Entries Tagged as 'Vintage'

Heat Wave



We are having a nice run of warm weather here in Vancouver lately, and our fans have come in handy at nighttime. I even took this Sea-breeze off the shelf to do more than just look pretty! Don’t you just love vintage fans! But, I do wonder about the old wiring. Do you need to replace wiring if it still works? It seems that Sarah Richardson has every vintage light that she touches rewired, and I’m wondering if there is some unwritten rule about electrical expiration dates? Are there any electricians reading this? Any interior designers with a source for rewiring? I’d love to know!

The One That Got Away



Are there any other Craigslist shoppers out there? I don’t check very often, unless I have something specific in mind. But occasionally I’ll check the listings just to see what’s out there and that’s when I come across things like this! A danish credenza made of walnut for a song!

It reminded me of the project that Amy did last year that I loved so much! But, as you can tell by the title, this was snatched up before I could get my hands on it. Too bad!! I was really excited about painting the drawer fronts a glossy white, like the dresser below.

Yes, I could buy this dresser at a local furniture shop for a lot more $$$, but where’s the rush in that?!! 😉

Have you ever found a great deal on Craigslist? Or one that got away?

All Steamed Up



My in laws spent a couple of days cleaning out their crawl space, and I thought I’d show you one of the items that came to our house! Remember how I asked you to keep your eyes open for me? Well, this Bentwood steamer trunk is a lot larger than I was thinking, but it works, and it comes with a lot of history… look what we found inside!

The Sun & The Province newspapers from when Kennedy was assassinated.

I envision it sitting at the foot of one of the boys beds as a toy box or storage for dress up clothes eventually, but since they’re currently sharing a room it’s a little tight on space upstairs. This is a good landing spot, between our front entrance and living room, giving us storage for extra jackets and shoes, etc. You can never really have enough storage when you have kids, can you?!

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