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Latest Vintage Finds

Yesterday it rained hard all day in Los Angeles. When it rains in LA its like a natural disaster.  Riots break out.  Children become disoriented and run away from their homes.  Dogs make love to cats.  It is total chaos.  Mass hysteria.

The good news is that we saw The Hunger Games (which is officially THE movie that Brian and I wanted to see equally very, very bad, he read the books before me.)  I liked it a ton – she’s awesome, Peeta is still miscast in my book. But the costumes and production design were awesome:

It’s pretty good timing since the 80’s are so back right now. 

But the bad news is that there was no Flea market. So how does one addict get their sunday fix?

Etsy. Ebay. Craigslist. They are like the backup crack.  But they’ll do. 

Up first?

This one is for me.  I need to change out virtually ALL of my flush mount light fixtures. I need two chandeliers, and 4 flush mounts, and let me tell you, affordable flush mounts are NOT attractive.  This guy isn’t a flush mount, but i think i can hang it high enough that it will work:

It’s big and pretty for $50.  I’m thinking bathroom or guest room.

Then i got this guy from the Rose Bowl a couple weeks ago. The big deco-y mirror was $40 (it has brass on the insides….so pretty) and the little trifold antique mirror was $40 as well. That one you can fold down so it looks like a little book with a gold chain on it, backed by leather. 

Then i  snagged this oil painting/portrait from the Rose Bowl for $70.  It’s pretty big (18×24) and kinda gorgeous. I’m taking it to my favorite framing store in Echo Park, Hotel De Ville (1932 Echo Park Aveune  Los Angeles, CA 90026 (323) 667-0713) to get it framed.  

If i haven’t raved about this place yet, then i do apologize.  Dana, the owner, has really good style and gives you so much time, consideration and opinions.  Its not necessarily cheaper than anywhere else, but you get someone that will help you make decisions – because we all know framing is expensive, so you want to do it right, only once.    When framing you have soooo much to consider – the frame color, finish, size and then the mat color finish and size….it can be overwhelming to do by yourself. But i highly recomend this place.  

This brutalist light fixture would go swimingly in my master bedroom. I love it and i haven’t seen very many flush mount brutalist lights, but its not cheap $250 plus $25 shipping…..i’m debating. Its more than it would be at the flea market, but less than it would be shopping at Vintage Stores in L.A….and time is money, so buying it now would save time, therefore save money, right?  (see how i do that? i can rationalize anything). 

And then this one is a no brainer:

I don’t have to even think about it and i know i’m going to buy it.  But its $375 which is again, not a steal, but less than i’d pay in the city.  And i love it.  its 18″ in diameter, so its HUGE, for a pendant.  I’m thinking dining room becasue it is going to reflect light all over the walls in that cool pattern.

It’s dope, but expensive.  Should i snag it or skip it and keep shopping?








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