Crushing on Heath Ceramics

The thing I love about San Francisco is that there’s never a dull moment here. Sure, it’s a quiet city compared to many of the big guns, but what makes me fall in love with the city over and over again is the endless array of insanely gorgeous yet non-intimidating stores you can find in any neighborhood. This one happens to be in mine.

Processed with VSCOcam with c1 preset

Continue reading

Serape Sunday: my DIY Mid-Century stool

It’s Sun-DIY, folks. Time to bust out the staple gun. For this project, I’m combining my affection for all things Mid-Century modern and my Linsanity for Southwestern, folksy, tribal textiles.

stool13

Continue reading

Throwback Thrifting Thursday

I’m thinking this will be a regular thing for my blog, because it gives me another excuse to indulge in my obsession treasure hunt. It’s a looney tunes habit disguised as motivation for fresh content. I know you see right through me. But here’s how *I* see it: when I hear from readers who get inspired to thrift at this very store, I feel gratified and it only encourages my behavior. So deal with it. You might actually score something.

tt_567

Continue reading

Well, hello there!

When does it end? You know, that seemingly incurable urge to possess more and more material things? I’m convinced that I’ll take it to my grave. Until then, my wish list is constantly evolving for the hotties that I want but refuse to acquire due to dangerous hoarding tendencies and my quest for material detachment. (Those who know me personally, I can see you rolling your eyes and laughing. It ain’t helping.)

emilyhendersonroom

Continue reading

Chairish your furnishings

How friggin’ great is this?

Chairish | Buy & Sell Exceptional Pre-Owned Home Furnishings & Decor

I admit to having hoarding tendencies. I’ve made references to my problem a few times throughout my blog. One of the reasons why I have such a hard time letting go of my possessions is the emotional attachment I develop for them because I think that every single piece I own is special. Garage sales? Gah. Only if you’re okay with random peeps picking through your stuff and offering what amounts to nothing for your beloved goods. Craigslist? Weirdo alert. Ebay? Who has the time to deal with the process? Continue reading

Mama got her chairs did

After woefully neglecting the Dux finds for a few years, I decided it was time for a resuscitation rally. With the help of my partner-in-crime, my brother’s sander, and a lot of patience, I slowly witnessed their rebirth.

While waiting for stain layers to dry, I dug deeper into the history of the chairs and discovered they were designed by a gentleman named Folke Ohlsson who worked on these chairs in nearby Burlingame during the late 50’s. Continue reading