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Barristers Bookcase

Hi there!

Gah! Where is the time going? I can’t believe we’re already well into January and I’m just finishing up storing all the holiday stuff. I’m not sure what’s worse… hauling it all down or putting it all back? It sucks! And every year, I’m left wondering why we all do this. Well, that’s until December rolls around and I’m back at it again!! We really are a bunch of weirdos.

Of course, today I’m not even thinking about any of this. I’m thinking about barristers bookcases – which I LOVE!! Aren’t they so cool?! Very hip in the nerdiest of ways.

Or am I describing myself?

It’s funny, for years I’ve been scouring high and low to get my hands on one of them for my husband’s office. Yeah, I would spot one once in a blue moon only to find out it was $600 or $800 or $1,000 bucks. And even with that price tag, I was definitely tempted. I mean, wouldn’t his baseball card collection look SO, SO much better in one, than all over the freaking place?, I would rationalize to myself. Well, NO MORE!! I finally found one and now it’s in our home, happily filled with pictures of dudes. Ha. But then the most miraculous of things happened.

I found another one.

You guys?! Isn’t that insane? How did TWO of these creatures just fall into my lap? Right into my tight, little hoarding hands.

I literally just sent it on over to Chairish, so it’s not even listed with them yet. It’s freaking amazing!!

I was tempted to keep both, I’m not going to lie. But then I thought perhaps one of you is looking for one too!! And see all the fun ways you can style it out??

I once saw one filled with bugs and butterflies and old books – It was incredible. Of course, now that I went searching for it, I couldn’t find the photo. This one above, crammed to the brim with books is pretty spectacular though.

I think the one on the kitchen counter is probably my favorite! That’s just so creative. Second? I dunno, that shoe collection is off the chains.

If you happen to be interested in the one I’ve got listed, please let me know! I will definitely give y’all a better deal, wink wink!! And if you already have one, then yay, we are bookcase twins!!

FOR ALL THE LINKS TO THE PHOTOS –
Lauren Liess, Homefeed, Globe Wernicke, Lonny, 52Soul, Design Soda, Apartment Therapy

A Rustic Kitchen Island!

Hi Guys!!

So, awesome news – I think I scored last week with an amazing find!  One that, sadly I can’t use myself, but that I can SHARE WITH YOU!  It’s a kitchen island!!  Aaaahhhhh!  It’s so purdy that I just want to stare at it all. day. long.

As you may know, I have a Chairish shop where I’ve been listing all the fun pieces that I can’t cram into my house.  Please follow me so you can be the first to see what’s new.  And, my friends, this beauty should be up there next week!!  Handmade, one of a kind, weathered to perfection.  LOVE IT.

So just for fun, I thought I would put her into some kitchens that are all over the inter webs and see how she would look.  (I did a bit o’ cutting and pasting, so it’s not perfect, but you get the idea!)  I especially think this piece is spectacular in a more rustic kitchen, but dang, all of these be looking good!  It’s really a perfect jumping off piece to design a whole kitchen around.  Here’s a bit of inspiration!  Enjoy!

 

Bright White Kitchen, Elle Decor Rustic Kitchen, Gingham Green Kitchen, Exposed Brick Kitchen, Black Ikea Kitchen

Do you love this island as much as I do?!?  I’m especially enamored by the wood covered screw holes and how the maker carefully selected some wood pieces that had holes in them – it’s just so special.

Shopping the 4th of July Sales!

Haaaaapppppy Fourth of July Week!

I’ve joked that the older I get the more patriotic, but it’s so true!  I love being an American – I take for granted liberties everyday that parts of the world are fighting for.  Yes, I know that we’re not perfect, and we have a way to go where everyone is treated equally, fairly and with respect and love.  But I also know that in this wonderful country I can truly choose my own path – even as a woman, mother, daughter of an immigrant, former sorority girl!  If you work hard, and believe, then YOU CAN FULFILL YOUR DREAMS.

My favorite way to celebrate?  Fireworks, of course.  But 15 minutes of celebrating is never enough (for me or my 4 boys who beg for more), so in that case, I enjoy a discount or two!!  I’ve already put a bunch of these in my cart and I’m seriously contemplating the chairs… are they good?  I can’t tell if I’m just in awe that I can get TWO for less than $100 and they’ll wipe clean.  That sounds so luxurious…. clean.  Fantasies, folks.  Just my sick, clean fantasies.

However you enjoy the festivities, either shopping or stuffing your face with watermelon….

Happy Celebrating!

Measuring Spoons $13.96, Bone Inlaid Side Table $280, Light Blue Dress $22, King Linen Pillowcase $8.98, Embroidery Caftan $26.99Eyes Print Pillowcase $3, Gold Trivet $7.99, Soap Dispenser $7.99, Ruffle Blouse $14.99, Island Pendant $165.99, Pair of Faux Leather Chairs $95.99, Clementine Painting $300, Tripod Plant Stand $17.50, Stripe Fedora $12, Ethnic Fabric Napkins $13.99