shannon's vintage finds

Hello everyone! I hope you are enjoying these wonderful guest posts. I think you would agree with me that this is a pretty talented group of women. I'm so thankful to all of them. A quick update from me! I'm having an amazing time in France. The food, the fashion, the architecture, the museums, ah mon dieu, so much to see and do. I think I have eaten at least one whole baguette a day! Not to mention the croissants, pain au chocolat, macarons, madelaines, etc, etc.

Today, Shannon, another blogger from Toronto is filling in for me. Her blog 8 foot 6 is my go-to place for local Craigslist finds. She does all the searching and scavenging and then picks the best items. Certainly, saves me hours of looking! If you haven't visited her site, you must check out her home. It's a beautiful study in shades of white, grey, and black. Very inspiring!

Thanks for the wonderful invitation to be a guest on your blog Emma! I thought I would share some of my favorite vintage treasures with your readers. I hope it entertains!

Let's start with the coffee table in the living room. I keep the decoration fairly minimal because I have a curious 16mthold son. So far, the vintage brass tray from etsy seems indestructible. The books are from BMV (second hand).

Does someone need their shoes shined?? I finally found a place for this vintage porcupine shoe brush (from St. Jacobs, Ontario) -- in the office! You can also see the light fixture we purchased from an outdoor flea market in Nice, France hanging in the hallway. I love how the dimpled glass casts shadows on the ceiling at night!

The blue street number signs on each side of the guest room bed are from an outdoor market in Brussels. The chair, vase and marble coasters are all second hand from Craigslist or Goodwill.

The Bahamas tray isn't exactly vintage, but I found it during one of my excursions to Goodwill and loved it! It's perfect in the nursery. I wonder how I would feel if I discovered it in a souvenir shop?

My DH brought back this Lladro figurine from a trip to Hong Kong. He's so charming in master bedroom, looking down into his reflection. The vintage tray is from etsy, and the silver stand from Goodwill.

I hope you enjoyed the tour! Thanks again Emma, for letting me share!

the friday files

When I saw photos of this home on the blog French by Design earlier this week I knew I had to post it to The Friday Files. I love everything about this eclectic, bohemian loft from the industrial setting to the salvaged furniture to that amazing inner courtyard to the tiled floor in the bathroom. The home belongs to handbag designers Isabelle Puech and Benoit Jamin of the brand Jamin Puech. I could definitely move right in! How about you?

All images by Christophe Dugied for Marie Claire Maison.