garage sale - part two

It's garage sale time again! I had great success with Part One of my sale and I'm excited to find homes for these pieces as well. If you're interested in something please email me here. _E2L0830The first item up is my gold mirror. It measures 43 inches wide by 64 inches tall. I love this mirror but it's time for a new look. You can see other views of the mirror here and here.

$450 for the mirror


round-reclaimed-mirror-0921 copyNext up is the Sputnik light in our hallway. I bought this at Elte in Toronto (although they no longer carry them.) The majority of the bulbs are burnt out but they are easy to replace. See more views of the light here.

$250 for the light



This upholstered bench used to sit at the foot of our bed in its first iteration. It needs reupholstering (there are some stains on the fabric) and probably a quick paint if you're looking for perfection. It's 49 inches long by 17.5 inches deep by 27 inches wide and was bought at Ethan Allen. It compares to this bench currently available at Ethan Allen for $850.

$250 for the bench


Finally up for grabs is this opaque glass table light with abstract white lines. It was purchased at Caban (remember that store - Club Monaco's very successful attempt at home furnishings?) The shade has a small mark on one side and there are a few minor scratches near the cord side of the glass.

$65 for the light

Drop me a line here if you're interested in anything!

friday catchup

So here we are a month into a new year. I've always found January to be a hard month. It just seems to go on forever and ever but the end is in sight! Here are a few things I've been thinking about. 180322dbc596934cdc7a4029501e73cbEaster! I know that probably sounds strange but in the magazine world we're currently into April and May. I've been dreaming of daffodils, tulips and sweet smelling hyacinth and planning an Easter photo shoot which gets underway on Tuesday. I have to say that as much work as prop styling is I wouldn't give it up for anything. I love planning, executing and seeing the results of these shoots.

964be548462ff1792a6935a071608356Blogging. There seem to be a lot of posts this month about the changing face of blogging. I have to admit that the other day I went through the Remodelista newsstand and a good quarter of the blogs I used to follow are no longer around. There's also talk about slow blogging which I have to admit appeals to me. Longer, more beautiful, more thoughtful posts just not so often. This post by Grace Bonney of Design*Sponge is worth a read.

Screen shot 2014-01-30 at 8.59.30 PMWallpaper. I've never been a huge advocate for wallpaper. My thinking was always why spend money on wallpaper when you could spend it on art? But some of these new wallpapers have got me thinking...

33701bb728f3a876c0a72f9afe3c6c69Paint. If not wallpaper than maybe paint. I'm always telling other people to add colour to their walls but my living room and dining room are stark white. Maybe 2014 is the year I add some colour? What do you think?

Image credits:
1. Sharyn Cairns via Decorator's Notebook
2. You Have Been Here Sometime. Photo by David John
3. Emma Hayes wallpaper
4. Abigail Ahern

winter warm up

Contributing to the blog this year is Amy from Love on Sunday. I first met Amy when she won a business card design contest that I judged for Blogpodium. She'll be here every Wednesday to give you a mashup of some of her favourite things and the occasional DIY post. She has some lovely food and interior pairings for you today.

winter-warmup-titlewinter-warmup-mainWith winter fully upon us, there are 2 things constantly on my mind: what to eat and where to curl up. I don't know about you, but this cold weather has me craving warm dishes and cozy spaces. So I've put together a little bit of both to keep you toasty and inspired.

Image Credits:
1- Photo by Danina Kopcok
2- Photo and recipe by Tanya Zouev
3- Via Uncovet Blog
4- Photo and recipe by Helene Dujardin
5- Via this Pinterest board
6- Photo an recipe by Alaina, Fabtastic Eats
7- Via Apartment Therapy
8- Via Katie at the Kitchen Door
9- Via kevc tumblr


garage sale

The trouble with being a serial decorator is that you tend to accumulate a lot of stuff. In an effort to clean our our basement and make a bit of room in our house I'm going to have a few "garage sales" to clear out the excess. If you're interested in an item please email me at Unfortunately these items are only for sale within Canada and the north eastern United States. (Shipping costs may apply.) bentwood_chairsFirst up are two bentwood chairs with caned seats and backs. They are similar to the one used in my office but both have arms like the photo on the right. These chairs are very versatile.There is some wear and tear or patina as they say!

$200 for the pair. SOLD



This Ikea 365+ Brasa Pendant light hung in our bedroom until we replaced it with a vintage chandelier. It measures 18" in diameter.

$25  for the light - SOLD



The Seeing Doubles wall clock has minute and hour hands with red and green transparent film that allow both the minutes and hours to be read at the same time. It lived on our far kitchen wall. You can just see it poking out behind the black door. (And I do mean, just...)

$50 for the clock

koziol_standThis Koziol three-tier stand in bright orange works very well as a fruit stand. That's how we used it in the very first iteration of our kitchen (before the black wall and walnut open shelf).

$10 for the stand SOLD

pendant lightsThat same era of kitchen also included two authentic, dark green industrial work lights from Westinghouse. They measure 16 inches in diameter and 27 inches from base of the light to the top of the pole (which hard wires into your ceiling). They have safety glass enclosures over the lightbulb which you can see in the photo on the right. (Oh and look there is a better view of the Seeing Doubles wall clock!)

$200 for the pair of lights. SOLD

More to come in the weeks ahead!