Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Retro Repo

While getting things together for the new house, I ran across a few antique and very retro pieces of my grandmothers...some very Mad Men-esqe pieces I might add. I am now in the process of getting them all lacquered up with a new look while adding new knobs, grills, etc.

Sneak peak of this French Provincial side table ...
please excuse the mess
just some sanding while looking super attractive in that outfit combo...
Don't be afraid.

Next addition is is an Asian inspired sofa table that will double as a bar to host my new favorite cocktail table book.

Stay tuned...

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Healthy and Delicious Snack

I don't usually go the super healthy route, but I do love fruit, so this smoothie is probably the most nutritious thing I have had in a while, considering I like to think of Mac 'N Cheese and Mashed Potatoes as my vegetables along with a steak. I try...

handfull of the following:
mango slices
banana slices

1/2 cup plain greek yogurt
2 Tablespoons Agave Nectar ( can add more after tasting)
3/4 cup of ice

Blend and think healthy thoughts....

Now chug this and you will be ready for all the tailgating you have planned.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Scott Antique Market- The Mothership

Since discovering Scott Antique Market of Atlanta a year ago with my mom and sisters,and Miss B of course, I anxiously await the second weekend of every month, so I can make my monthly hajj to MY Mecca to buy some sort of fabulous addition to the house that doesn't exist...not yet at least.
Scott's has everything from Trina Turk pillows to vintage finds from all over. I've found fabulous mid-century prints and artists who actually paint their own works of art on-site. Scott's has two large buildings full of product on either side of the interstate, and for only $5 you can spend your weekend searching for the best home goods and not to mention some of the best BBQ (no offense to those from Memphis).
I thought I would share a few of my finds...I was only there for a day and thank goodness, because it could have been a lot worse. Enjoy!

This is for my friend Ashley Warren who loves that vintage look of a farm table.

I have been saying for months I would find the perfect cowhide, and I did. It was fascinating to browse through the different ones. Each one told a story with each animal's different scars and some even had multiple branding marks. That's authentic folks. Mom even got one for herself.

My cowhide along with my pillows...I hate matchy matchy, but it's always important to have a little flow/theme to your room.
The pillows were great--not too bold with color, but also trendy with the ikat and trellis patterns.
These large Asian calligraphy brushes are everywhere 
my precious foo dogs even coordinate

Back at home I  stopped by a great family friend's store, Studio Eclectic and picked up a couple of things.

I absolutely love Stray Dog Designs, and I love my crazy peacock.

some stackable jars...one can hold the dog treats and the other can hold my treats (dark chocolate must be involved)

Scott's is over, but it will return October 7, 8 and 9. I hope you are inspired to make the journey next month.

Cheers and happy weekend ( almost)!

Monday, September 5, 2011

New Favorite Design Blog-6th Street Design School

While browsing on Pinterest, I discovered a new blog that I absolutely adore, 6th Street Design School.  The author, Kristen is an interior designer in Utah who not only has her own Etsy shop, but shows the reader before and after shots from the homes she decorates, which I find extremely helpful. I also struggle with my ongoing search for the perfect pillow combination, but 6th Street may have saved the day.