Decorating with Vintage – Magazines

I love to read decorating magazines (also called shelter magazines). I’ve been a fan for a long time and wanted to share a few that feature vintage with you. Country Living – one of the longest running vintage decorating magazines out there. This magazine has been published since 1978 and it’s still going strong. Country […]

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Kobey’s Vintage Market – A Review

On Saturday morning I got up (very) early and took to the road to travel to San Diego for the first ever Kobey’s Vintage Market. I live in Orange County so the drive to San Diego took me about one hour. When I arrived in San Diego I, of course, stopped at Starbucks to fuel […]

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August Vintage Markets

Can you believe it’s already August? The heat is on but so are the vintage markets. Here’s where I’ll be shopping for treasures this month: August 3: Kobeys Vintage Swap Meet – San Diego. This is a brand new extension of the existing Kobey’s Swap Meet which has been around for years and years. They […]

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Platters – They’re Not Just for Thanksgiving Anymore

I love platters. I collect platters. It’s kind of an obsession. The problem with collecting platters is that they’re horizontal – and if you collect a lot of them, they’re usually stacked one on top of another and you never see their beautiful patterns. Ironstone platters are my favorite and they can usually be found […]

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Transform a Closet into an Office

This photo is from an old issue of Country Living Magazine, March of 2010. Transform a Closet into an Office What I love about this closet/office makeover: The color – first and foremost – it’s Benjamin Moore’s “At Sea“. I love the pegboard attached to the door to hang office supplies at the ready Love […]

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Collecting Jadeite Fire King

It all started with a Jane Ray cereal bowl back in 1988. I was at a friend’s garage sale when I spotted the bowl sitting on a table. I recognized the color from watching old Martha Stewart videos where she talked about her extensive collection of Fire King. So, I bought the bowl, and a […]

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Saturdays

How do you spend your Saturdays? Of course, there are the chores, grocery shopping, laundry, etc. I try to get out and do something I love. Here is Southern California, most vintage/flea markets are on Sundays but there still are a few antique malls in town that often have discounts in their entire booths. Here […]

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