Eclectic House Tour – Charming Cottage

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  Kathleen at Faded Charm definitely has charm. From a pop of pink on the dining room table ... to a living room that makes you want to curl up with a good book (or a glass of wine) ... to vintage finds and amazing collections ... to a master bathroom made for bubble baths ... and a powder room perfect for … [Read more...]


Vintage Suitcase Bar


  We go together like rama lama lama  ke ding a de dinga a dong remembered for ever like shoo bop shoo wadda wadda yipitty boom de boom What do you get when you combine two of my favorite things ... a vintage suitcase and cocktails? A bar worthy of any Mad Man or Woman. Yes, I blatantly stole the suitcase bar idea from … [Read more...]


A Day at the Country Living Fair


  Hey y'all! Yes, I've been countrified - that's what spending a day at the Country Living Fair in Rhinebeck, NY does to a girl. So button up your britches and get yourself an ice cold glass of sweet tea for this visual overload.   If this doesn't scream country, I'll be a cow's uncle. I was lucky to have a private … [Read more...]


Exceptionally Eclectic – Flea Market Filled Fabulous House Tour

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  I recently had the pleasure of meeting my new blogging BFF - Denise of The Painted Home when she shared her Secrets of Throwing a Yard Sale. We are kindred spirits - Philly girls (I grew up nearby) who never met a yard sale where we didn't screech to a grinding halt.  She's a designer who's been featured at the Philadelphia Home Show … [Read more...]


I Scored – Vintage Steamer Trunk and the Glory Days of Travel


  Wouldn't it be fun to go back to the days when people dressed to travel. Big hats, high heels and gloves to get to your destination and the rest of your wardrobe packed away in a giant steamer trunk or two. Very Downton Abbey. Maybe a trip on the Orient Express or a transcontinental cruise aboard the Queen Mary. Every … [Read more...]


I Scored at the Thrift Store – I Need a Vintage Glassware Intervention


  I need help. I can't pass by a cool set of vintage glassware without scooping it up (case in point - these vintage glasses). They combine my love of two of my favorite things ... shiny things and cocktails. You know a Jersey girl can't pass by anything gold either. What's a collecting crazy, bling loving, cocktail sipping … [Read more...]


Free Vintage Soda Crates … and How I Rescued Them From the Ashes


  The Craigslist ad had me at FREE! 2,000 vintage wooden soda crates - take as many as you want. Piled high and filled with cardboard - this pile was ready to be set ablaze. Next to it sat all that was left of another pile, the metal edges on the crates. Don't think of me as a hero - I'm way too modest for such a title! I … [Read more...]


I Scored at the Thrift Store –


  Like Honey Boo Boo's mother, I hate mayonnaise. So, in 1930, I would have been the one rebellious housewife who refused to whip up my own mayo in the Air-O-Mixer. Unlike all the other women who would happily twist and spin until their eggs and oil were whipped into the perfect mayo consistency, I would show my civil disobedience by … [Read more...]


I Scored at the Thrift Store – Pretty in Pink


It starts at birth. Boys in baby blue and girls in bubblegum pink.   I've long since moved on from pink ... until I saw this brassy beauty beckoning to me.     She was a cheap date too so I took her home to shed some light on my desk.     Now she gossips with the pink glitter and this pink gal … [Read more...]


I Scored at the Thrift Store – Vintage Portraits


  You've seen my loving cups, my Pyrex, my globes, my ... well the list goes on and on.   Since it takes three to form a collection, it's official! I am the proud owner of three, count em three, vintage portraits.       Isn't she lovely ... or is she strangely … [Read more...]