Thursday, December 30, 2010


So, the season has come and gone.. and I cannot be more thankful.. I HATE X-MAS! everything closes and makes life kinda inconvienant. But, we did take a trip to Texarkana to visit the girls' family. Which was nice, did some thrift shopping and only picked up 2 old apothecary jars.. she found some super cute skirts though. But we stumbled across a kickass old mid century day bed and I would of bought it but, it was incredibly uncomfortable.. also took a pic of some table legs that I adored. And lastly I built a bathtub caddy for our tub so we can soak and read..

Friday, December 24, 2010

Since I don't celebrate the holidays I often forget about long lines at shopping centers and grocery stores.. I delved deep into the Hellmouth tonight for macncheese and coffee lol yea I know classy right?

Friday, December 17, 2010

Recent finds

So, picked up a day calendar flip thingy.. love it.. also got this spectacular lamp no idea the maker or when or where but it is perfect for the bedside and reading.. love them both!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Estate Sale

Went to an estate sale yesterday and picked up a few items.. the house was BEAUTIFUL!! midcentury front back and all throughout! There was an AMAZING danish couch that was sold before I got there along with an original Leica with the original box and case picked up in germany.. loads of beautiful things but not much that fit with my house that wasn't already sold.. but here are a few pics of what I did pick up..

This is a awesome 70's style perpetual calendar, the little circles are magnets to change the date LOVE IT!

These are 3 glass syringes that I picked up, Since I work in healthcare and am infatuated with the history of medicine I am always on the look out for old medical items.. can you believe they used to reuse syringes? crazy talk! but you could also smoke in hospitals back in the day and gloves were never used either...It's kinda amazing how far medicine has come when you think about it...

As for the last two items the records are amazing, love me some Doris Day and the other record is a USO kind of record, apparently they were a bigger group in WWII love me some vinyl! The glasses though are those amazing aluminum tumblers that everyones grandma used to own... I've recently become enamored with them and snagging them up anytime I can.. the house is slowly but surely turning into a complete mid century house.. can't wait till we move and can actually remodel the house to fit as needed...

Antique store shoppin...

So the hunt for Mid Century Modern is always a blast esp when you find some cool stuff.. one of two things happens when you do find something amazing, either A)it's WAY too expensive or B)It's amazing and you have no place to put it.. like couches and chairs.. how does one decide which one? They are all so beautiful! Anyways here is some of the finds I found.. although I did not pick up anything this day I always take pics when I find something I like for future reference..

Although, I may have to go back for that lamp in the last picture...

Monday, December 6, 2010


So, this is another abandoned building on my commute home, love it completely and it is definitely another building I would love to buy! The lines and odd curves and shape of it all.. love it!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010


So since I commute everywhere by bicycle and walk around often I come across some very beautiful things.. this building is not that far from the house and was once it appears a little apartment building with 4 living spaces in it.. now it is abandoned and boarded up.. very beautiful still though.. I will at some point sneak into it to take more pics but here ya go for now..

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

thrify + DIY

so the little mid century side table that I got for 5 bucks has been revamped, several times tonight lol here are the incarnations.. I am staying with the bottom pic

In this pic is how I received it, although I added these legs, the original legs were completely trashed.

So here is the first incarnation. Thought I would do something bright and playful and it turned out like something that should be in a kids room.. nixed this scheme.

This is the next incarnation.. looks much better although the white doesn't match the rest of my midcentury stuff which is either very dark or teak colored wood or a nice lime/avocado green...

This is the third and final incarnation.. I believe I will keep it this way.. lol alotta work for a 5 dollar side table but it's worth it!


Went thrift store shopping today, found this little gem! it's a laminate and not full wood, but I am going to paint it and refinish it and place it in the bathroom.. will be nice when done sad it's not full wood but hey take what ya can get for 5 bucks!!! the other pics below this one are things I found but didn't buy because either A)not enough space or b)not enough space lol. Also found a brand new bike rack for the girls car since the old one died in her car wreck.. the bike rack was still even in the box WOOT!

On a side note those are not the legs that came with this table the original ones were destroyed, I scavenged these awhile back and was just holding onto them for the right time..

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

simply amazing!

AMAZING turn your bicycle into an E-bike easliy and very pretty. A compact hub installs on the rear wheel turning your already loved commuter into an E-bike although pricey! (600 dollars) it is simply elegant!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010


So, while making a post office run, found this beautiful little number on the side of the curb. YAY FOR AWESOME MID CENTURY FREE FINDS!!!!! have to refinish the wood but it is in immaculate shape!

Saturday, November 6, 2010


SO I'm not really slacking just been incredibly busy with school and work. No real time for DIY anything or anything around the house.. le sigh. anyways have fun out there and i'll try to get something done soon.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010


This is the almost end result of a month long process of cutting, glueing, painting, and a lil bit of blood, only dumped around 60 bucks or so into it..but damn i am happy about it!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Dangers of DIY

So, while working on my Boba Fett Halloween project I tried to cut my fingers off.. and just managed to cut entirely through the webbing between my thumb and pointer finger.. good thing I work in healthcare cuz I can get all the supplies needed to bandage myself and finish the project.. pics to come soon!

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Still Alive

So, I'm still here just been busy with school and more so my Halloween project. I will post pics soon. I am so damned close to being done I can taste it..

Thursday, September 16, 2010


So on my walk/ride around the neighborhood found this awesome green chair.. no idea of the time period or maker ,but love the lines and mix of green and old metal.. all I had to do to fix it was replace a bolt on it.. easy fix and great new office chair!

Friday, September 10, 2010

photo tour of my bicycle ride to clinicals

As I do not own a car I ride a bicycle EVERYWHERE and this is my trip to clinicals for school (psych rotations) and just some of the sites worth seeing along the way... enjoy!