1. friday finds & favorites // 27

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    And we’re back from the “unseasonably cold” pacific northwest and back to 100 degree days. Life is beautiful!

    This is my most favorite video I’ve seen in awhile. I’d be in heaven if I found on of these cameras to buy and someone to teach me how to use it.

    Music video for Feist’s song “Now at Last” filmed in China. Shot with Canon 7D.

    1. These DIY Record dividers by Camp design. When I get a spare second, this will be done!

    2. If you haven’t read it yet, be sure to check out Lonny Magazine’s latest issue. It’s another heart throb. 

    3. Might need to stock up on these vintage inspired post cardsfor when I have a little note to send. (really good price with a lot of character!)

    4. The work of Anja Photography keeps you coming back for more. Each image has lot of depth and a story to tell.

    5. This DIY post by Rachel of Smile & wave is beyond genius. I’m also adding this vintage time card organizer to my DIY list. (How’d she find such a great piece???)

    6. I really enjoyed this blog post by Old Brand New (other people’s houses)

    7. The perfect summer sweet treat – pink lemonade cupcakes via A Beautiful Mess

    8. It’s finally here! Kinfolk Magazine in all of it’s greatness. Everything about it is gorgeous!

    9. Did you hear the news? The gals of Oh So Lovely are now going to be supplying Vintage Glory with their vintage treasures. What an accomplishment!

    10. One last DIY to add to the list- DIY summer orange scrub. (wouldn’t this look great in a vintage jar?)

    11. Congrats to Lauren over @ Busy Bee Lauren blog for launching her new online vintage dress shop last week. Lots of great stuff all for under $20!

  2. the collected & reused (chicago paper company)

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    Collected during a weekend hunt, this piece is oozing history and it just happens to be one of my favorite items in the shop right now. It’s definitely going to be one of those pieces that are hard to let go of. It shows visible signs of use with dings, scratches and some paint pealing, all to be expected with a classic vintage piece that was used on a daily basis. The drawer is in great working condition and I could see if converted into a bunch of things.  Quite large and somewhat heavy, this piece would make a stable addition to any working office or perfect in a craft show display. The possibilities are endless when it comes to reusing this piece.

    I can’t help but envision Michael Scott from The Office when I hear the words paper company. I know you’re getting a visual now… ;) Stop by the shop when you have a second and see if there is something in there that can help you with organizing your own or displaying your goods at a summer craft fair!

    GET 20% OFF THIS ITEM WITH COUPON CODE ‘MARKET20′ – apply at checkout

  3. taking a chill pill…yogurt style


    It’s been about a year since this little yogurt stop (Chill)  has been in town and every time I visit I have a hard time straying from what I order the very first.  I’ve fallen in love with the cake batter yogurt with Oreo crumble on top. Simple but 100% perfection. Who ever invented self serve yogurt shops is a hero in my books.

    The interior styling of this place is extremely well done and feels like you are walking into an uber modern art gallery. The walls and decor are stark white with pops of teal blue. The toppings bar stands out with all it’s brightly colored goodies. They even have Nerds and hand made sea salt carmel to add to your order. yum-o

  4. hamilton wood type museum


    Located in Wisconsin, The Hamilton Wood Type Museum is like heaven to any one who adores wood type or printmaking. The museum take up over 40,000 square feet and has over 1.5 million pieces of printed history. With a membership you can rent out a studio. You’ll have over 1,000 styles and sizes at your disposal and it is said that Hamilton’s collection is one of the premier wood type collections in the world.


  5. Mr. Fitzgerald’s Polaroids


    Sometime during this last year I stumbled upon the work of Photographer, Parker Fitzgerald. He’s a pretty darn creative soul and I believe he’s in the process of mastering Polaroid photography. (not to mention all other forms of photography ;)  He’s currently living in Portland Oregon and capturing the life that bustles around it.

    Parker has willingly compiled a collection of Polaroids he feels best portrays Portland and provided a mini description for each. Since I’m here visiting this beautiful city, I thought this would be a perfect was to bring it to life.

    [Taken with a Polaroid 195, using 669 film]  I shot this in the Columbia Gorge for a local Portland band
    named Ezza Rose. They’re A+ in my book.

    [Taken with a Polaroid 195, using ID-UV film] This is Amos, one of my best friends, and one of my
    absolute favorite portraits ever.

    [Taken with a Polaroid 195 and 690 film] Lindsay Josal is a Polaroid guru in her own right and one of the most inspiring photographers to me. Much as with Laura Taylor, getting the opportunity to shoot photos of her was a fulfillment of an artistic circle. I love this portrait. It captures how I see Lindsay’s spirit perfectly.

    [Taken with a Polaroid 195 and 669 film] Laura Taylor is one of the first photographers I ever really followed, and I’ve known her since she was a wee girl of 16. It was a great honor to be able to take her portrait. It felt as thought important things had come full circle. This was hurriedly shot in a random neighborhood on our way to the airport. I almost missed my plane back to Portland from LA, but it all turned out alright. I wouldn’t have minded though. It definitely was worth it.

    [Taken with a Polaroid 195 and 108 film.] I recently moved into a new house with my brother and have begun teaching both him and another friend a little about photography. This nice latice wall is in my front yard. It’s been in more than one recent photo haha.
    [Taken with a Polaroid 180 and 108 film] My brother is probably my favorite male subject that I’ve ever shot. Since moving to Portland from Florida a few months ago, he has frequently been in front of my camera. This is one of my absolute favorites of him.

     [Taken with a Polaroid 195 and 669 film] Last year, Christina was a frequent subject of mine. She is great on either side of a camera and it’s always rewarding every time we go out for pictures. This was taken in Colorado on a freezing, foggy day just before Christmas last year. Behind my parent’s barn, down near a creek, there is a shallow valley full of redstem dogwood plants. I spent the afternoon making her freeze to death. This photo came as a result. ^_^


    I might just get a chance to meet the fella while on vacation if timing works out!
    Tweet him | Flickr him | peruse his website  

  6. American Modern: Thomas O’brien

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    I’ve recently added American Modern by Thomas O’brien to my coffee table book collection. The book itself is a real beauty with a gray cover and minimal pattern. The content within is just as incredible and just as well thought out. Thomas O’brien, a designer and collector has put together a cohesive collection of interior styles that infuse a hint of ‘modern’.

    I really appreciate flipping through the different sections of the book ( Traditional Modern, Urban Modern, Vintage Modern, and Casual Modern) seeing how little touches of modern can be infused into any style you have in your home. I also really enjoyed getting a little backstory behind each home/project featured in the book. You can tell by the way he speaks about his work that he is extremely passionate about what he does and values the connection he makes with the homeowners.

    I would suggest this book for your coffee table and there is much more than pretty pictures to look at.  BUY THIS BOOK–>

    Wanted to let everyone know that the shop has been updated with new products. Stop by and see if there’s a treasure for you. Peruse NOW!

  7. checking in from Portland


    *vintage shirt bought from Magpie Vintage – Portland OR

    Hey guys. I hope you are having a great week and have some exciting plans lined up for this weekend. The boy and I are having another lazy day in Portland OR, because it decided to rain on our parade. I think we’re alright with that through. ;)

    Today we are going to check out the local IKEA. We don’t have one close to our city, so I think it’s going to be quite an adventure. I’m just bummed that I can’t really buy anything unless I want to ship it home. ick!

    So far we are really enjoying our trip. Feeling the time coming to an end, but still have a bunch of things planned. Hope the sun shows it’s face again before we leave.

  8. friday finds & favorites // 26


    Were still away on vaca enjoying some time together and escaping reality. We’re blown away with the atmosphere out here and it’s going to be a challenge getting us back on the plane come Tuesday morning. I didn’t want to slack and not provide some links to peruse. What would you do without links to peruse?? haha

    The Tree Ring held a private house show with a cover charge of one household lamp. The event was created and captured.

    Vincent Moon and Efterklang are proud to announce their film AN ISLAND. This is the 3rd teaser of the film that will premiere February 2011.

    1. I adore this little mid-century room style board put together by Somewhere Splendid

    2. These little invitations are just perfect. Use a sewing thread spool!

    3. The West Chelsea home tour photographed by Anita Calero. It’s pretty swoony! Seriously…go look at the fridge!

    4. One of my dearest work friends has started a travel blog. I love her and her blog. Go check it out and leave some love!

    5. This post over at Olive Green Anna. I’d love one of each of those James Rowland Shoes!

    6. Some great vintage photoshop actions provided by wishwishwish.net

    7. The plush doll work of Matha of Lanapelana makes me want to be a kid again so I can collect a bunch of plush items.

    8. Making laces braids over at A Beautiful Mess! (hair tutorial DIY)

    9. I’m in love with the color palette and pattern of Eythink tea towels ($17 each)

  9. factory 20: it’s called a love affair


    I sit back and flip from one image to the next, knowing I don’t have the funds to afford anything in their shop. The products are beautiful, artfully displayed and I can tell they are full of history, but $300+ for a beat up metal trash can??? I’ll search the dumpsters for that if I need one.

    Check them out. I know you won’t be disappointed in the variety of products to peruse.

  10. Inside the home of Tick Tock Vintage


    Today, we get a little sneak peek inside Veronika’s (of Tick Tock Vintage) home. She has an amazing throw back style and her home is put together with just as much attention to detail. I love envy her ability to style with a focus on simplicity and her ability to track down the most unique pieces from around Philadelphia. Her home tells a story and you’d be one lucky person to be an overnight guest.

    Hi, Veda House readers! I’m going to share some pictures of my 1930′s philadelphia row home. This december will mark 5 years of living in our home, and it’s definitely been a labor of love. It was in need of major rehabbing and we’re still working on several rooms. I thought you might like to see some of my favorite knick-knacks and flea-market finds.

    This hoosier cabinet is one of my favorite possessions. It’s from the very early 1900′s; they were used before kitchen cabinets became a staple in American kitchens. There’s a bread box and flour sifter inside!

    These old fans are so neat (if not incredibly dangerous). This one is from 1951 and is in our living room.

    Bryan likes bright colors, so I tried to accessorize our bedroom with brightly colored knick knacks. The tulips are from our honeymoon, where we stayed a couple of days in Amsterdam.

    I’m a huge fan of kitschy ceramic figurines, and this little lamb might be my favorite.

    iIcollect these little flower suitcases, which are displayed on top of a china cabinet turned bookshelf in my office.

    Bryan’s grandfather had this lamp in his hunting cabin for a very long time; he knew Iloved it and let me bring it home. It’s hard to find these with all of the shades in tact – each of the shades lights up!

    We love to decorate our walls with old advertising and print materials. There’s a set of four of these prints in our kitchen. They’re from the 30′s and were part of an ad campaign to encourage children to drink milk.

    I have a pretty giant shoe collection, but we don’t have many closets in our house for me to store them in. I bought this old bookcase made out of barn wood at a flea market last summer and it works perfectly as a display case.

    I love collecting old embroideries and turning them into pillows. These are in our guest room.

    I hope you’ve enjoyed these pictures of my home! A big thanks to Cassie for asking me to guest post. I had a blast taking these pictures and sharing my finds.