Secondhand Surplus

Sunday, October 25, 2009

craigslist find...

St. Louis MO ;$150
Not the best price, but still a pretty cool rocker.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Trend Notice...

I have decided that since I scavenged a camel back tartan plaid couch from a neighbor, that this will become a fall and winter trend.
photos via Domino mag, Flor, and flickr.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Plants Inside...

It is time that all the plants get brought inside for the winter. I have so many plants that it is hard to find space for all of them without looking crowded. I searched for some inspiration and came up with these via desire to inspire. If I didn't already have too many plants I would be spending today looking for two of the huge Fig plants in large beautiful pots.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Craigslist find...

St. Louis MO; I'm listing this couch for the comedy factor; $1000. Yes, you read that right, someone thinks they just won the lottery with this old couch, $1000

Monday, October 12, 2009

Craigslist find....

St. Louis MO; $50
I love this, the whole thing, from the avocado shag carpet to the wood paneling, and I am imagining the picture above the couch is some great landscape print on crappy cardboard.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Shell Chairs...

Shell chairs. Sorry no links, just trying to clean out some saved pictures from my file.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Decorating for Fall

I got the itch to repaint our front door the other day. I found a great deep gray called cracked pepper and kept the trim white. The door has been paint by me a few times now and was most recently a bright green. The door didn't originally have any visual interest, so I attached the trim pieces to give it a little more detail.
I also switched out all of our furniture, so that I can refinish the mid century set this winter. I dug up some pillows to compliment the paper lanterns I had left from last year and we picked up a few gourds from a produce stand. And now it looks like a completely different front porch.

New Rug

I found a new wool rug yesterday at a thrift store for $10,and I love it. It is just in time for fall, so soft and warm underfoot. I believe the the original intent for this was to be a mattress topper (?). It has large elastic bands at each corner that look like they would keep it from shifting. I would have no need for such a large mattress topper, being that we still sleep in a full size bed. Instead I spent last night running my feet over it, while our 3 dogs soundly slept.