Thursday, October 13, 2011

a migration

Hi!  It's been a while since I've had the time to blog, and that's because Matt and I have been busy starting our new Bloomington boutique, Anatomy Vintage!  This Saturday marks three months of business at our little store, and I'm finally able to return to the blogosphere as the rush of the student return dies down and weather the weather becomes a little less agreeable.  Please join me at the new blog to see pics of the new store and find the new Etsy shop. 

See you there!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Fun with Flora`

It's what I like to refer to as "crunch time" around my house. I just got a new job (yay!) working part-time at a little florist shop, we finally put in the flower garden that I've been dreaming of at home, and it's gardening season at the winery. I've literally been up to my elbows in flora this whole week! (You can see that I've got flowers on the brain just by looking at the recent selections for the shop.) On top of the busy gardening season, I have an art show coming up in just over a week. I literally don't have any paintings completed yet. Eep! To do some research, I took a trip to the university greenhouse last weekend. What a hot and sweaty day! Without further adieu, here are some photos I've been snapping both around the house and at the greenhouse. I'll have to take some photos of Peppertree and the Oliver gardens for future photo blog randezvous.

These first beauties are from the greenhouse. 

These next few are from my new flower bed.  They got a fresh layer of mulch today, which has really made the flowers pop.  I'm so excited about looking at my new flowers, especially the dahlias. 

Columbine.  this trooper was actually planted late last fall as a dried up stub.  it's back in full beauty! 

Cannas.  A gift from our gardener at work.

Irish moss.  So beautiful and lush, with those cute, tiny white flowers.

Coral bells, another trooper from last fall. 

Almost a dahlia. 


Well, ttfn.  I promise to come back soon with more beautiful photos of flora, vintage, and even some paintings. 


Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Photo Fancy

It's been an exciting spring.  Hot. Cold.   Rain.      Rain.                                 Rain.   Hot and humid.  

I think we're starting to settle into the hot and humid part.  I can feel it coming forth in the color palette and some of the scenes around the house. 

Most items are already listed!  Click on the photo to take you to the listing in the shop.  If it's not up yet, it will be asap. 

I'm keeping this headband all to myself, but how cool is it?! 

 Ah, the first sangria of the season.  Such a refreshing treat!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Desert Rose

I get to take my very first trip to the Southwest this fall.  Matt and I will be traveling to Arizona for a wedding, and I'm just so excited to see the rich colors of the painted desert that its inspiring some of the items I've been collecting for the shop.  Here's a preview.  All of these items are soon to be available for the shop.  (Most are already there!)

Image via Wikimedia

Sunday, May 8, 2011

BAM! Update

The antique mall where we sell our housewares is nicknamed BAM, short for the Bloomington Antique Mall.  I can't help but think about how perfect this is.  My Deer Kara (misspelling intended) has called me Bam all throughout college, and, well, I think it's fate at work.  Last weekend Matt and I found ourselves at a warehouse sale of abandoned storage, and we got some great stuff!  Some is destined for the antique mall, some of it is already in a new home, and one great piece is destined for Etsy workspace greatness, so here's an update of BAM treasures:

These rolling wonders didn't last long!  They have already found a happy new home.  I've replaced these with some SWEET orange velvet chairs.  New pics are in order already!  

This sweet little cabinet is solid wood with a veneered top, and at $49, it should find a happy new home soon.  

TIES TIES TIES!  I found this amazing vertical chrome compression rod at an estate sale a couple of weeks ago for just $1, and it's the perfect display piece for a picky antique mall that won't let us put even one nail in the ceiling.  

A wealth of post cards, most with stamps and messages, from the 40s - 60s.

We still have this great little sewing chair.  

I think turquoise glass is my new obsession.  

I'm pretty sure I actually want to keep this piece.  It's a HUGE needlwork scene of a forrest floor with some knotted sculptural elements.  Breathtaking! 

Lots of warm lighting for your home.  

Vera Neumann, you make a mean place mat.  

As always, if you see something that you can't live without but you live far from us, please leave a comment, and we can arrange a shipment!  Thanks for visiting my blog.

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