankfully. This is one of my favorites. There’s just something so carefree about it.
As usual, I’ve got lots of vintage teak items in my shop! Be sure to go check out these pieces and more. I’ll be working on some new listings tomorrow, so I’ll have more updates later.
Summertime is serious business here in Florida. It’s super hot during these months, so it’s best to make it fun by going to the beach or pool. It’s actually my favorite time of the year, so I look forward to pulling out my beach bag and accessories. Here are some dream essentials for what’s left of summer.
I hope everyone has a fantastic weekend!