Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Out and About

Yes, I'm here. When I started feeling better last week and the weather started clearing up a bit, I was so elated I had to leave the house which meant less blogging. Sorry about that. And where should I go? Shopping, of course. I met up with my friend Arrione one day, so while in her neck of the woods, I hit up her Homegoods and an indoor flea market. Here's what I found.

A plethora of cool side tables . . . 



Some of which were a little pricey, but not horribly so. Any one of them would make a statement.

 A couple of cute mirrors . . .

And an artichoke lamp because I still think they're cute.
All I got at Homegoods that day were these cute little notebooks/journals . . . 
Don't they look very Kelly Wearstler-esque??

At the indoor flea market, I found some goodies as well. First, what didn't make it home with me . . . 
I loved these vintage, gold-tipped glasses and pitcher. Aren't the sherbert-y colors fab? But, I need more glasses like I need another hole in my head. So there they stayed. Sad face.

And this lovely brass etagere is such a stunner . . .
Of course, it was NFS (Not for Sale) as it was a display. I hate when that happens. What burned even more is that it still had the Habitat for Humanity markdown sticker on it. Some lucky antique dealer got this for anywhere between $11 and $22. My friend ModFruGal has this very shelf in her house (featured here on Small Shop Studio), and it looks amazing. 

What did I pick up? A little ceramic box painted to look like malachite because, duh, I'm kind of obsessed with malachite.

And a couple of pieces that have roping/tassels because I'm a little obsessed with those too. So, I'm obsessed, so what?
Please excuse my "angry-looking" face in the mirror. This is my intense concentration face. It explains why I need Botox.
Both need some love and new paint, obviously. My daughter said the little garden seat/stool looked like it belonged in a circus and a friend called it "hideous" but I think with some work it could look like this Italian Tassel Stool featured on One Kings Lane . . .


Anyway, that's all I've got for now. I hope to show you some projects I'm finishing up, but life keeps getting in the way or rugs go on backorder till June. So infuriating. Until then, I'll leave you with a little pic I snapped of my daughter's cute outfit this morning. I just couldn't resist . . . 
Sorry, it's blurry. Dashing out the door for the bus doesn't allow much time for focusing. I just loved the little striped jacket she threw over her Teach for America t-shirt and teal skinnies with matching sneakers. She's becoming her own little person who picks out her own outfits - kind of bittersweet, really. So stylin, my little Meg.


15 comments:

bluehydrangea said...

That outfit is too cute!! I would totally wear that!!

Ashley said...

The tassel stool is fabulous...does that mean circus-chic is the next design trend? Perhaps you're ahead of the next wave.

Fabricotti luce said...

I can't beleive that stuff is to be found at such good prices!!! I don't think you need botox though!!

Tobe | BIA said...

my homegoods does not have ANY of that goodness!

Tiffany Leigh Interior Design said...

TOOO bad that gold shelf was NFS. I love it!!!

A Perfect Gray said...

she is too cute.

ohhh, and that first table from home goods??? went to my home goods today and they had NOTHING like that. no fair.

Lindsay [rookie's nest] said...

Super cute stuff! Great photos! I love the artichoke lamp, too!

nelya said...

She is such a cutie! And a super stylish cutie at that! Enzo Mari's La Mela has always been a favorite of mine, so I just love her great graphic T.

As always, I share your obsessions. I rarely make it by Homegoods, but clearly I must make a greater effort. That first table is really fabulous! And I just sold the very same NFS etagere! As for your stool, awesome. Your bud is totally wrong. You got vision, girl. In spades.

Erin said...

Your tasselled finds are SO GOOD. And I love your cute daughter! Squee!

Melissa Crochet said...

That little Meg is super cute!

Chateau À Gogo said...

Great finds of course and Meg is a cutie!! I'm going to hunt down that antique dealer and beg for that etagere!!

Kim@Chattafabulous said...

I was at my HG a few weeks ago and they have nothing this fab. Except maybe a few of the same mirrors. The side tables are great, especially the first!

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therelishedroost said...

I especially love the vintage finds!! I am crazy about vintages shops.. great pics!!'xo Karolyn

Naomi@DesignManifest said...

You are definitely inspiring me to go to HG! Love Meg's little jacket. Style runs in the family.

Kim @ See Kim Decorate said...

I really need to go to HomeGoods more often...

Your little girl is so cute. She's got great style!