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Friday, June 28, 2013

Friday Vignette


Turquoise and green
blue and green living room fun pattern photo via House of Turquoise

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Charlotte Craig Alert!

Check out this FAB faux bamboo dining table I spotted on Charlotte CL.  


Only $45!!  Amazing!!

Check it out here!

Monday, June 24, 2013

Busy Bee!

Things have been busy here!  As you can probably guess from my less frequent posting, I'm shorter on time these days and am focusing on my One Kings Lane business right now.  

My FedEx guy is staying busy, as are my little helpers.  (Nothing like a photo to make me realize I need to get that sidewalk pressure washer busy, too...)

And I'm getting my hands dirty and filling my warehouse back up!

I rolled the dice and bought four of these Italian chrome chairs with white faux-ostrich seats.  They cost me a small fortune, but I am in love (hopefully someone else will love them, too)!

A less risky purchase was this already-lacquered faux bamboo dining table.  By the way these are lot numbers, not prices.  

Sitting pretty on a pair of Moroccan brass stools (they have awesome quatrefoil cutouts that you will be able to see once I spent a few minutes hours polishing them):

All that brass polishing will leave me ready for a drink.

Or ready to kick up my feet on this pair of velvet stacking stools with Greek key legs.

And of course, I can never resist a good piece of Dottie-Draper-approved Heritage Henredon.

And that's just the big stuff!  I love a good estate!!

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Tuesday's Cheap and Chic

I flipped through the new Home Decorators catalog the other day and fell in love with their new Seville pendant.  It resembles the much pricier versions and would look great in a grouping of 3 at varying heights.  What a great way to add a touch of the exotic to a room!


Monday, June 17, 2013

Weekend Finds- Vintage Bags and Jewelry!

I feel like I am gradually getting back in the (estate sale) saddle again.  This weekend I stumbled upon some fabulous vintage accessories!  As much as I would love to keep them for myself, I just don't carry clutches as much as I used to, and bangles aren't great for holding babies. These are all from the 1960's, in good vintage condition unless otherwise noted.  

If you are interested in anything, email me at mattersofstyle@gmail.com with the name of the item.

Black Straw Clutch with Bamboo Clasp, $58 (Japan)


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Tan Straw Envelope Clutch, $48 (Japan)


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Gray Macrame Bag with Lucite Handles, $48


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Italian Beige Waxed Fabric Clutch, $48 (Italy)


One very slightly dark spot 1/4 the size of a dime)- not noticeable.  I have not tried to remove it.

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Italian White Leather with Blue Clutch, $58 (Italy)


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Red Coated Wicker Bag with Brass Details, $48 (Hong Kong)




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Beige Coated Wicker Bag with Mother of Pearl Detailing, $58 (Hong Kong for a store in Miami)



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Vintage Christian Dior Umbrella, $75 (France)



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Wide Brass Cuff, $68


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Red and Turquoise Cloisonne and Brass Bangle, $38


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Brown Snakeskin Bangle, $48


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Green Enamel and Brass Bangle, $48


If you have any questions or would like to purchase any of these items, email me at mattersofstyle@gmail.com!  First come, first serve.  

Friday, June 14, 2013

Friday Vignette

What a week!  My husband had surgery, children were sick, baby still up 4 times a night...  

Would love to relax in a room with floor-to-ceiling windows like this:

Very cool

Here's to a restful weekend!

Friday, June 7, 2013

Friday Vignette

Summertime!

Pinned Image
via Pinterest

And if you like this look, I have a fab pair of clamshell console table bases (just add a small glass top from to each) coming up for sale soon on OKL.  Email me at mattersofstyle@gmail.com for details!
Clamshell    Console Bases, Pair

Clamshell    Console Bases, Pair

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

New and Blue (and White)

Blue and white china is both classic and versatile, working beautifully in many settings.  Blue Willow, the well-known navy and white pagoda pattern, has always been one of my favorites.  At Neiman Marcus last weekend, I walked through the china department and spotted a fabulous new blue and white pattern from Juliska called Country Estate.

Juliska is known for its paper-thin-yet-(supposedly)-dishwasher-friendly crystal, but they are also making a name for themselves in the china department.  Country Estate is made in Portugal of ceramic stoneware, an elegant blue pattern depicting homes and trees on a white background.


It coordinates beautifully with Juliska's Firenze pattern, which depicts a classic Florentine marble pattern in vivid blue hues.

Both patterns are affordable and chic.  My everyday china is classic white Apilco, so these might be perfect accessory pieces to add to my collection!  


Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Good Things Come to Those Who Wait

Ever since our trip to Beverly Hills last year, I've been determined to find some malachite.  

From the mantle piece obelisks in our hotel...

To the ashtrays outside the Beverly Hills hotel...

I've wanted to find a piece of my own.  I have searched high and low online, but it can be pretty pricey.  Check out this lamp I stumbled upon this weekend!


It's faux malachite but absolutely pristine.  The brass corners and base make it even more glamorous!


I'm not sure I've found its final resting place yet.  But I'll keep trying!

Have you found anything good recently?
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