It's so good to be back on the blog! The last week or so at work has been really busy and while I had every intention of posting on several occasions, at the end of each day I found myself completely tapped out on energy and sadly, inspiration. It happens!
For those of you out there who don't know me personally, in addition to blogging I have a full-time design job at a firm that specializes in model homes. It's fun, challenging and satisfying but it can also be extremely exhausting, both physically and mentally.....and I love it.
Last weekend I did manage an excursion to a couple of vintage shops in the Melrose District of Central Phoenix. I didn't end up coming home with any goodies but here are a few things that caught my eye:
For you lovers of all things french and girly, a sweet pair of chairs that need some love. They looked to be in great condition and the tag said "Drexel". Nothing wrong with them that some new upholstery and a fresh coat of paint or stain wouldn't fix!
These pendants made really great shadows and would look uh-mazing above a couple of nightstands or flanking a sofa.
Such a great lamp, and that shade! Are you kidding me??! There is something about a black shade that is so glamorous.
After Retro Ranch, I headed over to Cucumbers - a place with so many nooks and crannies that although I was there for over an hour I am sure there were rooms I somehow missed. If you're looking for architectural salvage items (doors, windows, old signs, and doorknobs galore) you will love this place. They have a lot of "junk" with great potential. I really want to find a great, old door that I can turn into a cocktail table. When I'm in the mood to take that on, I know exactly where to turn.
It's gray and rainy in Phoenix this weekend so my plans are to stay close to home and complete a lamp makeover (check back Monday for the finished product!). Although I would love to be doing this instead. I hope you all have a happy, three-day weekend!