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Monday
Apr212014

Around my house

I too will resume regular posts starting tomorrow (I didn't receive enough pet entries for today anyway). I thought since I had time this long weekend to do a bit of organizing and photography, that I would share my latest home endeavours. Nothing too serious, mostly just some rearranging to fit all the things I had purchased in Almonte last weekend. 

Once again, my kitchen shelving has been reorganized. When I was digging through the basement a few weeks ago looking for items to sell at the Ottawa Antique Show, I came across a vintage brass tea set (?) and some brass pineapples that I had thrifted and bought on Etsy several years ago. I could not let these go, so instead I tried incorporating them in my shelving display, along with my new Catherine Holm bowl I am totally stoked over (and coordinating pot I already had).

Catherine Holm bowl from Samantha Howard Vintage ~ vase from The White Monkey ~ Oaxacan vase bought in Puerto Vallarta ~ thrifted brass pineapple ~ silver egg bought in Puerto Vallarta ~ thrifted brass flower frog ~ Lumberjack candleholder by Normann Copenhagen from The Modern Shop ~ Catherine Holm pot from Etsy shop CrankHeartPony

Love that print (in my new vintage frame) by Emily McDowell purchased at Hello Yellow ~ vintage pot from Almonte ~ vase from The White Monkey

Vintage pot from Almonte ~ Oaxacan skull from Puerto Vallarta ~ candleholder by John Ward from General Fine Craft ~ thrifted Dansk candleholder ~ Hay Denmark scissors from The Modern Shop ~ air plant from Sparrow Floral Design

Saturday while running errands, my husband took us to a wood shop called KJP Select Hardwoods. *SIGH* So many glorious slabs of the most beautiful wood I have ever seen. I spotted a piece of Claro walnut that I had to have. I decided to use it on my dining table as a sort of tray for a centrepiece. 

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Wednesday
Apr092014

Ottawa Antique Show 

As I mentioned last week, this spring's Ottawa Antique Show was held this past weekend. I had participated last year by taking photos and going around tagging all of my favourite items ("Kim's picks") - see the post here. This year was quite different as my husband had a booth to sell his vintage radios that he guts and modernizes. The booth was so large I decided to lug a bunch of my retro/vintage goodies to sell as well. My husband sold some of his radios (YAY!) but I unfortunately managed only to sell a few of my things (I don't get it really - I had some pretty awesome West German pottery and not one of them sold! What's up with you Ottawans?!). Regardless, the show had a huge lineup on the first day and was really busy both days it ran. We had alot of fun and it was a really cool experience being on the other side of the table for a change. I took photos again, including some of the items I managed to buy before the show even opened! (I'm hopeless - I try and get rid of stuff, only to accumulate more!)

Our booth, and some of the pottery I brought back home with me. :(

Above are photos from one of my favourite sellers at the show - Samantha Howard Vintage. Samantha's modernist/brutalist jewelry collection gets me going every time, and I always have to pick up at least one piece, and Samantha, along with her husband Andrew have amazing retro and glass pieces as well. I also picked up something from one of the photos above. (Take a guess and you'll see at the end of the post if you are right). 

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Tuesday
Apr012014

The Antique Show is back!

Hey fellow Ottawans (and folks in surrounding areas looking for a little road trip) - it's Ottawa Antique Show time again!!! The show is coming up this weekend, Saturday and Sunday, and I am excited to promote it this year because my darling husband (Daff Design) has a booth where he will be selling his vintage revamped radios! WOHOO!!!! I am so excited for him to get these damn things sold and out of my house. :) Plus, they're pretty cool.

I know I am biased in praising these things but there is a large floor model on the wall opposite my desk that is wired with bluetooth. I play music from it all of the time and I don't even have to get my arse up out of my chair! 

The booth is massive and there are not enough radios to fill it so I will be bringing some of my vintage goodies to fill in the gaps. My house is too packed with crap so I am excited to sell some of it off too (including all of my coloured West German pottery!). You will have to come to the show to see (although I spot one above)....but here are some photos I took of the fabulous finds from last year.

Tuesday
Apr012014

Hilary Robertson's home

You may remember Hilary Robertson's Brooklyn brownstone from the cover of a Living Etc. magazine a while back. I swear this home will be forever etched in my memory as one of my favourites of all time. To my shock I realized we had never featured it in its entirety here. I just had to. It is so damn gorgeous, and almost everything in it is a thrift/flea market/antique market find. So dreamy. So inspirational. (Photos via Hilary's website and Trevor Tondro for the NY Times)

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Sunday
Mar232014

Vintage chic

I adore this London home featured on The Socialite Family. It belongs to jewelry designer Emma Cassi and her family. There is nothing more cozy and inviting than a home filled with well-worn treasures. And in this case they're so well-curated that the result is pure eye candy. (Photos by Constance Gennari)

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