Wednesday, March 27, 2013


Once you get bit by the MCM bug, it's nigh on impossible to stop yourself pointing out pieces in advertisements, TV shows, and films, often to the great annoyance of your friends and relatives.

They might not be as enthused as me when I begin yammering on about furniture, but I thought that I would share my latest sighting with all of you.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

What a crock

Good things almost always seem to come in multiples, just like this vintage West Bend ceramic bean crock.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Kilim them softly

I'm not sure exactly when this happened, but I suspect that I might have developed some variety of rug-related mental disorder.

You all probably remember my year-long, borderline obsessive-compulsive quest to find the perfect floor covering for the living room.  Well, now the time has come for the office and front door to receive their textile treatment.

The surprising part is that the whole process went fairly smoothly this time around.  Rather than a dearth of fitting options, I'd say that there were actually way too many.  I think that the whole kilim thing is catching on, so there are many more styles to choose from, though this can be a problem in itself.

But here's where the crazy kicks in.  Below you will find four rugs... for two spaces.  Why make a final decision when you can postpone it just a while longer, right?

So here's the deal.  Two of these (one doormat and one office rug) are going back.  I need to figure out which ones, but I'm smitten with all of them.  ARRRGGGH!  So many first-world problems.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Heads up

I've got a couple really cool things to share with you tomorrow, but I just wanted to give you all a quick heads up.  They're doing another sale today.

I know.  I know.  Two sale alert posts in one week is a little much, but these things tend to go fast and they are great bargains compared to the others that you'll find online.

They've also got a new repro of the spike clock that I've never seen before.  The regular versions have stained/painted wood spikes, which I assume are oak or another cheap wood.  This new one is somewhat more expensive, but is constructed of solid walnut, which looks to give it a really nice color and grain.  It's definitely worth a look.

Check them out here.

Monday, March 4, 2013

Flying high

Cross one more project off of the list (sort of).  The Curtis Jeré "Birds in Flight" is now hung and the star of the show in the dining room.