Monday, October 12, 2009

Apartment progress + shop update!

I had the day off today - and spent it mostly lounging around and prowling the depth of ebay for pretty jewels and day dresses. I didn't find too much.. but I'm not worried because I'm heading home (east coast) on Wednesday night and I know that there are treasures to be found!!

I did snap a few pictures of my bedroom progress. It seems like this room is the one that's coming together the easiest.

new bed!


YES! A bed frame. A nice old antique brass $50 craigslist find! I'm an adult now, no more box springs on floors ... ever again!



The letterpress table got kicked out when we found that dresser for a whopping $20. The little kiddie floral chair- a little pricier at $40. The polka dotted suit case that's somewhat tough to make out was found at Alameda last month and the rest of the things followed me here from Boston. Except for that pretty red silk dress - thank you Miss Stellate Vintage!!



Anyway - that's all I have to share today. The living room/dining room is a ridiculous mess that I fear might never go away .. or maybe it will once we find a couch, end tables, coffee tables, shelving ...... until then it's mostly a midnight maze of booby trap piles inviting you to trip and fall on that sacred quest for a glass of water in the middle of the night...

Oh, actually - one more thing! I did update my shop today - I'm really excited about all the pieces up right now... unfortunately the pictures are terrible since it's an awfully grey day (storms a comin' tomorrow) and so this apartment takes on bat cave qualities... Someday I'll figure out a good photo solution... Until then, take my word that this stuff is goood!

40 comments:

Katherine said...

Your room is a dream!, just simply amazing. :)

Lemondrop Marie said...

What a lovely bedroom, I adore the dresses hanging there as art and inspiration.

HUzzah! Vintage said...

such a dreamy space!

If you haven't already checked it out, there's an antique/vintage swap meet in Alameda that (I've heard) is worth the price of admission ($15)

Lacey Starr said...

Moving in/redecorating can be a gargantuan task. I've been renovating a house since December, living in it since April and still have boxes and shambles everywhere. I wish you better luck than I!

Jessica said...

Hello dream world, can I live in you? xx

Lexie said...

i love your bed! that frame is such a great find!

sugar plum fairy said...

beautiful! i love the bed!

Roxanne Rosensteel said...
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Roxanne Rosensteel said...

That bedspread is so dreamy! Your whole room is lovely,I would feel so inspired in it. Absolutely beautiful!!

Caitlin said...

You're room is the best! I wish mine was nearly as cool. We don't even have curtains yet

Leilani said...

You have quite the knack for arranging objects and rooms-- something I still struggle with, a lot of my vintage collections are tucked away but I love how you use your dresses as decorative elements!

corrie said...

Wow, I am always in awe of how you decorate. And isn't craigslist the best for deals on antique furniture?

sarah said...

Your decorating style is so dreamy... The bed frame is perfect, and that coverlet is just too pretty for words. :)

Mel said...

Wow your room is so dreamy and romantic!

rustandroses said...

Sweet and charming! Simply divine! The photo with the red dress; is that a vintage Vanity Fair slip on the far right? ;)

Amanda said...

Looks absolutely gorgeous! What a wonderful home.

nice-etc.com / caitlin said...

i really love seeing new apartments and houses become homes..you're doing a wonderful job! so cozy and inviting already...and so many good finds!! <3

Kass said...

You bed frame is so perfect.

catherine_sr. said...

I love how everything is coming together... I love looking at your blog for home inspiration!

Andrea said...

just love your little nooks :) they seem like places you could curl up and read books for hours in.

anne said...

it looks beautiful!

Frances Baker said...

I love the way you decorate! Your rooms always look so cosy and comfortable, and full of lovely things!

Alexis said...

I am also slowly putting together my place, it's always an adventure!

Amy said...

What a lovely room! The lighting is just amazing.

Daisy said...

Can I move in with you, pleeeeeease..?

Michelle said...

your dresser set up is fantastic

caramelizedvintage said...

It looks like you've made great progress in your bedroom at least! Your house must be the quaintest place ever; I love the tone you set through your decorations.

The boxes and piles will be reduced. Have faith! :}

lucy said...

Cute room, I knew I had seen that dress somewhere before x

Jenny said...

This is really awesome! It makes me happy I love the 1930s vintage feel it reminds me of one of the bedrooms at my grandmas old house, but with a cool girl update :)

Penelope Nightingale said...

My goodness, your rooms are just magical! I really love your bedspread and the delicate dresses hanging on your wall. And that just has to be the most adorable kitty pillow I've ever laid my eyes on!

Penelope

dy said...

lovely photos, your apartment looks awesome!

Mary Standish said...

Adorable! It looks like a nice place to come home to for a sleepy Alice after visiting her wonderland.

Toni said...

Is it bad to say that I love you? I just found your blog today and I want you to take me away and train me under your wing. You're my fashion inspiration now. Thank you!

reckless daughter said...

wow what a great bed frame!!! did it come with the lamp or did you rig that yourself? either way it looks so cool!

esme and the lane way said...

Dreamy and inspiring – I am decorating for the first time ever, and these are so lovely!

DalenaVintage said...

It's looking absolutely gorgeous!

craft-o-matic said...

Ooh, the lighting is irresistible! Lovely decor!!!

Miss Woody said...

wonderful room !

alissa loves said...

your bedroom is just perfect! i'm so jealous...

Biz said...

i WANT a brass bed like that like whoa.

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