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!
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Happy Friday! Just a quick update on some guests posts I worked on recently!
As I mentioned, last weekend I attended Shecky’s Girls Night Out in New York to guest blog and the post went live on Monday! I was thrilled to be chosen. Check out the full post HERE. The photos were all snapped by me as well.
I also had the privilege of writing a guest post for the fabulous site, V & Oak, which stands for Vintage and One of a Kind. If you’re a vintage lover, you need to check out their site. I HIGHLY recommend it. See my full post and photos HERE.
That’s all folks, I am beat from all the extra writing! Enjoy your weekend and don’t forget to enter the E Hernandez Giveaway HERE!
My boyfriend has a house in Lake Ariel, Pennsylvania and it’s a great weekend escape from busy New York City! We had a lovely holiday weekend there and I wanted to share some peaceful images. Happy 4 day work week!
Last weekend George and I took the East River Ferry from our neighborhood in Queens to Manhattan. It was a fun way to travel into the city even though the boat ride itself was fast and bumpy. When we got off I stopped in my tracks to admire the very cool design which someone had painted on the highway dividers. I was even more captivated with the reflection created by a puddle left over from the rain. It reminded me of something I would have painted years ago at FIT in my Textile Design program.
It’s fun to stop and appreciate the beauty in ordinary things sometimes. Life moves so fast and we just don’t do it enough.
Enjoy the long weekend!
I wrote a guest post a few weeks back for Running in Stilettos and wanted to share it! I hope it inspires some Sunday evening online shopping; one of my favorite things. Enjoy the last few hours of the weekend!
(5) Everyone is digging pleated skirts but I am particularly drawn to the pleated skirts with a polka dot print! This skirt by Kate Spade is just darling. Grab one HERE
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.
If you enjoyed this post, check out Glory to the Goblet.
I was reading Pocketful of Dreams recently and the author Michelle requested some recommendations for her upcoming trip to Paris . It got me thinking of my own trip a few years back and inspired me to share some of my favorites! It was a wonderful experience and I recommend doing it once if you can. If you don’t think you’ll find yourself there soon, grab a warm cup of tea or a glass of red wine and enjoy the photos below! Bonne Journé!
1. Take to the Water. Do this early in the trip to get a better idea of how the city is laid out. The views of the Eiffel tower are amazing but I was particularly fond of seeing the many bridges around the city.
2. Indulge! There are endless bakeries and pastry shops in Paris, go in all of them and snag a little treat! Keep your intake moderate and take solace in the fact that you will be burning calories walking the beautiful streets of Paris. I do highly recommend spending an afternoon at Angelina’s for a hot chocolate. It’s worth taking time to sit in their formal dining area to thoroughly enjoy.
3. Act like a local. While there, we discovered on Wednesday evenings Parisians gather at the Pont des Arts with wine, cheese and circles of friends. It was a lovely way to spend time and I just adore the thousands of locks attached to the gates on the bridge. Next time I go back, I will be married and would love to leave a lock behind for me and George!
4. Get lost, literally. I can’t stress enough how some of the best sights I saw were by accident. This particular photo below is from a small street behind Sacré Cœur but there are hundreds of little gems hidden behind the tourist attractions. Schedule time not only to see the big sights but to explore the surrounding area as well.
5. Spend a full day at a Flea market. There are plenty to choose from but I’d highly recommend Marché aux Puces de Paris Saint-ouen. I spent a full day and couldn’t get enough of the endless treasures. Even if you’re not a vintage lover like me, I think it’s the best place to pick up an authentic souvenir from your trip. Safe Travels!
Learn a little bit more about me and my love for all things French HERE.
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!
Don’t forget to like Found Vintage objects on Facebook HERE
Use code: LittleMaison20 at checkout HERE!
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.
As I mentioned on Monday I had the pleasure of attending IFB‘s Inside Generation Style Fashion Show last week which was co-produced by Intel. Fifteen stylish bloggers hit the runway in looks by Kamali Kulture and Orla Kiely, showed off sassy accessories by BaubleBar and stepped in time to the fabulous French tunes in shoes by JustFabulous.
It was a fun night out with my friend Jenn from Stitched Tailors and we were so happy to cheer on our friend Christine from NYCPretty (directly below)! In the second part of the show Christine was brave enough to model a beautiful one piece Orla Kiely bathing suit and looked amazing! Note to self, I need to start following her workout regime.
Be sure to check out the full list and links of bloggers at the end of the post. It’s on my personal weekend to do list!
Be sure to check out some of the lovely bloggers online!
- Jenni Radosevich from I Spy DIY
- Ann Somma from Holier Than Now
- Laura Elner from On the Racks
- Delmy Riviera from Fashion Bananas
- Jessie Artigue from Style & Pepper
- Jinna Yang from Grease & Glamour
- Caroline Knapp from Sweet Caroline in the City
- Julia DiNardo from Fashion Pulse Daily
- Carolyn Hsu from The Hsu Closet
- Gabi Gregg from Gabi Fresh
- Christine Bibbo Herr from NYCPretty
- Samantha Lim from FashionIndie
- Eileen Dautruche from Miss Whoever You Are
- Danielle Bernstein from We Wore What
- Christina Topacio from ProFresh Style
Don’t forget to check out the fashionable audience HERE!