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Hazel Atlas Dyball

Hazel Atlas Dyball

As we look to the New Year I want to first say a Thank You to my loyal followers!  I hope you are learning a thing or two about some of the most truly unique antique and vintage items that are out there. One of […]

Antique Furniture Names You Need to Know

Antique Furniture Names You Need to Know

When I started to really throw myself into antiques and vintage items I quickly realized I need to refer to some pieces of furniture with their authentic (and much cooler) names.  Today I’m talking about a few key pieces of furniture and their “real” names.  […]

Portieux Vallerysthal

Portieux Vallerysthal

Blue Opaline glassware ranks up there in my “pieces of glassware everyone should have”.  Specifically, these beautiful pieces by French manufacturer, Portieux Vallerysthal (1930-1939). This glassware usually pops up at an estate sale (where I found mine!) or antique sites.  Their price tag (fair asking […]

Revere Bowls

Revere Bowls

I was never a History buff.  I’m pretty sure my grades were less than stellar in anything history related.  But I always perked up a little when I started looking at the old historical pictures paying great attention to all the details in the background […]

Culver Glassware – Under $100

Culver Glassware – Under $100

It has turned out to be a busy past few days and I’m excited to be back blogging about all the latest Vintage items that are trending right now!  Culver Glassware is one of my favorite styles to have on hand especially around the Holidays.  They […]

A Room Inspired by Charles Faudree

A Room Inspired by Charles Faudree

I’ve been reading up on the beautiful interiors of the late Charles Faudree who was well known for his elaborate yet down-to-earth Country French style.  Charles Faudree managed to make a room beyond inviting in a time when the design of many living and dining […]

DIY Kitchen Island Upgrade – Under $200

DIY Kitchen Island Upgrade – Under $200

When we moved in our Chicago Townhouse a couple of years ago, one of the first things we wanted to attack was our kitchen.  But even before we got to our cabinets I could not WAIT to get my hands on the Kitchen Island.  That […]

Bespoke Instagram – Four Instagram Accounts that are crafting up the most beautiful objects

Bespoke Instagram – Four Instagram Accounts that are crafting up the most beautiful objects

As I’m upping my social media game these days and scrolling around more, I’m amazed at all the talented people who are creating some of the most beautiful and unique items that you would be hard-pressed to find in any shop around the corner.  Both […]

Updating a Traditional Home

Updating a Traditional Home

It is GLOOMY out here in Chicago today.  The rain is not letting up so I need to put together some type of cheerful inspiration board.  I often see a lot of homes that are filled with beautiful quality furniture but they look a little, […]

Six Classic Pieces Every Home Needs

Six Classic Pieces Every Home Needs

Today I’m talking about six classic pieces you could buy today and still love 30 years from now.  When I think back to the dollars I’ve spent on affordable but cheap home décor I realize I could have had a wonderful collection of sustainable pieces […]