Tuesday, September 22, 2009

New Furniture, Sweet Ceramics and a Blog Recommendation

We have a large blank wall in our living room. It was crying out to be filled. To be filled with something big. Aaron has had his eye on vintage wall units--they're big, and they fit our aesthetic. So when we heard our favorite furniture shop, Amsterdam Modern, was having a sale, Aaron hightailed it up there and came home with this.
By the way, you should check out Amsterdam Modern's website here. They have amazing furniture. And, the owners are really nice too. We can't say enough good things about them. Please, give them a look.

Any way, the wall unit: it's vintage, it's from Amsterdam, it's big, and I love it! Aaron installed it this weekend.
We still have to put in the glass doors and figure out our shelf arrangement (there are 4 more to put up if we want) but I had to get an idea of how it would look with some of our treasures on it.
None of these work exactly as they are. We will have to pair them with other treasures, like my vintage pottery collection.
Or perhaps some new , but vintage looking, ceramics. Like these:

All three of these pieces are pretty great. The orange owl is my favorite though. You know, in case you want to get me a present or anything. Honey, are you reading this?

These pieces and many more can be found at this shop on Etsy. You really should check them out too. What, you've never been on Etsy? Well, sending you there might be like introducing you to the peanut butter cups from Trader Joe's: it's seriously addicting. If you are willing to take the risk, you'll find lots to love.

And there's one more thing. I've been reading a blog, Mod Podge Rocks, and I wanted to share it with you. I am a huge fan of Mod Podge. In fact, with all the amazing old books I just found, there will be some serious podging going on around here. This sight is giving me lots more ideas. Go check it out and get in on the giveaway too!

Get out some cool paper, vintage illustrations or even one of your kid's drawings and get ready to podge it into something beautiful. You'll get tons of great ideas from Amy.

This post is kind of a hodge podge of things. Hoping you take away something good.
Enjoy your Tuesday!


Unknown said...

Thank you so much!!

Jennifer said...

have very much enjoyed visiting your blogs. such goodness.

Anonymous said...

what a kawaii blog I found here! Awsome owl!

Thank you for the compliment on my jewerly board!

Kind regards from Germany