Curated Craigslist: Vintage Florals

I may want to scrap my old flower sheets, but I will always have a thing for granny florals. Crewel floral still life textile art is hanging all over our studio and a Mid-Century sunflower oil painting Max’s mom gave us is currently gathering dust in my mom’s storage. Definitely squeezing that piece somewhere in here! But for now, I’m happy scavenging Craigslist for vintage and Mid-Century pieces. Needless to say, this Curated Craigslist is inspired by florals (and that settee in particular!).  Enjoy! Links to Shop: Crosley Record Player Vintage Loveseat Swag Lamp Mid-Century Green Tweed Chair Record Holder Cabinet Floral … Continue reading Curated Craigslist: Vintage Florals

Halloween Home Decor: Spooky Chic Vintage Finds

During my frequent visits to both thrift stores just up the street from our apartment, I comb desperately for vintage, and usually to no avail. Sometimes the local Goodwill is a hit or miss, and mine has been pretty devoid of those addicting finds that keep me in this secondhand hustle (ok, maybe it’s a hustle to hoard, but still…). My latest mania has been Halloween decor and I’ve been in search of antique clear and black glassware, brass, votives, or any items that can give our studio some festive spookyness while not coming off too…kitsch? It’s “Spooky chic” I’m … Continue reading Halloween Home Decor: Spooky Chic Vintage Finds

An Antique & Heirloom Filled Alameda Home

Nestled between a whimsical sunflower filled front yard and a home where it’s not unusual to find two curious pups peeking over the fence, is Katie and Carlos’ picketed early 20th century bungalow. Situated in the picturesque, Bay Area island suburb of Alameda, their place fits perfectly amidst a sea of other quaint homes and grand Victorians. Katie’s mentioning of her Mexican folk art and Frida Kahlo collections, and the fact that she lived in Alameda is what tipped me off that her place might be adorable. And as soon as I walked through the patio, I knew I wouldn’t … Continue reading An Antique & Heirloom Filled Alameda Home

Get the Look: Marjorie Green’s Apartment from Twin Peaks 2017

If you’re a Twin Peaks fan, you may already have devoured the first few episodes of the series’ revival–and been in utter bewilderment. Max and I started the original months ago, and we’re only a few episodes shy of finishing. So I figured I’d take a stab at this new revival, see what those old faces look like today, and find some continuity within the series as a whole. Not the case! Well, the continuity part anyways. I’ve long known who murdered Laura Palmer, but what’s with the glass box? Is Shaggy (aka Matthew Lilllard) the new killer? WHO designed … Continue reading Get the Look: Marjorie Green’s Apartment from Twin Peaks 2017

Curated Craigslist: A Deco Bedroom

Lately I’ve yearned for change. Perhaps it’s the monotony of work and classes, or maybe it’s Midnight In Paris suddenly appearing on Netflix? But seriously..something’s gotta give and I’d love to do some traveling when I can. I yearned for the experience of exploring a new city and the romance of it all while watching Owen Wilson rendezvous through Paris in the Roaring 20s. I’ve actually walked those cobbled streets myself, but years ago with my family. But I was Owen 14 years ago, enamored by San Francisco and swearing I’d live there one day. I made it, and I’ve … Continue reading Curated Craigslist: A Deco Bedroom

The Tufted Flea

I’m on Spring break for the first time in…4 years? It’s become such a novelty for me, this educational interval, and needless to say I’m grateful for the extra free time! This will be a week of catching up on sewing projects (aka sewing class homework) after work, buying more lumber for my side table (post to follow when I’m finished!), and now, working on my new Etsy shop, The Tufted Flea! I’ve had so many pieces lying around that I’ve been meaning to sell–though frankly I’ve become attached to many of them who now sit on different surfaces of … Continue reading The Tufted Flea

Fantastic Peacock Chairs and Where to Use Them: 7 Chic Ideas

After a few-decade stint in Saudi Arabia, and some adventures in other parts of the world, my grandparents had amassed a collection of some of the most beautiful textiles and objects I’ve ever seen. From Persian rugs collected during the 70s in Iran, to beautiful etched brass tea sets and poufs bought in my grandma’s native Morocco, these treasures were displayed all over the home where they settled in a San Diego suburb. Once in a while my parents would drive my brothers and I over to visit, and truthfully, most of what they had seemed to me like part … Continue reading Fantastic Peacock Chairs and Where to Use Them: 7 Chic Ideas