Luxe Loving: Design Inspiration

Had to post these pieces because they are just so cool and just looking at them leaves me majorly inspired.

Love this desk by Guglielmo Ulrich

Love this desk by Guglielmo Ulrich

This deco Egyptian Revival console is everything.

This deco Egyptian Revival console is everything.

To top them off, I always love a deco club chair with buttery soft leather.

To top them off, I always love a deco club chair with buttery soft looking leather.

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You Win Some, You Lose Some: Long Beach Flea Market

This weekend, I wandered over to Long Beach to check out the flea market that happens once a month. When I went before, I was impressed because I say so much good stuff and it was so much cheaper than Rose Bowl. It has been a while, and I think Long Beach must be more popular than ever because I feel like prices skyrocketed.

Flea Markets are hit or miss, and where Rose Bowl this month was a major win for me, this trip was a miss. Everything I wanted to buy was priced a little too high for me. I was obsessed with these wooden cannisters, but the vendor was asking $70 for the set, and that just felt like too much.

The $70 canisters just seemed a little too expensive.

The $70 canisters just seemed a little too expensive.

I did end up buying a set of glasses with midcentury looking wooden sleeves and a matching tray, but I came home feeling like I got ripped off. The guy told me that they were “Eames,” and while I didn’t believe him (no markings, no stickers, I’d never heard of a set like this), I was hoping they were a knock off  of something else. After a ton of searching after bringing them home, I can’t find much on them.

Here’s what happened: I went over to negotiate and another lady started looking at them. I got so caught up in someone else wanting them and “winning” the score that I told the guy I would take them outright. I was so upset about it, I haven’t been able to bring myself to take a photo yet. I guess the best way to learn is to make mistakes, and this has been one of those “learning experiences.” Don’t get me wrong, it is a cool set, but I think I just paid too much for it. I’ll show you guys a photo later this week when I get it cleaned up.

That being said, I did see some cool stuff at the LB Flea:

I loved this colorful stove. The guy had stoves in pink, red, blue, and classic white.

I loved this colorful stove. The guy had stoves in pink, red, blue, and classic white.

This light fixture was really cool, and was actually a good deal at $325.

This light fixture was really cool, and was actually a good deal at $325.

I liked the finish on this table.

I liked the finish on this table.

Funny, freaky figures. I didn't get a price, but they were pretty cool. They were really big, so I'm not quite sure what someone would use them for...

Funny, freaky figures. I didn’t get a price, but they were pretty cool. They were really big, so I’m not quite sure what someone would use them for…

 

Flea Market Finds at the Rose Bowl

Last Sunday was probably one of the best times I’ve ever had at the Rose Bowl (well, other than the time we filmed Flea Market Flip!)

It was like all of the vendors brought their A-game to make up for the rain the month before. I’m absolutely in LOVE with everything I got!

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I loved all of these midcentury candle holders. The tins are so pretty and are brightening up my kitchen counter right now!

craftsman

This Craftsman toolbox really represents Roadside Rehab to me. I can see it on display in my office one day. It looks a little roached out, but it still has some mileage because its got good bones and is so beautiful!

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I bought this chair for my house. It was picked at a farm in CA, and they said they think its from around the 1930s. The leather cushion is stuffed with horsehair.

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This was my FAVORITE cup when I was a little kid, so I couldn’t pass it up.

I was in love with this Royal Crown soda cooler. It was so pretty. My parents grew up near the RC Cola factory in Columbus, GA so this piece made me nostalgic.

I was in love with this Royal Crown soda cooler. It was so pretty. My parents grew up near the RC Cola factory in Columbus, GA so this piece made me nostalgic.

vintage projector

I just had to snap a photo of this vintage projector. I love the green (Kelly green is a personal favorite) and the fact that the plaque says “Hollywood.”

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So happy after a long day of hoarding junkin’.