Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Vintage Suitcases

Vintage suitcases have always caught my eye, especially the buttery toffy colored ones that are oh so stylish.  We are fortunate to come across them on occasion at estate sales and each time we purchase one I can't help wonder of the wonderful places the suitcase has traveled.  Suitcases today are simply practical, they get you to your destination with the least amount of hassle, it is doubtful that years from now we will even think to use them as decor items in our homes.  But the vintage suitcase is another story, check out these photos, maybe they will inspire you to infuse your home with a bit of vintage style.


Simply done...



Highly stylish...


Down right amazing...



We hope you are enjoying this holiday season.  Have a wonderful day!



Thursday, December 9, 2010

Mannequins

Mannequins are...

Whimsical...



Useful...









Statuesque...






and eye catching...


Mannequins are simply... cool.  

~Syd and Harper~

Monday, December 6, 2010

Great Example of Recycled Style

Recycled Style offers an opportunity to create a very unique look inside your home.  But sometimes it can be hard to envision exactly how to use it in conjunction with everything else you already have in place.  What we have found, in using Recycled Style in our homes and seeing it in others, is that the pieces that we find and sell typically work best at providing that one-off WOW factor that get people talking.  For some the industrial look and whimsical decor is something that works throughout their entire home.  But it also looks great when mixed in with more traditional or modern decor.

Last week we were fortunate enough to get some great photographs from Stephen Scharbrough showing how he incorporates Recycled Style in his home.  Stephen lives here in Indy and has his own music business, repairing/tuning pianos and performing locally.  He has a fantastic eye for incorporating a variety of recycled items and furniture pieces into his home.  It creates a very unique look and a home that, we think, really shows off the personality of the people living there.  Here are just a few of the photos he sent to us...

We love this office space.  The architectural pieces add a pop to the room.
The desk lamp is really cool and there are lots of other little items on and
around the desk that make this room standout.

Suitcase nightstand...

Not your average coffee table

Love the stacked end tables, suitcases and vintage movie camera...

We never tire of seeing letters in someone's home decor...
So there you have it.  Hopefully these pictures give you some new ideas on how to use Recycled Style in your home.  And thanks again, Stephen, for sending your pictures to us!!!

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Calvin and Hobbes

Today we got our first substantial snow of the winter season.  It's this time of year, more than any other, that we are reminded of our favorite iconic comic strip, Calvin and Hobbes.  Bill Watterson first published the comic in November of 1985 and brought it to an end nearly a decade later.  During that time he created two of the most memorable cartoon characters of all-time.  His combination of intelligent adult humor spoken through a child and an imaginary stuffed animal creates something that will never be duplicated.  Of the various themes that were prominent throughout the adventures of Calvin and Hobbes, none might be quite as memorable as Calvin's snow people.  We started looking through these today and found ourselves laughing hysterically.  Hope they provide you some laughs as well and for those of you who also got snow today, happy snow day!!






Thursday, December 2, 2010

Vintage Lockers

Looking for something that will add an instant "wow" factor to your home?

Check these out...


Instant storage...


 Instant character...


 Instant color...


Instant "Wow"!


Vintage lockers are simply cool...


Here's a little instant cuteness thrown in for good measure:)