Friday, May 31, 2013


I'm a girl and sometimes I get frustrated with things.  Sometimes its getting stood up for lunch, sometimes it the printer not working, and sometimes its my house.
I love my little condo, but I've got the decorating bug, and my neighbors have been known to ask me, "What room are you painting next?".  I just like to be surrounded by things that I love, and currently, my girly bedroom isn't quite cutting it.
This photo is from January 2012.  You can look at this post to see more details of the room.  While its not bad(it is relaxing), I want some changes to be made.  I' ma little less girly these days, and a little more eclectic, so I'm itching to mix things up a little.  I would like to add some curtains, make the bears some custom beds out of a few old pillows I have lying around, and possibly paint my dresser a glossy black, and put a different statement piece on the wall.
I'm not sure where this is going, and I haven't even revealed my guest room yet, but sometimes a girl's gotta vent.

Thursday, May 30, 2013

A Brandi Sized Shop Update and an Estate Sale

As you all know, I'm not the best blogger.  I'm not super consistent, and I don't have that much to talk about being sans child/husband/boyfriend/friend with benefits, but I do consistently go thrifting, and from what I can tell, there are many other thrifting bloggers out there.  I love love love estate sales and Goodwill for the fact that I can find one-of-a-kind items for my home, and because each time I go, inventory is different.  Sometimes I buy things for me, sometimes I buy things for A Brandi Sized Shop, and sometimes I buy things without knowing whether they will go in my "keep" pile or my "sell" pile.  No matter which pile, everything I buy is something that I find intriguing and worthy of being saved. 
For instance, my bar.  My Brandi Sized Bar, if you will.
I found my TV-Stand turned Bar Cart at Goodwill, and bought it with intentions of keeping it, but the brass crab, star-shaped martini stirrers, and Petit Choses wreath were all purchased with intent to sell.
This weekend, I attended a sale at the home of a man who had been in the Armed Forces during World War II, and was stationed in the Pacific.  I only went to the last day of the sale, and there were still plenty of things at the home, but most of the "fine" items were gone.  The particular company conducting the sale always chooses clients whose lives interest me, and of course, I ended up bringing home a few treasures.  A pair of vintage license plates(from Scotland!), an old chippy floral tray, a pretty pink fitted sheet, some ceramic zodiac medallions, a nautical candlestick holder, and two very large hand-painted paper fish made their way to my condo.
Of all the items I purchased, how many will for-sure end up in my shop?  Lets see.  One tray, one candlestick holder and two big fish, thus making the number four.  Some of my zodiac medallions will too, but I'm not sure which ones.
{ Fish One & Fish Two }
{ Brass Anchor Candle Holder }

{ Chippy Floral Tray }

And just a shout out to some of the items which have been in my shop longer:
{ 1959 Calendar Tea Towel }
{ Elephant Book End }{ Bible }
{ Brass Pineapple Candlestick Holders }
{ Big Metal A }
{ Gray and Mauve Floral Hook }

And until the chippy tray sells, it will be gracing my shelf, right behind my white ceramic owl, milk glass vase, and Jonathan Adler snail. 

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Guest Room Inspiration

Just so you, glitter, pink, coral and mint are all coming to a guest room near you.
And I'll even have a guest to see it.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Another Light Fixture-Failure

After months and months of trying to cohort my friend into helping me hang my vintage light fixture, the heavens finally aligned and I got some assistance. 
We managed to install the light successfully...

but I don't like it.
I had a sneaking suspicion that the "butterscotch" glass may turn orange with a light bulb, and sure enough, its orange like a pumpkin.  The pictures don't do it justice, but its warmth is the opposit of everything I want in a house.

Back to the drawing board, I guess.  PS- this re-wired vintage light fixture will be craigslisted very soon....once I think of another lighting option. 

 And I want a new table.

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