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I’ve been frequenting local estate sales with my fiance George and using Instagram along the way. Be sure to follow me HERE or follow me @mylittlemaison on Instagram. It’s a fun way to share your world through pictures!
Happy Monday – I hope everyone enjoyed their weekend!
I went to several estate sales on Sunday and was overwhelmed with lovely items – including this collection of things above. If only I had a bigger home! All the shopping made me wonder about all of you; the readers. Who are you lovely people!? Where do you live? What makes your heart skip a beat? What vintage goodies are you loving these days?
Please leave some comments to introduce yourself, tell me about your recent shopping finds or anything else you’d like to share. It will help me shape the blog for months to come!
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For my third installment of the My Little Maison series, I am happy to introduce Kate Senkow of Things I’m Loving. Kate’s blog is a visual feast of her favorite interiors, food, books and travel destinations, infused with quotes that will make you ponder. Her posts fair toward a feminine aesthetic and are as light and lovely as lace. I’ve come to think of Things I’m Loving as a chic older sister adorned with pearl earrings resting in a glamorous boudoir. I think you’ll agree.
Tell us about yourself and your inspiration behind starting the blog?
I’ve always had a love for and appreciation of life’s little luxuries. I am passionate about home decor and design, cooking, baking and travel. I am especially inspired by all things London and Paris. I love sharing my latest discoveries with friends and family – whether it be a restaurant, a type of loose leaf tea, a new recipe, or a travel gem. I started my blog in hopes of sharing my latest discoveries with anyone who cared to listen. The response has been wonderful and humbling.
How often do you post and what is the majority of your content about?
I post, on average, once or twice a week, depending on what’s happening in my life. Juggling a full time job with part-time studies and renovating means I don’t post as often as I’d like to!
Having purchased a home, the majority of my posts have recently been decor & design related. The close runner up is Food & Beverage, followed by Fashion.
What are your future plans for the blog?
I would love to see the blog’s audience continue to grow. I hope my posts inspire others to experience life and savor those little moments in the everyday.
I asked Kate to share 3 of her favorite things from her home. The first one, makes my heart melt!
Finally, I asked Kate to share a favorite spot in her Little Maison. The one word she used to describe it: GLAMOUR. I agree!
Thank you for letting us take a peek inside your world Kate!
Collecting has always been in my blood. When I was young it was Cabbage Patch Kids and Barbie dolls, then it was stamps and coins. I had a collection of journals filled with paragraphs of teen into twenty something drama and then finally I settled on small home decor collecting, like the creamers above (those are mine).
I find that a good collection is a great conversation starter when people visit your home. If you were never sure of what to collect, now is the time to start! I’ve gathered some of my favorite “instant” collections below. So pick your favorite, display then proudly and when people ask, tell them you’ve been collecting for years!
Below: (1) Under lock and key these three would be! $35 at The Hope Tree HERE. (2) A funny but unique collection from Sushipot Parts HERE for $65. (3) Also, from Sushipot Parts, adorable toy tin cups HERE for $42.
Finally, vintage buttons would be perfect in a large glass bowl on the coffee table for all to see. Each one in the group below has a story to tell, add some of your own! $56 HERE from Buttons Addict.
This past weekend George and I went on the hunt for something to create a path in his mother’s backyard garden. We stopped in Build It Green which is treasure trove of salvaged building materials. A very large warehouse holds the bulk of the furniture, fixtures and lumber, some old, some new but all rescued from a landfill. There is an outdoor area with more odds and ends which is where we found a few dozen terracotta tiles for just a quarter each. We also snagged two remnants of granite.
Build it Green is a vintage lover’s dream as each little nook and cranny is filled with weathered beauty. If you’re a local New Yorker about to embark on a renovation, definitely check out Build It Green. Did I mention they are a not-for-profit organization? As George said, it’s a win win!
Don’t forget to support Build it Green and LIKE their facebook page HERE!
I love vintage glass. Whether it’s a seltzer bottle, goblet, apothecary jar or simple sea glass chips, I start dreaming of the perfect spot in my home where it will glimmer in the sunlight. Above: (1) The perfect amethyst flask from Whip-O-Will for only $16 HERE. (2) This instant collection of bottles would make a sweet cluster of bud vases. Only $25 at Concept Furnishings for the two amethyst bottles HERE. (3) Thirty shades of green glass pieces are a great addition to the bottom of a vase with fresh flowers. HERE for only $8.50 from The Beach Teepee.
Below: (1) Shabby little french medicine bottle from around 1900. Only $18.75 HERE from French Finds. (2) Trio of nostalgic seltzer bottles from Brooklyn Retro HERE for $40 would look fabulous behind a home bar. (3) Three miniature apothecary bottles with stoppers are weathered to perfection. $15 HERE from Daily Memorandum. (4) Another pretty medicine bottle with full label intact from French Finds HERE for $18.75.
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As you may know, I spend a considerable amount of time on Etsy. I fall in love with new shops every day but I was particularly blown away with the products, styling and photography by Found Vintage Objects. These items are curated and displayed with such style and care, I had to get in touch with the shop’s owner to compliment her work! Amy from Found Vintage Objects was kind enough to offer my readers 20% off items in her shop! I have my eye on a few lovelies and encourage you to check out the full shop and pick up a few favorites of your own. Simply use code: LittleMaison20 at checkout to get the 20% off. What are you waiting for? Go shopping HERE!
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I’ve been admiring vintage tins lately on Etsy and couldn’t wait to share my favorite finds. The lemony sweet selection above makes my heart skip a beat, specifically the French “Allumettes” which means matches. It can be found HERE at LeBox Shop. For some floral fun, this 1950′s candy tin from Jacklom3 can be found HERE. I think it’s the perfect place to keep my secret button collection. Finally, this cheerful trio also from LeBox Shop can be found HERE. They can hide away small kitchen trinkets like toothpicks, rubberbands and items that get lost in the drawers!
Below is a pastel collection of tins suited more for a vintage chic ladies room! I just love the tall French En Vogue talcum power tin from 1924. It can be found HERE at MeshuMash. Next, the lavendar “bath powder” tin from Alice’s Pocket is so very Marie Anntoinette. Find it HERE. Last but not least, this little green gem was used for cough drops but it is the perfect size for storing bobby pins and hair clips. Stop in at Rhubarb & Apples Vintage, especially if you’re a UK reader – HERE.
On a quiet Saturday a few weeks ago, I spent the afternoon in Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania. You might remember my store tour of Shabby Foo Foo; it was just one of the quaint shops we stumbled into. The town was just waking up from a sleepy Winter, but it left the antique shops uncrowded and easy to enjoy.
The photo above is of the “east side of Jim Thorpe”, as I learned from one of my helpful readers! The sunset was casting such a glow on the town, I literally took the photo through the trees. Check out some of my favorite photos of Jim Thorpe below, the architecture alone will steal your heart.The shop I loved the most was Trappe Alley Ltd., a used bookstore filled to the brim with beautiful books and trinkets. (see below) The shop owner told us that his family had been in the the town for centuries and his relatives were coal miners. He definitely had an appreciation for ‘good old stuff’ and the books, they were endless!
I can’t wait to stop by this little town again when the greenery returns to the trees. I am sure it’ll be picture perfect!