Where to Shop: Circa Who

If Josh and I lived in Palm Beach I would say pretty much everything for our home would be from Circa Who.  They have the the coolest vintage pieces that you would want to design entire rooms around.  I was just cruising through their website and was wanting EVERYTHING.

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This is furniture design at its best. I wish this were mine.

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Not a fan of the fabric, but if these were reupholstered, they’d be pretty sick.

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A pagoda desk.

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Milo Baughman styles swivel chairs.

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A Ficks Reed dresser and nightstand. I love the layout of the drawers.

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An awesome pair of Ficks Reed Fan chairs. We have a similar chair that i refurbished. Check out the post HERE

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Sweet elephants.

You can check out all of these pieces and so much more HERE.  

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And…. I’m back… For real! And a bamboo chair!

I know…. I know… I totally fell off the bandwagon.  Which really is such a shame because I love this blog so much!  But…. Hopefully we can get back on track.  Lots has gone on since Josh and I have moved into our new place.  It really feels like our home and I’m loving it.  The entire place has been repainted a fabulous gray color, and I’m slowly but surely tackling projects.

So, here is part of my first project.  I bought a crazy bamboo high-back chair when we were in Palm Springs several months ago.  Josh was going to kill me when I told him I had just purchased it.  He obviously didn’t see the potential! And when I told him I spent $35 on it (I thought this was an utter steal) – he was convinced I just wasted my cash.

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So….. a serious cleaning, a sanding, a few spray paint coats later, and a fun new Subrella upholstery job…. We were in business.

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And here she is…. all complete! I am in the process of buying an outdoor rug for the space and potted plants – but here is the completed chair.

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A couple pics from 45 Three

After work today I popped into 45 Three on Fairfax (south of Wilshire Blvd. for those LA peeps) and of course they had great stuff, but nothing that’s on my list that I’m currently needing for my new digs.

If you live in the area you should totally stop in there.  They are having a sale and there are some really great pieces.

Here’s a few snaps I took.

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Sneak peak at my bedroom.

Its taken me quite a bit of time to figure out the direction for my bedroom.  I knew I wanted a medium/dark gray on the walls, with white bedding and gold accents – but that was pretty much it.  My dresser is one of my favorite pieces of furniture, but it needed some oomphing.  So, this weekend – I got to work!!

Here is how I originally bought it (Craigslist).

Then… It got a good Kils priming coat…

To the finished product! I am going to be ordering a glass top for the top of it to protect it.  I don’t want to have to baby the dresser.

So, now it’s time to style it.  I have a few ideas swirling – right now I am playing with the idea of framing this vintage linen.  I have a few other ideas, I just can’t decide!!  I also wil be moving the vases, I just have them up for the time being.

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Jadeite Love

I’ve been a fan of vintage milkglass for quite some time, but a recent spread in Martha Stewart has broadened my horizons and now I’m a huge fan.  Jadeite was really popular in the 50′s, and manufacturers like Fire King,  Jeannette, and McKee are the most desirable makers (if you are interested in collecting the good stuff).
Well…. My kitchen is my least favorite room in my home – and I think I’ve finally found the inspiration and direction the room is going to go in.  Here’s some great pics that hopefully will lead to my kitchen getting into great shape!

A beautiful collection o vintage jadeite and milk glass.

A stunning table setting using accents of jadeite.

A massive collection of vintage jadeite. (image via here)

I love these two small jadeite dishes with the gold feet. Quite elegant.

I came across this mint green painted cabinet in an antique mall in Long Beach. I am loving this color more and more as I come across it in different settings.

This kitchen is absolutely gorgeous. It's the inspiration for my kitchen right now. Love. (image via here)

Jadeite cake stand available at Fish Seddy.

Another piece of metal painted furniture that I came across at a long Beach antique mall. This color was very popular in the mid-century.

Jadeite pair of vintage lamps at the Rose Bowl Flea Market.

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Emily Henderson’s Hot Pink Pursuit

Happy Monday lovelies!  I thought I’d start the week off with the most cheery-hot-pink living room I could find!

Emily Henderson (winner of HGTV Design Star) has serious style.  I hate to say this, but a lot of the designers on HGTV scare me, but definitely not Emily Henderson!  My taste is very similar to hers.  It’s eclectic, feminine and has a lot of vintage thrown in.

I think the living room below is her Los Angeles home.   I love the color of the walls paired with all of the gold accents.  You can tell that there are TONS of flea market and vintage finds every where!

The tufted sofa is so bright and fun, it totally acts like a showstopper. The gold etagre is so fun and a a piece of art on its own.  I wish you could see more of the bar cart in the right corner… it sure does look cute!

The opposite side of the room is toned done with more muted colors, with small accents of hot pink to carry the color story through.  The crystal chandelier is fantatic, and really draws your eye up to check out the amazing ceilng beams.

The sconces, pail pink draperies and the murano glass lamp are absolutely breathtaking.  It’s so feminine and chic in this room with so much eye candy.  I can totally picture a fab girls night here any night of the week!

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My new (old) necklace.

I’ve been really wanting a tassel charmed necklace — and I finally found a vintage one!  I absolute love it! And (shocker) I also found it at the Long Beach Flea Market.

 

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Vintage Framing Find!

Several years ago my best friend gave me a cut-out silhouette picture of my dog, Lincoln.  It’s one of my favorite things I own.  Anyway… I broke the frame it came in and FINALLY found a fabulous frame for it!

So – the frame below is similar to what I found (for some reason I can’t find the pic I took of it when I got it at the Long Beach Flea Market) It cost $5. Yep…  That’s it.  And I had a piece of glass cut for $5.  So inexpensive.  I can’t tell you enough…. flea markets and antique fairs have the BEST frames – and so cheap!!!

Here’s the finished product and I LOVE it!!  Doesn’t Mr. Lincoln look good?

And for the real deal:

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A Day at the LB Flea Market!

Last weekend was the Long Beach Flea Market – and of course – there were some beautiful pieces!  The weather was absolutely gorgeous, and the perfect day to be outside.  Here are some of the thigs that caught my eye.

A clean lined mid-century desk. Really great condition. I wouldn't even consider painting it.

Looking to do a gallery wall? A flea market is your best (and most budget friendly) option to finding a bunch of beautiful, vintage pieces of art to mix together.

Isn't this faucet awesome? I remember seeing a similar fixture in one of Kelly Wearstler's books.

A collection of beautiful purple glass bottles. I think these would be so pretty down the center of a dining table with rose buds in them as a low centerpiece for a dinner party.

Beautiful table lamps.

A great pair of slipper chairs. These would look fantastic recovered.

I always see gorgeous Suzanis at this flea market.

This dealer was pretty neat. They had beautiful pages from books all in different categories. There were butterflies, botanical images, fruits..... They really would be great lined up in a series.

Large glass candy jars. I especially like the jar on the right.

Chandeliers can get expensive both of these larger crystal chandeliers were priced at $150 each, which is a really good deal for the pink one (on the right).

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Pin…Pin…Pinterest – The best in Lighting!

Happy Friday to all of my fabulous friends.  I hope your week has been great!  Mine’s been good!  I am thrilled its the weekend, it’s suppose to rain tomorrow here in LA, which I hate, but other than that – no complaints.

My all time favorites would be faux bamboo furniture, campaign furniture, anything gold – and amazing lighting! So, what better time than to show case my faves in lighting from my Pinterest page.  Please leave a comment below if you need a pinterest invite, and also – if there is an image below that you want more detailed information on, please leave a comment and I can hook you up!

Have an amazing weekend!

xoxo, Hal

A pair of stunning vintage murano glass table lamps. Via Etsy.

Lucite vintage lovelies via Casa Victoria in Los Angeles.

Mid century chandelier, via Center 44

Really cool flush ceiling light. From Lamps Plus

Clean pendant lamp. Via Home Decorators

An amazingly detailed Sputnik-like chandelier. Via Jonathan Adler

How amazing is this pair of mid-century chandeliers. I've never seen anything like them before. From Casa Victoria

Gorgeous ceiling light used in a room designed by Tamara Kaye Honey.

Gorgeous crystal chandelier. Image via Splendid Sass

Gorgeous! Via 1st. Dibs

Amazing ornate sconces. via Alan Moss NY

Horse lamps by Barbara Cosgrove.

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