A Very Detailed Kitchen Renovation Progress Report


So the last time, we mentioned anything about the kitchen were in these two posts referencing the wood tile floor and where the hell we've been for almost the last Read more

Shopping for Home Decor: Finding That Statement Piece


Hello all. I hope everyone is having a fabulous day! I'm not. The weather is terrible here in Maryland. It is barely 50 degrees, cloudy, windy and rainy. The Read more

Ikat! And other Tribal Prints: Fabric Inspiration


Hello Lovelies! Happy Thursday! Question? Is it super cold where you all live? It has been cold and windy every other day in Maryland. Not very spring like at Read more

Revisiting The Old Living Room vs. The New Family Room


Hello, Kah here! It's been a long year and a half! Glad to be back. You may have noticed that we started blogging again.Correction, Milla started blogging again. This Read more

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Shopping for Home Decor: Finding That Statement Piece

Posted on by Kahli Posted in art, Shopping, Thrift Shopping, Vintage | 8 Comments

Hello all. I hope everyone is having a fabulous day! I’m not. The weather is terrible here in Maryland. It is barely 50 degrees, cloudy, windy and rainy. The weather basically sums up my mood and health perfectly. I’ve been sick for at least three days now, but that didn’t stop me from shopping with my favorite person (that’s Milla if y’all were wondering).

On Saturday, at 11 in the morning we left the house to start shopping, which was an early start for us. We had two main places on our agenda: The Antique Shopping District in Historic Ellicott City and Debois Textiles. We also stopped at HomeGoods & Ross and a few thrift stores. Here’s a snapshot of some of the gems we walked away. Note: I did not in any way attempt to style the items in this photo, but it somehow looks like I did. Kudos to me!

shopping for eclectic home decor accessories

You may have noticed that we brought a lot of figurines and sculpturesque decor. Initially, our motive for this shopping trip was to find a statement piece, or something that would stand out -since Milla is sick of me saying the word statement piece, haha. Anyway, I think we definitely achieved what we were looking for. Read more

The Thrill of Goodwill: Vintage Fine China

Posted on by Milla Posted in Shopping, Thrift Shopping, Vintage | 6 Comments

Hi blog visitors! Welcome back! I tried very hard to get this post published earlier, but the site crashed due to the WordPress automatic upgrade. We were able  to fix it by reinstalling the old version, figuring out which plugins were no longer compatible and found new ones or deactivated them completely. If anyone else is having this problem, try that.

So this will be a quick post. I just wanted to show you all this new vintage china set that we scored at the Goodwill. Its is a 60 piece White and Gold china set made in Poland. And we paid a whopping $25.00 for the whole set. If we work out some math skills…that is an average of 41  cents per an item! The set includes, teapots, teacups, six different sizes of plates and bowls, and cute little salt and pepper shakers.

Anyway enough with the talking checkout the pictures…

Vintage White China with gold rim

Vintage White China with gold rim

Vintage White China with gold rim

Vintage White China with gold rim

What do you all think? Have you found some vintage goodies at insane prices? Please share in the comments.

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Chair Addicts Part Deux continued

Posted on by Milla Posted in Furniture, Shopping, Thrift Shopping, Vintage | 7 Comments

So as promised (a day later, blame Kah)…we are posting more pictures of our lovely vintage chairs from this weekend’s shopping experience. First up is this beautiful tufted chair. The color is absolutely hideous and the fabric has clearly seen better days, but look at that deep tufting.

vintage chair with deep tufts and french details vintage chair with deep tufts and french details

We found this on Craigslist for $50! Don’t you just love when you get great deals on vintage pieces? When I scrolled the pages and came across this, I just had to have it. I had no idea where we were going to use this chair, but we would have certainly regretted leaving this behind. Read more

Chair Addicts Part Deux

Posted on by Milla Posted in Furniture, Living Room Inspiration, Thrift Shopping, Vintage | 7 Comments

Hi Lovelies! Thanks for visiting as always. It is appreciated.

Anyway we have a problem. Our names are Kah and Milla and we are still addicted to chairs. Specifically, buying and restoring chairs. I had to convince my honey that you can never have enough seating. And if the chair is cheap, vintage, and in excellent shape, he has to let me buy it. But he also has hopes that we will reupholster and resell. I haven’t exactly agreed to that yet…should I feel bad? No? Great.

So over the weekend, Kah and I stalked Craigslist and visited a new thrift store. Between Saturday and Sunday, we acquired five chairs. Yes FIVE chairs! Before you say we are crazy. We have plans to furnish our large family room and foyer with plenty of seating.

Take a look below…

vintage chairs with french detail and velvet upholstery.

These two chairs were purchased from a thrift store in Laurel, Maryland, called Laurel Thrift Store. Aren’t they lovely?! We decided to check out this store for the first time since we were already in the area at a local flea market. We didn’t find anything of decorative value at the Flea Market, but man did we hit the jackpot at the thrift store!

vintage chairs with french detail and velvet upholstery. Read more

Obsession: Vintage Blue Mason Jars

Posted on by Kahli Posted in Decor Inspiration, Inspiration, Thrift Shopping, Vintage | 8 Comments

As the title states, I love mason jars, especially the blue Ball Perfect Mason brand. I’ve been looking at mason jar decor lately on Pinterest after purchasing three jars from the thrift store. This is one of my favorite photos. The pink peonies are just so vibrant against the blue tinted jars.

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So needless to say my mason jar collection has expanded from three jars to 9. I’ve decided to display 8 jars on my window ledge. Would it be overwhelming to put flowers in each jar in my window?

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The 25th Birthday Party is Over!

Posted on by Kahli Posted in Party Planning Inspiration, Vintage | 6 Comments

The party is finally over and we can have our lives back! The 25th birthday party took place last Saturday and we have spent this week recuperating! I have been sleeping like a baby. Saturday was very stressful, we felt like we wouldn’t get everything done. And Milla may or may not have had a breakdown 3 hours before the party, I tried to hold it together for the both of us, but imagine how hard it is to keep from crying when a person with your face is crying! However, I would like to mention that even though the party didn’t go as planned in some areas, we still enjoyed ourselves and are proud of our first attempt at planning a major party. I wish we were able to take more pictures, but I think we were too busy enjoying ourselves and the lighting wasn’t the best in some places. I’ll shut up now and share a few pictures:

A lot of the items pictured were thrifted at various second hand stores. The cookies were baked Milla’s lovely boss! Thanks Joyce. I’m still eating leftover cookies at the moment :).
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Vintage Delights: Deals of a lifetime

Posted on by Kahli Posted in Thrift Shopping, Vintage | 10 Comments

This has been the best week ever for thrift shopping. I’ve been driving around the Baltimore area daily hitting up stores before unwillingly going to work. We have bought something daily since Sunday and have not been disappointed. And while we may been spending money, we haven’t spent a lot of it. Let me clarify that we are not thrift hoarders, we’re buying all these items for a purpose: We’re having a birthday party! Over the weekend we decided that we needed to have a party for our 25th birthday and the ideas started snowballing from there. We’re going with a lavish french inspired theme.

Anyway, onto some of the things we have purchased…

 
We purchased this ornate sterling silver 2-tier dessert stand in 2010 for $3 and never had an opportunity to use it until now. Impulsive buying for the win! Today I went to the Goodwill a purchased several pieces of catering equipment. The round silver chafer is one of the three I bought today for $19 total.

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You’re So Vain: New Vanity Desk

Posted on by Milla Posted in Furniture, Thrift Shopping, Vintage | 9 Comments

Hi all, Milla here! How are you guys? Me? I’m just glad the weekend is here.

So lately it seems that I have a knack for showing up here  at the end of week to do a post. I’ve been at my parents house every Friday for a while so maybe it’s inspiring me. However, we are not talking about their decor because that needs major work. Maybe it’s the brand new computer. The screen is huge! Anyhoo, the point of this post is to continue showcasing our thrifty purchases from this week.

Over the weekend, Kah and I decided that I needed a desk for my bedroom, because you know we’re impulsive like that, so on the hunt for a desk we went. And  it actually didn’t take us long to find what I had mind. I was looking for a vanity type desk, but not a traditional vanity with the mirror attached. Remember in my last post I discussed moving that huge mirror from behind my bed? Well, my plan was to purchase a desk where I could prop the mirror against the wall on top of the desk. Below, is how it currently looks in my bedroom:

1930's Vanity Desk

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Confessions of a Chair Addict(s)

Posted on by Kahli Posted in Furniture, Thrift Shopping, Vintage | 10 Comments

Remember that debate between my sister and I concerning the placement of the bookcase? Well it’s still currently part of the gallery wall as I insisted. Yay! However, that left the corner behind the sofa very sad and lonely. Just look at that stupid thermostat!

turquoise white gray yellow living room

Breeze has really been enjoying his portrait, he takes a stroll across the mantel, admiring himself on a daily basis.

Anyway…I thought of possible decor items to fill the space; a large wall mirror, more gallery frames, a chair…a chair? You may be thinking how many chairs does one need in their home. And my answer is, as many as your home allows. You can never have enough chairs and I found the perfect one to bring our living room seating total to a comfortable eight. Read more

Side Table: Vintage Suitcase Edition (Inspiration)

Posted on by Milla Posted in Decor Inspiration, Inspiration, Vintage | 10 Comments

Happy Friday everyone! It’s inspiration time! Inspiration time means Kah and I find some inspiring photos for our next DIY project and you all give us feedback. What is our next project you ask? Because of course we’re always doing something right. It’s a sad unfortunate obsession. We should seek help.

Anyway our next project in the works is a suitcase side table. Kah purchased a vintage suitcase several months ago and it’s literally collecting dust as the saying goes. Seriously, it has moved from room to room and the inside of it smells like something died inside. Anyway, it looks similar to this one:

Vintage Suitcase

Vintage Suitcase via Project Wedding

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