I’ve really been enjoying decorating with my plants lately. I had to bring my small plants inside during the hurricane, and it inspired me to do a little rearranging. It’s a cheap and easy way to freshen up your space and bring life and color to a room.
We’re looking forward to the next few months. Halloween is almost here, and then right after that, our annual county fair will be in town. We’ve had a slight change in the weather and it’s feeling a little like fall around here, which is nice. We’ve also got Renninger’s Extravaganza coming up in a couple weeks, and it has been about 8 months since the last one, so we’re ready. I’m hoping to be able to find some fun new things for my shop for the holidays. I hope everyone is having a great October, and happy Friday!
I have to share one of Kelly’s greatest find to date; these gorgeous Danish teak chairs. We were in desperate need of some different dining chairs, so we were keeping our eye out for a nice, reasonably priced set. We had been using the Arne Jacobsen Series 7 chairs for a couple years, and 2 chairs just weren’t enough. I loved them, but they were damaged and needed a lot of work. So one day while thrifting (yes, thrifting) Kelly found this set for $80, and brought them home. I almost died when he brought me out to the van and opened the doors. I absolutely love them! I posted the photo above on Instagram, and a wonderful user informed me that they were designed by Arne Vodder! Bonus! The craftsmanship is so beautiful, I can understand why these chairs (and all vintage Danish furniture) have become so desirable. We’ve had them for about a month, and they’re the best dining chairs we’ve had. (This is our 4th set). The others were either too heavy or too rickety. I believe we’ll have these for many years. The search is over for the perfect dining chairs, and we can cross one thing off our list.
I’m SO ready for spring, and I’m looking forward to adding some plants to my collection. Kelly and I have been working on some shop updates, so I’ll be posting about those soon. We just went to the big Renninger’s Extravaganza last weekend, so we found a few goodies!
Whoa, it has been way too long since my last post! Once again, time just passes way too quickly. Since my last post, Kelly and I both had birthdays. We both had small gatherings at home and they were a lot of fun. Cadell is already done with his first grading period at school, and he received a fantastic report card yesterday. Kelly and I have both been busy treasure hunting and listing new items. I’ll be stocking up for the holidays soon, so my next post will be an update of my new shop items! For now, here are some scenes from around the house.
▶ Turntable + favorite plants/pottery ▶ Lucy sunbathing ▶ Afternoon light in the dining room ▶ New Atomic Ranch magazine ▶ Thrifted Arthur Umanoff chair ▶ The most beautiful birthday gift from Kelly’s mom- a sea urchin air plant hanger!
Summer is winding down and Cadell starts 2nd grade on Monday. We went to meet his new teacher at his school this morning and he saw some of his friends. We’re all looking forward to getting back into a routine with school, work, and I’ll be joining the gym again. We still have some fun things planned for the weekends after school starts, but for now it’s back to business. Since it has been raining almost every day, I’ve been organizing around the house and going through things. I’m also posting more on Instagram, which is a lot of fun for me. It motivates me to keep things fresh around here and it’s a great creative outlet.
The biggest news here is… we adopted a new kitten! We adopted her through the Humane Society and she’s the sweetest, best kitty. We’ve had her a week now, and we’re looking forward to many years with her.
I can’t believe we’ve reached the end of July! This summer is flying by.. We’ve had lots of rainy afternoons here in Florida during this month, so as soon as we had a sunny afternoon, I snapped some photos of the latest around the house. I picked up a few pottery pieces (keepers) at the flea market and thrift stores, and the teak cabinet was a birthday present from my sweetie (last October). I realized that I never posted it, most likely due to Cadell’s toys being scattered everywhere. I managed to steal my space back long enough to shoot some photos!
I hope everyone is having a great summer. We’re keeping busy with lots of yard work, and the guys have been skateboarding at least 3 times a week. Kelly and I will be taking a little day trip on Saturday to do some thrifting, so I’m always excited about that. I’m hoping to bring some goodies home for my shop.
I just love the light coming into our home this time of year. Kelly found the hairpin stand at a thrift store a few months back, and he added a wood top for me. It was probably an old stand for a fish tank, but it works for us.
I’m excited about spring, and have started to give my plants more attention. I’ve also continued to collect vintage pottery, and I try to sell most of what I find, but these are a few that made the cut (for now). The hoop chair has been sitting in the garage for close to a year (or more). It needs some love, but I brought it inside just to play around and see how it looks in our space. I love it! I actually talked Kelly into keeping it, and he’s going to refinish it for me when he gets around to it. I rescued that little citrus tree from our yard when we first moved here. It was just a little stick with a few leaves. I love how it’s coming along.
I’m blown away that it’s almost May! Summer, here we come…
I hope everyone is off to a good start this year! So far, we’ve been keeping busy this month and continuing with home projects and work. We even managed to squeeze in a little weekend break, along with our first Renninger’s extravaganza trip of the year. Now we’re recharged and ready to get some work done. Happy Monday, everybody!
1) My Brasilia dresser with some new thrifted goodies. I found the little painting for .99¢ and I love it. The small green vase is in my shop.
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.