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ebay Seller Spotlight: Vintage Fashion Inc.

Vintage Fashion Inc. is a terrific eBay seller that you may want to add to your list of faves. Don’t you just love this mid century modern rug? It’s reversible in a great blue and white geometric pattern.


$550 is a great deal for a vintage 69 1/2″ X 108″ rug in this condition. I’d love to see it at the foot of a bed, slightly tucked under as some of these great Domino images show us below. Click here to either bid or buy it now. It’s the next best thing if you cannot afford the Madeline Weinrib Zig Zag rug that everyone (and their mother) is lusting over…


(images from domino and vintage fashion inc)

Posted in flooring, vintage on July 09, 2007

Visiting Orla Kiely London (+ new pendants)

The second Anh-Minh mentioned her London vacation and that she’d like to contribute a post about Orla Kiely’s flagship store on decor8 (she knows how much I love Orla), I knew I couldn’t resist! And this isn’t your ordinary shop tour, as you’re about to catch a sneak peek of some brand new lighting that hasn’t yet launched, and I’m extremely excited about it because the moment these beauties do hit the streets, I’m posting about them on decor8 and pulling out my charge card (great find, Anh-Minh!).

Visiting Orla Kiely London
By: Anh-Minh Le, decor8 contributor.

Whether you?re browsing or buying, Orla Kiely?s flagship store in London is a real treat for fans of her organic yet modern graphics. The merchandise is gorgeous, but so are the details found throughout the Covent Garden shop.


I couldn?t help but inquire about the pendant lamps on display. The sales associate informed me that they were originally created as store props, but have (understandably) garnered so much interest, that the company has decided to market them. The pricing is still being worked out, but they will soon be available for purchase ? including online (good news for those of us living outside England!).


In case you just can?t wait or are concerned that the price may be a wee bit high: The latest issue of British Elle D?cor includes a DIY Orla Kiely lamp. (Nice coincidence!) The ?Flower Blossom Lawn? wallpaper, which is carried at Anthropologie, adorns the shade of a table lamp.


Back at the Orla Kiely store, the wallpaper is also used to spruce up wood furniture. This is an idea I just might have to steal to spruce up a piece in my own house!


In case you?re lucky enough to be heading to London soon, you can check out the goods for yourself at 31 Monmouth Street.

(images from anh-minh le for decor8)

Posted in guest bloggers, lighting, shopping, travel, walls on July 09, 2007

Shim + Sons

Pretty new things from Shim + Sons that I thought you’d enjoy seeing today. I have to make a pencil cup now, these look like a fun project for the abundance of scrap fabrics and papers I have laying around. There are lots of new products just added today, including button magnets, and patchwork tea towels. Beautiful, as always! (I love these faux bois magnets, so sweet.)

(images from shim + sons)

Posted in Arts + Crafts, etsy on July 09, 2007

Tips for Quebec City & Montreal?

Help a girl out. For our upcoming anniversary, we’ll be in Quebec City and Montreal. Any cool tips to share?
I’ve been to Montreal about 20 times since it’s only a 4 hour drive, but we’re always there visiting friends, not really as tourists. I’ve never ventured far out of their neighborhood (near Atwater market), Old Montreal, or the downtown area, but since we are spending the first two days alone, we’re going to explore a little so I’d love some help.

I’m looking for vintage and modern home stores, good eats, clothing consignment shops, Japanese shops (for zakka, magazines, books, CD’s), bakeries, sew shops, and fun little districts where there’s a heavy concentration of coffee houses, eclectic shopping and galleries to cruise. (I have a few city links for Montreal in my right column, but I’m willing to beef it up to benefit all if you care to leave links.)

Anyway, thank you in advance for any fun tips you may have. Oh, and we leave on Thursday and will be in Montreal for the first 5 days, then it’s up to QC until the following weekend. I’ve never been to QC, so I’m completely lost when it comes to what’s what up there. Of course, there are a slew of travel sites, but I’d rather hear it from my friends, so please share! :)

(image from Flickr user IreneS. You have to check out her Montreal folder.)

Posted in inspiration, small business, travel on July 09, 2007

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