Sunday, June 27, 2010


My mom has a small collection of empty frames (some dating back to the '80's I'm sure...). I found this one the other day and was a bit disgusted by its gaudiness. And then I had an idea!

I painted it white! It was such an improvement that I've been on a painting-rampage. More to come on that...

Inspired Design

I went back to Bigger Antiques in Lake Alfred, Florida the other day. There are so many great finds over there, but the prices are ridiculous!

This iron outdoor chair was a part of a set (two chairs and a bench) and I just thought it was so cute!

You may recognize this...I've posted it on the blog before. I still want it!!

This was an old scale used in a grocer's store.

I loved this bike. :)

This old soda water bottles were great. I especially loved the one with the little girl on it.

This American flag on tin was by far my favorite find in the store. But it was $450. Unfortunately, I'm not willing to spend that much on wall art. Oh well.

If you're ever near Lake Alfred and want to visit Bigger Antiques (I reccomend it!) here's a map.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Holiday Fancy

Happy Father's Day, Daddy. Love you.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Inspired Design

After attending the Fancy Flea and seeing all of the beautiful, brightly-colored furniture I've been craving more color! Here are some great examples of color from Better Homes and Gardens. Enjoy!

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Inspired Design

A few inspiring photos from Apartment Therapy. Enjoy!

Art Wishlist

Here are a few pieces from artist Rex Ray that I absolutely LOVE. I'm considering getting a print of the first one and framing in either a frame that is spray painted blue or red. Thoughts?

Inspired Design

I live in Lakeland, Florida (a city directly between Orlando and Tampa; about 45 minutes from both) and every year downtown Lakeland hosts the Fancy Flea. This is a market represented by local buyers and sellers of everything vintage, and some cute new stuff as well.

Colored furniture was definitely a theme at this year's Fancy Flea. And the colors were anything but dull!

We saw a lot of vendors who had reupholstered old furniture in bright patterns. A great way to update old furniture!

This particular vendor liked to decorate her tables with fun place settings. Did you notice the apples on the plates? They're real! She also had a table with cupcakes!

Creepy baby dolls that seemed to be everywhere....I just had to take a picture.

This particular booth was fabulous! Notice the lamps, sans lampshades? This vendor used glass domes to display various collections. One had a silver platter with different shells and pebbles from the beach.

More reupholstered furniture...

Notice the heart shaped backs on these chairs? I thought it was very Red-Queen-from-Alice-in-Wonderland. :)

I think this piece was by far my favorite in the market. I wanted it, but it had already been sold.

This was a particularly lovely set of pink furniture made for a nursery or a little girls room.

This year's Fancy Flea Market was so much fun, and very inspiring! I can't wait for next year!


Notice anything different? I updated the blog! It now has a pretty background! Nothing too fancy because I'm not very computer-savvy, but I'm proud of it. :)

Do you have a blog (or a twitter or myspace account) that needs a refresher? Here's where I found my cute background.

Sunday, June 6, 2010


Just bought a new bedspread from Target. Thoughts?

Inspired Design

While perusing Apartment Therapy's site, I found the most fabulous little loft in Pawtucket, Rhode Island belonging to Richard and Julie. So chic!