Sunday, November 14, 2010

success in finding a desk

after several trips to local antique and thrift stores and weeks searching online, i finally brought home a desk yesterday. 

this was a $120 craigslist find.  i love the clean lines and details of this desk, but my favorite part about it is the hardware.  

the owner told me the desk used to belong to her mother, a decorator.  how fitting.  

a desk chair was also included, however, needs to be reupholstered.  it's a solid chair with strong lines.

initially i envisioned mid-century modern pieces in the office but when you find something you love, you learn to be flexible in a vision.  i stumbled upon this Lonny image the other day, which sums up the new look i'm going for:

traditional mixed with modern and masculinity with a little bit of rustic too.  

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

oh happy day!

don't you love coming home to an unexpected package on your door step?  this was my day.  thank you, heather.

a perfect vintage kitchenaid mixer for my (not-so-perfect) vintage kitchen.

i'm dreaming of cupcakes, pumpkin bread, and cookies.  all healthy eating has just been thrown out the window.