happy 4th!

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it’s the long weekend, ya’ll and we’re planning on some down time! i hope you’ve all got something fun planned ~~ i’ve got friends visiting, some bbq’ing to do and probably a visit to sunday’s pasadena city college flea market. have yourselves a wonderful three days, and see you back here on tuesday! cheers! xo, victoria • photo... 
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i have a thing for these mirrors.

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charlie forever. every time i see one of these uniquely shaped mirrors i’m suddenly stopped dead in my tracks. there’s just something so striking, and so feminine about the curve and shape of their pretty brass frames. i did a bit of research on them and i believe they are called an F.A.33 mirror, originally designed by the legendary designer Gio Ponti in 1933... 
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floats like a butterfly.

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hotel san josé via lingered upon. butterfly chairs are a mid-century-modern classic originally designed in Buenos Aires in the 1940’s — but their simple beauty and comfort just never seem to go out of style. my parents had them back i was little and i still find them such an interesting addition to a living room or outdoor patio. they’re sophisticated looking... 
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cheers to colored glassware.

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Elsie Larson’s rainbow glass collection (above and below) via A Beautiful Mess. when it comes to throwing parties, it’s fun to have great glassware — it just adds a whole other layer to the event, not to mention, it’s very instagrammable should that be a goal of yours. when i’ve hosted parties i’ve rented from two amazing rental agencies... 
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vintage finds for a modern world: brown bottles.

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sarah ingram. brown can get such a bad rap, don’t you think? it’s often labeled as boring and sometimes gets lumped in with beige and bachelor pads — and not in a good way. and yet ‘brown’ is all around us — it’s everywhere we look in nature: beautiful big oak trees, endless prairies and rolling hillsides. and then there’s classic... 
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