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by Emily Henderson

Check out these beauties.


I want to hug and tickle them I love them so much.  They are vintage 60’s or 70’s capiz shell and brass handmade shades that I bought from Bernadette Breau in Portland.  I got both for $60 and I didn’t know what I was going to do with them but I had to buy them.  (it was one of those once-in-a-lifetime-i’ve-never-seen-these-before-and-they-are-soooo-me purchases that don’t really have a place in my apartment yet)  Needless to say these are not exactly Brian’s favorite kind of purchases and perhaps I often don’t tell him about them, and just sneak them quietly into my hoarding closet, only to be debuted when he wakes up one morning and he literally doesn’t even notice it.  It’s baffling to me.  I mean, when we got the new sofa (which I only kinda told him about), he was like ‘did you rearrange in here?’ and I looked at him, not sure if he was serious, but yep he was, and he didn’t even notice the BRAND NEW BLUE SOFA.  Hilarious.  He will however, notice immediately if I accidentally un-record the Met game and record instead a Real Housewives reunion show.  That he notices.


POINT IS:  i’ve decided to switch out my bedside table lamps into these hanging gems on some chain that I will not try to hide – nope.  These are what I have now (above).  I think you can literally see Brian’s sleeping reflection in them.  He thinks i’ve lost it ever since I got back from the show.  I wake up at 6am every morning with a new project around the house to start.  (this may include organizing my magazine by type, title and date, or reupholstering my headboard – see above- or making new throw pillows, painting the wall turquoise (which I regret, btdubs) etc etc, like a complete loon)  Anyhoo, these were from Target and were left over from a shoot (well one was chipped so I couldn’t return it, the other I bought to match). I think they are super pretty and  I’m going to keep them, but Mr and Mrs capiz shell are taking over this space for a while,  if they work scale wise with my vintage baker nightstands that I refinished (not so well, but they were $7 each at a junk shop in the valley -i’ll take proper pictures soon).


I also bought this 70’s hanging light at the prop house in the valley that closed down. I got it for $30, and rewired it a couple of days ago – by myself-ish, the guys at Anawault lumber are soooooo helpful.

I think it was originally inspired by these two pics, which I love:
Left is anthropologie, and the right is from via A perfect grey


 If you want a good re-wiring tutorial, my besty did a blog post about it a while ago and its super helpful. She is also the one that threw the premiere get together last week, why?  because she is the best, that’s why.  Her blog is supes funny, too and she does Design Star reviews on mondays as well.

Here’s an interview that I did this week, by an old Coos Bay family friend Rachel Parker Bishop on her media review web-site.  Check it out.

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