Weekly Six: 2.4

Before we open our doors for the week, check out our top six vintage picks. We constantly update our inventory, and we want to keep you in the loop of the new things coming in! So, without further adieu, we bring you:

1: Look again: these ain't no bone skulls, no siree--they be genuine plaster ones! Picked up somewhere between Arizona and here, these desert wayfarers hitchhiked all the way home with us. Who will take them for their next leg?




2: Vases and bowls, ceramic and wood, prop styling and still life, Lennon and Yoko--what do all these pairs have in common? These made-for-each-other items are made for you! Fall in love with one (or two), pluck a pretty flower or orange on your walk home, and add a little pretty to your home.





3: I'm a Catholic, please call a priest. Catholic or not, we have a confession to make--we have been lusting after this necklace all week! Forgive us, but we have a weak spot for religious iconography that has the perfect patina, and are oh so wearable.







4: Tax season is under way, prompting lots of files and folders needing a good hiding place until next year. These desktop files are little but hold a lot--like you hope that tax return check will be. What needs a little organizational tlc in your life?





5: This Ralph Lauren sweater puts stars in our eyes--reminding us classic and patriotism never go out of style. Soft tones of red, white and linen are made for the in between weather and hot again, cold again days.



6: Souvenirs from our trip to the High Noon show in Arizona--signed books by friend and best selling author Mary Emmerling! Not only does she wear the baddest boots in town, she's also written over 25 books and was the editor for Country Home magazine. It was such a treat to meet her, and get to share these beautiful autographed books with you.




Oh, Ralph...

The issue of Architectural Digest this month stopped me in my tracks, when I realized Ralph's & my home had some things in common! They had a whole spread on Ralph Lauren’s living spaces, and as I looked through the pages, it has become pretty apparent that his way of life is partly my own dream life!

"It’s all an extension of something I wanted in my life - or my dream life
- Ralph Lauren.

Agreed Ralph! Why not live like our dream life?!

I love this photo of his desk with all of his toys, tools and trinkets all perfectly placed--I wonder if any of these were his as a child? Does he fiddle with them while he works?? I, for one, definitely work more productively when all is in a controlled chaos:
You never know what you'll want to read when, so it’s good to keep the coffee table well stocked with stacks of inspiration available (Look Ralph! We both love white bouquets!):
As you can see, we are both equestrian lovers!
 
These are just a few aspects of my dream life...

Photo credit: Jennifer Young

The Weekly Six (and then some)

This last weekend we had the store covered so a few of us hit the road. We were in a small car with a limited amount of cash and we wanted to make our trip a stretch. We stopped at a few yard sales, then a few estate sales, a gift shop at the San Miguel Mission (hot tip we got)--it was tiny yet charming! By this time we were already skipping with excitement (that is the rule), and we thought that we better hit the road and get some miles in so we didnt wake up an hour from home.

As we got to the San Jose area we hit up some of our personal faves: Ralph, Betsey, Pinkberry, and Free People! With a dose of inspiration, we then headed to Ikea for a few accessories.

To save money, we were able to crash at our friend Stacy's mom's house. We were only 8 minutes away from Alameda Flea!! What a hoot! We loved everything we bought and it was all smalls.

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A homemade vinatage redwood memory, super cute concrete mushrooms, porcelin dogs, a lil' espresso set, travel goods, and a flowy summer dress...perfection.

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We have been coveting the rugs above for a while. They are pre-war gypsy rugs from the Balkan Islands. The colors are so vibrant and the workmanship is amazing! These rugs cost a bit more than we usually spend, but if anything warrented a leap of faith, these rugs certainly did! We have one in red with large flowers that is finished out with fringe, it is priced at $575. The second one is a beautiful off white and taupe and is highlighted with a chartreuse garland and deep ruby flowers, it is priced at $495. Compared to what is on the market in a lot of reproduction stores, these originals are a no-brainer.

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Last but not least is this multi-colored handmade blanket/bed cover. After scoping out the new Free People store, we are not afraid of color! Very 70's and very rare! I bet alot of you either had one or had a grandma that tried to hand one off to you.

This road trip was very inspiring and one for the record books--great company, great finds, and we met a lot of great people too!