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Vintage Glasses + Flea Market Finds!

Friday, March 23rd, 2012

Hi everyone, thanks so much to all of you who linked up to the Spring Craft Link Party yesterday, I’m enjoying all that creativity you shared! There’s over 300 links to fantastic projects, be sure to check them out!  Today I’d like to give a shout out to one of my favorite stylists Mr. Matthew Mead and thank him for allowing me to be a (small) part of his latest publication Flea Market Finds.

Matthew asked me to contribute to the publication with my most favorite vintage find so I chose to share about my mid century Empoli colored champagne glasses!  Read the whole story of why they’re so important to me on page 7.

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You’ll see a few other favorite bloggers featured too, hey there’s Kim and Marian! Turn the page for even more peeks at favorite finds by other stylists and bloggers too.

My Matt and I snagged those champagne glasses on a visit to a shop in the West Village in NYC called The End of History.  We were so inspired by all the imported colored glass we discovered that we bought ourselves those glasses ten years ago – they’re one of my most favorite things on earth.  I popped into the shop again on my trip to NYC last spring, and it never disappoints.  Take a tour of the shop with Apartment Therapy here.   

Back to Flea Market Finds – I’ve read the entire publication front to back and I think it’s some of Matthew’s very best work.  Article after article of projects to inspire you to create with vintage and flea market finds.  Inside the 150+ pages (no ads!) are new uses for paint, old maps, fabric transfer, milk glass, fern fronds, textile dyes, gilding, the list goes on and I love it all!

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Flea Market Finds will be available for shipment next week, but you can preorder your own copy here.  As a special treat this weekend, I’m giving away three copies – that’s right I’ll ship it right to you if you win this weekend’s giveaway!  My gift to you!

Eligibility to win one of three copies of Flea Market Finds by Matthew Mead:

1) Leave a comment on this post answering this question:  What’s your next spring project?  Is it planting some seeds, painting a fence, or sprucing your patio?  Share your next spring project to be eligible to win.

Three winners, US and Canada only, chosen at random.  Giveaway ends Sunday March 25th at 8 p.m. PST.  By entering this giveaway, you agree to this site’s giveaway policy and Official Rules of Entry.

I’m off to spruce up the porch and add new annuals to my planters, I’m feeling the need to have a little dirt in my fingernails. 

Have a great weekend all!

 

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Hometown Paper

Thursday, January 26th, 2012

I’ve written before about my hometown of Petaluma in Sonoma County, California.  It’s a really wonderful place to live, filled with antique shops, close to the coast and San Francisco, and we’re in the Wine Country too. A few days ago I was interviewed for an article in the local paper, and woke up this morning to see the feature!

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Greetings to my fellow Petalumans who are reading this today!  You can learn more about me here and browse the Project Gallery and Style Files for plenty of inspiration. Perhaps I’ll see you around town (I’m the gal with the paint in her hair). Thanks so much Lynn (and the Argus Courier) for the great article!

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Joss & Main Curated Collection – Live!

Tuesday, December 13th, 2011

Hi everyone, the Joss & Main curated sale I mentioned last week is live now, so hop on over to the J&M sales event and take a peek at the hand selected home accessories chosen for the occasion. If you’re not a member yet, here’s a personal invitation to join.* 

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My influences for this collection are detailed at the Joss blog and I hope you’ll enjoy browsing the sales event.  Each and every one of the pieces I’d place in my own home, if I had the space!  You’ll spy a few of the accents I already own, and I hope you’ll find something you love too.  

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Hop on over to shop the event at Joss & Main, available for a short time only.  I’ll be there with you, I’ve got my eye on a few of the decorative accessories.

disclosure: I do receive a small referral fee if you sign up and make a purchase, just like anyone else (including you!) who refers new members.

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