Thursday, September 29, 2011

My First Piece of "Old"

I'm not a very good decorator.  You'd realize I don't have a cohesive "style" if you walked in my house.  I have a little bit of La Z Boy, a little bit of Roomstore and a little bit of Ikea.  And I'm not really in love with any of it.  In the past year I've been combing through catalogs to circle/cut out/dog ear pages of things that I really love so I can try to replicate it in future purchases I make.  Its always hard taking the first step because I usually look at something I like and say "yeah... I really like that, but it doesnt go with ANYTHING I have at home right now". 

But hey... I guess I have a hodge podge already, so what the heck!

So the style I like is a mix of "old and new".  Its Ballard Design-esque (when they're not being all frou frou).  This was my first purchase of something I really liked but didnt think would "go" in my kitchen.  I picked it up at Goodwill for cheap and while it's not in perfect shape, I really like it.  My plan is to get rid of all of the boring stuff I have and accumulate some fun pieces like this vintage pyrex.  Now I've just got to find some good thrifting haunts to make that happen!

3 comments:

MegganB said...

This pattern reminds me of this for some reason: http://www.etsy.com/shop/TheNeedleShop?section_id=5827472
Love her stuff! :)

Lauren said...

Oooh... I have some scrapbook paper that looks like that! Yes... love love love!

Pipsylou said...

I have tons of this stuff. LOVE it. It's totally hodge podge but get compliments all the time. That's the stuff they sell at the kitschy NEW places for lots of Money! :)