Tag Archives: vintage

Friday Finds

I’ve been all over the place this week! Well, online at any rate… and I’ve discovered some amazing things. In no particular order:

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Amy D Morris Interiors
(via Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles)

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The Vintage Supply Co
(via Etsy.com shop recommendations)

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Lackluster Co.
(via Etsy.com shop recommendations)

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Anthology Magazine
(via the Dwell Studio blog)

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Chiang Mai Dragon in Alabaster by F Schumacher
(via The Little Green Notebook blog’s banner)

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StudioKMO Mapcuts
(via Etsy.com shop recommendations)

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Sequoia console table
(@ Z Gallerie)

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Groove in Licorice by Caleb Gray
(@ Robert Kaufman Fabrics)

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Design in a Bag – Sheffield
(via Facebook ads)

Mr. Telephone Man…

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Not sure what it is with the song and (fictional) band references lately but it’s working for me! Today As Is goes back to a time before the instantaneous communication provided by cell phones. Yes, back to a time when you had to go to a specific room in the house and sit down next to a telephone that was connected to a jack in the wall. You could only get so far too; receiver cords had a finite length.

But for all their limitations, some of them had a certain amount of style. These days, when the usefulness of your phone is quantified by how much you can do with it that doesn’t involve talking and they all sort of look generally alike (iPhone and clones), the retro simplicity of older, pre-cellular models, built for talking, stand out.

Vintage Rotary – Anthropologie
Sculptura – Ericofon.com
Scandifone – Velocity Art & Design
Princess – (try Etsy.com > Vintage > type in “vintage princess telephone”)

Happy talking and I hope you had a wonderful Valentine’s Day yesterday!

A giraffe and a half

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I love giraffes. I’m not sure what it is about them that attracts me but I think they are some of the coolest creatures around. I also love cool, oversized animal sculptures. So, you can imagine my delight when I chanced across this listing at Mecox Gardens for a four foot plus giraffe statue made of brass. I just wish I had the $1250 pricetag… So it could come home with me.

Advance.

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I was surfing the web the other day looking for vintage sewing patterns and I came across this Wiki. There was a plethora of vintage pattern information there including quite a healthy showing of patterns by a company I never heard of: Advance Pattern Co.

Check out the wiki for more info on Advance… and for tons of pattern envelope art for inspiration.