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The Lustrous Lamp

The Lustrous Lamp

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By Julia When I was a kid, my dad had this amazing lamp on his desk in his office. I loved the decorative wire supports, the stitched shade, and the atomic-looking “dots” on the base. He had some photos tucked into the supports and a little magnet on the base.…

Wonderful Wood Cuts

Wonderful Wood Cuts

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By Julia My husband’s grandfather was a carpenter. He taught wood shop at the local high school and had his own shop at home. He made many pieces of furniture and home décor over the years and some children’s toys that several generations of kids in our family have enjoyed.…

Going Antiquing

Going Antiquing

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By Julia I stumbled upon a new (to me) antiques mall not too long ago. Lost and Found is in a cool old factory building in Grand Rapids, MI in an area of town that used to be mostly industrial. The architecture is lovely- the outside still looks industrial while…

Super Secret Project – The FINAL Reveal! Thursday Retro Rewind

Super Secret Project – The FINAL Reveal! Thursday Retro Rewind

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And here we are….the last installment of my quest for the perfect vintage couch…which led us into having to re-upholster the set! We still have this couch set to this day and I still do love it just as much as I did back then! By Sara In AZ So…

Super Secret Project – Fabric FUN Time! Thursday Retro Rewind

Super Secret Project – Fabric FUN Time! Thursday Retro Rewind

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Continuing on with the vintage couch series, this week leads us into trying to source just the right fabric to re-cover the couches! Hmmmmmm, will I find my beloved Frieze or will I have to go with another type of fabric???? By Sara In AZ OK, so I finally have…

Glamorous Glasses

Glamorous Glasses

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By Julia My husband and I have been obsessed with Mad Men. The artful story-telling and mid-mod sets work well to transport us back to the 60s. We were mid-century fans before we discovered the show, but it served as the inspiration for a couple of design choices at our…

Super Secret Project – REVEALED!!!! Thursday Retro Rewind

Super Secret Project – REVEALED!!!! Thursday Retro Rewind

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I was looking back in our archives and came across a series of 3 posts I originally published 8 years ago about our quest for the *perfect* one-armed vintage couch! It has been so long since these posts were originally published I thought it would be fun to take another look…

Cool Candle Holders

Cool Candle Holders

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By Julia When visiting an estate sale recently, I had to take a moment to appreciate the home. The owner was an architect and had not only designed the original structure, but all of the additions as their family grew. There was a separate full kitchen hiding in the basement…

Lovely Lamps

Lovely Lamps

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By Julia When we first moved into our house, our priority was finding some furniture for our living room so we could sit down. After that, we needed lighting as there isn’t any in-ceiling lighting in the living room. The space remained a blank canvas for quite some time, but…

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…

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