What? What?! Jonathan Adler created a line for JC Penney called Happy Chic?! My word. If you have admired his optimistic retro style of pillows, ceramics, rugs, and decor objects but could never afford the designer price tag, here is a great source. I would assume the quality isn’t top notch but for adding a little cheerfulness into your rooms, give the collection a once over. I’m tempted to sneek some pieces into my next project and just not tell the client its from JCP.
Posts Tagged ‘vintage’
Sometimes, I’m inspired by my own posts and I hope you are too. That’s the point right? I bought some Turkish kilim pillows on eBay and swapped out some existing pillow covers for a brighter living room sofa. Its a fun and easy way to mix things up, like buying a few new tops.
The area under our stairs was a real mess. Nice hooks and Flor carpet tile were not doing enough to keep it in check. My husband didn’t see anything wrong with it, but I saw a real failure with the dorm like shoe display. I’ve been hoping to find some kind of industrial storage unit to organize those shoes (we are “no shoes inside” house).
And I lucked out at the Flea Market with these $10 bins. Its hard to photograph this dark spot of our house and this was the best I could do.
I made it to the Long Beach Flea Market this past Sunday and it was a fruitful trip. I got there earlier than usual and I felt like everyone was speed walking and power shopping to beat out the competition. Which made the visit more thrilling and my buys felt more precious. My haul included a Mexican serape blanket with the best color combinations, a beautifully waxed mini library catalog, a bentwood wicker stool, a travel clock, and some cute white dishes. I haggle on everything of course to get a good price.
There was a lot of chintzy kitch but a good representation of mid-century and industrial style finds. I like the Long Beach Flea market better for its smaller size and reasonable pricing, er…haggling.
I don’t know why but I always get tempted to buy these rad bohemian vintage dresses there. Thinking somehow I’ll get to wear them. Don’t worry, it didn’t happen.
I did let this carved wood go. I just couldn’t do $35, but it is a nice sculptural piece.
Ever wonder how I end up scoring all those spectacular finds on Craigslsit, like the lamp, table, and chairs you see here? Some tips, from yours truly, on Glo MSN today.
This girl is just crazy cool. The kind of girl I wish I could be in another life – comfortable with a saw, inhabitant of a studio loft space in Brooklyn, creator of large scale geometric wood inlay furniture pieces, restaurant designer galore. Just take a look at her earthy, eclectic, lived in apartment and studio and tell me you wouldn’t want to drop in for a studio tour and a cup of tea. Oh, and guess what – you can shop her finished items here.
So of course, Miss Coolness was featured on Design Sponge. I’m not jealous. No really, I am not.
My strange addiction is to mid-century dressers. Whenever I see one on Craigslist at a steal I want to bring it home. If I can justify the usefulness of it and arrange for delivery, I do! But most times, I let it go onto a better home. Each one seems to be more interesting than the next. The rich wood tones, the sculptural curves of the handles and drawer fronts, the retro styled hardware, and those cute little legs. It seems like each one is more special than the next so the next time you see one, take a second look. They work in bedrooms, nurseries (the perfect height for changing pads), living room media centers, entry way consoles, and dining room buffets. They usually come off looking more modern than mid-century and are so affordable compared to current reinterpretations of the same styles. Don’t these all just scream “take me home with you”.