Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Week In An Instant

Images Clockwise, Left to Right:
1. These little owl cuties came to us from England, and they're already going to be getting cozy in a new home. They're the sweetest, don't you think?
2. Can any of you locals guess where this awesome building is? I love it, especially those awesome windows. It would be fun to live there.
3. We had a potluck dinner at my friend Anna's house, which was a truly awesome way to begin the week. Lots of food, laughter, and friendship.
4. Found this sweet little Viking dish, and I love the beards. Reminds me of a certain husband of mine...
5. And last, some woodblock letters and numbers that came from the last container. I've been a longtime collector of woodblock letters, and a number of these will have to be added to my collection for sure.

Sunday, May 19, 2013

New Dealer Sneak Peek

We are happy to announce a new dealer joining the Oddfellows family fold. Dumont has an amazing eye, and because she's been a long-time collector, that really rings true with her booth. Expect to find a mixture of beautiful textiles, industrial elements, folk art, and just the right amount of quirky throughout. Take a look at the photo below for a preview, and be sure to check out her goodies soon!

Friday, May 10, 2013

Tiny Container Arrival

That's right! We had a little container visit this week, and it's a good one. We've got lots of functional credenzas and sideboards galore, as well as dining tables and chairs. Keep in mind, this is not the usual 40' size container, as we shared this load with another shop. So what we've got is 15' of import goodness. Think of it as a sneak preview to what will come in July on the big boy. Here are some pictures below to give you an idea of what came in, and be sure to stop by this weekend to see us in person.



Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Oddfellows At Home With Kyle

We haven't had an "Oddfellows At Home" post in quite a while, and this one is particularly exciting! Kyle, one of our regular customers, stopped by the shop a few weeks ago to browse and while he was visiting, shared some photos of a project he had finished working on. A few months back, he had purchased several pieces from the shop, including a set of locker doors. With a little paint and a lot of creativity, Kyle turned some standard, creamy colored locker doors into a chic, vibrant wardrobe.

For this particular project, Kyle combined two separate locker sets into one by drilling holes into each set and connecting them with nuts and bolts. He then drilled additional holes into the lockers and added hanging bars to easily store his clothing. And in Kyle's words, the ornate mirror and architectural brackets that flank the top of the locker wardrobe are a "mod twist on the traditional Louis XIV furniture." What I appreciate most about his project is his vision- sometimes I don't always have a vision to repurpose or restyle an existing item, but Kyle's project clearly shows he knows a thing or two about redesigning an item to meet specific needs, all while maintaining an aesthetic edge.

Take a look at the photos below! This locker wardrobe is a new favorite, and a simple weekend project that I think any of us could take on without feeling overwhelmed. A huge thank you to Kyle for sharing his project!!

 *The little mid-century secretary in the corner is also an Oddfellows purchase. It sure is sitting pretty in Kyle's home!
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