Wednesday, January 27, 2010

French Pigs, Irish Cows and British Sheep

What do french pigs, irish cows and british sheep have to do with my kitchen redux? Fabulous 1940's original black and white artwork of course! These are an amazing find and I cannot wait to get them put into vintage gilded frames and hung on my gray walls. More pix to come!

Kitchen Bling

As we continue to work on our Kitchen Redux... I continue to shop for kitchen "bling" aka accessories for our french industrial kitchen and oh I've found a wonderful industrial piece from France. The perfect amount of "bling" for our kitchen and a great spice rack too. Take a look... More pictures to come...

Friday, January 22, 2010

Hang out with Vintage

We miss our display windows at the old location on Kentucky Avenue, so this is what we came up with for a display to let people know that we have moved upstairs in the Thom Down Antiques Building. Reminds me of Europe!

Friday, January 15, 2010

Kitchen Redux

As a shop owner of vintage furnishings and decor, I'm always revising, repurposing, recycling pieces in my own home. This blog is about my personal trials and tribulations of decorating my home, my passion for things handmade and everything else important in my life that has some sort of connection to furniture, interior design, travel, etc.

I love so many things, different styles, that I have a hard time committing to a certain look or leaving a piece in a space for any length of time (thank God for furniture on wheels). I think as I grow the shop, my personal taste in design grows along with it.

I want to dedicate this first post to my wonderful husband, William. He's always been supportive of the shop, my OCD for change with our home, always rearranging pieces and rooms in our home and for living with chaos! We live in a 1920s Spanish Colonial home that has tons of character from the wood floors, plaster walls, coved ceilings,to the original windows.

When we purchased the home 7 years ago, the kitchen had been re-done and was somewhat functional. My husband is the chef in our family so it needs to remain functional for him. Meaning... I'll give him a "little" input regarding the new design but not too much. So we've started ripping out contractor grade cabinets, granite, etc., and will move forward with vintage pieces and custom cabinetry that reflects a french farmhouse with an industrial edge.

I'll do my best to keep my posts current with the progression of our "Kitchen Redux" and include photography as well. I'm always looking for suggestions, ideas, input or opinions -- so DON'T BE SHY!