Thrifty Finds

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Nursery Reveal!

I just can’t wait any longer to post this mid-century modern-inspired nursery reveal. I have my reasons: exhaustion, feeling completely brain-dead at this point, and/or the fact that I’m measuring about 2 weeks ahead. That means baby could be here within just a few weeks (or less.gulp). Refresher: Baby’s room is the smallest room in the house, and … Continue reading

Nursery Nutbag & the Pouf Problem

I’m obsessing. I know I am. I can’t help it. I’m not a designer, nor do I have a bottomless budget for this new project I’ve embarked upon. Perhaps that’s why it’s taking me so long to finish our mid-century modern inspired nursery. I’m getting there, but I don’t think I’ve ever given so much … Continue reading

Reupholstery Project

Sooooo excited to share the results of the nursery rocker re-upholstery project! One of the things I love so much about the mid-century modern movement is the furniture; how well it was made, and made to last. I don’t think there’s anything more fun than rescuing a vintage piece of furniture, and bringing it up … Continue reading

Welcome Additions

A few weeks back, I ventured to one of my favorite estate sale-ing haunts, Hemet, CA to shop for my Etsy store. I managed to find a few things for the shop-so do go and visit, but what’s more exciting is that I had a couple great finds for things we needed in our home. I visited … Continue reading

Heroes in Modern Design

Modern-day designer Jonathan Adler does a beautiful job of mixing modern work with the mid-century modern aesthetic of the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s. That’s what I hope to do when procuring pieces for my own home. The other day, I had a woman in my living room buying furniture from me via Craigslist, and she said … Continue reading

Cha – Cha- Cha- Changes!

Remember this room? Ah, yes. The newly finished guest room. Functional and cozy. Well….as life would have it, this room will have to be moved downstairs, the office somewhere to be determined….and by September this room shall be a nursery. Hooray! So this week has been a whirlwind of shifting needs, ideas, furniture, and planning for … Continue reading


When I think of the Thanksgiving holiday, I am overwhelmed with gratitude. I feel totally and completely blessed. It seems silly to complain at all, really. But just for fun….let’s talk about something that’s been on my mind that I’m NOT so thankful for: The price of mid-century modern furnishings these days. I’ve talked about it before….and it seems … Continue reading


I’m not a big fan of Charlie Sheen, but as I drove away from a garage sale this weekend, I found myself grinning like a fool, and yelling Charlie’s signature phrase, “WINNING!”  to my son in the backseat. …And maybe I am a fool. That remains to be seen. I did notice some warping on the seat … Continue reading

California (Airstream) Dreamin’

Summer in California: there is absolutely nothing else like it. Beautiful breeze, sunny skies and kids out of school. Makes me dream about summer things: being near the shore, listening to the calming sounds of the waves hitting the sand and…camping in an Airstream. Before I discovered the world of mid-century modern design I was always drawn to vintage … Continue reading

Finders Keepers Estate Sale

Earlier this week, I blogged about Finders Keepers Estate Services and how I was honored to get to preview a very upscale estate’s sale they were hosting. I’d like to give you more information on how to get there for yourself. It’s where I got this beauty: Here are some pics of what has already been … Continue reading


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