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SAGA To Go

SAGA To Go

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By Julia When we last left the SAGA saga, my husband and I found a creative way to locate additional pieces outside of our normal radius. After finding some more SAGA featured on a blog I was reading, we set off to St. Louis to fetch a rare piece we…

Meet Me in St. Louie

Meet Me in St. Louie

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By Julia A few years ago, my husband and I went to St. Louis, MO for our anniversary. I found some SAGA pieces on a blog I was reading and we set off in hot pursuit. We weren’t even sure those items would still be available when we arrived, but…

The Playful Planter

The Playful Planter

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By Julia One of the best bargains I’ve found since I started collecting retro things of my own was at an estate sale. They had a very cool set of blood-red depression glass dishes, a set of Geneva steel kitchen cabinets for next-to-nothing, and the first Broyhill cabinet I’d even…

Going Antiquing

Going Antiquing

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By Julia In between Craigslist adventures, I enjoy perusing antique shops. Sometimes I have a specific item in mind, sometimes I just wander around in case I find a deal. Usually, though, I’m just looking for inspiration from the simple vignettes the sellers have arranged in the store. For this…

Stunning SAGA

Stunning SAGA

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By Julia When we last visited the SAGA saga, we hit the jackpot on a bedroom set. I have to be honest, my husband is quite a bit more tech-savvy than I am. He figured out how to use some of the tools Craigslist offers to comb all listings within…

Magnificent Magazine Racks

Magnificent Magazine Racks

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By Julia When scouring Craigslist for furniture, I occasionally stumble upon other fantastic finds. Once such find was a trio of magazine racks located right here in my town. The seller had used them to display some art at an outdoor market and no longer needed them. I don’t read…

A Pair of Chairs

A Pair of Chairs

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By Julia When my husband and I first moved into our house, it was a blank canvas. We did not have much furniture and the task of finding seating for our living room seemed rather daunting. Since we were looking for items with a retro vibe, I scoured our local…

Perfect Timing

Perfect Timing

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By Julia When my husband and I were on our recon mission to fetch my favorite de-light-ful lamp from the cottage my dad shared with his buddies, we were also on the lookout for other retro treasures that had been left behind. Since the house and its furnishings had been…

Furniture as Art

Furniture as Art

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By Julia A while ago, my husband and I had the opportunity to visit an exhibit at the Grand Rapids Art Museum in Grand Rapids, MI called Michigan Modern: Design that Shaped America. Several famous furniture designers from the 50s and 60s, including George Nelson and Eero Saarinen, worked for…

The New Couch

The New Couch

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By Julia A few weeks ago, I shared that my husband and I visited an antiques warehouse to look at a sofa. We got distracted by all the other neat items and couldn’t decide on a sofa we wanted to bring home. Well, after some chatting we made a decision!…

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