Friday, May 24, 2013


So today was the monthly flea and unfortunately, I did not get off to my usual early start.  The last day of school for my little ones was Tuesday so needless to say, this momma is in complete transition mode.  To  make things even more crazy, we are about to head out on a 12 day vacation so I'm up to my ears in laundry, packing, dog-care coverage, mail pick-up, etc......

But enough about that, here is what you really want to see....highlights of the flea:

Original Artwork
I just can't seem to pass it up and she actually favors a grown-up Ava so we had to get her.

 Wonderful Fiberglass Peacock Chair
Melissa beat me to this one....damn her!  Look how upset you made Ava.

Cool Mid-Century Wicker/Rattan Chairs
Once again SOLD!  This is what happens when you don't hit the flea early.

 Trophy Finials
Yes random but I really want to think of something cool to do with them.  I was thinking wine stoppers perhaps, place-card holders, etc...I don't know surely there is something.

American of Martinsville Credenza
My mom was actually eyeballing this one.  She should get it.

Solid Walnut Mid-Century Ice Bucket
Yes all my friends will tell you I have a soft spot for mid-century barware.  I just love it.  This beauty I snatched up without hesitation.  Made of solid American Walnut (label attached) and glass insert.  She will be part of the amazing barware offered at the July sale!!

And every flea with the kids ends like this......Funnel Cake solves all life's problems!

I will be MIA for the next week or so but I will be back in full force and hopefully have a lot to post about.  I plan to visit Circa Who and Palm Beach Regency on my Florida adventure!!

Thursday, May 23, 2013


If you have been waiting for more of the Orla Kiely wallpaper to be available on their US site, specifically the Flower Blossom pattern, then today is your lucky day!  I received an email from them this morning that a limited number of rolls have been released for the US. Order quickly!

Bookcase Backing:   Need:  Duct Tape  Boxes & Box Cutter: cut to fit shelf  Fabric Remnant/Wallpaper/Contact Paper: cover the piece of cut to fit box and secure the back with tape  push into the back of bookcase

I am collecting this pink pyrex for Jae..  Love the wallpaper, pyrex, outfit- everything! Totally cool

At the risk of sounding creepy, I am enamored with Steve and Stacey and their amazing style. Not only do they both have cool jobs, theyalso live in this fabulously decorated vintage apartment. Plus, Stacey is a DIY Queen — a girl after my own heart! What is not to love?!

Orla Kiely wallpaper would love to use in a bathroom!

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Living room w/ Orla Kiely wallpapered shelves

Monday, May 20, 2013


It's official.  The next vintage/tag sale at my house will be Friday, July 26th. Take a vacation day, call in sick or arrange a sitter.  You don't want to miss this one!

As the sale gets closer I will be posting sneak peeks but as usual the inventory is a combination of Mid-Century, Art-Deco and Hollywood Regency AWESOMENESS!!

 Elizabeth & Co.: Our Spring 2012 Tag Sale

Wednesday, May 15, 2013


Wow 14 years ago today I married my soul mate!  It has flown by which I think is a good sign.  Here we are on our first date 20 years ago May 1992!!

Sunday, May 12, 2013


Happy Mother's Day to all and on top of all the love and gifts showered upon me this morning, I was so excited to read the May issue of Lonny featuring the amazing Kelly Wearstler/ K-Dub!  You know I love her!  
This article focusing on her life with her precious boys which is refreshing to see.   She too has to juggle life like all of us.
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All images and the full article can be found at Lonny.

Friday, May 10, 2013


Last week I ordered both of Gwyneth Paltrow's cookbooks My Father's Daughter and It's All Good.   I was afraid they would contain amazing sounding dishes that take 25 ingredients and 2 hours to make therefore finding their way to the "Land of Forgotten Cookbooks" but I've been pleasantly surprised with the simplicity of many of the recipes and ingredients. 

The other night I made Salmon with Sriracha + Lime.  It was so easy and so delicious I felt the need to share.  Try it this weekend if you are a Salmon lover! 

Have a great great weekend and Happy Mother's Day to all the amazing moms out there.

Salmon with Sriracha + Lime

Serves 4

Zest of 1/2 lime
1 1/2 TBS freshly squeezed lime juice
1 1/2 tsp Sriracha Sauce
1 TBS good-quality maple syrup
1 1/4 pound salmon fillet with skin removed
2 TBS roughly chopped cilantro

Preheat oven to 425

Whisk together the lime zest, lime juice, Sriracha sauce and maple syrup along with a pinch of salt.  Line a baking dish with parchment paper, place the salmon on top, and pour the mixture over it.  Roast until the salmon is done to your liking - I like it when it's just cooked through and begins to flake, about 15 minutes, depending on the thickness.  Serve and sprinkle with cilantro.

I served this with brown rice, steamed veggies and a kale salad.  Everyone loved it!!  I highly recommend both books.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013


I forgot to share my find from the April Nashville Flea.  Meet "Lola", she is a circa 1975 Chrome Chandelier with crackle glass globes.  Is she sexy or what?


Rejuvenation has an identical model currently in their vintage collection.  Now the big question (like always), do I keep her and put her in the laundry room in place of the granny chic crystal chandelier (see pictures here) or do I place her in inventory....oh decisions, decisions.

In the meantime, check out this great wealth of lighting history I stumbled across on Rejuvenation's blog.

Late Mid-Century, Mod & Contemporary Lighting, 1965-1980

"Once upon a time, there was a lighting style called Mid-Century Modern.
Like all period lighting styles, its shining knights swept it to fame and glory. But Mid-Century Modern did not
 live happily ever after.  This is the story of what came next. Three stories, actually…

Monday, May 6, 2013


OK not me personally but my lucite bar stools were picked by Emily as one of her top 20 items she would save in a burning fire out of 550 entries!!  Honestly, I think I'm more excited that Emily Henderson actually knows I exist more than anything.  She may forget about me tomorrow, but she knows me today!!  Yes the design/girl crush continues.  Read all about it here.

A shout out to Charmaine (My Best Friend Craig) who's chairs were also picked.  LOVE THEM!

Wednesday, May 1, 2013


I've decided that if Kelly Wearstler were my friend (and one day she will be :), she would be so happy with my most recent estate sale find.  A service for 8 Supreme Cutlery lucite and stainless flatware set made in Japan circa 1960s/70s (41 total pieces) in excellent condition. It truly is LUCITE GREATNESS.  I will be sad to see it go but that is the nature of the biz....sell or become a hoarder.

I think these would pair nicely with any of the Kelly Wearstler patterns for Pickard below.  Have I mentioned how crazy I am for KW?  If you haven't picked up her new book yet (Rhapsody), do so.  It is inspiration overload.

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Pretty pieces in white + gold: Kelly Wearstler for Pickard

Kelly Wearstler - Mulholland features platinum and gold stripes that overlap and appear to wrap around each piece.

7 Seriously Inspiring Shots from Kelly Wearstler's New Book - First Look - Racked LA