My First Blog.

diningfromkitchen

Hi – I like to decorate my apartment…over and over again. I thought I’d share these designs in the hope of possibly inspiring others to surround themselves with their favorite things, mementos and personally satisfying objects d’art. In other words, whatever makes your heart sing. I swear by it – and even if you’re broke one week and can’t afford an evening out, you’ll still be a shiny, happy person ’cause you’ll have your very own haven from the big, bad world. And that can only make a better world, right? Everyone shiny and happy, I mean.

bookshelving

diningarea

In my many places over the years (oh, yeah, I also move a lot!) I have never used expensive furniture…usually it’s all flea market or yard sale finds, with maybe one or two good pieces thrown in. The pieces people seem to comment on the most are the ones I got for practically nothing. The $5 buffet that was covered in white paint, which I stripped down into a gorgeous art deco show stopper…the elderly Russian man’s former shelving for his vast record collection I scored for $50 and turned into my favorite tchochki display and book case. The $10 vintage potato chip rack from a corner store turned into my cookbook/wine rack. With a little inspiration and some imagination, a lot can be done for a very small amount of money. Why don’t I just give you some examples? Okay…I will!

copper-fireplace

gallery-hall

glasscoffeetable

livingarea

pass-thru



Comments
7 Responses to “My First Blog.”
  1. nico says:

    oh man, girl, please come do our place ;; your apartment is SO GORGEOUS

  2. jr says:

    love your beginnings and where you are today (9/2009). i’m just beginning. you inspire me.

  3. I came all the way back to your beginnings today, too (10/2009) and just love, love, love your blog and sense of style! You inspire me to make treasure of out other people’s throw aways, and take lots of pretty pictures! thanks for such a beautiful blog! :-)

  4. victoria says:

    thanks so much – gosh some of these older ones aren’t layed out so well because we switched server formats! but thanks so much! :)

  5. Kwin Khieng says:

    I’ve been following your blog for a while and decided to peruse through the archives and read your first post. I love beginnings. It’s always fascinating to see how far some of my favorite bloggers have come… Thank you for being an inspiration. I’ve been wanting to start one for 2 years and finally had to courage to start writing.

  6. Beautiful!!
    I have been following ur blog for a while and like few others I too love to see how some of my most loved and treasured bloggers started. It is like going back to the blogging kindergarten…
    It is so inspiring to see where you have come today…. I look up to you and your work….
    Can u believe I have been on ur blog for past almost an hour….. LOL I love it and trust me I am having so much fun reading all these old posts….
    Loving it….

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