Thursday, August 23, 2012

{new flea market finds}

{slat bench found at The Vintage Bazaar}

In our first couple weeks here in Chicago, we have been having a lot of fun checking out all the little flea markets and vintage stores around the city.  I have no idea why, but the selection at the flea markets here is really amazing and extremely reasonable.  The very first flea market we checked out, we found this amazing slat bench (above) for the end of our bed.  We scored this great bench for only $120 and I am sure it will be the type of piece that always finds a great home in any place we live.   Here are some of the other fun finds we picked up recently:

 {I have been looking for a black trophy vase like this forever. I can't wait to see it filled 
with deep fuchsia peonies next spring!}

{selection of vintage drink stirrers for dressing up cocktails.  I especially  love the pink
 flower ones for a girls night}

{a pair of vintage frames which I spray painted gold for our black/gold bathroom.  Chris and I spent a solid 30 or 40 minutes searching around on google images trying to find the right set of photos for these. I love the muted/faded look of these two images contrasted with the rich gold.}

{alright so this isn't vintage, but it is from a cute little store in the downtown area next to our place and I love it so I'm sharing it here.  I'm not sure how much more summer weather we have left here so I plan to take full advantage of wearing this as much as possible before it gets too cold!}


  1. i love love love your bedroom. can i convince you to give me some tips? our new bedroom is nowhere near as cute - or done - as yours!

  2. I agree, I love your bedroom! Where did you get your duvet cover from?
    I also love those pink swizzle sticks - very cute.

    1. Hi Katy,

      The duvet and pillow cases are from here:

      hope that helps!


    2. Such lovely finds! I love that bench!


  3. I am so jealous of that bench! I've been searching for one in front of our bed for almost 4 months!!!

  4. I love that bedroom - I may be a copycat as I start redoing my guest room!

    Haley @

  5. Such an inspiration! Your room is fabulous, so I have to ask...where is the amazing chevron rug from?

    Hope the transition to the CHI is going well! :)


  6. Where is the flower art above your bed from??