Wednesday, July 23, 2014

inspiring spaces

Apartment inspiration featuring a lot of clean white walls, all images via Pinterest.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

a new home

I've been a bad blogger lately. And by lately I mean the past two years, ever since I moved across the country from San Francisco to Philadelphia. But I have very good reasons for the silence, promise! If you follow me on Instagram then you probably already know that my boyfriend and I just moved into a dreamy apartment together, only a few blocks away from where I was living before. This new place is nearly twice the size of my last apartment and full of the most amazing old building details. We aren't quite finished with decorating but I wanted to share a little peek at what we've done so far. How about that fantastic painted built-in cabinet in the second photo?! Worth the price of admission alone.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

a floral collection

I am forever collecting vintage millinery flowers, wherever I can find them. The two on the right were dug out of an old hat box at the Golden Nugget Flea in Lambertville, NJ, and the lovely specimen on the left was found at the Alameda Flea Market back home. I have a pretty decently sized pile of these now and I usually try to leave them scattered about on my vanity so that I can admire them. There is something about the fading colors and frayed edges that draws me in.

Monday, June 16, 2014

early summer weekends

A few shots from a recent trip to Adamstown, a.k.a. the Antiques Capitol of the USA (and my heaven).

Sunday, May 25, 2014

estate sale

I'm moving to a new apartment in a month, which means it's time for a Fancy Fine estate sale! I will be listing a few odds and ends over the next few weeks, both on Etsy and through Instagram, starting with these three beauties from the 1940's. They all have a bit of wear and tear and are being sold 'as is' but I think anyone with a bit of sewing skills (or a great alterations place) can find these a lovely new home. They are $20 apiece, or $40 for all three, plus $9 shipping domestic or $23 shipping international. All three would fit a modern size 4/6, up to a 34" bust, 27" waist, and 37" hips. Email me at if you are interested!  SOLD SOLD SOLD!

Here are the details about each one...

Pale blue lace / discoloration all over, a few holes here and there. Has lovely snaps on the side.

Yellow silk / minor discoloration, a few tiny holes, the hem has come loose, small stains, and the gathering at the right shoulder has loosened.

Ivory silk with velvet eyelet collar / collar in amazing condition, zipper is totally busted (needs to be replaced), some larger holes in the skirt, staining here and there.

Saturday, May 24, 2014

peach & pink

sunglasses  karen walker
blouse  vintage
necklace  vintage
skirt  zara
bag  vintage from omnia vintage
sandals  madewell